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Vijay Kumar

Brooklyn

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Lot No# AB2023

Vijay Kumar
Brooklyn
Etching
11” x 15”
Signed: On Lower Right Corner
Work done in 2007

Bio

1962-67 Art student at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India
1967-68 Learned fresco restoration at Studenica Monastery in Yugoslavia
1975-85 Printmaking student, then assistant, at Pratt Graphics Center, NYC
1986- Founding member, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC

Currently teacher of printmaking at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk (CT), and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit. Book illustration for What to Listen for in the World, by Bruce Adolphe, 1996. New York: 1st Limelight ed., Proscenium Publishers, Inc. Work in permanent collections including: The New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art, the New-York Historical Society, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City; the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, Connecticut; the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England; and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2000

"The Print: Image & Process", Creative Arts Workshop Gallery, New Haven, CT
"From Lake Erie to Now", Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
"Przestrzenie Grafiki", Galeria Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
"American Prints", Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Cracow, Poland
"Hudson River Mural Project", Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC

 

 

2001

"34/2001", exhibition at The British Council, New Delhi, India
Print Room Exhibition, The Russell-Cotes Museum & Art Gallery, Bournemouth, England
"29 Graveurs New Yorkais a Paris", Gallery Delta, Paris
"Works on Paper: Printmaking & Drawing", Soho 20 Gallery, NYC
"Spirit of the Horse", Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY
Fifth Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art 2001, Bhopal, India
"Spokes and Rims", Connecticut GraphicArts Center, Norwalk, CT

 

 

2002

Exhibition of prints, Galleria Slad, Elk, Poland
Exhibition of prints by The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London (received first prize)
"The Horse Show 2002", Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY
"The New York City Not-For-Profit Workshop Exhibition", at the Art Students League of New York, NYC
"September 11th" (Commemorative Portfolio), Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC

 

 

2003

"Poetry into Print: Impressions Inspired by Verse", Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
"The Horse Show 2003", Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY

 

 

2004

"Wish You Were Here", Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC
"2004 Pacific States National Biennial Exhibition", Campus Center Gallery, University of Hawaii at Hilo
"Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art", William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
"The Horse Show 2004", Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY
Sixth Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art 2004, Bhopal, India

 

 

2004-6

"Multiple Encounters: Indo - US Print Exhibition in India" (co-curator), at: the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi (2004); the American Center in New Delhi (2004); the Government College of Art in Chandigarh (2005); and the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademy in Jaipur (2006).

 

 

2005

"The God Show", Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

2006

"Exhibition of Contemporary Indian-American Art" (co-organizer), Consulate of India, NYC
"The Humor Show", Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
"India: Proximities of Distance", The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2007

“Erasing Borders: Indian Artists in the American Diaspora” (curator), Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY & The Guild Art USA (gallery), NYC
“My Private Utopia”, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
“Blue Print”, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2008

“Text Messages: Words and Letters in Contemporary Printmaking”, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY

 

 “Artists Who Teach!”, Art Upstairs Gallery, The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ

 

Curator of “Current Impressions: Prints by Contemporary Indian Printmakers”, Frank Museum of Art, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH


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