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Shekhar Joshi
Almora, India
Member Since: 2 years
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About Artist

Shekhar Chandra Joshi is currently Campus Dean Faculty of Visual Arts and Professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting. He has had varied experience –as a founder editor of International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication (IJVASC); Reader in Fine Arts at Assam (Central) University; Part time Correspondent of Press Trust Of India; Lecturer of Art at UPSS Lucknow; Founder Secretary and President of Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association; Advisor to Empowerment, Art Journal Vanchha & Journal Of Indian Visual Arts etc.
His current research focuses on Study of Visual Arts, Aesthetics and Culture in theory and figurative as well as nonfigurative work related to Himalaya, Sea and Space. He has been exploring self fingers nails and colours technique initially developed by him on paper and paper on canvas or without paper on canvas in mixed media.

Exhibitions:

Art Exhibitions, Camps & Workshops
Solo Shows at Rampur, Nainital, Gopeshwar, Dehradun, Almora, Lucknow and France 1982-2010
Group and Invitee Shows of Academies and Others
• National Art Exhibition at KU SSJ Campus Almora 2016
• National Art Exhibition, Pune, Maharashtra by Snehil & Snehil Kala Dirgha Pune, 07 January 2016
• International Painting Exhibition at Bhimtal June 2014, Mussoorie 24 March 2015
• All India Art Exhibition at MKP (PG) College, Dehradun 12-14 February 2015,
• 8th All India Contemporary Art Exhibition 2014 by DPS Ranipur Haridwar,
• International Art Exhibition at Rishikesh February-March 2014,
• All India Art Exhibition “Fusion” by Himprasth at Dehradun, 24th February-10th March 2014,
• Exhibition in Rajbhawan Dehradun by Snehil 2014,
• Exhibition on G.K Varma National Awards-2013 at Baroda,
• Glimpses of Uttarakhand-2013 at Almora,
• National Travel Exhibition organized by Snehil 2013
• National Exhibition at HNB Garhwal University Srinagar March 2013
• International Art Exhibition by Himprasth at Dron Hotel Dehradun 5-7 January 2013
• Manthan Travel Exhibition at New Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Mumbai 2012
• Saptam Exhibition at Aks Art Gallery Andheri Mumbai 2012
• Exhibitions of – Centenary of Lucknow Art College-2011,
• National Exhibition of Kumaun University-2011,
• Expression’11, India Habitat Centre New Delhi May 2011,
• Maa Ganga Mobile National Art Exhibition by Snehil June 2010- 2011,
• National Exhibition by Gorakhpur University at Amrita Gallery, Gorakharpur 14 Feb to 1 May 2009
• 8th State Annual Exhibition of Uttaranchal Kala Parishad 2009
• Art Exhibition at JNV Champawat, Uttaranchal October 10, 2008
• 7th State Annual Exhibition of Uttaranchal Kala Parishad 2008
• 6th Uttarakhand State Art Exhibition at Press Club Dehrdun 2007
• Millais Gallery, Southampton Solent University by Copad Arts London 2006
• IRIS at Institute National Polytechnic DE Lorraine, Nancy France 2005
• 5th Northern

Awards & Recognitions

Recipient of prestigious International fellowship of Korea Foundation, Seoul; research grants of Department of Culture, Government of India and the University Grants Commission; honors of the American Biographical Institute, Inc.; and Uttaranchal Kala Samman etc., he has to his credit numerous publications that include books on ‘Adhunik Chitrakala Ka Itihas’ by PBD Publication, ‘Kala ke Sidhhant avem Chitrakala ke Rang’and ‘Korea ki kala’ by Almora Book Depot; ‘Art And Communication’ by Indian Publishers Distributors, monograph on ‘Fantasy of Raga’, ‘All India Annual Art Exhibition’ etc. and research papers in journal along with several articles on art, culture and society including original paintings in the news papers and Magazines in India and abroad. Regarding his work he said “My work represents the total experience of more than a half century of observing nature, society and spirit in paint after a detailed study of the World Art History and the experiences gathered from the world”.