1970        Born in Bijapur, Karnataka


1999        Artist in residency at Wimbledon School of Art, London
1994        M.F.A. Painting from College of Art, Delhi
1992        B.F.A. Painting from College of Visual Art, Gulbarga







2017       Ether is all that is, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
2014      Tempered Branches, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012       Limning Heterotopias: A Journey into G.R. Iranna's Shadows of the InBetween, Gallery Espace, New Delhi   
2012      Thought of the Day, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2011      Scaffolding the Absent, The Guild, Mumbai
2010      Ribbed Routes, The Guild, Mumbai
2008      Birth of Blindness, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi and Aicon Gallery, London and New York
2007      The Dance on the Horse, Berkeley Square Gallery, London 
2006      Disorder and Early Sufferings, Gallery Muller and Plate, Munich
2006      King of Clay, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York and California
2005      Early Works, Gallery Muller and Plate, Munich
2005      Threads of Humanism, Bodhi Art, New Delhi and Singapore
2003      Dream and Perplexity, The Guild at Chitra Kala Parishath, Bangalore
2001      The Enigma of Departure, at The British Council, Mumbai, and The Guild, Mumbai
2000      Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1999      In the Shadow of Buddha, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
1998      Shadows of the Real, Shridharini and Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1995      Edge Dynamics at Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1992      College of Visual Art, Gulbarga



2016      from Ash to Ash, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi 
2016      And the last shall be the first: G. R. Iranna, works 1995-2015, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, curated by Ranjit Hoskote
2015      The Eye and the Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, organised by National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi at Minsheng  Art Museum,
              Beijing, curated by Prof.  Rajeev Lochan
2013       Heritage Transport Museum, curated by Priya Pall, New Delhi
2011       Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
2011       Crossings:Time Unfolded, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi, curated by Roobina Karode
2011       Melange, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata
2011       The Intuitive-Logic Revisited, from  Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
Finding India: Art for the New Century, presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei
2010       Go See India, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay and Oscar Aschan, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009       Culture Popular India, curated by Shaheen Merali, Mas Presidencia de la Comunidad De Madrid Museum, Madrid
2009       Astonishment of Being, curated by Deeksha Nath,  Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2005       Arad Biennale, Romania
2000       Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo, organized by Indian Embassy in Cairo
2000       Foyer gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London



2014          Art Chennai by The Guild, Mumbai.
2013          Spell of Spill, The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

2013          India Art Fair, The Guild, Mumbai

2012          Art HK 12, The Guild, Mumbai

2012          India Art Fair, The Guild, Mumbai

2011          Giant Elephant - Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gong Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2011          Skin Deep: The Art of Fibreglass, The Viewing Room, Mumbai

2011          Gallery Sumukha, Chennai

2011          Melange, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata
2011          Miniscule Marvel, presented by Contemplate at Gallery BMB, Mumbai

2011          The Intuitive: Logic Revisted, from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, 2011   Davos, Switzerland

2011          Art Stage Singapore, Singapore presented by 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai

2011          Reprise, Aicon Gallery, New York

2010          Art Celebrates 2010, represented by Gallery Threshold at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of

                  the Commonwealth Games

2010          Go See India, part of India-Sweden Cultural Exchange Program presented by Emami Chisel, Kolkata at Aakriti Art Gallery,

                  Kolkata; Vasa Konsthal and Gallery-Scandinavia, Gothenburg

2010          I think therefore graffiti…, The Guild, Mumbai

2010          Art Taipei 2010 The Guild Mumbai

2010          Indian (Sub)Way, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London

2010          Tales of Silence, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2010          Singularities, RL Fine Arts, New York

2010          Size Matters or Does it?, Latitude 28, New Delhi

2010          India Rising: Tradition Meets Modernity, presented by Ati Art Gallery at Varya, New Delhi

2009          Retrieval Systems, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2009          Astonishment of Being, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

2009          Think Small, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2009          Harvest 09: Part II, Arushi Arts, New Delhi

2009          New Fables: Contemporary Voices, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata

2009          India Art Summit, New Delhi, India

2009          Big Dreams, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore.

2009          Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2009          Moderns and More, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto.

2009          Life is A Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai.

2009          Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London.

2008          Material/Im-mmaterial, Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon

2008          Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2008          MiArt Fair 08, Milan, Italy, presented by The Guild, Mumbai

2007          Keep Drawing, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007          India 20, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2007          High on Art, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2007          Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story, The Gallery in Cork Street, London

2007          Asian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aicon Gallery, New York

2006          The Human Figure, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

2006          Contemporary Istanbul Fair, Istanbul

2005          Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art and Saffronart, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, New York

2005          We are like this only? by Vadhera art gallery, Delhi.

2005          Change of Address, The Guild, Mumbai.

2004          Gallery 27, at Oslo, Norway

2004          Untitled, by Gallery Espace at Habitat Centre, Delhi

2004          Peter Muller gallery, Munich, Germany

2002          Words and Images, NGMA, Mumbai

2002          Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Auction-cum-Exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Mumbai

2002          Jehangir Art Gallery Golden Jubilee Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2002          European and Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings, Auction-cum-Exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, New Delhi

2001          The Human Factor, The Guild, Mumbai

2001          Palette 2001 & 02 at Visual art gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi

2001          Engendering-images of women, The Guild, Mumbai

2001          Kaleidoscope, ISU International Art Gallery, Singapore

2001          Apparao Galleries, Chennai

2000          Black & White, Art Today, Delhi

1999          Icons of The Millennium, Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai

1999          Edge of the Century, New Delhi

1999          The Cretive Process, by The Guild art gallery, Mumbai

1998          The Guild, Mumbai

1998          Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago, USA.

1998          Gallery Espace, Delhi

1998          Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

1997          Four Artists, Diverse Talents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai organized by The Guild art gallery, Mumbai

1995          Schoo’s Gallery. Amsterdam, Holland




2008          ABPF Foundation, Signature Art Prize- Jury Award 2008

2004          Harmony Show, Artist of the Year Award, Mumbai

2003          Residency, George Keyt Foundation, Dambola, Sri Lanka

2002          K. K. Hebbar Foundation award, for 2002

2001          State Award from Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi, Bangalore

1999          International Scholarship from Charles Wallace India Trust, British Council

1997          40th National Academy Award from Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi

                  AIFACS Award, Delhi, 50 years of Art in Independent India

1996          National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

1995          Garhi Research Grant from Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi

1993          In Search of Talent M.F.Hussain & Ram Kumar selection Award by Vadhera Art Gallery, Delhi

1993          Bansi Parimu Memorial Committee, New Delhi

1993          Delhi College of Art, Delhi

1991-92     College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

1991          All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Gadag

1991-92     All India Exhibition, Mysore Dasara, Mysore

1990          4th All India Exhibition SCZCC, Nagpur



Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
David Robert collection, London
KiranNadar museum, RajshreePathy collection                                                                         
Singapore Art Museum
Chester & David Hurwitz, USA
SAM Museum, USA
Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
Personal collections at Mumbai, Delhi, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland, Austria, Croatia, Paris, Hong Kong, Switzerland & more







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