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G.R Iranna View Artworks of G.R Iranna Back to Artist

G.R. Iranna was born in 1970 in the Sindgi district of Bijpaur, Karnataka. He acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College of Visual Art, in Gulbarga in 1992. Two years later, he got his Master`s degree in painting from the College of Art, New Delhi. Between 1999 and 2000 he acted as artist-in-residence at Wimbledon School of Art, London. Many of Iranna`s paintings depict pain as an abstract force that is translated visually in bruised textures and razor sharp cutting edges. His painting has always been far removed from an overriding, postmodern logic. Instead, Iranna uses the idealistic, representative and modernist language of Indian contemporary art. His most recent works are all visions of resistance. A discerning eye sense the massive dynamic energy that pervades the surfaces. His work explores the tension between contraries and the conflicts are often enacted through the dramatic juxtaposition of one colour and other. Its as if the colours too are a part of that conflict ridden universe that the artist is trying to portray.

Iranna`s first one-man show was held in 1992 at the College of Visual Art, Gulbarga. Since then, he has shown at: Delhi Art Gallery and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1995; Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 1998; `In the Shadow of Buddha` at Gallery Martini, Hong Kong in 1999; Wimbledon School of Art, London in 2000; Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo in 2000 and The British Council & The Guild Art Gallery in 2001. Iranna has also participated in several group shows including at the Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore in 1990; Schoo`s Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland in 1995; Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A. in 1998; `Icons of the Millennium` at Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai in 1999 and `Black & White` at Art Today, New Delhi in 2000. The artist has received national and international recognition throughout his career. His awards include those at the All India Exhibition in Mysore and the College of Visual Art, New Delhi in 1992-92, the Bansi Parmimu Memorial Committee, New Delhi and the Delhi College of Art in 1993. In the same year, he won the MF Husain and Ram Kumar selection award at `In Search of Talent` by Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi. He has also been honoured in 1997 with a National Award from the Lalit Kala Academy and the AIFACS Award, at the show `50 years of Art in Independent India` in New Delhi.

 

Education

1999-2000 Artist-in-Residence, Wimbledon School of Art, London

1994 Master of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi

1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

Exhibitions  

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 'Ether is all that is', Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2016 'And the last shall be the first: G R Iranna Works 1995-2015', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru

2012 'Thought of the Day', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2012 'Limning Heterotopias', Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2011 'Scaffolding the Absent', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2010 'Ribbed Routes', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008 ‘Birth of Blindness’, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi and Aicon Gallery, London and New York

2007 ‘The Dance On the Horse', Berkley Square Gallery, London

2006 'Disorder and Early Sufferings', Gallery Muller and Plate, Munich

2006 ‘King of Clay’, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York and California

2005 ‘Early Works’, Gallery Muller and Plate, Munich

2005 ‘Threads of Humanism’, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore

2003 ‘Dream and Perplexity’, presented by The Guild at Chitrakala Parisath, Bangalore

2001 ‘The Enigma of Departure’, British Council and Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000 Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2000 Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo, organized by The Indian Embassy in Cairo

2000 Foyer Gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London

1999 ‘In The Shadow of Buddha’, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong

1998 ‘Shadow of the Real’, Shridharani Art Gallery and Gallery Espace, New Delhi

1995 ‘Edge Dynamics’, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1992 College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 'Spell of Spill', The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

2012 'On A Journey', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon

2012 'The Contemporary Sultanate', presented by Exhibit 320 at One Style Mile, Olive, New Delhi

2011 'Skin Deep: The Art of Fibreglass', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

2011 Gallery Sumukha, Chennai

2011 'Melange', The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata

2011 'Reprise', Aicon Gallery, New York

2010 'Indian (Sub)Way', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London

2010 'A. SYCO', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

2010 'Tales of Silence', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2010 'Singularities', RL Fine Arts, New York

2010 'India Rising: Tradition Meets Modernity', presented by Ati Art Gallery at Varya, New Delhi

2009 'Retrieval Systems', Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2009 'Astonishment of Being', Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

2009 'Think Small', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2009 'Harvest 09: Part II', Arushi Arts, New Delhi

2009 'New Fables: Contemporary Voices', Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata

2009 'Big Dreams’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore

2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

2009 'Moderns and More', Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto

2009 'Life is A Stage', Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai

2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan', Aicon Gallery, London

2008 'Material/Im-mmaterial', Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon

2008 ‘Keep Drawing’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2007 ‘Keep Drawing’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007 ‘India 20’, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2007 ‘High on Art’, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2007 ‘Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story’, The Gallery in Cork Street, London

2006 ‘The Human Figure’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

2005 ‘We Are Like This Only’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

2005 ‘Paths of Progression’, Bodhi Art and Saffronart, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, New York

2004 ‘Untitled’, Gallery Espace, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2004 Peter Muller Gallery, Munich, Germany

2004 Gallery 27, Oslo, Norway

2002 ‘Words and Images’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

2002 ‘Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Auction-cum-Exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Mumbai

2002 Jehangir Art Gallery Golden Jubilee Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2002 ‘European and Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Auction-cum-Exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, New Delhi

2001-02 ‘Palette’, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2001 Apparao Galleries, Chennai

2001 ‘The Human Factor’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001 ‘Kaleidoscope’, ISU International Art Gallery, Singapore

2001 ‘Engendering – Images of Women’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000 ‘Black and White’, Art Today, New Delhi

1999 ‘The Creative Process’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

1999 ‘Icons of The Millennium’, Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai

1999 ‘Edge of the Century’, New Delhi

1998 Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago, USA

1998 Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi

1997 ‘Four Artists, Diverse Talents’, Guild Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1995 Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

1994 Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi

1994 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1992 Award Winner’s Exhibition South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) Nagpur, Bangalore, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune

1990 Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore

Joint Exhibitions

2012 'Alone / Together', with Riyas Komu at Aicon Gallery, New York Paricipations

2014 'Ode to Monumental: Celebration, Visuality, Ideology', presented by Saffronart at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2011 'Red', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

2011 'Take 2', Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi

2011 'Miniscule Marvel', presented by Contemplate at Gallery BMB, Mumbai

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

2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

2011 'Art Stage Singapore', Singapore presented by 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai

2010 'Finding India: Art for the New century', presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei

2010 'Art Celebrates 2010', represented by Gallery Threshold at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games

2010 'Go See India', part of India-Sweden Cultural Exchange Program presented by Emami Chisel, Kolkata at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata; Vasa Konsthal and Gallery-Scandinavia, Gothenburg

2010 'Master’s Corner', organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi

2010 'Size Matters or Does it?', Part 1 at Latitude 28, New Delhi

2010 'Art Dubai 2010', presented by Aicon Gallery, New York

2009 'Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality', 20 Years Celebration of Gallery Espace at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2009 'Expressions at Tihar', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

2008 'Chaos in Order', mounted by Lalit Kala Akademi in association with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Social Republic of Vietnam and the Embassy of India in Vietnam

2008 ‘MiArt 2008’, Fiera Milano International Spa, Milan represented by The Guild, Mumbai

2007 Asian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aicon Gallery, New York

2006 ‘Contemporary Istanbul Fair’, Istanbul

2005 Arad Bienalle, Romania

1998-2005 ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

 

Honours and Awards

 

2004 Harmony Show, Artist of the Year Award, Mumbai

2003 Residency, George Keyt Foundation, Dambola, Sri Lanka

2002 KK Hebbar Foundation Award

2001 State Award, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore

1999-2000 International Scholarship, Charles Wallace India Trust, British Council

1997 Residency, 9th Triennale India 1997 International Artists’ Camp, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

1997 40th National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

1997 ’50 Years of Art in Independent India’, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Award, New Delhi

1996-97 National Scholarship, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

1995-96 Garhi Research Grant, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

1993 Residency, International Painting and Sculpture Symposium, Gulbarga

1993 ‘In Search of Talent’, MF Hussain and Ram Kumar Selection Award, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

1993 Bansi Parmimu Memorial Committee, New Delhi

1993 Delhi College of Art, New Delhi

1991-92 College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

1991-92 All India Exhibition Mysore, Dasara, Mysore

1990 4th All India Exhibition, South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur

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