Vijaya Kalyan -- Fine Art
Vijaya was born in Mumbai, India. It was while living there she achieved diplomas in both Fine Art and Art Education. After traveling to Africa in 1991, she worked as a Fine Arts Lecturer at the Creative Art Center in Nairobi, Kenya.Using striking colours and bold lines, she brings forth deep images of the Maasai way of life. She has participated in many group exhibitions throughout Africa and Europe.
2006: Solo Exhibition at the Museum art gallery.
2007: Solo show at Nasvelle, Indiana, USA.
2005: Antarnad (sound of the inner self) at Jahengir Art Gallery.
2004: "Concern India Foundation" Artist's Centre, Mumbai.
2004: Workshop & Exhibition at NGMA, Mumbai " Ideas & Images
2004: Group show at Artists Centre, Mumbai.
2004: "FRAGMENT" solo exhibition at the Museum art gallery.
2003: Exhibited at group show held at "ROMOMA", Nairobi.
2003: Group Show at Birla Academy, Mumbai.
2003: Swastika Gallery, Delhi.
2003: Solo art Exhibition at Artist's Centre, Mumbai.
2002: Participated in Kala-Ghoda Art Festival at tribute to Picasso
2002: Participated in auction for "CARE" - Nairobi.
2002: Exhibited at group show held at "ROMOMA" entitled "Mansoon
2001: Participation at Group Show " La Lora Africa" at Milano,
2001: Solo exhibition at Figtree Art Gallery, Nashville, Indiana, USA
2001: Participated in "Legends of Indo-African Art" at Nehru
Center, Mumbai, India.
2000: Solo Exhibition at Johannesburg, South Africa.
1999: Market Mall, Nairobi.
1999: Solo Exhibition at Nommo Gallery, Kampala, Uganda.
1999: Solo Exhibition at Village Market Mall, Nairobi.
1999: Participation at "Art Affair" "RAMOMA".
1999: Solo Exhibition at VGP Exhibition Hall,1999: Mount Road,
1999: Participation at "Wasanii", International Artists.
1999: Solo Exhibition at French Cultural Centre, Nairobi.
1999: Participation at "Art Affair" "RAMOMA", Nairobi.
1993: First Group Exhibition at The British Council, Nairobi, Kenya.
1998: Solo Exhibition at French Cultural Centre.
1998: "Art Fair" at Village.
1997: Participation at "East African Art from East African
Industries" at Kenya National Museum.
1997: Solo Exhibition, and subsequent participation at "Art Fair" at
Village Market Mall, Nairobi.
1996: Group Exhibition at Kenya National Museum Art Festival.
1996: Solo Exhibition at Village Market Mall, Nairobi.
1995: Group Exhibition at Kenya National Museum Art Festival.
1995: First Solo Exhibition at the Paa Ya Paa Art Gallery, Nairobi.
2008: Residency workshop in Goa by Ruchica art gallery & at
Aamby Valley, Lonavala.
2004: "Concern India Foundation" Artist's Centre,. Mumbai
Workshop & Exhibition at NGMA,Mumbai " Ideas & Images VI".
Awarded by 2000 Foundation, The Netherlands, as one of the "Millennium Artists".
Won critics' acclaim in leading newspapers and TVChannels, Star News in India, KTN in Kenya among others.
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