G. R Iranna (b.1970)
G. R Iranna obtained his B.F. A. from the College of Visual Arts, Gulbarga in 1992and M.F.A. from Delhi College of Art in 1994. He was a recipient of the CharlesWallace Scholarship 1999- 2000 and studied at the Wimbledon School of Art,London.His accolades over the years have included the National Academy Award in 1997,the M.F.Husain and Ram Kumar Award, Lalit Kala Akademi Award and the AIFACSAward.Iranna’s first one-man show was held in 1992 at the College of Visual Art, Gulbarga.Since then, he has shown at The Birth of Blindness, Aicon Gallery London & NewYork (2008); The Dancer on the Horse, Berkeley Square Gallery London (2007);Disorder and Early Sufferings, Gallery Muller & Plate, Munchen (2006); King ofClay, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York and California (2006); Threads of Humanism,Bodhi art in Delhi & Singapore (2005); Dream & Perplexity, the Guild Art Gallery,Chitra Kala Parishath, Banglore (2003); The Enigma of Departure, The BritishCouncil, Mumbai, & The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (2001); Gallery Espace, NewDelhi (2000); Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo (2000); Foyer Gallery,Wimbledon School of Art, London (2000); In the Shadow of Buddha, GalleryMartini, Hong Kong (1999); Shadows of the Real, Shridharani & Gallery Espace,New Delhi (1998); Edge Dynamics, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi & Jehangir ArtGallery, Mumbai (1995). The artist lives and works in Delhi.