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Dhurva Mistry



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Born in 1957, Kanjari (Gujarat), Dhruva Mistry completed his Post Graduation from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1981 and pursued further education at the Royal College of Art in London from 1981-83 on a British Council Scholarship. During 1984-85 he was artist-in-residence at Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge and received a Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge. He represented Britain at the Third Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Japan, 1990. He has received the Honorary Degree of Doctor from the University of Central England, Birmingham, 2007; as also the Award of Excellence by Gujarat Gaurav Samiti, 2006 and the Honorary CBE, 2001. He got selected for Asian Artist Today - Fukuoka Annual VII, Japan, 1994. Later, he was an elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London in 1991 and 1993 respectively. In 1997, he returned to Baroda and was appointed Professor, Head of Sculpture and finally the Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University (1999-2002). He has held several solo shows and has participated in significant group shows across India and abroad. Some of his important exhibitions include Home and Abroad, British Council and the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1984; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan in 1994; the Peter Greenham Memorial Appeal Exhibition & Royal Academy, London in 1995; New Generation of Asian Art, Yonago City Museum of Art, Yonago, 1997; 10th Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2001; Thinking Big: 21st Century British Sculpture, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 2002. He lives and works in Baroda, Gujarat.


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