ABOUT ARTIST AVINASH KARN
2014- Bachelor of Fine Art from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
2010- Intermediate, B.S.E.B.
2008- High School, C.B.S.E.
Hindi: Speak, Read, Write (strong fluency)
English: Speak,Read, Write (moderate fluency)
Maithili: Speak, Read, Write (strong fluency)
2020- What is Tomorrow, a group show at Art Corridor, Taj West End organized by Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya, Bengaluru and co-curated by Lina Vincent and Samyuktha Rao.
2020-KRISHNA- The Infinite, group show at Aura Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2020- INDIA ART FAIR at Gallery Arts of the Earth Booth, New Delhi.
019- Continuity and Change- An Exhibition of Mithila Paintings at Gallery Arts of the Earth, Houz Khas, New Delhi.
2019- Dot Dash Line & Its Narratives, a group show curated by Dr. Ashrafi Bhagat at Gallery, Art Houz, Chennai.
2019- ‘MYTHOLITICS, INDIA: Graphic Storytelling from India’, a group exhibition conceptualized by Jana Jakoubek, at Gallery Rubber Entll, Luzern, Switzerland.
2019- ‘Body’, curated by Johny ML, Shanghumugham Art Museum, Kerala.
2018- ‘Kalpavriksha’, a group show curated by Varsha Munot at ‘The Renaissance art studio’, Pune.
2018- ‘Nurturing The Contemporary (featuring Piramal Art Residency Alumini), group show at Piramal Museum of Art Mulund Gallery, Mumbai.
2018- ‘Revival’, Group show at KA Gallery, Varanasi.
2018- ‘Indigenous Narratives’, Group show of five artists from India at Ampas Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2017- Viswaroopa-Form of Universe, a group show curated by Johny ML at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
2017- Mithila Art Part-I, curated by Peter Zirnis at Casa Colombo Art Center, Jersey City, USA.
2016-TABIYAT, a museum exhibition on tradition of Medicines in collaboration with Wellcom collection, London and Medicine Corner at CSMVS Museum, Mumbai.
2016- SATRANGI, Group Exhibition of Madhubani Painting at Ojas Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2013-Solo Show at Bhojpuri Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, Varanasi, India.
2011-14 - Four Annual Exhibitionsat Gallery of Visual Arts Faculty, BHU, Varanasi.
2013- ‘Banaras Utsav’ a group exhibition of painting at Raja ghat, Varanasi.
2012- ‘Kala mangal-3’ group exhibition in collaboration with Bihar Lalit Kala Academy and Dept. Of Youth, Art, &Culture, Patna, India
2010- ‘Indian Miniature Painting’ group exhibition at Visual art gallery, BHU, Varanasi.
2020- INDIA ART FAIR, New Delhi
2019- Madhubani Literature Festival for workshop and Demonstration with Tribal Artists from Jharkhand as part of UDBHAV 2-a Community Art Project, Supported by Artreach India, New Delhi.
2019- Fumetto Comic Festival, Luzern, Switzerland (Invited as a featured artist of the festival)
2019- National Tribal Art Camp organized in Dehradun, by Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art), New Delhi.
2016- National camp “LOHAR 16” at Kerala Folklore Academy, Kannur, Kerala, India.
2016- National Cartist Festival, Jaipur, India.
2019- A week long workshop of Madhubani Painting to train the teachers from all across India, organized by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India), New Delhi.
2019- Three Days Mural Painting workshop with kids of Sankalp School, Gurgao, organized by Artreach India, New Delhi.
2018- Seven Days’ Painting workshop given at DMPG Women’s College, Varanasi.
2017- Experimental Collage workshop for basics of Madhubani composition, at Bikaner House in Artreach Festival, New Delhi.
2016- Demonstration at International Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur.
2016- ‘Mithila Magic’, a workshop of Madhubani Painting organized by Museum of Goa, Goa, India.
2014-16- Several Workshops of Madhubani Paintingin schools- JNV School, Gonda, U.P.,ChandramauliTrust, Varanasi, Loka School (org.), Aurangabad Bihar etc.
2014-16- Mural and painting workshops with Tribes invillage Chandidih, Jharkhand.
2019- Talk and Presentation of art works with artist Orijit Sen, moderated by Akshay Pathak, Pro-Helvetia Swiss Council at Fumetto Comic Art Festival, Luzern, Switzerland.
2019-Mytholitics- Collective Narration on the Move, a Talk moderated by Lars von Torne (DE), as part of Fumetto Festival, Luzern, Switzerland.
2019- Madhubani Resurgence, presentation of art works of Avinash Karn to the students of Benaras Hindu University at KA Gallery.
2013- Paper presentation in National Seminar on Mithila Art and Culture in BhojpuriAdhyayan Kendra,Varanasi.
2016-Piramal Art Residency (Circle-1st), Mumbai.
Art works are in the collections of-
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
IGRMS Museum, Bhopal
Set of 34 paintings on the wall of Hotel Namastey Midway, Haridwar.
Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur, India.
Folklore Academy, Kerala
Kriti Gallery, Varanasi
Loka Foundation, Bihar.
Ethnic Art Foundation, U.S.A
Musui Foundation, New Delhi and Several National and International private collections.
GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP–
2018-19 -Grant for community art project- UDBHAV 2nd by Artreach India (Org.), New Delhi.
2016-17 -Grant for community art project by Artreach India (Org.), New Delhi.
2014-16-Scholarship in the field of Madhubani Painting, Ministry of culture, Govt.of India, New Delhi.