C.N Karunakaran

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C.N. KARUNAKARAN born in Brahmakulam.Near Guruvayur, kerala in 1940, Diploma in design(first class) from GovernmentSchool of Arts and Crafts Madras.Diploma in Painting- Advanced course(first class) from Government college of Fine Arts Madras. Worked as Designer with Madras Design Demonstration Center- A Government of Madras unit for research and Improvement of Hsndicrafts. Art instructor at kalapeetom, Kochi-1970,1973. Started ‘Chitrakottam’-First Private Art Gallery in Kerala, 1973-1977.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS OF PAINTINGS
Madras- 1968,75 & 93

Kochi- 1970.84,92,94,96,97,98,2000,2001 & 2005

Calicut- 1973,93 & 98

Thiruvanathapuram- 1995,96, 98 & 2000

Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai- 1996,2000 & 2005

Taj Art gallery, Mumbai- 1997 & 2000

The Gallery Leela, Mumbai- 1997

ABC Art Gallery, Varanasy- 1999

Galeria Ralino, Goa- 1999

Art Konsult Gallery, New Delhi- 2000

NehruCentre, Mumbai-2001,2004

Kottayam- 2001/Trissur- 2001

Rio De Jenerio, Brazil- 2002

Parathy, Brazil- 2002, SawPaulo,Brazil-2002

Braseelia, Brazil-2002

Embassy of India Washington DC,USA-2003

“Adithi” Indian Cusine, Washington DC,USA- 2003, Asian Art Gallery, Vienna-2003, Kuwait-2003

Travancore Gallery- New Delhi-2006

Group Shows at all Major Cities inIndia and Abroad since 1963.

AWARDS
Government of Madras Gold Medal for the best outgoing student 1956.

Madras Lalithakala Academy 1964

Kerala Lalithakala Academy- 1971,72 &75

P.T Bhaskara Paniker Award 2000

Malayattoor Ramakrishnan Award-2003

Rotary Club of Kochi ExcellencyAward-2004

Kerala lalithakala Academy Fellowship-2005

ART DIRECTION(MOVIES)

Films: Aswathamavu, Ore Thooval Pakshikal, Akkare, Purushartham and Aaleesinte Anweshanam.

ILLUSTRATIONS:

Malayala Manorama Weekly, Kalakaumudi Weekly, Kerala Kaumudi, Malayalanadu,
Chintha, Deshabhimani, Kumkumam Mathrubhumi, Bhashaposhini & IndiaToday.

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