Alex Mathew

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  • TITLE: Twelve Characters
    MEDIUM: Acrylic On Wood
    SIZE: 4X4 FT

Alex Mathew was born in Trivandrum, Kerala. Studied art in Institutions like College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum(1975-81), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda (1982-84), Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste(1986-87).

The Exhibitions participated (selected) include ‘Seven Young Sculptors’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi(1985) organized by Assault Arts Centre. ’Questions and Dialogues’ Faculty of Fine Arts(1986) organized by Radical Sculptors and Painters Association. ’Alekhya Darshan’, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva(1987). ’Timeless Art’ Sesquicentennial show by Times of India(1988), Exhibition of Sculptures an Drawings, Venkatappa Gallery(with N.Pushpamala)(1989) also” Songs of Dark Times ’CMC’Gallery, New Delhi(1991). Two person show in Gallery Chemould(1992).’ Solo show of Sculptures and Drawings, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai(1993). ’100 years of Contemporary Indian Art’, NGMA, New Delhi(1994) curated by Geeta Kapoor. ’Edge of the Century’Art Today’, New Delhi(1999). ’Exile and longing’ Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai(2000). ’Engendering Women’ Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai(2001). Group show with N.N, Rimzon, Justin Ponmany at Bombay Art Gallery(2005). Solo Show at Kashi Art Gallery(2005). ’Double Enders’ at Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore & Cochin(2005) Curated by Krishnamachari Bose. ‘Paper Flute’ Group Show, Gallery Espace’, New Delhi(2006).

‘HumanFigure’ Gallery Threshold, New Delhi(2006). ’Representations’ Triva contemporary, Trivandrum(2007).

‘After-Images’ Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda(2007). ’Limited Edition’ Gallery Threshold, New Delhi(2007).’workshop’, India Fine Arts, Mumbai(2007), Group Show, Gallery88 kolkota(2007). ’Ten light years’Group show, Kashi art gallery 10th Anniversary show, Kochi(2007).

‘Sources of energy’ solo show of drawings, Bombay art gallery(2008). ’Expanding horizons’travelling show curated by Sudhir Patwardhan, by Bodhi Art Gallery Mumbai in 8 cities in maharashtra(2008-9).’Triad’ Group show at LovelandMuseum, Colorado, USA.(2010). ’Logged’ group show of drawings at Emami Chisel Gallery, Kolkota(2010). ’Writing visuals’ Group show of drawings curated by Adip dutta at Harrington Art Centre, Kolkota(2010).

Solo show of drawings ’Alone in the crowd’ Shrishti art Gallery, Hyderabad(Nov.2011).

‘Back to school’ Group Show Curated by Veer Munshi and Ranjit Hoskote, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi(2011).

Selected workshops and camps include Kasauli Art Centre Camp(1984, 1988), International artists Camp’KHOJ, at Modinagar, New Delhi, ’AOM project by SAHMAT(2001), International artists Camp in Kosovo organized by UN(2005).

Artist in residence, Department of Visual Arts, Kumaon University, Almora supported by Central Lalit Kala Akademi, 27 Oct – Nov 8th, 2009.

Also worked on a large concrete mural along with Asokan Poduval at IPCL, Baroda(1985-6), Executed commission Works for Jyothi Ltd, Baroda(1993,1995), Monumental Sculpture at Shakatan Thampuran Palace, Trissur(2003-4). Curated a show called ‘Unfaithfully yours’ for Gallery SKE, Bangaluru(2009).

Taught at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda(1993-99), RLV College, MG University, Kerala(2000-02), Presently working as an Associate Professor in S.N.Schol of PA, FA & Commu;Central University of Hyderabad.

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