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Artist Profile
Jai Zharotia (View Gallery)

 BORN: 9TH MAY 1945

 

 EDUCATION

  • 1971 - National Diploma in Fine Arts
  • 1967 - Diploma in Arts
  • 1964 - Delhi College of Art & Sharda Ukil School

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2005 - Retired as Professor and Head of the Painting Deptt., College of Art, New Delhi.
  • 1971-74 - Worked for the children’s educational projects.
  • 1974 - Joined as Lecturer, College of Art, New Delhi.

 

 EXHIBITION IN INDIA

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 2006 - Vasant: The Spring of Spirit, curated by Leena Namjoshi, New Delhi.
  • 2006 - Colour of Life, organised by Cancer Patient Aid Association, Mumbai.
  • 2006 - Art for Concern, in Aid of Concern India Foundation, New Delhi.
  • 2006 - The Naked Lines - Drawings by 12 Artists, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2005 - Manifestations III, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 2005 - 5th Northern Region Art Exhb, organised by Camlin Art Foundation, New Delhi.
  • 2005 - India-Korea Contemporary Art Exhb., organised by Academy of Visual Media and Montage Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2004 - Group exhb. of paintings, graphics and sculptures, Indraprastha Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2004 - Nature and Life at Play, Visuals Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2004 - Artist for Children Movement, organised by Udayan Care, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 2004 - Bridging the Gaps through the Gospel - Contemporary Indian Artist Interpreting the Ministry and Passion of Jesus Christ, Old Goa.
  • 2004 - The Harmony Show, Mumbai.
  • 2003 - Daffodils Assenceinart, The Grand, New Delhi.
  • 2003 - Opening exhb., Shanta Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2003 - Annual Exhb., Birla Academy Art and Culture, Kolkata.
  • 2002 - The Stuff that Dreams are Made of, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
  • 2002 - Quest for Peace, Secular House, New Delhi.
  • 2002 - Only Connect, the Essence of Life, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
  • 2002 - Myth and Mysteries, Art Today, New Delhi.
  • 2002 - A History Mela: The ABC of India, The Art, Book and Cinema, Art Today, New Delhi.
  • 2001 - Artist 2001, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi.
  • 2001 - Art for Gujarat, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2001 - Group exhb., Apparao Gallery, Madras.
  • 2001 - Contemporary Indian Art, organised by Art Motif, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2001 - Guess Who Painted It?, Art Today, New Delhi.
  • 2001 - The Harmony Show, Mumbai.
  • 2001 - Group exhb. of artists from the College of Art, Alliance Française, Bangalore.
  • 2000 - Till 2000 Tomorrow, Gallery 42, New Delhi.
  • 2000 - The Millennium Masks, Dhoomimal Art Center, New Delhi.
  • 2000 - Animals of the Earth, Apparao Gallery, Chennai.
  • 2000 - Present Delhi 2000, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
  • 2000 - Till 2000 and Tomorrow, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 2000 - Between the Earth and Sky, Apparao Gallery, Chennai.
  • 2000 - Group exhb., Alliance Française, Hyderabad.
  • 2000 - Contemporary Strokes of Karnataka, organised by Vijaya Fine Arts Society, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 2000 - The Harmony Show, Nehru Center, Mumbai.
  • 1999 - Mirrors of Mind, Altering the World, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1999 - Animals of the Earth, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
  • 1999 - Small Formats, Art Today, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - 21 artists exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - A Tribute to Art, Harmony Show, Mumbai.
  • 1997 - 22 Contemporaries, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1997 - The End of Silence, Mirage Gallery of Art, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Graphics by the members of Group 8, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Creative Endeavours in Small Format, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - The Indian Beast, Apparao Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Inaugural Exhb., Art Indus, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Colours of Independence, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Art for Ashraya, Bangalore.
  • 1997 - A Tribute to Husain, Aurodhan Gallery, Pondicherry.
  • 1997 - All India Art Biennale of Rajasthan, Ravindra Manch, Jaipur.
  • 1997 - Tribute to Mother Teresa, Art Indus, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - The End of Silence, Mirage Gallery of Art, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Seven Painters, YIF, New Delhi. 1967 Group exhb., Six Painters, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - 3rd Biennale of Indian Drawing, Museum of Fine Arts, Punjab.
  • 1996 - Opening exhb., Gallery Art and Motif, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - Images on Paper, Gallery Art and Motif, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - Drawing '96, Gallery Roman Rolland, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - Lantern of the East, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - The Pastel, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - Beauty Forever, Shajahan Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - 6th Biennale of Contemporary Indian Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • 1996 - Highlights, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1996 - Mini Prints '96, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - 24th Annual Art Exhb., Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - Group exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1995 - Contemporary Miniatures, Gallery Leela, Bombay.
  • 1995 - Group exhb., Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - Exhb., Taj Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1995 - 3rd International Prints Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • 1995 - Revelation, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - A Tribute to Husain, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - All India Graphics Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1994 - Small Format Show, CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1994 - Indian Encounters-II, New Delhi.
  • 1994 - Group exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1993 - Opening exhb., CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1993 - 36th National Exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1993 - Creativity and Stylistic, Anamica Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1993 - A Winters' Tale, Gallery Katayun, Calcutta.
  • 1993 - Exhb. of Graphics, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1992 - Joint show with Moti Zharotia, Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1992 - 21th Annual Art Exhb., Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1992 - Silver Jubilee Exhb., Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
  • 1991 - Exhb. of watercolours, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1991 - Changing Images, organised by Habiart Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1991 - 20th Annual Art Exhb., Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1990 - Xal Praxis Foundation Exhb. of Prints, Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1990 - Exhb. of Painting, Galerie '88, Calcutta.
  • 1990 - Group exhb., LTG, New Delhi.
  • 1990 - Exhb. of Graphic Prints, Sahitya Kala Parishad and AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1990 - Ambassador's Choice, Contemporary Indian Art from the collection of Mrs. E.M. School, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Drawing by Delhi Artist, CMC, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Group exhb., Gallery Katayun, Calcutta.
  • 1989 - 19th Annual Art Exhb., Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Revelation, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Nature and Environment, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - 61st Annual All India Art Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Group exhb., Habitat Center, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - 32nd National Exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1988 - Group exhb., Aurobindo Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1988, 89 - Group exhb., Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1988 - Drawing and ceramics, Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1988 - Homage to Indira Gandi, Aurobindo Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1988 - 10th International Contemporary Art Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Group exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1987 - Exhb. of drawings and ceramics, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - All India Potters Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Group exhb. of drawings, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Exhb. of Recent Acquisitions, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Drawing '87, All India Exhb. of Drawing, Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh and AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - 59th Annual All India Art Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Exhb. of graphics by the members of Group 8, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1986 - Ceramics and graphics, Genesis Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1986 - 2nd Asian Art Show, Chandigarh.
  • 1986 - 6th Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1986 - 48 Artists, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1986, 87, 99, 2000 - Group exhb., Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1986 - Group exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1985 - Annual Exhb., Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1985 - Indische Druckkunst Heute eine Ausstllung, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1985 - Graphics '85, All India Graphic Art Exhb., AIFACS and Group 8, New Delhi.
  • 1985 - Indian Print Making Today, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1985 - 2nd Asian Art Exhb., Fukuoka.
  • 1985 - Graphic Art in India Since 1850, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1984, 89 - Exhb. of watercolours, Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1984 - 9th International Exhb. of Art, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1984 - Exhb. of Graphics, Maurya Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1984 - Group exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1984 - Drawing '84, All India Exhb. of Drawing, Chandigarh.
  • 1983, 87, 91 - Exhb. of watercolours, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1983 - Contemporary Art, Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1983 - Exhb. of drawings, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1983 - Drawing 83, Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh.
  • 1983 - Graphics '83, 56th All India Graphic Art Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1983 - Exhb. of drawings, Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1982 - Group exhb., Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
  • 1982 - Group exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1982 - Drawing '82, Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh and AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1982 - Graphics '82, All India Graphic Art Exhb., Chandigarh and AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1982 - Annual exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1981 - Painting exhb., Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1981 - All India Exhb., Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
  • 1981 - Drawing '81, Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.
  • 1981 - Graphics '81, All India Exhb. of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1980 - Graphics exhb., Chandigarh.
  • 1980 - Miniature format exhb., New Delhi, Bombay and Madras.
  • 1980 - Silver jubilee exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1979 - Graphics '79, All India Exhb. of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1978 - Exhb. of graphics, Kala Mela, New Delhi.
  • 1978, 86 - 4th and 6th International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1978, 84 - 7th and 9th International Exhb. of Art, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - Graphic exhb. and lecture, Beneras Hindu University, Benaras.
  • 1977, 95 - Group exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - International Show, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - Annual exhb., Gallery 26.
  • 1976 - 20 Painters, New Delhi.
  • 1976 - Graphics '75, exhb. by Group 8, Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.
  • 1975 - Exhb. of drawings and graphics, Black Partridge, New Delhi.
  • 1974 - Group exhb. by New Group, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1973 - Jai '73, Kunika Chemould Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1973 - Group exhb. by New Group, New Delhi.
  • 1973 - Staff exhb., Art and Craft Bal Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • 1971 - Seven Painters, United Nation Councils of Indian Youth, New Delhi.
  • 1971 - 41st Annual exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1970 - Graphics exhb., Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
  • 1970 - Contemporary Indian Prints, New Delhi, Madras, Calcutta, Washington D.C.
  • 1969 - Annual exhb., Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.
  • 1969 - Joint exhb. with Gogi, Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.
  • 1969 - Annual exhb., Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 1997, 98 - Solo exhb., Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - Solo exhb., Art Today, New Delhi.
  • 1994 - Solo exhb. of painting, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1991 - Solo exhb. of watercolours, Galerie '88, Calcutta.
  • 1990, 91 - Solo exhb. of watercolours, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1986 - Solo exhb. of ceramics, Akaar, Chandigarh.
  • 1985 - Solo exhb., Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1978, 81 - Solo exhb., Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1974 - Solo exhb. of drawings, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1972 - Solo exhb. of paintings, Kunika Chemould Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1970, 82 - Solo exhb., Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

 

 EXHIBITION ABROAD

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 2006 - Multiple Encounters, Indo US Print Exhb., India and US.
  • 2004 - Graphics exhb., Manhattan Graphics Center, New York.
  • 2003 - Korea-India Contemporary Art Exhb., Kwang Hwa Moon Gallery, Korea.
  • 2002 - Argosy, Marine Beach Club, Dubai.
  • 2001 - Scapes 2001, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
  • 1999 - Kalakaro ki Nazar me Delhi, Moscow.
  • 1999 - Miniature Format, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Munich.
  • 1997 - Mirrors of Mind, ARKS Gallery, London.
  • 1993 - Group exhb., Miskolci Gallery, Miskolc.
  • 1993 - Contemporary Artists of India, organised by Galerie Art and Data, Poland
  • 1992 - Group exhb., Galerie IM Airport, Hamburg.
  • 1988 - Festival of India, Japan.
  • 1987 - Festival of India, USSR.
  • 1986, 89 - Group exhb., Galerie Art and Data, Frankfurt.
  • 1986 - Zeitgenossische Indische Malerei, in der Paulshirche, Frankfurt.
  • 1985 - Indian Contemporary Painting, Frankfurt and Poland.
  • 1985 - Indian Print Today, Bonn.
  • 1984 - 15th International Art Exhb., Japan.
  • 1982 - Graphic exhb., Cuba.
  • 1980 - Group exhb., Germany.
  • 1970 - Contemporary Indian Prints, New Delhi, Madras, Calcutta, Washington D.C.

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 1997 - " Mirror of Mind" ARKS Gallery, London.
  • 1996 - Solo exhb., Vedanta Fine Arts, Chicago.
  • 1992 - Solo exhb. of watercolours, Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam.
  • 1970 - 97 - More than twenty one-man shows in India, U.K., U.S.A., Holland and Germany

 

 COLLECTIONS

  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • CMC Ltd., New Delhi.
  • College of Art, New Delhi.
  • The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.

 

 AWARDS

  • 1998 - Senior Fellowship, field of visual arts, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
  • 1996 - Award for significant contribution to Indian drawings, The Solids, Chandigarh.
  • 1995 - Life time contribution to fine arts, Utsav Educational and Cultural Society, New Delhi.
  • 1994 - Life time achievement award, Muradabad Art Lovers Association, Muradabad.
  • 1993 - National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Award for ceramic, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1987 - Award for drawing, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1984 - Award, All India Drawing Exhb., Chandigarh.
  • 1984 - Award for silk screen printing, Takhman, Udaipur.
  • 1983 - Award for silk screen printing, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1979, 80, 85 - Award, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1980, 81 - Award, All India Graphics Exhb., Chandigarh.
 
 
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