Arnanshu Chowdhary

1969              :  Born in W. Bengal (Hoogli)
1993-95         :   B.A. (Fine) & M.A. (Fine), Painting, M.S. University, Vadodara.

SOLO SHOWS

2008          : “ WIND IN THE WILLOWS”, Anant art gallery, New Delhi
2007-08     : “PROBABILITIES OF OCCURRING”, Samukha art gallery, Bagalore, in alliance with Guild art gallery.
2007          :  “BUT, ARE WE READY TO ALTER?” Red Earth galleries, Vadodara
2006          :  “SIMMER” inaugural show at Bagash art gallery, Dubai, in alliance with Guild art gallery
2005          :  “PALIMPSEST – a journey through time”, Anant art gallery, New Delhi.
2001          :    “FALLING-UP”, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2000          :    “VENEERED IMAGES”, Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai.
1998          :  “CONSIDERING THE FORGOTTEN”, Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara.
1997          :    “PORTRAYING THE FAMILIAR”, Triveni, New Delhi.
:     “BEYOND VISIONS”, Durga art gallery Mumbai.

GROUP SHOWS

2009     :  “Life is a Stage”, at ICIA gallery, Mumbai.
:  “Hot Shots “, Viewing Room, Mumbai
:   “Miniature format show”, Sans Tache art gallery, Mumbai

2008      : Bejing International Art Fair, China, represented by Guild art gallery
: “Wealth of a Genius” Gallery Articullate, Mumbai.
: “Trends and Trivia” at Hong Kong, by Art Konsult, New Delhi
: “Bharat”, New York Academy of art, New York, by Tao art gallery in association with IFFA
: “Wealth of genius”, Articullate gallery, Mumbai.
: “Miniature Format Show”, Sans Tache art gallery, Mumbai.
: “Black and White”, Tao art gallery, Mumbai
: Annual Show of Red Earth galleries, at Museum gallery, Mumbai.

2007   : CONTEMPORY ART OF INDIA, at UENO-ROYAL MUSEUM-Tokyo Japan by IFFA in association with Tao art gallery
: “HIGH ON ART “, Habitat centre, New Delhi.
: “Art for Concern”, charity auction for Concern India, at Bangalore.
: “POINTS OF REFERENCE” artists from Baroda at Art and Soul, Mumbai.
: “JOURNEY- 2”, charity show in aid of cancer patients, organized by Passages, Mumbai.
: “BEYOND CREDOS” show of Baroda artists at Birla Academy, Kolkatta, curated by Shivji Pannikar.

2006   : “CONTEMPORARY ART IN INDIA” at Lasselles gallery, Singapore in association with   IFFA and Tao art gallery.
: “Contemporary Art Auction” September 2006, on Saffronart.com.
: Art Auction, organized by World Wide Media and Tao art gallery, for cancer patients, Mumbai.
:Art Auction for Concern India organized by Dr. Tarana Khubchandani, at Singapore.
: “Is my love like a red red rose?” show of joint works by artist couples at Sarjan art gallery, Baroda.
: “Evam”, a chartity show in support of the Company Theatre, Mumbai.

2005    : “METAMORPHOSIS”, show of Baroda artists at Asian Cultural Centre, New York.
: “Papyri” group shows of works on paper by Alekhya, at Sarjan art gallery, Baroda
:”Colloquial Dialects” group show at Kaleidoscope, Baroda and Mumbai.             :  “Earth Plates” show of Terra-cotta plates at Fine Arts gallery, Baroda by Past-Modern
: “Way’s of seeing”, curated by Sushma Behl, at Habitat Center by Art Alive, N. Delhi

2004    :  Group show of 5 artists at Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
: “TRIBUTE TO BHUPEN KHAKAR”, Tao art gallery, Mumbai.
: “JOURNEY”, by Gallery Art and Soul, in aid of cancer patients, Mumbai.
: “GENERATION-I” by Guild and Saffron art.com at Saffron gallery, Mumbai.
: Three person show with G.R.Iranna and Ebanezer Sunder Singh, Anant art gallery, New Delhi.
:  “LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD” AT Sarjan art gallery, Vadodara.
2003       : “MELANGE” Group Show at Asian Cultural Centre, New York, U.S.A.
: “EMERGING AND EMERGED” art Auction by OSIANS, Mumbai.
: “ACROSS THE THRESHOLD” by Artcore Art Gallery at San Francisco, U.S.A.
:  Group show at Jehangir art Gallery, by Gallery Beyond, Mumbai.
: “WORDS AND IMAGES” Annual Show by Guild Art Gallery at NGMA, Mumbai.
: “POSITIVE VISION” Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara.
2002        : “VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE”, artists against communalism, M.S.U, Vadodara.
: AUCTION by BOWRING & GALLERY ESPACE, at New Delhi.
: “THE BANYAN CITY” Vadodara Artists at Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara.
: “CUPID-CONNECTION”, show at couple artists, Art Core, Vadodara.
2001        : “SEAMLESS” at Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara.
: “ENGENDERING” (of the female figurative form) Group Show at Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
: “SIMILARITIES-DISSIMILARITIES”, Artists from the West Zone, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
: “NUDES”, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
: “CARRY ON DRAWING”, an international travelling show of drawings, U.S.A.
:  Group Show of contemporary Indian Art at Hong Kong organised by Guild Art
Gallery, Mumbai.
2000       :   “KUNST & BROT” (Art & Bread) at Hamburg, Germany.
Show of 4 Artists at Fine Art Company,  Mumbai
“VADODARA PERSPECTIVE-2000” Nehru Centre, Mumbai (by Art Indica).
:  “ANONYMOUSLY YOURS”, at British Council & Lakeeren, Mumbai.
“ EXTREME GOURMET”, at Indigo Restaurant, Mumbai, organised by Lakeeren Art Gallery.
: “MONSOON IN THE MILLENIUM”, at Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai.
: “WATER COLOURS”, at Birla Academy of Art, Mumbai.
:“JUXTAPOSE”, show of collaborated works by couple artists, Son-et-Lumiere gallery, Mumbai.
:   Group Show at Habitat Centre by Pegasus Art Gallery, New Delhi.
:   “ARTFEST” Festival of Arts at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
:   “POSTER SHOW”, Fine Art Company, Mumbai.
1999-00/06    : Harmony Art Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
1999               :   Group Show at Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
: Joint Show with Suresh Jayaram, The Guild, Mumbai.
1996-00         :   “MINIATURE FORMAT SHOW”,Sans Tache gallery, Mumbai.
1997               :   “GIFT FOR INDIA” at Sahmat, India.
:   “FRESH WORKS” at Birla Academy, Mumbai.
1996               :   “STAIRCASE FULL OF DREAMS” a joint show at Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai.
1995               :   Participated in an art auction organised by V.S.P.C.A., Vadodara.
1994               :   Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1993               :   Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Vadodara. “Raising fund for Earthquake victims”, M.S.U., Vadodara.

WORKSHOPS

2009      :  Art  camp at Drupad  International school of Music, Bhopal by Gundecha brothers.
2008       :  Art camp at Russia, Indonesia
2007       : Art camp at Bali- Indonesia ,Jordan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Thailand and Kenya.
Workshop by Guild at Venice, Italy and Kassel, Germany, during the Binnale and Documenta.
“Winter Moods” a sculpture workshop using wire-mesh, organized by Haver Standard, Baroda.
2006       : Art camp by CEAT and Arts Trust at Madh Island, Mumbai.
:  Participated in a workshop on glass at Space Studio, Baroda.
: “Monsoon Moods” by Jindal South West Foundation, Vasind.
2005       :  Participated in an Art Camp at Spain, by Guild art gallery, Mumbai, Art Camp at Mumbai by Gallery Beyond.
: Art Camp at Baroda by  Alekhya.  “Colloquial Dialects”,camp and show at Baroda by Kaliedoscope. 2004
2004        : Terra- Kota plates workshop at Indore by Past- Modern, Baroda.
2003        : Printmaking workshop, based on the Vadodara Heritage Walk, conducted by Chapp, Baroda.
: Train- painting project to commemorate the World Social Forum 2004, held in Mumbai.
:  Art Camp at Gujarat Refinery, Vadodara.
1993        : Participated in an Artists Literacy Camp at Dang District, Gujarat.
1991        : Drawing workshops by Nalini Malani, Vadodara.
:All India workshop and exhibition, Eastern Zone, Bhubaneshwar.
1990        : Workshop by Vivan Sundaram, conducted on the occasion of his exhibition at
Delhi and Mumbai.  Workshop by British artist, Micheal Anderson at Vadodara & Bon Hoogli, West Bengal.
1989         : Workshop and exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat.

AWARDS
1995           :   The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada.
:    Ravi Jain Foundation Award, New Delhi.

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Essar Steel, Sun Pharmaceutical, L. & T., Reliance Industries,  Nilkamal industries pvt. Ltd., ABS –Lannxess,
Rubamin Exports, Saffronart.com, Synergy Industries, ABN-AMBRO Bank, Light Publications, ITC Group, RPG & in various Private Collections in India & Abroad.

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