Anand Manchiraju



ANAND SWAROOP MANCHIRAJU USA: 734 Wheatland Circle, Bridgeville, PA-15017, USA. Ph: 517-9445165. India: NB-1631, I.D.P.L Township, Virbhadra, Rishikesh, India – 249202. Ph: +91 77029996521 email: Website: Bio I have close to half a century experience as a professional artist with over 3000 paintings on traditional mediums like oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas. I have also pioneered in many experimental mediums. I am the only one who makes paintings using Photo Chemicals on bromide paper- I call it photo-paintings and using oil on disposed X-Ray sheets. Living close to Himalayan Mountains, I was inspired by the splendors of nature and nature often is the centerpiece of my work. Abstract is another of my frequent theme. In recent past, having travelled around the world visiting my children in cities, I city abstracts are also a recurrent theme. Profile:  Artist by birth, photographer by profession and sculptor by practice.  More than 30 exhibitions all over India in a career spanning close to 50 years  Work covered by print and TV media extensively.  Represented by many prestigious galleries in India.  Pioneered in many experimental mediums- first to use photochemical on bromide paper (called it photo-painting), oil on disposed X-Ray sheets  Over 3000 paintings on traditional medium- oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas

Positions held: President, Andhra academy of Arts, Vijayawada 1999 - Present Heading the art academy that is dedicated towards promoting art and artists by organizing annual exhibitions, seminars, artist camps and workshops.

Education:  Diploma in Photography Govt.College of Fine Arts & Arch. J.N.T.U Hyderabad  Certificate course in Color Photo Technology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun

Solo Exhibitions: Conducted various painting and photo-painting exhibitions in prominent art galleries across India. The exhibitions received critical applause from the press & T.V as well as enthusiastic response from the art lovers. Some significant shows include:

o Icon Art, Hyderabad, 2017 o State Academy of Fine Arts, Hyderabad – 2016, 2011 o Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2012 o Andhra Academy Of Arts, Vijayawada - 2010 o Siddhartha College, Vijayawada - 2007 o Indraprasth Art Gallery,Delhi-2005 o Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai - 2003, 1993 o Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai - 1999 o Lalit Kala Academy, N.Delhi - 1999, 1995, 1991 o Jahanhgir Art Gallery, Mumbai - 1997, 1992 o Triveni Gallery, New Delhi - 1993 o India international Center, Lodi Road, N.Delhi. - 1992 o Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta - 1992 o Lalit Kala academy, Regional Center, Madras – 1991, 1990
o Kirti Art gallery FORE, B-18, Qutub Institutional area, N.Delhi - 1991 o Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow - 1989 o Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. - 1978 o Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada - 1974 o Raj Bhawan, Hyderabad – 1968

Juried Group Exhibitions/awards:  Best in Show award in “2nd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects”, ,2020,Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA  The Honorable prize awardee and online exhibition in competition “Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition 2020”, -an independent online curatorial platform.  View Points 2020, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ  4th Annual Black & White Exhibition , 2020, Online Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA  5th Annual Animal Kingdom Exhibition, 2020, Online Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA  All Cityscape art competition, Online Art Exhibition,2020, The Contemporary Art Gallery Online  Special Recognition Award Certificate, and online exhibition “Botanicals”, 2020, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery  Special Recognition Award Certificate, and online exhibition “Created in Isolation” 2020, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery  Abstract Art exhibition, 2020, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA  Windows Into The World, 2020, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA  International Art Exhibition, Indian Artist Network, Jakarta, Singapore, Dubai – 2007  National Kala Mela, LKA, New Delhi - 1994, 1986, 1978  Indian Biennially of Photography Exhibition, LKA New Delhi – 1993  Artist camps, Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada – 1996, 1994, 1991, 1987

Prominent Collections: o National Lalit Kala Academy- New Delhi o State Academy of Fine Arts, Hyderabad o Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada o South Zone Cultural Center- Madras o Indian School of Business, Hyderabad o Mr.J.R.D.Tata, Ex CEO, Chairman, TATA Group of Companies, Bombay o IDPL-Rishikesh o Austrian Embassy- New Delhi o Bayer India Ltd.- Mumbai o Blue Star Ltd.- Mumbai

Awards o Got several state awards in painting and photography during 1961, 1965, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1982 & 1987. o Awarded by Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1964, 1969 & 197


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