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Chandra Morkonda

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Artist
Chandra Morkonda
Chennai, India

Born in 1989 in Srikalahasti, Morkonda Chandra Shekar in well known Andra Pradesh based painter. He obtained Bachelor Degree from JNT University Hyderabad, and went on to pursue Art Masters Training also from Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan.

Morkonda Chandra Shekar has also received State Award from Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. His works are interpretations of his own experience with various cultures and religions. His paintings have a deep religious context to them. The trees and goddesses are his subject of work. Trees and plans have a sacred place in Indian mythology, and each of his works intereprets his beliefs in Hindu mythology.

“My choice of objects are popular icons from Hindu mythology like Maha Vishnu, Maha lakshmi, Sri-chakram, Shiva tantric, and deity Durga.These images reciprocate the dual role of beliefs with nature and God.” Chandra Shekhar lives with his family in Andhra Pradesh.

Academics
  • M.F.A. in Graphics from Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.(West Bengal)2014
  • B.F.A. in painting from JNTU, Hyderabad.(AndhraPradesh)2011
Awards and Recognition
  • 2016 South zone Andhra Pradesh state award, PDAF,Mumbai((West Bengal)
  • 2014-15 ARNAWAZ VASUDEV Scholarship, Bangalore.
  • 2008 State award of POTTI SREE RAMULU TELUGU UNIVERSITY ,Hyderabad.
Shows & exhibitions
SOLO SHOWS
  • 2016 KALPAVRIKSHA, Forum art gallery, Chennai
  • 2018 Kalpavruksha( VAHANA series),Forum art Gallery, Chennai
Group Exhibitions:
  • 2017 Margazhi Musings, Forum Art gallery, Chennai
  • 2017 Hues of the Muse, Shree yash Art Gallery, Delhi
  • 2017 Motley Hues, Gallery Vision Art, Delhi
  • 2017 Group Show in Phoenix Mall– Reves Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2017 India Art Festival, Gallerie Splash, Delhi
  • 2016 Group show at Delhi airport, Gallery Nvya, Delhi
  • 2016 Visible Visages, Gallery Veda, Chennai
  • 2016 Group show at Delhi airport, Gallery Nvya, Delhi
  • 2015 Traditional Art Camp, Lalit kala Academy, Chennai
  • 2014 Birla academy of arts and culture, Kolkata.
  • 2014 Vishwabharathi university annual show, ICCR Kolkata
  • 2013 Colours of life: Art with a heart, Elysium Mansion, MUMBAI
  • 2013 Within Reach-IV, Gallery Nvya, NEW DELHI.
  • 2012 Display of Art, Gallery Point Of View, MUMBAI
  • 2009 6th All India Art Competition (Hyderabad art society).Hyderabad
  • 2008 11th State level art Exhibition (PST University), Hyderabad.

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