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Pooja Iranna

"Lately ,through my work I have been trying to explore basic structural forms as they denote solidity and strength. These structures help me metaphorically explore the sturdiness of human character. "



Born in New Delhi, India, 1969.

Currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.


·         M.F.A. In Painting, College Of Art, New Delhi, 1995

·         B.F.A. In Painting, College Of Art, New Delhi, 1991



·         Junior Fellowship By Dept. Of Culture, Govt. Of India, 1998-99

·         National Scholarship By Dept. Of Culture, Govt Of India, 1992-95

·         Charles Wallace India Trust Award, 2002

·         Garhi Grant By Lalit Kala Akademi, 2003-2004.


Solo Shows 

§         Metamorphic Mathematics’, At Chitra Kala Parishat, Bangalore, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, And At Sridharani Gallery, Delhi, 2003-2004. Essay By Peter Nagy.

§         ‘Reflections’, Wimbledon School Of Art, London, 2002

§           ‘House Of Cards’, Art Inc, New Delhi, 1999, Essay By Roobina Karode.                    

§          Paper Works’, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, 1996.


 Major Group Shows

§          ‘Avatars Of The Object’, Curated By Nancy Adajania, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2006.

§          ‘Making Of Divinity’, Curated By Ina Puri, For Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2006.

§          ‘Around Architecture’, Curated By Marta Jakimowicz, Bangalore, 2006.

§           ‘Bridges, Exploring New Paradigms’, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, 2005.

§          “Negotiating Matters” Curated By Roobina Karode, For Anant   Gallery, New Delhi, 2005.

§           ‘Migration, City, Home’ Curated By Amit   Mukhopadhaya, Kolkatta, 2003.

§          Words And Images, National Gallery Of Mordern Art, Mumbai, 2002.

§          ‘Closet/Closets’ Curated By Mrinal Kulkarni, New Delhi, 2002.

§          Two Painter’s Show With Iranna G.R. At Apparao Galleries, Chennai, 2001.

§          ‘Kaleidoscope’ – Isu International Art Gallery, Singapore, 2001.

§           ‘Engendering – Images Of Women’, At The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2001.

§          ‘Two Women Artists’, The Guild, Mumbai, 1999.

§          ‘Women For W.I.S.E., Exhibition At N.G.M.A. & Auction, Mumbai, 1999.

§          Two Women Artist Show, At Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, 1993.

§          ‘Search For Young Talent’ By Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1991.



§          ‘Resonance ’, Curated By   K.T. Ravindran, For Golden Jubilee Of Lalit Kala Academy, 2005.

§          43rd National Exhibition, Bangalore, 20001.

§          ‘Kala Ghoda Artfest-2000’, Mumbai, 2000.         

§          41st National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1999.

§          16th All India Exhibition By Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore, I995.

§          Kala Mela, New Delhi, 1994 &1997.

§          Annual Exhibition Of A.I.F.A.C.S., 1992 & 1998.



Selected Published Writings

§          Catalogue For B.M. Kamath’s Solo Show At Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi-1999.

§          ‘Through Another Journey’, Two Artist Show, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

§          ‘Metamorphoses Of Existance’, Lalit Kala Contemporary 45,A Publication Of Lalit Kala                                                                                              Contemporary, India-Jan 2002.

‘We Come, We Eat, We Sleep’, Essay On Work Of N.S. Harsha That Represented India At The Fukoka Festival, Published In Lalit Kala Contemporary, A Publication Of Lalit Kala Academy,India-June 2002.
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