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"Every Child is an artist. The Problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"-Pablo Picasso.

M. Raja

14th January 1964, Chennai, T.N.


Madras College of Arts & Crafts, (Evening Art Club-1979).


Past 30 years in painting and Sculpture.


2008 Regiona l Kala Mela, Govt. Museum, Chennai.  
2006 pallavaa artist village, 31st annual exibitionLalit Kala Akadamichennai.  
2004 Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath, Bangalore.
1983-2003    Tamil Nadu OviaNunkalaiKuzhu, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai.
2001 Art Festival, Lalit Kala Akademy, Chennai.
1985-98 Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
1997 50 years of Art in independence,India, AIFACS Exhibition(state level chennai).


2019 Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai. (One-Man Show)
2018 Masters of the south, Art spice Gallery, New Delhi.
2008 Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad. (One-Man Show) 
2007 Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery Chennai.
2007 Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery at Chitrakalaparishath Bangalore.
2006 Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery at Museum Gallery, Mumbai 
2005 Gallery ‘G’ Bangalore. (One-Man Show)
2002- 2003 Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
2000 Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai. (One-Man Show)
2015 DakshinaChitra, Chennai(One-Man Show)


2018 International Kala Mela, New Delhi.
2016 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2015 Venkatappa art gallery, Bangalore.
2015 Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath, Bangalore.
2013 KasthuriSreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore.
2013 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2013 G Gallery, Banglore.  
2012 Cholamandal Artist Village in Labernum& Indigo Gallery, Chennai.
2012 Thana Puyal Relief fund -vigilant at Lalit Kala Akademy, Chennai.
2011 TACIA 36th Annual ExibitionLalit Kala Academy chennai.  
2011 Art & Soul gallery(Namma Chennai show),
2011 L'AMITIE' SOCIETE' Trust(Home for oldage) at Lalit Kala Academy,New Delhi.
2011 'Humsn Canvas' in Art & Soul Gallery,chennai.
2010 Lalit Kala Academy new Delhi.
2007 Chinmyananda Hall, New Delhi.
2007 Shanthivanam Art Foundation Trust and Pallava Artist Village, at Lalit Kala Academy.
2006 Gallery Sri Parvati, Chennai
2005 Group Show by Pallava Artists Village, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
2005 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2005 Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath, Bangalore.
2003-04 Art for Concern, Chennai.
2004 Lakshana Art Gallery, Chennai.
2003 Lakshana Art Gallery, Bangalore.
2003 TACIA, Bagandarva Art Gallery, Pune.
2003 KasthuriSreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore.
1997 National Kala Mela ,Lalit Kala academy ,New Delhi .
1999-03 Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
1996 Rashtria Kala Mela ,Lalit Kala academy,  Calcutta .
1995 Rashtria Kala Mela, Lalit Kala academy ,  Bangalore. 


2005 Modern Myth: Changing images in Indian Art; Austin, Texas, USA.
2005 Art Festival Show in Dubai.


2009 IlangaiThamizhar Relief Fund, Chennai.
2007 Shanthivanam Art Foundation Trust at Pallava Artist Village, Padappai.
2003 Tamil Nadu Arts & Crafts Imp. Assn. Palgandarva Art Gallery, Pune.
2000 Gujarat Relief Funds, Padappai.
1997-02 Pallava Artists Village, Padappai, Chennai (for Kargil War Funds)


2017 “Chennai City Award” PrafullaDahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai.
2016 “South Zone Chennai City Award” PrafullaDahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai.
2014 Tamil Nadu State award Senior Category, OviaNunkalaiKuzhu,  Chennai.
2012 TACIA 37th Annual Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademy  'Kumaran Silks       Award'.
2012 1st all India art & sculpture competition, Thenali, Andhra.
2011 TACIA 36th Annual Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademy  'Kumaran Silks    Award'.
2010 Coimbatore Vizha - Best Artist Award.


India and Abroad
Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery & textile museum, Coimbatore.
DakshinaChitra, Chennai.


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