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Thota Vaikuntam

Artist
1942

Academic and artistic education details

1971-72 Painting and Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.(On a Lalit Kala Academy Fellowship from Andhra Pradesh) 1965-70 Diploma in Painting, College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad

Particulars about your individual / group exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 - 'The Telangana Icons', presented by Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi at Grosvenor Gallery, London
2011 - 'Memoire du passé 1979-1999', Latitude 28, New Delhi
2011 - 'Metamorphosis: The Changing World of Thota Vaikuntam', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
2009-10 - 'Saffron.Vermilion.Turmeric', Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
2007 - ‘Yes, I am He’, organized by India Fine Art, India Fine Art, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 - ‘Telangana: Inheritance of a Dream Lost’, Art Alive, New Delhi
2006 - ‘Mukham’, Sanskriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
2005 - ‘Telangana Men and Women’, Arts India, California
2005 - ‘Naupu Telupu’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2005 - ‘Retrospective Show’, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, London
2004 - Kuhu Art Gallery, London
2003 - ‘Larger Than Life – Vaikuntam’s Women’, Arts India, New York and The Guild, Mumbai
2003 - ‘Portraits’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 - ‘Memories of Telangana’, Sama, New Delhi
2000 - ‘Mother’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 - Gallery 678, New York
1998 - ‘My Telangana Images’, Mumbai
1998 - ‘Vision and Response’, Renaissance, Bangalore
1996 - Surya Gallery, Hyderabad
1996 - The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995-97 - New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
1994-95 - Crimson Gallery, Bangalore
1994-95 - I.T.C . Welcome Group, Hyderabad
1994 - Surya Gallery, Hyderabad and Gallerie 88, Kolkata
1992 - Gallery Kufa, London
1992 - Kessel, Chennai and Mumbai
1991 - Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1990 - Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
1988-89 - Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad and Grindlays Bank Gallery, Chennai
1985 - Show of Drawings, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
1982-83 - Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
1980 - Exhibition of Charcoal Drawings on Mother Series, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
1978 - Exhibition of Ink and Wash drawings, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
1978 - Exhibition of Prints, Alliance Francaise, Bangalore
1975-77 - Ink Drawings, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
1974 - One-Man Show of Small Drawings, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
1972-73 - Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 - 'Adbhutam: Rasa in Indian Art', Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata
2011 - 'Aureus 2011', Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
2010-11 - 'Figure/Landscape: Part Two', Aicon Gallery, London
2010 - 'Figure/Landscape: Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York
2010 - 'The Living Insignia', Gallery Ensign, New Delhi
2010 - 'Modern Folk: The Folk Art Roots of the Modernist Avant-Garde', Aicon Gallery, New York
2010 - 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai
2009 - 'Entity', in association with Asian Academy of Film & Television at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi
2009 - 'The Root of Everything', Gallery Mementos, Bangalore
2009 - Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2008 - 'Stellar Configuration', presented by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 - 'Post Independence Masters', Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 - ‘Freedom 2008 : Sixty Years After Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2008 - ‘Pravah’, Art Pilgrim, New Delhi
2007 - ‘Serigraphs’, Presented by Archer Graphic Studio at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 - 'Rising Of The Phoneix: A Tribute To Livelihood', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad
2007 - 'Self and the Selfless', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad
2007 - ‘The Workshop’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2006 - 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 - Opening Show, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2006 - ‘6 Artists Show’, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai
2006 - Opening Show, Arts Pilgrim, London
2005 - ‘Evoking Rasa in Luminous Visions - Indian Art’, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
2005 - ‘Divine Inspiration’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2004 - ‘Confluence’, Arts India, California
2003 - ‘Faces’, Art Alive, New Delhi
2003 - Kuhu Art Gallery, London
2003 - ‘Hyderabad with Love’, India Fine Art, Hyderabad, Mumbai
2002 - ‘Tradition and Change’, Arts India, New York
2001 - ‘A Panorama of Indian Contemporary Art’, Art Circle, The Guild
2000 - ‘Dubai / Creative 2000
2000 - Menaz Art Gallery
2000 - Faces Design Art, Dubai
2000 - ‘Ignition’, Crimson Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 - ‘Mask’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1999 - Sans Tache, Mumbai
1999 - Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1999 - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
1998 - Group Show in Singapore
1998 - Threshold, Vishakapatnam
1998 - ‘Tempera’, Art Today, New Delhi
1998 - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
1998 - Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1997 - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
1996 - ‘Chamatkara – Myth and Magic in Indian Art’, Whitley’s Art Gallery, London
1995 - Art for CRY, Mumbai
1995 - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
1995 - Gallerie 88, Kolkata
1995 - Autumn Exhibition, All India Fine Art and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi
1995 - Surya Gallery, Hyderabad
1995 - ‘Woman’, organized by The Gallery, Singapore, Hong Kong
1994-95 - ‘Contemporary Miniatures’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
1994 - ‘Art in Miniature Form’, Renaissance, Bangalore
1994 - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
1994 - ‘India Encounter II’, Lee Arthur Studio, New York
1993 - Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery 88, Kolkata
1993 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1993 - Summer Show, The Gallery, Chennai
1993 - Birla Academy of Art and Culture Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Mumbai
1993 - ‘Wide Angle’, Sarla Art Centre, Bangalore
1992 - Sansriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
1992 - Summer Show, Hyderabad
1992 - Help Age India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1992 - Art Encounter, Kessel
1992 - Gallerie 88, Bangalore
1992 - Shraddha Saharpan, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1991 - ‘Images of Rural India’, Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad
1991 - ‘The Collectors Choice’, Society for Promotion of Art, Hyderabad
1991 - Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1990 - ‘Five Artists’, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute and CCMB Science Institute, Hyderabad
1990 - Sarla Art Gallery, Bangalore
1990 - The Gallery, Chennai
1988-89 - Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
1989 - Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad

Information on appreciations and awards

1993 - National Award For Painting
1988-89 - Biennale Award, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1988-89 - National Award for Art Direction of Film ‘Daasi’
1985 - Award from Hyderabad Art Society, Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy
1982-- 83 Award from Hyderabad Art Society, Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy
1979 - Award from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1979 - Award from Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore

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