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Balaji Theertham

Born in Sri Kalahasti, Andhrapradesh, India, Aug.15, 1967
Currently lives and works in Hyderabad, India

Qualification

  • M.Sc., in Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1989
  •  M.Phil., in Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1990
  • Ph.D, in Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1993
Scholarships

• Post Doctoral Fellowship, France, 1995
• Post Doctoral Fellowship, Taiwan, 2002

Awards/Honors

  •  Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award in 1986 from Victoria Technical Institute (VTI), Madras for Sri Rama Pattabhisekham Painting.
  •  Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award second time in 1990 from Victoria Technical Institute (VTI), Madras for Sri Sita Rama Charitra Painting.
  •  Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award third time in 1993 from Victoria Technical Institute (VTI), Madras for Sampoorna Ramayanam Painting.
  •  National Award (Govt.of India) in 1994 from Honourable President of India at New Delhi for Sampoorna Ramayan Painting.
  •  Outstanding Young Person Award in 1994 from the Junior Chamber, Tirupati, India.
Selected National & International participations

  •  Exhibition and Demonstration at National Level Exhibition Taj Festival
1993, Agra, Ministry of Textiles, Govt.of India.

  •  Kalamkari art demonstration at Surajkund Mela – 95, New Delhi
  • Exhibition & Demonstration at International Art Festival (Art in Action), Oxford, UK during the period of 13 – 16, July 1995,13 – 16, July 1996, 15 – 18, July 1998 and 18 – 21, July 2002
  •  Exhibition & Demo at Nehru Centre, London, UK during the period of 23-25, July 2002
         • Exhibition & Demonstration at UNESCO, Toulouse, France Sponsored by CIES,          France in 1996

  •  Exhibition at FIAS, Institute of Aeronatique, Toulouse, France in 1996
  •  Participation in National Award winners Exhibition in 2001 at Shilparamam, Hyderabad
Selected Publications
• Illustrations to ‘Mangoes and Bananas” Tara Publishers, India

Major collections

  • Madras Craft Museum (Craft Foundation): Sampoorna Ramayanam miniature painting (2.00X1.30 Meter), which was selected for National Award in 1992.
  •  Shilpa kala vedika, Shilparamam, Hyderabad: For the first time, in the kalamkari art field, a major kalamkari panel work around 150 running meters prepared.
  •  The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK: One large kalamkari painting (5.00 x 2.60 Meters) namely “Sampoorna Ramayanam” was purchased by the Ashmolean Museum (Eastern Arts section)

• Painting/craft emporiums such as Victoria Technical institute, Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation, Kalanjali, Kaveri, Dastkar, Craft Council of India, Craft council of Andhrapradesh, etc.,

Selected recognized students

• Ramesh Gorjala, Murali Theertham, Raghavulu Pydi, Muna swamy Pydi,

Foundations
  •  Kalamkari Hastha Kala Kendram, a registered cultural society in memory of my art teacher Late Rambhoji Naik








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