Curriculum Vitae

"I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller

Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Education

1991      Artworks: The Visual Art School for Continuing Education, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (Short Course on Stone Carving & Apprenticeship under sculptor Milt Liebson at Artworks.

1989      Studio Three: Adult Education Art Group. Continuing Education Program, Santa Barbara City College, California, USA.

1986      Post Graduate Diploma in International Affairs. Bandaranaike Center for International Studies, Sri Lanka.

1984      BA Degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Economics. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018      The City: Janus Faced, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India

2016      Memory Keeper, Hempel Gallaries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2013      Memory Keeper, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India

2012      Comfort Zones, Kashi Gallery, Kochi, India

2011      Kuveni: The Queen of Lanka, Hempel Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2007      Comfort Zones, Red Dot Gallery, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka.

2003      Goddesses Descending.  Studio @ HW Architects, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2001      In the Entangled Web. Barefoot Gallery, Sri Lanka.

1999      My Narratives. Gallery 706, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1998      The Vehicle Named Woman.  Heritage Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Self Help.  International art exhibition in Malmö, Växjö, Örebro and Stockholm in Sweden. Represented Asia with a collection of work consisting of paintings and installations.

1997      Aditi, an exhibition of paintings. Lionel Wendt Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1995      Aditi, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture. Lionel Wendt Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

               Aditi, an exhibition of sculpture.  Hotel Ceylon Inter-Continental. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1993      An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture. The Alliance Francaise De Colombo Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1992      An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture. The Students’ Center. Chancellor Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

1991      An Exhibition of Paintings at "Nicoleti" (University Center). University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

An Exhibition of Paintings. University Center Gallery. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

1989      Kala Nirmana. Multicultural Center. University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

 

Group Exhibitions

2019      Colombo Scope: Sea Change: As Tide Turns, Rio Complex, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Delhi Art Contemporary Week, Visual Art Gallery & Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

One Hundred Thousand Small Tale, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Greetings from India, 5th Edition of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, China

2018      India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

               Lapses, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

               The Edge, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India.

               4th Edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale, Aspinwall Hall, Fort Kochi, Kochi, India

2017      India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

               Lapses, Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, India.

               Tale of Two Cities, Red Dot Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

               Portraits of Intervention, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA.

               Return in Search of Stillness,  Sciennes Gallery, Summer Hall, Edinburgh, UK

               Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2016      India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

               Imagined Futures and Reconstructed Pasts,  Bikaner House, New Delhi, India     

              Tale of Two Cities, Adil Shah Palace, Goa, India

               Tale of Two Cities, Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New delhi, India

2015      India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

               Excavation/ Eruption. Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.

               Performed,  Lionel Wednt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2014      India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

               Colombo Art Biennale, J. D. A. Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

               Memorabilia, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India

               Invented Identities,Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India.

               Serendipity Revealed, Brunei Gallery, London, UK.

               Beware: Wet Ink, Lionel Wednt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2013      India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India

               Art Basel 2013, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

               Serendipity Revealed, China Art Project Space, Hong Kong.

2012      Becoming: Colombo Art Biennale, J. D. A. Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2011      Theertha Artists at Shanthi Road, 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India.

2010      Between Kismet and Karma, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK.

Theertha Artists at Shanthi Road, 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India.

               Artful Resistance: Contemporary Art From Sri Lanka, Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt, Germany.

               Creating Commonwealth, DLF Emporio Mall (by Gallery Ragini), Delhi, India.

2009      Theertha Art- Works on Paper, National Art Gallery, Male, Maldives.

               Colombo Art biennale, Park Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

               Artful Resistance: Crisis and Creativity in Sri Lanka, Museum für Völkerkunde, Austria

               Separating Myth from Reality (Art Festival), Siddhartha Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal

2008     Six Degrees of Separation, Ananth Gallery, Delhi, India.

2007     Arte Curioso, Red Dot Gallery, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka.
Images of Globalization,  National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2006     (A)critical Intimacy, Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2005      Swedish Sri Lankan Artists’ Residency Exhibition, Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

               Ten Artists Exhibition, Millesgarden, Lidingo, Sweden

2004      Urban and the Individual, Finomenal Space Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2002      2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukouka, Japan.

Asian Art Festival, Fukuoka, Japan.

‘Crafty Thoughts’, University of Liverpool Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

2000     ‘Reclaiming Histories: A Retrospective
Exhibition of Women’s Art’.  Sapumal Foundation Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1999      Exhibition of selected works by women artists commemorating ‘Women’s Day’.  The VAFA  Gallery. Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka.

Third International Artists’ Camp Exhibition, National Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

               No Order Group Exhibition’.  VAFA Gallery, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka.

1998      INDEPENDENCE, an art exhibition to commemorate 50 years of independence in Sri Lanka. Lionel Wendt Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Self Help Art Exhibition.  Lionel Wendt Art Gallery.  Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Modes and Moods. The National  Art Gallery.  Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1997      Nawa Kalakaruwo Exhibition.  The National Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Exhibition of Contemporary Sri Lankan Sculpture. The National Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

First International Artists’ Camp Exhibition, National Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1996      Young Contemporaries Exhibition. The National Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1995      Nawa Kalakaruwo  Exhibition. The National Art Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1993      Young Contemporaries Exhibition.  The National Art Gallery.  Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1991      Art: the Prism of the Spirit. Gallery 1434. University of California, Santa Barbara.  California, USA.

1989      Spectrum.  An Exhibition of Paintings. Antioch University Gallery. Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Reflecting Culture Through Art. Reynolds Gallery and Kerrwood Gallery.  Westmont College, Monteceto, California, USA.

Diversity, The Unfolding Mystery. University Center Gallery.  University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

A Painting and Photography Exhibition.  Antioch University Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

1989      A Painting Exhibition.  Cabrillo Art Center. Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Faces and Figures.  Pascual's Upstairs Gallery. Santa Barbara, California, USA.


Workshops, Symposiums and Lectures
 

2018      Presenter in Fast Forward 2: Women in Photography Workshop,  AKJ
Mass Communications Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India

2017      Panelist in the Discussion of Yashodhara
Dalmia’s book ‘
Buddha to Krishna: Life and times of George Keyt’. British Council, New Delhi, India.

               Presenter in the international conference on ‘Buddhist Cultural Pluralism in South Asia: Explorations in
Popular Contemporary Buddhist Imageries’, Royal University o Bhutan, Timphu, Bhutan. Presented paper titled, “How I Came to Fear Hell: Story Telling and Visual Narratives in Buddhist Socialization”.

2016      Panelist in the Discussion of Tale of Two cities project, Spotlight, India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

Tale of Two Cities Residency, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

               Tale of Two Cities Residency, Varanasi, India.

2015      Panelist in the Discussion of ‘Fabric &
Fabrication’, Speaker Forum, India Art Fair,
NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, India.

2008      Foundations & Networks International Workshop 2008, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

2003      Lijiang International Artists Workshop, Lijiang, China.

2002      Art Exchange Program. The 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, 2002.

‘Artists and Artist-space in Asia: Growth, Interactivity and Creation’. Opening Symposium for 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale.
Visiting Artist, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia.

South Asia Conference 2002, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.

1998      Seminar for South Asian Artists Network Project. International Centre, New Delhi, India.

Theertha International Artists’ Workshop, Lunuganga, Sri Lanka.

2000      Artists’ for Peace flag Project, Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka.

1999      Participation in the Third International Artists’ Camp at Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.

Participation in the KHOJ International Artists’ Workshop, Modinagar, India.

KHOJ Symposium, New Delhi, India.

1997      Artists Against War Flag Project Workshop.  Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Self Help Workshop. Angelholm/Helsingborg, Sweden.

1997      Participation in the First International Artists’ Camp at Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

 

Awards

1994      Young Artist of the Year, Young Contemporaries Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1999      Bunka Award for Special Achievement in Painting and Sculpture. The Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Fund.