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K.Muralidharan (b. 1954)

An alumnus of the College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai (post Diploma in Painting), K. Muralidharan has over the years evolved a highly individual style of painting that derives its source of inspiration from mythology. In his world, the characters are busy, animated and engaged in unraveling stories within stories where even the Divine are garbed in modernity. The rich Tamil script that forms a pattern in most of his works further reinforces his deep rootedness in culture and tradition.

He has been awarded multiple grants and scholarships:

Govt. of India Cultural Fellowship –Senior; “Guest Artist” Glasgow School, Scotland; “Guest Artist Student” at the Stockholm College of Art, Sweden from Swedish Institute; Lalit Kala Akademi Research Grant; Govt. of India Young Artist Cultural Scholarship in Painting. He is the recipient of the National Award 1994, Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Akademi Award 1979 & ’86, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore and Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi 1987. A participant in numerous art camps including Prof.Paul Lingren’s graphics camp in India and in China, Malaysia and Thailand, he has also held several solo shows in the country. Muralidharan has taken part in several prestigious group shows such as VII Triennale India 1991, I & II Bharat Bhavan Biennale 1985/87, National Exhibitions 1980-94, in India, and Sweden and Scotland. His paintings find place in the collections of Lalit Kala Akademi, NGMA and galleries and art lovers in India and abroad.

The artist lives and works in Chennai, India.

 
Raas Leela - November 1 - 30 , 2012
India Art Festival Mumbai - November 28 - 2 , 2012
ConCurrenCe at Kochi - December 8 - 16 , 2012
ConCurrenCe - January 2 - 4 , 2013
Present in the past - August 23 - 15 , 2010
India Art Festival 2011 - November 17 - 20 , 2011
Alay Payudhey - November 23 - 30 , 2013
IAF 2013 - December 19 - 22 , 2013
Interface - February 11 - 12 , 2014
PADME - June 30 - 31 , 2015
PLETHORA OF GODS - October 14 - 14 , 2015
IAF - Delhi 2016 - January 14 - 17 , 2016
IAF - Mumbai 2016 - October 6 - 9 , 2016
The ART of Traditional GAMES - August 19 - 31 , 2017
Art and Hand Weaves - September 8 - 9 , 2017
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K. Muralidharan