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Artist Profile
Krishen Khanna (View Gallery)

 BORN: 1925

 

 EDUCATION
  • 1963 - 64 - American University, Washington D. C, Artist in Residence
  • 1962 - 63 - Fellowship Rockefeller Council, New York
  • 1940 - Imperial Service College, Windsor, England; Punjab University, Lahore Self taught artist

 

 EXHIBITION IN INDIA

 

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 2003 - Exhibition of drawings, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 - 'Of Memories, Dreams, Reverses', at Anant, New Delhi
  • 2001 - 'Living Legends of Indian Contemporary Art', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2001 - 'In Conversations', curated by Gayatri Sinha at Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 2001 - Indian Art Circle, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 1999 - 'Mahabharat', Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1998 - 'The Probing Eye', an exhibition of photographs, Surendra Paul Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1998 - 'Drawings', Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 - 'Tryst with Destiny', Art from Modern India
  • 1947-1997, Singapore Art Museum, by CIMA Gallery, Calcutta
  • 1997 - 'Six Modern Masters', Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1996 - 'A Tree in my Life', Village Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1996 - 'The Moderns', Inaugural Exhibition, NGMA, Mumbai
  • 1996 - 'The Mahabharata, The Card Player and The Scribe’, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1995 - 'Bombay', presented by RPG Enterprises
  • 1995 - 'River of Art', Inaugural Exhibition, Art Today
  • 1994 - 'Indian Drawing Today', AIFACS, organized by Gallery Espace
  • 1993 - 'Reflections & Images', Vadhera & Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1992 - 'Masters of Indian Art', Hotel Intercontinental, Bombay
  • 1991 - 'Remembering Kali Pundole', Pundole
  • 1991 - Birla Academy of Art, Calcutta, Anniversary Exhibition
  • 1991 - 'Addressing Gandhi', traveling exhibition by Sahmat
  • 1989 - 'Timeless Art', Exhibition and Auction
  • 1989 - Sothebys in Bombay
  • 1989 - 'Artist's Alert', exhibition and auction by Sahmat, New Delhi
  • 1985 - Ram Kumar & Krishen Khanna at Gallery 7, Bombay
  • 1984 - Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 7
  • 1982 - International Triennale, New Delhi
  • 1981 - Inaugural Exhibition, Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • 1981 - 'Indian Painting Today', Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
  • 1976 - 25th Pugwash Conference, Madras
  • 1976 - 'Pictorial Space', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1976 - 'Indian Painting 1977', Chandigarh, organized by Black Partridge Gallery
  • 1975 - Third Triennale of Contemporary World Art, New Delhi
  • 1972 - 'Art Now', Kunika Chemould, New Delhi
  • 1970 - 'Art Now', Kunika Chemould, New Delhi
  • 1969 - 'Indian Painters 69', Max Mueller Bhavan & Birla Academy, Calcutta
  • 1968 - International Triennale, New Delhi
  • 1965 - Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi
  • 1964 - 'Six Artists in Black and White', Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1962 - National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1959 - Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 59, Bombay
  • 1956 - 'Eight Painters', at Indian and Eastern Newspaper Society Bldg, New Delhi
  • 1954 - Joint exhibition with MF Husain at AIFACS, New Delhi
  • 1952 - 53 - Progressive Artists at Madras College of Art
  • 1949 - Progressive Artist Group, Chetna Restaurant
  • 1949 - Progressive Artist Group, Artists Aid Centre
  • 1946 - Punjab Art Society, Annual Exhibition

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 2004 - Solo Exhibition, 'An Airing' at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2001 - Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1995 - Solo Exhibition, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1994 - Solo Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1991 - Solo Exhibition, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 1989 - Solo Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art, New Delhi.
  • 1986 - Solo Exhibition of drawings and paintings at Sarla Art Centre, Madras
  • 1983 - Solo Exhibition of drawings, Garhi Studio, New Delhi
  • 1980 - Solo Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1979 - Solo Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1975 - Solo Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1974 - Solo Exhibition, Black Partridge, New Delhi
  • 1973 - Solo Exhibition, Pundole Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1969 - Solo Exhibition, photographs, Kunika Chemould, New Delhi
  • 1969 - Solo Exhibition, experimental photographs, Pundole Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1966 - Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1964 - Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1962 - Solo Exhibition, Kunika Art Centre
  • 1961 - Solo Exhibition, Ashoka Gallery, Calcutta
  • 1961 - Solo Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1960 - Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1959 - Solo Exhibition, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1958 - Solo Exhibition, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1957 - Solo Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
  • 1955 - Solo Exhibition, USIS, Madras

 

 EXHIBITION ABROAD

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 2003 - Transition at UBS in London
  • 2001 - Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery, New York
  • 1996 - Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings, Sothebys Auction, London
  • 1995 - 'Indian Contemporary Paintings', Christie's Auction, London
  • 1994 - 'The Solids', second Indian Drawing Biennale, exhibited as a special invitee
  • 1991 - The Fifth Biennale, Havana Cuba
  • 1988 - Festival of India, Japan
  • 1988 - First International Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1987 - Festival of India, USSR
  • 1987 - 'Coups de Coeur', Geneva
  • 1986 - Baghdad International Festival of Art
  • 1982 - 'Modern Indian Painters' Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D. C.
  • 1982 - 'Contemporary Indian Art', Burlington House, London
  • 1982 - 'Myth and Reality', Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
  • 1979 - 'Modern Asian Art', Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
  • 1972 - 'One World through Art', Ben and Abbey Grey Foundation, St. Paul, MN, USA
  • 1971 - 'Contemporary Indian Art', Renwick Gallery
  • 1971 - Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
  • 1970 - Expo '70, Indian Pavilion, Osaka, Japan
  • 1969 - 'Contemporary Art, Dialogue between East and West', Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968 - New Art Centre, London
  • 1966 - Lincoln Center, New York
  • 1965 - 'Ten Contemporary Artists from India' University of South Florida, Tampa; Jackson Art Museum, Jacksonville; Delgado Art Museum, New Orleans; Hunter Gallery, Chattanooga; Colorado Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Long Beach; Art Institute, San Francisco; East Wing Center, Honolulu
  • 1965 - 'Ten Contemporary Painters from India' MIT, Cambridge; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.
  • 1963 - 'Contemporary Painters from India', Gallery 63, New York
  • 1963 - 'Eight Contemporary Artists from India', Lever House, New York
  • 1962 - Venice Biennale, Indian participation
  • 1961 - Tokyo Biennale
  • 1960 - Sao Paulo Biennale
  • 1959 - 'Artists of Fame and of Promise', Leicester Galleries, London
  • 1959 - 'Trends in Contemporary Painting from India', Graham Gallery, New York
  • 1959 - 'Modern Indian Art', Cairo
  • 1959 - 'Contemporary Art from India' Essen, Dortmund, Zurich
  • 1957 - Tokyo Biennale

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 1965 - Solo Exhibition, Egan Gallery, New York
  • 1964 - Solo Exhibition, Watkins Art Gallery, American University, Washington D.C.
  • 1962 - Solo Exhibition, Leicester Galleries, London
  • 1960 - Solo Exhibition, Leicester Galleries, London

 

 AWARDS

  • 1997 - Kala Ratna, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society
  • 1990 - Padma Shri, Government of India
  • 1962 - Travel Fellowship by Council for Economic and Cultural Affairs, New York

 

 
 
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