Bio Data

Venkatachalapathi

Born in 1948 at Devanahalli, Bangalore District.

Qualification

Govt. Diploma in painting and modeling - Sculptor from Kalamandir School of Arts, Bangalore

Participation

  • 1969-91 - Participated in Karnataka Lalithakala Academy exhibitions, Mysore Dasara Exhibitions.
  • 1970-75 - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, All India Exhibitions
  • 1970-75 - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, All India Exhibitions
  • 1980, 84, 96 - National Art Exhibitions, New Delhi
  • 1980        - Paintings and Sculptures Exhibition by Thooricas Madras
  • 1984        - Karnataka Kala Yatra group exhibition 15 places all over Karnataka.
  • 1984        - Group Show at Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1985        - Traditional Sculptures Exhibition at Bangalore, Organized by Shilpakala Prathistana.
  • 1987        - Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Calcutta
  • 80, 81, 85 - Participated in Karnataka Kala Mela
  • 1990        - NCSM Artists and Sculptors Exhibitions, Calcutta
  • 1994        - Shilpakala Prathistana, Organized Sculptors Show, at Bangalore
  • 1995        - Samyojitha Group Exhibition at Rashtriya Kalamela, Bangalore
  • 1996        - Samyojitha Group Exhibition at Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997-98 - Karnataka Lalithakala Academy, Organised Kala Yatra Exhibition
  • 1998        - All India Miniature Format Sculpture Exhibition, oragnised by Samyojitha, Bangalore
  • 2000        - All India Miniature Format Sculpture Exhibition, organised by Karnataka Samyojitha Academy
  • 2000        - All India Minature Format "Sculpure Exhibtion", organised by Karnataka Shilpakala Academy
  • 2004        - Swarna Rekha Exhibition for 50 years of Lalithakala Academy remembering Exhibition, New Delhi.
  • 2006        - Contemporary Sculptor form organised Group Show Exhibition, Bangalore
  • 2008        - Contemporary Sculptor form organised Group Show Exhibition, Bangalore
  • CAMPS

  • 1980       - All India Sculptures Camp held at Regional Centre, Madras
  • 1981        - All India Sculptures Camp organized by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
  • 1982        - Sculpture’s and Painters Camp, organized by Karnataka Lalaithakala Academy, Vishwa Kannada Sammelana, Mysore
  • 1983        - Scluptors Camp, organized by Cholamandal Artists Village and Works Centre, Madras
  • 1985        - Sculptors and Painter's Camp, organized by Karnataka Lalitakala Academy.
  • 1986        - All India Artist and Sculptors Camp during SAARC meet at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, organized by SZC Centre.
  • 1987        - Regional Centre, Lalithakala Academy, organised Bronze Casting Camp, Bangalore
  • 1988        - Kannada and Culture Dept., organised camp on Nehru and Nature, Bangalore
  • 1991        - Bhava Shilpa Shibira, organised by South Central Zone Cultural Centre, at Pune.
  • 1992        - All India Sculptors Camp at Gulbarga, organized by Central Lalithakala Academy
  • 1992        - Regional Centre, Lalithakala Akademy, Bronze Casting Camp, Pondichery
  • 1994        - All India Sculptors Camp at Khamgan (Maharashtra), organised by South Central Cultural Zone.
  • 1997        - International Sculptors Symposium at Kannada Vishwavidyalaya, Hampi and Central Lalithakala Academy at Hampi.
  • 2000        - Golden Jubilee year of Independence, Painters and Sculptors Camp, organized by Kannada and Cultural Dept., Bangalore
  • 2001        - All India Sculptors Camp (Bronze Casting), organized by Central Lalithakala Academy at Ahmedabad.
  • 2003        - Southern Sculptors Camp at Vishakhapatnam, organized by Regional Central Madras South Zone Cultural Center, Andhra University
  • 2003        - Bhavashilpa Shibira at Mysore, organized by Shilpakala Academy, Bangalore
  • 2005        - Bangalore University and Regional Centre Lalithakala Academy, at Bangalore University (Visual Art Dept.)
  • 2008        - Participated in International Art Symposium at Tumkur, conducted by Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Architecture Department.
  • 2010        - Participated in Sculpture’s Forum
  • 2011        - Participated in Sculpture’s Forum
  • 2012        - Participated in Sculpture’s Forum
  • SOLO

    1981        - Ramneel Art Gallery, Bangalore 1987        - Youth Writers & Artists Guild Organized Exhibition.

    AWARDS

  • 1996        - National Award for Sculptur.
  • 1980, 83 -Karnataka Lalitakala Academy Award for Sculptors
  • 1995        - Ramsons Kala Prathistana Honor, Mysore
  • 1997        - Kannada Rajyothsava Award
  • 1997        - Karnataka Shilpakala Academy honor.
  • 2006        - Janapada loka Award for contribution to field of sculture
  • 2010        - Jakkanacharya Award for Life time achievement
  • 2014        - Kaladyana Prashasthi
  • COLLECTIONS

  • •              National Gallery of Modern Arts, New Delhi
  • •              Karnataka Lalithakala Academy, Bangalore
  • •              Central Lalitha Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • •              Cholamandal Artists Village, Madras
  • •              Govt. Museum, Bangalore
  • •              Davanagere School of Arts and Crafts, Davanagere
  • •              South Central Cultural Zone Centre, Nagpur
  • •              Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
  • •              Regional Cenre Lalithakala Akademy, Chennai
  • •              Kannada University, Hampi
  • •              South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur
  • •              Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • •              Karnataka Shilpakala Akademy, Bangalore
  • •              Dept. of Kannada & Culture, Bangalore and may more collections in India and Abroad.
  • COMMISSION EXECUTED

  • •        12' x 85' Fibreglass Mural for Ramsons Handicrafts Emporium, Mysore
  • •        Terracotta, Aluminium and Plaster Murals and Scluptures for Jindal Aluminium Company
  • •        Mural for Thontadarya Mutt Kalyana Mantap, Gadag
  • •        18' x 7' Fibre Mural for Hampi University, Hampi
  • •        Many Murals in different mediums (Fibreglass, Terracotta, Ceramic, Stone etc., for several private buildings.)
  • BUST & LIFE SIZE STATUES

  • •        9' Sarvajna Bronze Statue for Masur, Haveri Dist. (Commission by Govt. of Karnataka)
  • •        Life size Sitting Bronze Statue of Bishop Cotton for Bishop Cotton School, Bangalore
  • •        B. M. Sri and Thi. Nam Sri for Shakthi Kendra, Bangalore
  • •        Basaveshwara for Basavapeeta - Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  • •        9.5 feet Bronze Statue of the Ex. Chief Minister Sri Devraj Urs, Commissioned by State Government.
  • •        Sri Kondajji Basappa, Madam Baden Powell for Scouts & Guides, Bangalore
  • •        Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh and Sri Subbarao of Anantapur
  • •        Sri A. N. Subbarao, Founder, Kalamandir School of Arts, Bangalore
  • •        Life size Bronze Statue of Ramanashri for Ramanashrama, Bangalore
  • •        Late Sri K. N. Guruswamy for The Printers Mysore (P) Ltd., Bangalore
  • •        "Kittle" 7.5 feet Bronze Statue for C.S.I., Bangalore and Dharwad
  • •        Dr. Menasin Kai 9.6' Bronze Statue for Dharwad.
  • •        Life Size Bronze Statue of Sri Basaveshwara for Veerashiva Vidyabhivriddi Sangha, Bangalore
  • •        6' Bronze Statue of H. L. Nagegowda for Janapada Loka, Bangalore
  • SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS - Camp Director

  • •        Sculpture Workship in Fibre Glass Mural at Kalamandalam, Dharwad – 1994
  • •        Terracota Plaster and Paper Mesh Medium Workshop, organised by Nirmal's Art Centre for Children, Bangalore - 1994, 95, 96.
  • •        Terracota Sculpture Workshop organised by Lalitakala Akademi, Mangalore – 1997
  • •        Scuplture Workshop for Prathibhotsava conducted by Shilpakala Akademi, Bangalore – 2002
  • •        Mural Workshop in Fibre Glass at Kalamandira, Bangalore – 2002
  • •        Fibre Glass Mural Workshop at Mysore Association, Mumbai – 2003
  • •        Coorg Foundation as conducted Painting & Sculpture for Hill station Student's at Different places in
  • •        Coorg. - 2002 to 2005
  • •        Camp Director for Stone Carving at Rangayana Camp, Mysore – 2008
  • •        Camp Director for Sculptures Camp on Mahatma Gandhi organized by Karnataka Shilpakala Academy & Gandhi Bhavan - 2014

    MEMBERSHIP and NOMINATION

  • •        Member of Lalitakala Academy - 1995 to 1998
  • •        Member of Shilpakala Academy - 2002 to 2005
  • •        President of Karnataka Shilpakala Academy, Bangalore 2005 to 2008 - Nominated by Govt. of Karnataka