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M. Sivanesan View Artworks of M. Sivanesan Back to Artist

M. Sivanesan was born in Chennai in 1940. He joined the Madras College of Arts and Crafts in 1956. He won an award at International Inter Church, New York in 1962.

He has held several one man shows in India as well as abroad. These include shows in Bangkok ( 1976 ); Los Angeles ( 1977 ); Ottawa, Canada ( 1978 ) and New York and Washington D.C ( 1979 ). He has also been a participant at group shows like the ones at Tokyo, Japan ( 1967 ); New York( 1968 ); Frish Art Gallery, New York ( 1981) and Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi ( 1982 ).

With works that are figurative in style and subtle in colour, Sivanesan approaches the canvas as a way to explore his personal range of emotions rather than making too much of an effort to make his art accessible to the viewer via some profound statement. It is in the supreme manifestation of this interiorized subjectivity that the greatness of his art lies. Humans are central to his works which reflect the beauty he sees within them.

Sivanesan lives and works between Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai.


. Education

1956 Fine Arts, Madras Government College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2002 Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi

2000 Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York

1997 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1989-93 Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and New York

1987 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

1985 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1980 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1979 New York and Washington D.C.sponsored by High Commission of India

1978 Ottawa, Canada sponsored by High commission of India & Air India

1977 Los Angeles

1976 Bangkok

1971-76 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

1971-76 Sarala's Art Centre, Chennai

1969 Kodaikanal

1966,63 Chennai

1965 Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions

2003 Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi

1999,82 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

1998 Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York

1996 National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

1994 Chennai

1981 Frish Art Gallery, New York

1968 New York

1967 Tokyo, Japan

1966 New Delhi


Honours and Awards


1962 International Inter Church, New York

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