Rajendra Kumar Tiku (b.1953)
Born in Wadwan, Kashmir, Tiku graduated from Kashmir University with a major inScience and Law in 1978 and 1976. He also completed his sculpture course fromthe Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Srinagar in 1978. Tiku became the foundersecretaryof 5. P. College Artists’ Association.Widely acknowledged, Tiku has received many awards and honors such as thePollock-Krasner Foundation (New York) Grant for one year advanced work inSculpture, 2005; 8th Triennale-India (International) award for sculpture, 1994;National Award for sculpture, 1993; Senior Fellowship of the Department OfCulture, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, 1997-99.Tiku has taken part in many solo exhibitions which include Metaphors in Matter,Gallery Espace, New Delhi (2008); Sculpted Images, Gallery Espace at IndiaHabitat Centre, New Delhi (2003); Art Heritage, New Delhi (2003 & 1998); ABCFoundation, Varanasi (1998); Art Heritage, New Delhi (1995); Art Heritage. NewDelhi (1992 & 1990). The artist lives and works in Kashmir.