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ABOUT ARTIST AMIT SRIVASTAVA
Amit Srivastava (b. 1977) loves to paint and has been drawing portraits since the age of nine. An IIT-Delhi alumnus, he quit his rewarding career in IT in pursuit of his long-standing passion for Arts. His artistic yearnings took him to The Ryder Studio (USA), where he studied under master painter Anthony Ryder, with classical realistic style of painting and life drawing as the focal points of his learning. His works have been selected at some of the most prestigious National and International Art Competitions, featuring amongst some of the best contemporary realists in the world.
His work is a synthesis of keen, careful observation and classical painting techniques; stemming from his belief that when you pay enough attention to something, it opens up to you. He likes to experiment with his style as he moves on to becoming more narrative in his artwork. Figurative works are his forte but he loves doing still life and landscapes as well. His works hang in private collections in India and the US.
He currently works out of his studio in New Delhi.
Life Drawing and Painting Atelier at The Ryder Studio (2014 – 2016) – Attended the Full-Time atelier program at the The Ryder Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) founded by master painter Anthony Ryder. The studio focuses on the classical realistic style of painting and drawing from life. (www.theryderstudio.com)
Drawing and Painting Workshops – Attended several painting workshops on Portrait / Figure painting, Still Life and Landscape painting with several eminent artists across the US.
B. Tech. & M. Tech. from IIT – Delhi, (1996-2001).
Awards / Achievements
Finalist in Art Renewal Center International Competitions for last three years 2017 - 2020 – The Art Renewal Center International Salon is one the biggest and most prestigious competitions for Contemporary realism with participation from some of the best realists from over 80 countries. My portrait works have been selected as a finalist and published in their catalogue titled ‘International Realism’ for the last three years in a row.
Won Delhi State Award in National level Art competition - Kalanand 2019, organized by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation.
Selected for 101st Annual Exhibition of The Art Society of India 2019 at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Selected for 92nd Annual Art Exhibition held by AIFACS in 2019.
Selected for 10th Annual Portrait Exhibition held by AIFACS in 2018.
Selected among the top 50 finalists at ORA 2020 – an Art Contest by Mojarto
Teaching / Workshops Conducted
5 Day Portrait Painting Workshop – Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. May, 2018
3 Day Portrait Painting Workshop – Uchaan Art Gallery, Gurgaon. April, 2018
Drawing and Painting Workshops at Isha Foundation – regularly conduct drawing and painting workshops for art students at Isha Home School and Samskriti School at Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore.
5 Day Portrait Painting Workshop – Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. April, 2017
Drawing Course – Conducted a 7 week drawing course in Bangalore. April – May 2016.
Harvest 2020 – Annual show of Arushi Arts, curated by - Suneet Chopra.
World Art Dubai 2020, Dubai World Trade Center.
HT Imagine Fest 2020, Nehru Park, New Delhi. Feb 2020
India Art Festival, Nehru Centre, Mumbai. Jan 2020
India Art Festival, Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. Nov 2019
Harvest 2019 – Annual show of Arushi Arts, curated by - Suneet Chopra. Stainless Gallery, September 2019.
Transcend – A show by Masters and Emerging masters at Lexicon Art Gallery, New Delhi, September 2019.
Collectively Independent 2019 – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center. August 2019
Artistagram 3– A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. July 2019
India Art Festival, Nehru Center, Mumbai, Jan 2019
Kalabimb ’19 – A group show at Open Palm Court, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, Jan 2019.
India Art Festival, Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. Nov 2018
Harvest 2018 – Annual show of Arushi Arts, curated by - Suneet Chopra. Stainless Gallery, September 2018.
Collectively Independent – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center. August 2018
Beyond Colours 2 – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. June 2018
Index Design Fair, World Trade Center, Dubai. Mar 2018
India Art Festival, Nehru Center, Mumbai. Feb 2018
India Art Festival, Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. Nov 2017
Collectively Independent – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center. September 2017
Taj – A goup show at IGNCA, New Delhi. August 2017.
Artistagram – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. July 2017
Kabir – A goup show at Artizen Art Gallery, Peareylal Bhawan, New Delhi. May 2017.
The Ryder Studio Show - Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). April, 2015.
In Quest of Virtuosity – Group show at Lacuna Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). Dec, 2014.