Monday, 23 January 2017

Artiste K.R.Babu 

Present Status
 Chairman- MUKTA- Global Centre for Traditional Arts
Empanelled Designer ,Kerala Mural Painting  approved byCommisioner of  Handicrafts,
                                              Regional Design &Development centre ,Govt of India    
Trainer in Mural Art – S.K. PottekatCultural Centre , Calicut


Academic Background
Master of Visual Arts from KSOU, Mysore
Bachelor of Fine Arts –KSOU Mysore
 National Diploma in Traditional Mural Painting(5 Year) First Batch
from -Institute Of Mural PaintingGuruvayur-(1989-1994)
Visual Art education(2 Year) -Universal Arts, calicut

Awards Received
2014-Honurable Mention Award, Kerala Lalithakala Academy
2014-National Award for contribution to traditional Art-IGRMS, Bhopal
2010- Recipient of Senior Fellowship Award, Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India.
2006-State Award –KeralaLalithakala Academy
2002-Junior Fellowship Award, Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India
1996-State Award –Kerala Lalithakala Academy

Solo Exhibitions
2012- Melanges- Dharpana Art Gallery,Pune
2011- ‘Moving Focus” ICCR Gallery, New Delhii
2010- ‘Manifestations’ Lalithakala academy, Trichur
 2008- Transformation’ Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007-Vermilion House, Bangalore
2007-“Triumph of Paintings” Durbar Art Centre, Kochi
1996-‘Mural Stroke” Lalithakala Academy, Calicut
1988-Universal Arts, Calicut

Group Exhibitions
2016-Alert Not Alarm-Durbar Hall ,Kochi
2015-Sargaalaya – Iringal , Kozhikode
2014- State Exhibition, Durbar Hall, Kochi
2012-Lalithakala Academy –Calicut and Ernakulam
2011 –‘Art Chennai” Indigo and Labernum Gallery. Cholamandalam Artist Village, Chennai
2009-ArtFusion Show, Mumbai
2008-Group 8, AIFACS art Gallery New Delhi
2008Janapadakathe-Open air exhibition on Folk Beliefs of India,Mysore
2007SITA-BhoomiPuthri and other stories-Trivandrum, Bangalore, Kochi ,Spain
2006- ‘Pranavam’ 2 Lalithakala Academy regional Centre Chennai
2005-‘Pranavam’ Karnataka ChitrakalaParishat Gallery, Bangalore
2003-‘Colours of compassion” International Exhibition, Kochi
2003-Pratibha IDEL college of Fine arts, Gulbarga
2002- Painting Exhibition at International symposium of Vedic Astrology, Kadavu Resort, Calicut
2001- Sopanam Art Gallery, Kollam
2000-Mayyazhi Maholsavam-Mahe
2000- ‘ChingamelaKerala Kala Peetham, Kochi
1998’ Dweepanthari” Exhibition of Paintings IGRMS, Bhopal
1997’Greeshmotsavam ‘-Malayala Kala Gramam, Mahe
1996-Kerala Lalithakala Academy Exhibition at Chennai
1995-Ravivarma Chitrotsavam , Trivandrum
1993- National Contemporary TRADITIONAL Folk arts and Tribal Art Festival, New Delhi
1992-SAARC Festival- Trivandrum

Camps Attended
2016-Mural Painting State Camp Guruvayur
2016- Mural painting workshop at Payyanur
2016 –State Level Artist Camp at Kathirur , Kannur
2016-Lalithakala Academy State Camp AtTrichur
2015-RAINBOW-at IGRMS Mysore
2014-Ananthayatra5 at IGRMS ,Mysore
2014-Hemantolsavam at YakshaganaKendra , MGM college UDIPI
2014-“Parampara”-Tatanagar, Jharkhand
2014- CementRelief murals-ASI, Trichur
2014- Eddakkal Festival, IGRMS, Sultan Bathery
2013- Mural Painting Workshop Vadodhara IGRMS, Gujerat
2013-Painters camp Southzone culture centre &LalithakalaAcademy,Kila, Trichur
2013-Khajurao Fest MadhyaPradesh TourismDeptt
2013-International Mural Painters camp organised by Lalithakala Academy, Kottayam
2012-K.C S.Panicker Birth Centenary Artist Camp. LalithakalaAcademy,Mahe
2011-‘Rain Shadows’Aranyakam Home stay, wayanad
2009-Kerala Mural Paintings –Regional Design and Development Centre,Mahe
2009- Mural Painting Artists’workshop, IGRMS, Mysore
2009-National Painters Camp  KeralaLalithakala Academy, at COCONUT LAGOON Kumarakom
2005-State Camp C.G.H. at BruntonBoatyards ,Kochi
2004-Draveediya at Trichur
2004-MAYYAZHI VARNAM –chitrakalacamp ,Mahe
2003-Rangavybhava, Mysore



Seminars Attended
2014- International folk fest of Kerala ,Ernakulam
2013- National Seminar (UGC)Krishnamenon Memorial  Govt. Women’s college Kannur
2004-Major Kalams of kerala at Calicut University
2002- VyloppilliSamskritiBhavan Trivandrum




Educational Programmes
2016- Govt Medical College ,Kotayam
2016 National School-INTENSIVE – Delhi public School , Coimbotore
2016 –March -3 to 6 Mural workshop at IIT Chennai by Spic Macay
2016- January-10 Day workshop at Payyanur by IGRMS and FolkLand
2015 Dec-5 Day National School Intensive 2015 at Delhi Public School by Spic Macay
2015 Oct- 3 Dayprogramme in Mural painting at Wynad District convention of SPIC MACAY
2015-7 Day programme of SPIC MACAY atJawaharnovodayaVidyalayaWynad
2015 4 day programme at TVS Academy ,Hosur
2015-  25 day-workshop on Kerala  Mural Painting organised by Commisioner of
               Handicrafts,  Bangalore Regional Design &Development centre ,Govt of India  at Calicut
2014 -10 Day workshop at IGRMS Mysore
2014- 6 day TVS Academy Hosur
 2013- 7 day Mural Workshop at JawaharNavodayaVidyalayam , Kannur
2010-  8 Day programme at TVS academy, Hosur
2009- 10 Day at IGRMS Mysore
2006- 7Day programme at Dakshinachitra Chennai
2005- 10 Day at IGRMS Mysore



Murals Executed
Participatory works- Sri MadhusundaranayagiSamayathasreeMahaleeshwarar Temple, Irumbai, TN
Govt Museum-Trivandrum; Regency Lake Resort-Kollam;Kadavu Resort Calicut;HotelAlkapuriCalicut;Palm fibre Alapuzha;KumaranashanSmarakaNational Institute Research Centre-Thonnakkal TVM; Hotel SarovaramErnakulam; Zamorin’sGuruvayoourappan College, Calicut; Thanima Studio Palghat; Elavanthikkal Jewellery Balussery and Perambara.IIM Kozhikode, RassagurukkulChalakudy.

Selected Painting Collections
Deptt of tourism, Govt of Kerala
Deptt of forests, Govt of Kerala
Deptt of Art and Culture, Govt of Pondicherry
CGH Earth,Cochin
South Zone Cultural Centre,Thanjavur
South Central Zone cultural Centre,Nagpur
Numerous individual and Institutional Collection

Media reviews
Reports and coverage appeared in the following dailies;
The Hindu, Indian express, Times of India, Deccan Herald, Mysore Times, India today, MalayalaManorama, Mathrubhoomi, Deshabhimani, KeralaKaumadi. Mangalam, Chandrika, Madhyamam



Teaching Experience
FormerHead of Deptt of Mural Painting, MalayalaKalaGramam,NewMahe, Kannur,
kerala ( 1995-2015)
Teaching for Several private institutions and Govt Institutional programmes

Personal Data
Address-K.R.Babu, Koolipara House
Thambalamanna-P.O ,ThiruvambadiCalicut-673603Kerala

Telephone: 09447262530, 09562269280
Email:krbabu2002@gmail.com

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