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.
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
1971-76 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1971-76 Sarala's Art Centre, Chennai
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
1981 Frish Art Gallery, New York
1968 New York
1967 Tokyo, Japan
1966 New Delhi
Honours and Awards
1962 International Inter Church, New YorkBack to Artists View Artworks of M. Sivanesan