K. Muralidharan (b.1954)
An alumnus of the College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai (post Diploma in Painting),K. Muralidharan has over the years evolved a highly individual style of painting.His works are constantly in demand by art galleries and art lovers. He has beenawarded multiple grants and scholarships: Govt. of India Cultural Fellowship –Senior; “Guest Artist” Glasgow School, Scotland; “Guest Artist Student” at theStockholm College of Art, Sweden from Swedish Institute; Lalit Kala AkademiResearch Grant; Govt. of India Young Artist Cultural Scholarship in Painting.He is the recipient of the National Award 1994, Tamil Nadu State Lalit KalaAkademi Award 1979 & ’86, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore and Orissa Lalit KalaAkademi 1987. A participant in numerous art camps including Prof.Paul Lingren’sgraphics camp in India and in China, Malaysia and Thailand, he has also heldsolo shows. Muralidharan has taken part in several prestigious group showssuch as VII Triennale India 1991, I & II Bharat Bhavan Biennale 1985/87, NationalExhibitions 1980-94, in India, and Sweden and Scotland. His paintings find place inthe collections of many important institutions like Lalit Kala Akademi, NGMA andgalleries and art lovers.