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Graduated in Fine Arts, College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, with 1st rank in 1986. Majored in Sculpture. Was the first Indian sculptor to win the prestigious Lorenzo il Magnifico award for Sculpture, Florence Biennale. Invited speaker at TEDx 2017, Bangalore.

Exhibitions – A few Solo shows:

  • Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, 1981
  • Windsor Manor, Bangalore, 1985
  • Grindlay’s Gallery, (Apparao Gallery), Chennai, 1986
  • Park Sheraton, Chennai, 1986
  • Windsor Manor, Bangalore, 1986
  • Sakshi Art Gallery, Chennai, 1988
  • Private showing, Dubai, 1994
  • Private showing, Bangalore, 1994
  • Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore, 1995
  • Time and Space, Bangalore, 1997
  • Manipal Gallery, Bangalore, 1999
  • Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai, 2001
  • Windsor Gallery and Art in Crafts Gallery, Bangalore, 2001
  • HDFC Gallery, Chennai, 2002
  • India International Centre, New Delhi, 2002
  • Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, 2003
  • Fluid Space Gallery, Bangalore, 2003
  • Time and Space, Bangalore 2004
  • Prana, Chennai, 2005
  • Time and Space, Bangalore, 2005
  • Nehru Centre, London, 2005
  • Appa Rao Galleries, Triveni, Delhi, 2005
  • Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai, 2007
  • Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2008
  • Mahua Gallery and Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2009
  • Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai, 2010
  • Chawla Gallery, Delhi, 2011
  • Alila, Bangalore, 2012
  • Apparao Galleries, Delhi, 2013
  • India Art Fair (solo), Delhi, 2014
  • Gallery Art Positive Delhi, 2014
  • India Art Fair (solo), Delhi 2015
  • Florence Biennale (solo), Florence, 2015
  • Amsterdam-Whitney Gallery, New York, 2016

Some Group shows:

  • British Council, Chennai, 2 person show, 1987
  • Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, 3 person show, 1987
  • Corporate Collection, Sakshi Art Gallery, Chennai, 1991
  • International Art Centre, Dubai, 1994
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, Working Artists Chennai, 2002
  • Cholamandal Annual Exhibition, Chennai, 2002
  • Art Exquisite, Raffles Hotel, Singapore, 2002
  • Vinyasa Gallery, Annual Exhibition, Chennai, 2002
  • Leela Palace, Time and Space, Bangalore, 2002
  • Art Land, Mumbai, 2003
  • Gallerie Sara Arakkal, Inaugural show, 2003
  • Time and Space, Bangalore, Sacred and Secular, 2003
  • Ganesha Show, Time and Space and Leela Galleria 2004
  • Picture Family, Apparao Galleries Chennai 2004
  • Chivas Regal, Bangalore , 2005
  • Homage to Hebbar, Venkatapa art gallery, 2005
  • Habitat Centre, Delhi, 2005
  • Mahua Gallery, Leela Palace, 2005
  • ‘Ephemeris’, Salon des Arts, London, 2005
  • Vinyasa, Delhi, 2005
  • Vinyasa, Mumbai, 2005
  • Vinyasa, Hyderabad and Bangalore, 2005
  • Mahua Gallery, Bangalore, 2006
  • Chivas Art Experience, New Delhi 2006
  • Concern India, Bangalore, 2006
  • Vinyasa, Dubai 2007
  • Mahua, Bangalore, 2007
  • Asia House, London, 2008
  • Atiart Gallery, New Delhi, 2008
  • Mahua, Bangalore, 2009
  • Sculpture Trail, UB City, Bangalore 2009
  • Search Within, Gallerie 88, Kolkata, 2010
  • Chawla Gallery, New Delhi, 2010
  • Appa Rao Galleries, Chennai, 2011
  • Art Positive, Delhi, (4-person show) 2011
  • Dravidam, Habitat Centres, Delhi, 2011
  • Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011
  • Art Chutney, Bangalore, 2011
  • Art Bengaluru, 2011
  • Art Positive, Annual show, Delhi 2012
  • Mahua Gallery, Bangalore, 2013
  • Art Positive, Delhi, 2013
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Bangalore, 2013
  • India Art Fair, Delhi, 2013
  • Art Chennai Auction 2014
  • Pune Art Auction 2014
  • Art Enclave, Mumbai, 2014
  • India Art Fair (Appa Rao Galleries, group) 2015
  • Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, 2015
  • The Mahatma at the British High Commission, New Delhi, 2015
  • India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2016
  • Jaipur Literature Festival, 2016
  • Burgundy Auction, Mumbai, 2016
  • India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2017
  • Time and Space, Bangalore, 2017

A selection of Commissions:

  • Life size composition for Presidential Suite, The Oberoi, Delhi
  • 15 sculptures for Trident, Bandra-Kurla, Mumbai
  • Two 7-ft bronze sculptures for The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai
  • 3 sculptures for Leela Kempinski, Delhi
  • Life size bronze outdoor sculpture, sculptures for reception lounge, restaurants and meeting rooms for The Trident, Bandra-Kurla, Mumbai
  • 8ft x 8 ft sculpture for The Marriott, Pune
  • Garden sculpture for Rolf and Ute Rettberg, Germany
  • 2-figure composition, bronze and granite for Mr P R S Oberoi
  • 2- figure life size PES College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • 5 ft bronze sculpture for IndoUS Venture, Bangalore
  • Bronze sculpture UKN Builders, Bangalore
  • 5 life-size bronze sculptures for Capital, Chaitanya Builders, Anna Salai, Chennai
  • 6ft. Bronze, TVS Sundaram Clayton, Chennai.
  • Ceramic and glass murals for National Semiconductor,
  • Brunton Road, Bangalore
  • Bronze mural for National Semiconductor, Brunton Road, Bangalore
  • Sculpture for Durametallic Chennai
  • Bronze sculpture for Chartered House Bangalore
  • Bronze mural for Nirvana, Bangalore
  • 5-ft bronze for architect Gayatri and Namith Associates, Bangalore
  • 9 ft sculpture for Total Environment, Bangalore
  • Compositions for public spaces and Leisure Apartments, Holiday Inn & UKn Group, Bangalore
  • 8 ft sculpture for IndoUs Venture Partners, Bangalore
  • 4 sculptures for Naresh Gujral, MP, Delhi
  • 60 Sculptures for The Oberoi, Gurgaon
  • 4 bronzes for Leela Palace, Chennai
  • 30 ft composition for Mahajan & Aibara, Delhi
  • Outdoor composition for Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP, Bangalore
  • Sculpture for Vani Kola, Bangalore
  • Sculpture for Madhu Nair, Mumbai
  • Sculpture for Sunu and Homi Aibara, Mumbai
  • Sculpture for Alila, Singapore
  • Sculpture for Sanjay Puri, Mumbai
  • Composition for Daya and Ajay Menon (Cisco), Bangalore
  • Sculptures for Kiran Chowdhury, MP, Haryana
  • Composition for Nandish, Bangalore
  • Composition for Ash Lilani, SVB Capital, US and India
  • Composition for Akhila and Ramesh, Bangalore
  • Sculptures for Jaishree and Ilangovan, Bangalore
  • Sculpture for Kirloskar, Pune
  • Sculptures for Dr Vivek Sehgal, Boston, US
  • Composition for Shikhar Malhotra, HCL, Delhi
  • Composition for Architect David Amarasekera, London
  • Composition for Solitaire Sangam, Pune
  • Composition for Anand Rathi Financial Service, Bangalore
  • Composition for V R Bengaluru, Bangalore
  • Composition for Total Environment, Hyderabad
  • Composition for Manish Shah, Mumbai
  • Composition for The Crowne Plaza, Electronics City, Bangalore
  • Composition for J W Marriott (Banquet), Pune
  • Commission for Jagriti, Theatre, Bangalore
  • Commission for Jacob Mathew, Malayala Manorama, Kottayam
  • Composition for Basant Floorings Showroom, Bangalore
  • Composition for World Trade Centre, Pune

Collections – Corporate

  • The Oberoi
  • Biocon, Bangalore
  • Grindlay’s Bank, Chennai
  • Essenco House, Bangalore
  • Park Hotels, Delhi and Chennai
  • General Electric, Bangalore
  • Davangere College of Arts, Karnataka
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai
  • UKN, Bangalore
  • The Collection at the Kovalam Literary Festival
  • In private collections in India and abroad

Awards

  • Lorenzo il Magnifico award for Sculpture, Florence, Italy, 2015
  • State Award for Sculpture, Tamil Nadu, 1984
  • State Award for Painting, Tamil Nadu, 1991

Dimpy Menon lives and works in Bangalore.