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Education

  • Master of Arts in Art with Concentration in Ceramics; The University of Dallas, Texas (USA); 2008
  • MBA, Institute of Mangement Technology; Ghaziabad; 1997-99
  • Advance ceramics, private studio of Diplaee and PR Daroz; New Delhi; 1996
  • Basic Ceramics, Delhi Blue Pottery; New Delhi; 1994-1996
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), Delhi University; New Delhi; 1993-1996

International Shows (invitational)

  • Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial, Karachi (Pakistan); January 2013
  • Inspired by India; Sotheby’s, London (UK); May 2012
  • Golden Earth; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; November 2010
  • Ceramics Exchange; Griffith Gallery, Nacogdotches (USA); September 200
  • Censored-Uncensored; The University of Dallas, Texas (USA); May 2008
  • harmonic discord (Solo); William Blakeley Gallery, Texas (USA); April 2008

Solo Shows

  • Circle uncircled...an installation in ceramic; special  curated  project  at  India  Art  Fair (in  collaboration  with Gallerie Alternatives), New Delhi; January 2015
  • Engaging the earth; Apparao Galleries, Delhi; March 2014
  • Parallel intersection II; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; October 2013
  • Astronomically small; Art Heritage, New Delhi; March 2013
  • Parallel intersection; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; December 2011
  • Ceramic works; American Center, New Delhi; March 2010
  • Harmonic discord II; Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi; August 2009
  • Recent ceramic works; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; September 2005

Collaborative Work

  • The  metamorphosis  of  yaksha  and  yakshi; with RAQS Media Collective at their solo  show: untimely  calendar, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Delhi; December 2014

Group Shows

  • Fellowship (Fulbright Alumni show) – Curated by Kathryn Myers, Ojas Art, New Delhi; January 2017
  • Luminous – Gallery Nvya, New Delhi; October 2016
  • Red Moon Songs – Curated by Georgina Maddox, Apeejay Art Centre, New Delhi; August 2016
  • The I Within, Art Centrix, New Delhi, curated by Monica Jain; January 2016
  • Yoga - chakra, Lalit Kala Galleries, New Delhi, curated by SushmaBahl ; June 2015
  • The Art of Chess, India Art Fair, New Delhi (travels  to  Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore  during  2015) with Apparao Galleries; January 2015
  • Group show; Art Heritage, New Delhi; January 2015
  • The Contemporary Walk III; annual show of Gallery Ragini, Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; April 2014
  • Achrome, one by one!; India Fine Arts, Mumbai; February 2014
  • India Art Fair, New Delhi with Cymroza Art Gallery; January 2014
  • Collective Intent V; Gallerie Alternatives, Gurgaon; January 2014
  • Filmy Jagat – celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema; Art Heritage, New Delhi; December 2013
  • The Platter Show (organized by Maneka Gandhi/People for Animals); The Lalit, New Delhi; August 2012
  • New collection (group show of paintings & ceramics); Gallerie Alternatives, Gurgaon; August 2012
  • Ceramics by Rahul Kumar (online show of painting, photographs, & ceramics); www.thetreeoflife.in; July 2012
  • The photo room (group show of paintings and sculptures); Art Heritage, New Delhi; May 2012
  • Metamorphosis (group show of paintings & ceramics); Art Heritage, New Delhi; November 2011
  • Ceramics (two - person show organized by Foundation for Arts); Renaissance Art Gallery, New Delhi; July 2011
  • Fellowship (group show of Fulbright alumni artists); American Center, New Delhi; April 2011
  • Journey through clay; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; March 2011
  • Feats of Clay, a group show of ceramics artists from across India; Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi; July 2009
  • The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, an exhibition of Tea Pots; Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai; November 2008
  • Ceramics Exchange; Griffith Gallery, SFA, Nacogdotches (USA); September 2008
  • Censored-Uncensored, Summer show, The University of Dallas, Texas (USA); May 2008
  • Ceremonial Bowls; Osho World Foundation, New Delhi; April 2005
  • 10thHarmony Show (invitational); World Trade Center, Mumbai; April 2005
  • 9thHarmony Show (invitational); Nehru Center, Mumbai; April 2004
  • 10th All India Exhibition of Art (selection based participation); State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow; March 2004
  • The Zen Teapot; Osho World Foundation, New Delhi; April 2003
  • 2-man-ceramics show; Canadian High Commission, New Delhi; March 2003
  • Fireworks, inaugural show of Delhi Studio Potters’ Circle; India Habitat Center, New Delhi; February 2003
  • Water, studio pottery by 101 potters of India; India Habitat Center, New Delhi; February 2002
  • Clay for Animals; Hungarian Center, New Delhi; February 2001
  • 30-Studio Potters of India; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; November 2000
  • Exhibition to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Gurcharan Singh; Gallery 25, New Delhi; March 1999
  • Annual students’ shows of Delhi Blue Pottery; New Delhi; March 1998
  • Annual students’ shows of Delhi Blue Pottery; New Delhi; March 1997

Awards

  • Junior fellowship for excellence in the field of Visual Arts, Government of India; 2014
  • India Foundation for Arts (IFA) fellowship; 2014
  • Charles Wallace Scholarship to research in the UK; 2013
  • National award at AIFACS; 2009
  • Fulbright Scholarship tostudy in USA; 2007
  • National award at AIFACS; 2002
  • National award at AIFACS; 1996

Collections

  • Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
  • India Habitat Centre Art Collection, New Delhi
  • Jatin Das Centre of Art (JDCA), Orissa
  • University of Dallas, USA
  • HDFC Bank (largest private sector bank in India), Mumbai
  • Reputed private art collection in Pakistan
  • Leading national law firm, Delhi
  • Consumer - goods conglomerate, Mumbai
  • Leading private dermatology clinic, New Delhi
  • Airtel, one - of - the - largest telecommunications company in India
  • Several private collections in India and abroad

Published Critique

  • Kishore Singh: “circle uncircled...an installation in ceramic”, January 2015 – published  brochure  for  the  special curated project at the India Art Fair
  • Roobina Karode: “astronomically small”, April 2013 – published brochure for solo show with Art Heritage
  • Aman Nath: “Rahul K. and the waltz of clay”, December 2011 – published brochure for Parallel Intersection
  • Keshav Malik: “In - formed clay”, March 2010 – published in the solo show with American Center
  • Juergen Strunck: August 2009 – published brochure for solo show with Threshold Art Gallery
  • Dipalee Daroz: July 2005 – published brochure for solo show with Cymroza Art Gallery

Site Specific Works

  • Reception counter of a five - star hotel, Delhi; 2014
  • Wall mural; Residential apartment, Gurgaon; 2014
  • Wall mural; Residential apartment, Delhi; 2006
  • Wall mural; Residential apartment, Mumbai; 2004

Camps and Workshops

  • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA); Pittsburgh (USA); 2008
  • Facilitator at the Artists in Residency at KHOJ 2003; New Delhi; 2003
  • Expression in Clay, Savneet Talwar; Andretta (Himachal Pradesh); 2001
  • Let go, Sandy Brown, Sanskriti Kendra; Delhi; 2001
  • Pottery workshop by Jyotsana Bhatt; Andretta (Himachal Pradesh); 2000
  • Calligraphic brush strokes, workshop by Alan Caiger Smith; New Delhi; 1997

Teaching Experience

  • Advanced ceramics and glazing techniques; personal studio, Gurgaon; 2003-present
  • Basic ceramics; Sanskriti Kala Kendra, Delhi; 2001-2003

 Publications and Presentations

  • Clay and contemporary expression, in conversation with Monica Narula (Raqs Media Collective) at the Spotlight series; India Art Fair, New Delhi; January 2015        
  • Remembering Val Cushing, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 1/2014        
  • Parallel Intersection, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 1/2012
  • NCECA-2008, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 1/2009
  • The Fulbright Experience, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 4/2008
  • 11 contemporary ceramic artists of India – paper and slide presentation; NCECA 2008, Pittsburgh (USA); March 2008
  • Basements-boring? Nah!; back page, The Indian Express; February 2005
  • Smoke and Fire – a tribute to a senior ceramist, Indru Bhatia; editorial page, The Indian Express; December 2002
  • The Touch of Clay - article on Neelamani Devi, a traditional potter from North-East India; editorial page, The Pioneer; November 2001
  • Edited a research report “Black Pottery of Azamgarh”, authored by Dipalee Daroz (under a study grant awarded by the Crafts Museum, Government of India); August 2001
  • Clay Lessons for Life - an article on the experience in the workshop conducted by Sandy Brown; editorial page, The Indian Express; March 2001
  • Content writing for the ‘Arts and Crafts’ section for go4i.com, a web-site promoted by Chase Manhattan and the Hindustan Times; 1999-2001
  • Life member of the Delhi Crafts’ Council, an NGO working on revival of traditional Indian crafts. Led a project titled Patram on the traditional pottery of India; January 2001

Media Coverage

  • The Evolution of Utilitarian Forms, Ceramic Art & Perception (International); April 2017
  • Five Indian ceramic artists you need to know, International Architectural Digest; June 2016
  • Profile and interview, The Ideal Home; January 2016
  • Art work on a chequered canvas, The Indian Express; June 7, 2015
  • Review of “Circle Uncircled”
      • A ceramist’s syntax in elemental hues, Featured review in Take on Art; August, 2015
      • Challenge of medium and challenging the medium of ceramics, Cover Story Art & Deal; February, 2015
      • The world on a platter, Art India; January, 2015
      • Seeking balance in dichotomy, The Hindustan Times (main paper/national edition); January 18, 2015
      • Experiments with scale,MINT Lounge; January 24, 2015
      • India Art Fair, www.amazine.com.au; January, 2015What not to miss at the art fair, HT City; January 31, 2015
      • Sensory overload, The Hindustan Times; January 31, 2015
      • India Art Fair, The Indian Express; February 1, 2015
      • Hues next, The Financial Express; February 1, 2015
      • Pretty as a picture, The Sunday Guardian; February 1, 2015
  • Review of “Engaging the Earth”
    • From the potter’s wheel, The Hindu; June 22, 2014
    • Art moves out of the gallery, The Times of India; May 8, 2014
    • Expressions through ceramics, The Hindustan Times; April 10, 2014
  • Their hearts lie in right place, The Asian Age; April 15, 2014
  • Review of “Achrome, One by One”
    • Monochromatic realizations of life, The Hindustan Times; February 25, 2014
    • Artists corner, DNA; February 22, 2014
    • Different strokes, Afternoon Mumbai, February 21, 2014
    • Monochrome voice, The Asian Age; February 21, 2014
  • Kick Start, recommended artist of the month for art collectors!, The Wall – art magazine; February 2014
  • Review of “Filmi Jagat”
    • Phata poster nikla art, The Hindustan Times; December 29, 2013
    • Reel world charm, Mail Today; December 27, 2013
    • Scrapbook of memories, The Indian Express; December 19, 2013
    • Bollywood art - tractions, The Asian Age; December19, 2013
  • Small Wonder, Art India Volume XVIII Issue I; November 2013
  • Review of “Parallel Intersection–II"
    • For a good cause, Inside Outside, Pg. 36; November 2013
    • Art show, Savvy, Pg. 28; November 2013
    • Parallel Intersection, DNA; October 26, 2013
    • Parallel Intersection, Afternoon Mumbai; October 25, 2013
    • Siblings to present art show in city, The Hindustan Times; October 20, 2013
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2; October 18, 2013
  • Review of “Astronomically Small"
    • Feature story, Art & Deal, Pg. 42 & 43; May 2013
  • Preview of “Astronomically Small”
    • Gallery, Ceramic Review, Pg. 23; April 2013
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2; March 1, 2013
    • Feat of clay, fired by passion, Asian Age, Pg. 3; March 1, 2013 Page 4 of 4
    • A chick twist to pottery, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 5; March 6, 2013
    • Everyday art, MINT Lounge, Pg. 17; March 9, 2013
    • Small Wonders, The Week, Pg. 95; March 10, 2013
    • Rahul Kumar’s miniature ceramics: a show for all, Deccan Chronicle, Pg. 15; March 23, 2013
  • Potter panache, Femina, Pg. 240, August 8, 2012
  • Visual Introspections, Friday Gurgaon, Pg. 18, July 27, 2012
  • Art in the city, Suburb, Pg. 8, June 2012
  • Preview of “Inspired by India, Sotheby’s London”
    • India at Sotheby’s, The Financial Express, Pg. 21, May 11, 2012
    • At Sotheby’s, The Indian Express, Pg. 29, May 11, 2012
    • 10 Questions, Outlook, Pg. 52; May 2012
    • East by East - West, MINT Lounge, Pg. 16, May 12, 2012
    • Indian art at Sotheby’s, Caravan magazine, Pg. 10, April 2012
    • Club of creativity, India Today, Pg. 79; March 2012
    • All for the love of clay, The Asian Age, Pg. 3, March 5, 2012
    • India inspired designs at Sotheby’s, Times of India, February 2012
    • Finest designers shows the way, The Telegraph, Pg. 32, February 16, 2012
    • City artist on Sotheby’s radar, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 12; February 16, 2012
    • Select online media: Theasianfashionjournal.com, artex po.com, scribd.com, worldnews.com, overseasindian.in,artmediaagency.com, ukauctionnews.com, designersguild.com, Zeenews.com, luxuryfeed.com, strandofsilk.com,dailymail.co.uk, chronical.com
  • Art from the heart, Femina, Pg. 240; February 2012
  • Preview of “Parallel Intersection”
    • Siblings color simple joys of life, The Asian Age, Pg. 4; December 12, 2011
    • Getting artistic with clay and canvas, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 15; December 9, 2011
    • When parallels meet, The Hindu, Pg. 3, December 9, 2011
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2; December 9, 2011
  • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2; July 22, 2011
  • Claying around, BT More, Business Today, Pg. 8; April 2011
  • He spins magic on the wheel, The Times of India, Pg. 5; December 5, 2010
  • Kalakaarkaisekaise – one - hour talk show, FM Rainbow radio channel; June 14, 2010
  • Abstract art on ceramics, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 13; March 6, 2010
  • Making art, not just objects, SPAN, Pg. 58-59; January - February 2010
  • Review of “Harmonic Discord II”
    • Don’t Get Potty About Ceramics; back page, The Economic Times; August 29, 2009
    • No Spoke in This Wheel, The Asian Age, Pg. 15; August 31, 2009
    • Clayful Expressions, The Week, Pg. 95; September 6, 2009
    • If You Have 30 - minutes..., India Today, Pg. 94; September 2009
  • Preview of “Harmonic Discord II”
    • A Potter’s Tale, The Hindustan Times (HT City), Pg. 14; August 28, 2009
    • Feats of Clay, The Indian Express, Pg. 21; August 16, 2009
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India,Pg. 2, September 4, 2009
  • Preview of “Feats of Clay”(group show)
  • The Other Potter Mania!, MINT Lounge, Pg. 16; July 2009
  • There’s life after work, Outlook Money, Pg. 28-29; August 2008
  • UD Continues Tradition of Fulbright, Tower Magazine, Pg. 16; May 2008
  • Ceramics by Rahul Kumar, Inside Outside, Pg. 46-48; January 2006
  • Potty about clay, Outlook Money, Pg. 54-57; September 200