Tom Vattakuzhy was born in Kerala in 1967 and decided to live the life of an artist at grade four in school. But, due to the lack of family support, after studying in local art schools, he stranded away years doing teaching job and illustrating periodicals until he mustered courage to pursue Studies in Art. Joined Kalabhawan, Santiniketan in 1991 and completed bachelors degree in Fine Art in 1996 and then studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda in 1996 – 1998. He taught art at the fine art collages in Kerala for about four years and subsequently in an International School in Qatar for about eight years. Realizing that teaching affects his art practice, he quit his job in 2010 and returned home to involve himself more in his practice of art. He resumed illustrating periodicals reappraising it’s hitherto conventions and synthesizing it with the visual syntax of his paintings. He has exhibited his works in various exhibitions in India and abroad. He has been the recipient of many awards like AIFACS Award, New Delhi in 1997 and 1998, Kerala Lalita Kala Academy Award, Govt. Of Kerala in 1997, Haren Das Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta in 1995 etc. His works take root from the existential angst especially that of the middle class, upon the present day socio-cultural milieu.
ABOUT SHOP OWNER
Born in the year 1967 at Muvattupuzha, a beautiful town in Ernakulam district of Kerala which is a land with great natural beauty. Graduated in B.F.A from Bharati University, West Bengal and M.F.A of Arts from the Faculty of Arts, MS University of Baroda, Gujarat.
I have done 26 exhibitions and attended 7 Art camps and workshops. Started as an Art Teacher at St, Sebastine’s H.S., Thokkupara, further on in the year 2014 became an Illustrating Bhashaposini, one of the leading Malayalam Periodicals.
I was awarded the Merit Scholarship, Kala Bhavan Viswa-Bharati University in the year 1992-1996, in 1995 Haren Das Award, National Scholarship, Ministry Of Human Resources, New Delhi in 1996, Highly Commended Certificate in 1996, in the year 1997 Kerala Lalita Kala Akademi Award, in 1997 and 1998 I was been awarded the AIFACS, New Delhi. In the year 2000, published an article in the leading literary periodical “Bhashaposhini” focusing on the issues involved in Art and Art Education in Kerala.
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