Rajny Krishnan - A Profile
Date of Birth : 28 MAY 1966.
Place of Birth : Pune, India
Address for Communication :
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TELEPHONE: +91 44 2476 6568.
1997 to 1999 - Master's degree in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College, Madras. Gold medallist and rank holder.
July 2000 - Qualified in Eligibility for Lectureship through National Educational Test by University Grants Commission, India.
1986 to 1989 - Diploma course in Drawing, Painting and Sculpture at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai, under the tutelage of Painter K.Sreenivasulu and Sculptor Kalasagaram Rajagopal .
1986 to 1987 - Apprentice to Sculptor Kalasagaram Rajagopal.
Assisted Sculptor Kalasagaram Rajagopal in over a dozen commissioned Portrait Sculptures (From 1987 to 1995)
Received and accomplished several Commissions for Sculptures (Portraits and thematic) and Murals in Bronze, Fibreglass reinforced Resin, Plaster and Terracotta.
Lectured in the Fine Arts Department of Stella Maris College intermittently from October 1999 to March 2004.
Founded Krishna Nupur Cultural Trust in Madras, a registered non-profit foundation to encourage art, art therapy, craft and culture among children and challenged people (since May 1995).
Participated in several Group and Solo exhibitions.
Designed and executed Landscaping of gardens for private residences (since 1995).
- 1994 February Neil Rossner Bungalow, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu.
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
- 2000 January Ramana Nagar, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu.
Paintings and Bronze Sculpture.
- 2000 April Vinyasa Art Gallery, Madras.
Bronze and Terracotta Sculpture and Drawings
- 2002 September Manasthala, Madras.
- 1987 April Kalakshetra Students’ Show, Alliance Francaise de Madras.
Painting and Sculpture
- 1997 February Amarantos’97, Values Art Foundation, Madras.
- 1997 August 50 Years of Independence show, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras.
- 1998 August Annual Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras.
- 1999 August Annual Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras.
- 2000 March Kavithai Ovia Kankatchi, Centenary Museum hall.
- 2000 April Affordable Art show, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Madras.
- 2000 June Affordable Art show, Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
- 2000 August Annual Art exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras.
- 2001 August Lalit Kala Mela, Lalit Kala Academy, Madras,
- 2002 Jan-Feb Preview show to Lyon’s SLBA, The Russian Cultural Centre, Madras,
- 2002 June Charity Show, Amethyst, Madras.
- 2002 April Le Salon De Printemps, La Societe Lyonnaise des Beaux Arts, Lyon, France,
- 2004 August Charity Show, Amethyst, Madras.
Commissions for Sculpture
One and half times Life size Bronze Statue of a seated meditating young woman for a Health Farm, Bangalore.
Life size Bronze Bust of Dr. Prof. Sc. Dieter Beck of Germany,for Anna University, Madras.
Life size Fibreglass Resin Bust of Miss. Kira Plaetz, Germany.
Bas relief Terracotta Mural for Reception Hall,The Hindu Welfare Centre, Madras.
Life size Bust of (Late) Swami Omkarananda, Rishikesh.
Life size Bronze Bust of Dr. Prof.C.R.Rao, Eminent Statistician, Retired from Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Life size bronze Bust of (Late) Mr. Mammen Mappillai, Founder, Ex-Chairman, MRF Limited, Madras.