Our Artists

Akmal Husain

Born in Silchar, Assam in 1961, Akmal Husain did his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan (1979-86). After this he was selected for a Japanese scholarship in Fine Arts (wood block print making) from Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan, 1994-97. He has received the Sovana Banik Memorial Scholarship from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, 1984; the National Academy Award from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1985; a Research Grant from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1989-90 and the Japanese Govt. Scholarships (Monbusho) Japan, 1993-97. He has participated in several group shows in India and Japan and done one solo Exhibition titled 'Inner Science', at the, Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi, 2004. He is currently living and freelancing as an artist in Pondicherry where he come to stay with his family for his children's education.
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Antra Sinha

Antra Sinha graduated with a B.F.A. & M.F.A. from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda. She studied pottery under Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith at the Golden Bridge Pottery (GBP), Pondicherry. She has worked at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan, in 2008. She was a presenter at Wood Fire Tasmania in Deloraine, Australia in 2011. She has been a long term artist in residence at GBP until 2012.
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Born in Pondicherry, Ejoumale.D did his B.F.A. in painting from Bharathiar Palkalai Koodam. Inspired mainly from the village culture, he is touched by a lot of things around him in society and tradition and portrays them in his work. Fascinated by the watercolour medium, he has mastered its intricacies, and loves to paint the melted reflections on wet urbanscapes! In 2005 a friend invited him to Belgium for a visit and to participate in some shows there. Since then he has been regularly going to France every summer to conduct watercolour workshops and participate in international watercolours salons. He has participated in many group shows in India and abroad. He lives and freelances in Pondicherry. View Profile


Ezhilarasan.E was born in 1982 in 1982 in Pondicherry. He first did a two year certificate course in Arts and Crafts at the Bharathiar Palkalai Koodam in Pondicherry in 1999. Then he went on to do a B.F.A. in visual communication and design from the same college. After this he went to Chennai Government College of Fine Arts to complete his M.F.A. in Painting in 2004, and returned to Pondicherry where he did his M.Phil in Performing Arts (Drama) from the Pondicherry University in 2010. Like a child who tries to defy meaning and speaks from the heart, through his works he breaks down all preconceived notions of aesthetics and seeks to express himself spontaneously, aimlessly. He has participated in several group and solo shows and currently freelances as an artist in Pondicherry, to name a few shows: a V5 group show at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2012 and Solo Show at Gallery 360 in Trivandrum, Kerala in 2012. View Profile


Gubendhiran's work speaks of how every aspect of a fisherman's life is deeply ingrained and dependant on the catching, selling and the whole and sole survival through fishing. He belongs to the Veerampattinam village where there are about five thousand fishermen families, he did his B.F .A. in painting from Bharathiar Palkalai Koodam in Pondicherry and is currently enrolled in his first year of M.F .A. in painting in Bangalore. Even today he sometimes takes the boat early in the morning with his father or brothers to catch fish that his mother sells it in the market and then in the day time he goes about doing his painting work. During the day the fishermen dry and mend the nets, clean the boats, discuss about the areas that were good or bad for fishing. Little do we realize while eating a fish the effort that goes behind in catching it! View Profile