ABOUT ARTIST MINAL RAJURKAR
I have completed my Ph. D. degree (fine art) from RTMU, Nagpur in 2016. From last ten years, I have been working with various mediums. I paint in a semi realistic style and use subjects such as animals, humans and animal/human hybrids against my favoured vivid background colours. I observe people around and their behaviour, as it is my daily experience. And this different human behaviour helps me to co-relate with my thoughts about society and its current social situation.
2017 – Navi Mumbai City Award for Painting in Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
2016 - All India Woman Artist Award for Painting in Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
2015- Award for The Best Painting for Social Cause in The Bombay Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2015, Mumbai
2006 - Consolation Prize, Kalawarta International Art Festival, Ujjain
2006 - Certificate of Merit, Gov. Chitrakala Mahavidyalay Nagpur
2005 - Jury Award in ‘VARNIKA-2005’ 4th National College Student Painting Competition, Ujjain
2003- Consolation Prize, Annual Art Exhibition Gov. Chitrakala Mahavidyalay Nagpur
2011 – 12 Junior Research Fellowship of the ICHR.
2007-2008 Scholarship, Government of India Ministry of Culture, New Delhi