Originals

About the Artist

SELF PORTRAIT
GAYATRI
Born – Guruvayur, Kerala, India
PAINTER.
Travelled extensively all over India from the child hood. Lived with untouchables and laborers in various parts. Studied the life styles of marginalized people. Worked as a freelance architect of low-cost construction theory and made more than hundred houses to dwell poor society.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Nehru Centre art gallery, Mumbai 2009
Art Entrance Gallery, Mumbai - 2008
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 2007
Rossitta Art Gallery Cochin – 2006
Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Cochin – 2005
Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut –2005
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 2000
Lalitkala Academy gallery,Delhi – 1998
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1998
Leela Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1998
Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin – 1996
Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum – 1996
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1996
Taj Art Gallery,Mumbai - 1994
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1994
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai - 1992
Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1990
Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut – 1990
Chitram Art Gallery,Ernakulam – 1986
Lalitkala Academy Gallery ,Kochi– 1982
Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum – 1980
Hotel Elite International,Guruvayur - 1977
GROUP SHOW
“Fusion” ,Nehru centre ,Mumbai - 2009
Lalitkala academy annual show – 2007
Artchill gallery,Amber fort ,Jaipur – 2008
Juneja art gallery, Jaipur – 2007
Gallery Hues, Banglore – 2007
Heritage Art Gallery, Chennai - 1997
Affordable Art Gallery, Mumbai – 1996
Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai -1994
Annual show ,Chitrakala parishad ,Thrissur – 1983
South Indian art exhibition,VTI,Madras - 1982
Lalitkala academy annual show-1976 to 1982
Ravivarma memorial exhibition ,Museum Dept.Kerala - 1981
National exhibition Mahakoshal Kala Parishad – 1981,82,83
Kerala lalitha kala academy’s Sponsored show ,Madras - 1980
Kerala lalitha kala academy’s Sponsored show,New delhi - 1977

ART AUCTION
Aranyakam, an art dealing group cochin ,in association with hotel Taj Malabar cochin conducted an auction of ten paintings on February 5th and 6th 2007. It was the first art auction in Kerala.
COLLECTION
More than 100 paintings were collected by the art dealers and collectors all over the world.(the list will be get on request)
COMMENTS
The media like Hindustan Times, The Times of India, The Indian Express, The Hindu, On Looker, The Sunday Observer, Woman’s Era, Vanitha, and numerous regional publications written about works sparingly.
.LITTERATEUR
Published neumerous studies on art and literature . Written Dramas and screen plays. Published 8 books also in Malayalam.
OTHER ACTIVITIES
Directed short films, plays.
Acted in plays.
Designed numerous architectures.
AWARDS
Kerala lalitkala academy award – 1976
National award from mahakoshalkala parishad, MP – 1986
Landsmen award, Switzerland – 1986
Punjab Blood bank Society Award – 1987
Kerala Sahitya academy – 1996
Khasak award – 1996

ADDRESS
Sumeru,
punnathur road,
Kottapadi p.o
Guruvayur,
Kerala – India.
Tel:91 + 0 + 9495332671
91 + 487 +2550883
E mail:gayartg@yahoo.com


In my new works,I usually like to depict images of the Indian villages I have seen and traveled through.India is mainly an agricultural land and majority of the population who are engaged in cultivation and live below poverty line,particularly in the north and north – eastern parts of the country , have to put up with a feudal system.The condition of the farmer is almost equal to a slave.

It is the duty of an artist to recognize this problem and bring it to the fore.I am trying to portrait the image of these people who have no food,house,hope of employment outside the farmland.Those who are unable to cope with the circumstances are taking their own lives.Certainly these things should change.

As an artist ,I cannot change their lives,but I can address the problems of these marginalized people through my art.Portray their agony and draw the attention of the society which is busy with globalization, terrorism, infrastructural development programmes,improvement of the environment and educational plans which are not reaching the vast sections of the Indian people.
I am a painter hailing from Kerala India. I have participated in many group shows all over India and abroad which was conducted by many famous galleries. I have also showcased my works in metro cities of India since 1990. My works have been collected by galleries and individuals in India and abroad. I have won many mentions for my works from govt and non –govt organizations.

I am happy to declare that these works which I send with this statement are done by me. I would like to paint my own experiences and contemporary life of the society . Most of my themes depicts the life of the marginalized people who have been exiled from the lime light of the elite society. I think these experiences could remember the society that they would have been expressed their anxiety on this matter. If my efforts could make any change in the attitude of human being that would be the happiest things in my life
GAYATRI


EXHIBITIONS
Nehru Centre art gallery, Mumbai 2009
Art Entrance Gallery, Mumbai - 2008
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 2007
Rossitta Art Gallery Cochin – 2006
Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Cochin – 2005
Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut –2005
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 2000
Lalitkala Academy gallery,Delhi – 1998
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1998
Leela Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1998
Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin – 1996
Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum – 1996
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1996
Taj Art Gallery,Mumbai - 1994
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1994
Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai - 1992
Bajaj Art Gallery,Mumbai – 1990
Lalitkala Academy Gallery,Calicut – 1990
Chitram Art Gallery,Ernakulam – 1986
Lalitkala Academy Gallery ,Kochi– 1982
Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum – 1980
Hotel Elite International,Guruvayur - 1977
GROUP SHOW
“Fusion” ,Nehru centre ,Mumbai - 2009
Lalitkala academy annual show – 2007
Artchill gallery,Amber fort ,Jaipur – 2008
Juneja art gallery, Jaipur – 2007
Gallery Hues, Banglore – 2007
Heritage Art Gallery, Chennai - 1997
Affordable Art Gallery, Mumbai – 1996
Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai -1994
Annual show ,Chitrakala parishad ,Thrissur – 1983
South Indian art exhibition,VTI,Madras - 1982
Lalitkala academy annual show-1976 to 1982
Ravivarma memorial exhibition ,Museum Dept.Kerala - 1981
National exhibition Mahakoshal Kala Parishad – 1981,82,83
Kerala lalitha kala academy’s Sponsored show ,Madras - 1980
Kerala lalitha kala academy’s Sponsored show,New delhi - 1977