G R Iranna

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G R Iranna

G R Iranna’ subtle treatment of quasi-abstract form is suggestive of his affinity to attempt to understand the impermanence of life around. This evokes a human vulnerability defining the very fragility of life. His fascination with ash stems from the everyday ritual and also, of what ash in itself represents. For him, ash is inseparable from birth and death, thus amounting to the return to nothing-ness, after completing a whole circle. Consequently, his works are an evolved appreciation of religious poetry, myth and loss and, a spiritual quest.

Iranna’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries which include Gallery Espace, New Delhi; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai; Aicon Gallery, London; Berkeley Square Gallery, London; Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo; Gallery Martini, Hong Kong.

His works are part of collections at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Singapore Art Museum; SAM Museum, USA and others, including personal collections at Mumbai, Delhi, Germany, Holland, Austria, Paris, Switzerland & more.

Iranna is a recipient of the ABPF Foundation’ Signature Art Prize- Singapore Art Museum Jury Award [2008]; Harmony Show Artist of the Year Award, Harmony Foundation, Mumbai [2004]; Charles Wallace Scholarship between 1999 and 2000; 40th National Academy Award from Lalit Kala Academy and the AIFACS Award in 1997.

In 2007, GR Iranna’s artwork was the subject of a publication: The Dancer on the Horse by Ranjit Hoskote and, he was also written about in INDIA 20: Conversations with Contemporary Artists by Anupa Mehta.

The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

GR IRANNA

Born in 1970, Sindgi, Karnataka, India
Lives and works in New Delhi, India

EDUCATION

1994

MFA Painting, College of Art, Delhi

1992

BFA Painting, College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Primordial Ash, Aicon Gallery, New York

Ether is all that is, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2016

And the Last Shall be the First—Works 1995-2015, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru

2014

Tempered Branches, Aicon Gallery, New York

2012

Limning Heterotopias: A Journey into G.R. Iranna’s Shadows of the In-Between, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

Thought of the Day, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2011

Scaffolding the Absent, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2010

Ribbed Routes, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008

Birth of Blindness, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi; Aicon Gallery, London and New York

2007

The Dance on the Horse, Berkley Square Gallery, London

2006

Disorder and Early Sufferings, Gallery Mueller & Plate, Munich, Germany
King of Clay, Gallery Arts India, New York and California

2005

Early Works, Gallery Mueller & Plate, Munich, Germany
Threads of Humanism, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore

2003

Dream & Perplexity, Guild, Chitra Kala Parishath, Bangalore

2001

The Enigma of Departure, The British Council, Mumbai, and Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo, Egypt
Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Foyer Gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London

1999

In the Shadow of Buddha, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong

1998

Shadows of the Real, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

1995

Edge Dynamics, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1992

College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi Muziris Biennale

The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, NGMA, New Delhi

2015

The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, Guangdong Museum of Art; China Art Museum, Shanghai

Musee de la Toile de Jouy, L’Espace d’art Contemporain, Paris

2014

Incidents of Phenomena, India, Italy and Myanmar

Unmarked, BC Gallery, Kochi

2013

Spell of Spill, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

2011

Giant Elephant, Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition, H. Cube Ltd., Seoul, Korea
Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art

2010

Indian (Sub)Way, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London
Finding India: Art for the New Century, presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei
Go See India, Contemporary Indian Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

2009

Culture Popular India, Maspresidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid Museum, Madrid, Spain
Moderns and More, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, California
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Retrieval Systems, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Astonishment of Being, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
Think Small, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Big Dreams, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore
Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Life is a Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai

2008

Material/Immaterial, Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2007

Keep Drawing, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
India 20, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
High on Art, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story, The Gallery in Cork Street, London

2006

The Human Figure, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

2005

Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art and Saffronart, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore and New York
We are like this only?, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Change of Address, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2004

Untitled, Gallery Espace at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Gallery 27, Oslo
Peter Muller Gallery, Munich

2002

Words and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Golden Jubilee Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001

The Human Factor, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Palette 2001 & 02, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi
Engendering-images of women, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Apparao Galleries, Chennai
Kaleidoscope, ISU International Art Gallery, Singapore

1999

Icons of the Millennium, Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai
Edge of the Century, New Delhi
The Creative Process, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

1998

Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago, USA
Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Gallery Espace, New Delhi

1997

Four Artists, Diverse Talents, Jehangir Art Gallery, organized by Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

1995

Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

ART FAIRS AND BIENNALES

2014

Art Chennai, represented by The Guild, Mumbai, Chennai

2013

India Art Fair, The Guild, Mumbai

2012

Art HK 12, The Guild, Mumbai
India Art Fair, The Guild, Mumbai

2008

MiArt Fair 08, Milan, Italy

2007

Asian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aicon Gallery, New York

2006

Contemporary Istanbul Fair, Istanbul, Turkey

2005

Arad Biennale, Romania

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

 2008

ABPF Foundation, Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum Jury Award

2004

Artist of the Year Award, Harmony Show, Mumbai

2003

Residency, George Keyt Foundation, Dambola, Sri Lanka

2002

KK Hebbar Foundation Award

2001

State Award, Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi, Bangalore

1999

International Scholarship, Charles Wallace India Trust, British Council
Artist-in-residence, Wimbledon School of Art, London

1997

40th National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
50 years of Art in Independent India, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Award, New Delhi

1996

National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

1995

Garhi Scholarship Grant, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

1993

In Search of Talent, MF Husain and Ram Kumar Selection Award, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Bansi Parimu Memorial Committee, New Delhi

COLLECTIONS

International

Chester and David Harvest collection

SAM Museum, USA,
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
David Robert collection, London

National

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

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