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									Vivek Rao
B-005, Sterling Park
Sahakar Nagar
Bangalore–560 092
Karnataka, INDIA.
Cell: +91-98441-24938

I am a professional freelance Artist for the past Fourteen years. I have acquired
experience and skills in sculpting, metal casting, painting, and woodcarving and
other related skills. I have actively participated and organized many art exhibitions
at regional and national levels and have conducted workshops at secondary school

Jan 2008 – Till Date:
Solo show ‘ I, Me ,Myself &Time ‘ at Dakshina Chitra – Chennai

Participated in KALA MAHOTSAVA at Venkatappa Art Gallery Complex, as a
invitee artist by Dept of Kannada and Culture.- Bangalore, Karnataka

Designed and executed a Mural and Stencil Art for Star Aviation- Chennai

Jan 2007- October-2007 Designed and executed:
Participated and organized “Abintara” Group Show at Chitrakala Parishat-
Bangalore, 11 artists from Gulbarga.
Murals and paintings for APC (American Power Conversion- Jigani Industrial
Estate Bangalore)
Paintings and posters for PINDERSET software Co, Whitefield Bangalore.
Jan 2004- Nov-2006 Designed and executed:
    Murals and paintings for UTL (B2K) United Telecom Limited –whitefield,
       LIC Bangalore, Central Cottage Emporium – Bangalore, HKES college –
       Bangalore and Sanjivini Spa in Santa Fe –USA, and , Malaysian Airways-
       Bangalore, Eltel- whitefield Bangalore, ELTEC-whitefiled Bangalore,
       Systemax-Bangalore, SIET-Bangalore, C-Bay Systems-Bangalore,
       Elcoteque - whitefiled Bangalore , Srilankan airways-Colombo/Bangalore.
       and residences in Bangalore, Hubli , Chennai , Thai Airways-Bangalore,
       Emirates –Bangalore,
Jan 2003 – Dec 2003 Designed and executed:
    Mural and posters for Thai Airways office – Chennai.
    Murals for Central Cottage Industries Emporium – Bangalore and CPRI –
    Mural for CDAC – Bangalore
    Mural at MIT - Delhi for Honorable minister of Information and technology
      Mr. Arun Shourie’s office.
    Mural for Medreich Sterilabs – Bangalore.
    Conducted a metal casting and terracotta workshop for Dept. of
      Architecture, BVB College of engineering – Hubli.
Jan 2002 – Dec 2002 Designed and executed:
    Mural for Malaysian Airlines – Chennai.
    Mural for ETA – Chennai.
    Mural for ACCTS School, CDAC – Bangalore.
Jan 2001 – Dec 2001
    Group Show at DaVincian art gallery at Jaynagar – Bangalore.
    Designed and executed Mural for Spike Technologies- Bangalore.
Jan 2000 – Dec 2000:
    Designed and executed Mural Xchange21 India Pvt. Ltd.
Jan 1999 – Dec 1999:
    Worked as a Consultant, Visualizer and Art Coordinator for RAAMS India
      Pvt Ltd.
    Designed and executed Mural for RCS Java Educational Institute –
Jan 1998 – Dec 1998
    Mural for PESIT – Bangalore.
    Mural for Khivraj Motors – Bangalore.
Jan 1997 – Dec 1997:
    Selected participant for 40th National Exhibition of Contemporary
      Indian art, Central Lalit kala academy – Delhi at Venkatappa art
      gallery – Bangalore.
    Solo show at Espresso art gallery – Cyber Café – Bangalore.
    Group show at Espresso art gallery celebrating 50 years of Indian
    Group show at Taralabalu Kendra – World Sanskrit Conference, Bangalore.
Jan 1996 – Dec 1996:
    International Sculptor’s Symposium organized by Hampi University and
      sponsored by Lalit Kala Academy, Karnataka. I was in charge of
      coordinating and liaising between the local body and the foreign delegates
      and also a participant.
    Group show at Venkatappa art gallery, Bangalore.
Jan 1995 - Dec 1995:
    Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy state level art exhibition at Bangalore.
    Group show at Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.
    AIFACS (All India fine arts and crafts society), Delhi.
    “Art for Hope” all India exhibition of contemporary art organized by
      Cancer Patients Aid Association and sponsored by Windsor Manor,
    Metal casting camp at college of Visual arts organized by SCZCC, Nagpur.
    Painters and sculptors camp at Bhadra Haveli sponsored and organized by
      Sri Lohitashwa (Actor and Playwright).
    I was also awarded with National Scholarship for young and upcoming
      artist for the year 1995-97 by Ministry of Human Resource and cultural
      Development, Delhi. My field of specialization being “Sculpture”.
    Awarded best Sculptor award, MMK College of visual arts, Gulbarga.
Jan 1994 – Dec 1994:
    All India art contest at SCZCC, Nagpur.
    Bombay art society annual art exhibition at Jehangir art gallery, Bombay.
    “Gulbarga Heritage” group show at Ravindra Bhavan, Lalit kala academy,
    4th International sculptor’s symposium organized by CPAI – at Jayal
    Group show at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.
    Also awarded the Karnataka state Lalit kala academy assistance
      programme scholarship for upcoming artists in the field of sculpture for the
      year 1994-95.
Jan 1993 – Dec 1993:
    Worked at ceramic workshop at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
    Karnataka Lalit kala academy state level art exhibition, Bangalore.
    3rd International sculptors and painter’s symposium, organized by
      CPAI, Delhi and sponsored by Ideal fine art society, Gulbarga.
Jan 1992 - Dec1992:
    2nd International sculptor’s symposium, organized by CPAI – Delhi, at
    Worked at ceramic workshop at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
    4th Rashtriya kala mela at Bombay.

My works are in the collections of:
   Ideal fine art society – Gulbarga. Lalit kala academy – Delhi. Lalit kala
      regional centre – Madras. Lalit kala academy – Bangalore. AIFACS – Delhi.
      Ad-crafts – Pune. MICO – Bangalore. Cogentrix – MPC – Mangalore &
      Bangalore. Khivraj Motors – Bangalore. RCS Java institute – Bangalore.
      PESIT – Bangalore.. Timex showroom – Bangalore. Philips – Bangalore.
      CDAC – Bangalore. CDAC ACCTS – Bangalore, CPRI – Bangalore, CCIC
      – Bangalore. Medreich Sterilabs – Bangalore. Malaysian airlines – Chennai /
      Delhi / Bangalore. ETA – Chennai. ITPL – Bangalore. Thai Airways –
      Chennai., UTL(B2K) Whitefiled Bangalore, Chillies the restaurant
      Bangalore, Thai airways –Bangalore, Malaysian Airways-Bangalore, Eltel-
      whitefield Bangalore, ELTEC-whitefiled Bangalore, Systemax-Bangalore,
      SIET-Bangalore, C-Bay Systems-Bangalore, Elcoteque - whitefiled
      Bangalore , Srilankan airways-Colombo/Bangalore ,Star Aviation-Chennai
      and many private collections abroad.
Personal Details:

Name:                Vivek Rao

Date Of Birth:       15th October 1970.

Qualification:       Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Sculpture from MMK
                     College of fine arts, Gulbarga.
Hobbies:             Books, Music, Art, Fashion, Networking, Adventure

Languages Known:           English, Hindi, Kannada.

Permanent Address:   B-005, Sterling Park
                     Sahakar Nagar
                     Bangalore 560 092.
                     Karnataka. INDIA

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