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ABOUT THE ARTIST

A Visual Journey

Abhishek Narayan Verma is a visual artist based in Vadodara, Gujarat (India). Originally from Bihar (India), Abhishek completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi in 2012 and his Master of Visual Arts (MVA) in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU) in 2015. As an award-winning artist, Abhishek received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in 2014 as well as the Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship (France) in 2019. He has participated in several national and international exhibitions, including a solo show at Musée d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France (2019).

The imagery in his prints, paintings, and drawings have continuously stemmed from a constantly changing and demanding society, its politics and personal insecurities arising out of it. The artworks revolve around ideas of dysfunctionality, social conditioning, memory recall which he injects into his characters by using stark contrasts or subtleties with a pinch of absurdity. These settings reflect the mental states becoming an investigative process through a selection of “what if’s”, building the arrangements in reaction to his own image-making.

 

AWARDS

2020

MANORAMA YOUNG PRINTMAKER AWARD (RUNNER-UP)

India Printmaker House, New Delhi

2018

GRAPHICS AWARD

Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

2017

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD AT CIMA AWARD SHOW

CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata

2017

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT IN PRINTMAKING

India Art Awards, Ahmadabad

2015

PURUSHOTTAM ANNUAL MERIT AWARD FOR PRINTMAKING

Department of Graphics, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

2014-2015

AWARD OF MERIT CERTIFICATE IN GRAPHICS

Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

2013

INDIA ART CONTEST, STUDENT CATEGORY, WESTERN ZONE (EXHIBIT)

Camel Art Foundation, Mumbai

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2019

JEAN-CLAUDE REYNAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jean-Claude Reynal Foundation, Bordeaux (France)

2018

“SARGA SAMVAD”- ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Agastya International Foundation, Kuppam

2017

“UNEXPLORED SPACES” - NATIONAL ARTIST CAMP

World School of Design, Sonepat

2015

"UNWINDING" - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Uttarayan Art Foundation, Vadodara

2014

INDIA ART CAMP

Camel Art Foundation, Goa

2014

SCHOLARSHIP TO YOUNG ARTISTS

Ministry of Culture, Government of India