K G Subramanyan

K G Subramanyan

Born
February 1924 - Kuthuparamba, North Malabar, Kerela

Education
1955-56 British Council Research Fellowship to Slade School of Art, University of London
1944-48 Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
1942-43 B.A.(Hons.) in Economics., Presidency College, Chennai

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 Presented by Art Heritage at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 2010 'The Drawings of K. G. Subramanyan', The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2010 'Bangladesh Drawings', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2010 Art Musings, Mumbai
  • 2009 'Magic of Making: Recent Artworks by K.G. Subramanyan', at Akar Prakar, Aakriti Art Gallery and The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata
  • 2009 Presented by Seagull Foundation for the Arts, in Collaboration with Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, Kolkata
  • 2007 'The Painted Platters', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 'The Magic of Making', presented by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts at The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata and Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2006 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 2006 Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat
  • 2005 'Recent Paintings', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery
  • 2004 The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2003 'K.G. Subramanyan : A Retrospective', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Mumbai
  • 2003 'K.G. Subramanyan : Recent Paintings', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 2003 'Paintings in Enamel', The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata
  • 2003 'Chairs: An Exhibition of Recent Work', The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata
  • 2002 'Exhibition of Paintings by Prof. K.G. Subramanyan', Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • 2001 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 2000 'K.G. Subramanyan', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2000 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1999 The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata
  • 1999 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 1999 'K.G. Subramanyan – Dissolving Contradictions', The Window, Mumbai
  • 1998 'K.G. Subramanyan : Paintings and Drawings', organized by Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata at Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1998 'A Recent Series of Large Paintings by Prof. K.G. Subramanyan', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1998 'K.G. Subramanyan : Paintings and Drawings', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 Nazar Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • 1997 'K.G. Subramanyan', Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1996 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1994 'Exhibition of Paintings by K.G. Subramanyan', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1994 'K.G. Subramanyan Recent Works', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
  • 1993 'Exhibition of Paintings by K.G. Subramanyan', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1993 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1992 'K.G. Subramanyan, Exhibition of Paintings', Sakshi Gallery, Synergy Art Foundation, Bangalore and Chennai
  • 1992 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1991 'Exhibition of Paintings by K.G. Subramanyan', Kala Yatra and Sista's Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1990 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1990 Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1990 CCA Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1989 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1989 'Of Myth and Fairy Tale, Recent Works- K.G. Subramanyan', Seagull Foundation and Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
  • 1988 'Exhibition of Acrylic Sheet Paintings', Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
  • 1986 'Exhibition of Acrylic Sheet Paintings', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1986 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1986 Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1986 Centre for Contemporary Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1985 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1984 'Retrospective', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1983 'Retrospective K.G. Subramanyan', Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
  • 1982 'Exhibition of Glass and Acrylic Sheet Paintings', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1982 'Exhibition of Glass and Acrylic Sheet Paintings', Nandan Gallery, Santiniketan, West Bengal
  • 1981 'Retrospective', Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • 1980 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1979 'Exhibition of Prints', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1978 'Exhibition of Terracotta Relief's and Paintings', Nandan Gallery, Santiniketan, West Bengal
  • 1978 'Exhibition of Terracotta Relief's', Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1972 'Exhibition of Terracotta Relief's', Kunika –Chemould, New Delhi
  • 1971 'Exhibition of Polytichs', Kunika –Chemould, New Delhi
  • 1969 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • 1969 Kunika –Chemould, New Delhi
  • 1967 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • 1967 Gallery Navina, New York
  • 1966 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • 1962-63 Kunika Art Centre, New Delhi
  • 1961 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1959 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1958 Delhi Silpi Chakra, New Delhi
  • 1956 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1955 Delhi Silpi Chakra, Freemason's Hall, New Delhi

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 'Contemporary: A Selection of Modern and Contemporary Art', prsented by Sakshi Gallery at The Park, Chennai
  • 2011 'Adbhutam: Rasa in Indian Art', Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata
  • 2011 'The Art of Drawing', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2011 'Pause: A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2011 'High-Light', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
  • 2011 'Of Humour, Wit & Satire', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
  • 2010-11 'A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2010 'The Living Insignia', Gallery Ensign, New Delhi
  • 2010 'Modern Folk: The Folk Art Roots of the Modernist Avant-Garde', Aicon Gallery, New York
  • 2009 'Think Small', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2009 'Kalpana: Figurative Art in India', presented by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Aicon Gallery, London
  • 2009 'Tracing Time', Bodhi Art, Mumbai
  • 2008 'Baroda: A Tale of Two Cities', (Part I), Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • 2008 'X at the rate of Jehangir', presented by Art Musings at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008 'Freedom 2008: Sixty Years After Indian Independence', Centre for International Modern Art, Kolkata
  • 2007 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
  • 2006 'Shadow Lines', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2005 'Three Solo Exhibitions - K.G. Subramanyan, Manjit Bawa, Dhruva Mistry, organized by Sakshi Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2005 'Remembering Bhupen', Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • 1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1996 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1994 Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
  • 1993 'Seven Contemporary Indian Painters', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1992 'Journeys Within Landscapes', organized by Sakshi Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1986 Grey Art Gallery, New York



Participations

  • 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
  • 2011 'Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India', San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
  • 2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
  • 2010 'Master's Corner', organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi
  • 2010 'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2010 'National Printmaking Portfolio', Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • 2010 'Roots', 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai
  • 2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
  • 2008 'Moderns', Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan
  • 2008 'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007-08 'From Everyday To The Imagined: Modern Indian Art', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore and at Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul
  • 2006-07 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi & Mumbai
  • 2006 'Cubism in Asia : Unbounded Dialogues', The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2005 'Cubism in Asia : Unbounded Dialogues', The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
  • 2005 'Cubism in Asia : Unbounded Dialogues', The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2005 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India', Queen's Museum of Art, New York
  • 2004 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India', Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • 2002 Art South Asia, Manchester
  • 1998 'Tryst With Destiny: Art from Modern India 1947-97', Singapore
  • 1996 'Chamatkara: Myth and Magic in Indian Art', Centre for International Modern Art, Kolkata & London
  • 1996 'Contemporary Indian Paintings', Sotheby's, New York
  • 1995 'Seven Contemporary Indian Painters', Gallery le Monde de l'Art, Paris, France
  • 1988 'Festival of India', Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 'Festival of India', Moscow, USSR
  • 1987 Coup de Coeur, Geneva
  • 1987 Kala Yatra, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1986 'Indian Aert from the Chester and Davida Herwitz Family Collection', Hood Museum, Hanover, Massachusetts
  • 1984 Kala Yatra, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1983 'Six Indian Artists', Tate Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 1982 'India : Myth and Reality', Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
  • 1982 'Six Indian Artists', Tate Gallery, London
  • 1982 'Contemporary Indian Art', Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 1980 'Asian Artist's Exhibition, Part II', Japan
  • 1980 'Indian Art', Washington DC, USA
  • 1980 'Indian Art Exhibition', Tokyo
  • 1979 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
  • 1979 'Asian Artist's Exhibition, Part I', Japan
  • 1976 Mention Biennale, France
  • 1975 3rd International Triennale, New Delhi
  • 1971 'Indian Art', Tehran, Iran
  • 1968 1st International Triennale, New Delhi
  • 1966 'Indian Art Exhibition', Ghent, Belgium
  • 1965 'Art Now in India', Lanig Art Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1965 Commonwealth Arts Festival, London
  • 1965 'Ten Indian Artists', South East Asia
  • 1964 'Ten Indian Artists', USA
  • 1964 Exhibition of Textile Paintings, Mural, Woven Hangings, New York World Trade Fair, New York
  • 1964 Tokyo Biennale, Japan
  • 1961 Sao Paolo Biennale
  • 1956 'Three Young Artists from Abroad', Hitchin, UK
  • 1953 'Indian Art Exhibition', USA