murali nagapuzha

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flowers and butterflies, 2010 Oil 3x2 Feet © artist
tiger series, 2010 Oil 6x4 Feet © artist
delhi series, 2011 Oil 6x5 Feet © artist
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
newman college, 1979, bsc
Representing galleries
Galleria Newdelhi, Time and space bangalore, Ambara bangalore, Indian art
environment painting

Son of a traditional bell metal worker

Honours  and Awards

1986     National fellowship from Ministry of Human Resourses. Govt. of India for research work.                                          Kalamezhuthu. Tradtional floral painting in Kerala.
1992     Kerala Lailitha Kala Acadamy Award

1995     Kerala Lalithakala Academy Award


  1998     Raja Ravi Varma Birth Centenary Award.

1999  to  2001 Executive Committee Member Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy.
1998     Kerala Chitra Kala Parishath honor

2010 Jackson pollock krasener fellowship

Group Shows

Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy Annual shows  1985,86,87, 88,89,90,91, 92, 93, 2002,2003,2004

2003     AIFACS   New Delhi Show. Contemporary Art Gallery Kochi.

1993     Kelakam, Kannur, Sponsored by Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy
1997     National exhibition by National  Lalitha Kala Acadamy  Bangalore
2004     Apparao Galleries .Triveni Kala Sangam New Delhi

2004     Gallery East,  New York

2005     Colors of Joy . Chitrasala  Thrissur. Sponsored  by  Kerala Lailitha Kala Academy

2005     Kerala Lalitha  Kala acadamy. Show in aid of Tsunami victims Kochi, Trivandrum
2005     Turning the wheel. Traditions unbound . Cntemporarary to past Curated by Dr. .Alka Pande Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Centre New Delhi, Sponsored by United Nations.                   

2007     Triveda Fine Arts, Early to Contemporary, New Delhi .Oberoi  hotel. Ball room

2007     National     Gallery of Modern Art. Moscow.  Contemporary Indian Art in 21st Century.25 Indian artists Curetted by David   Baurriard London. Sponsored by Indian Embassy.

2008     Triveda fine art Ltd. Indian Art, Early to Contemporary. New Delhi .Sheraton Hotel. Ball room

2007     A selection of Indian Contemporary Art. The Art of Investment Ashvita Galleries Chennai,and Coimbatore.

2008     Red Earth Monsoon Festival. New Delhi  

2009     Cross Country. National Exhibition of Art, Travancore Art Gallery. New Delhi 

2009     Seeing is Believing. India Consortium Project Gallerie New Delhi

2009     Beating heart of Kerala. Contemporary Art from gods own country Gallery Noble Saga. London

2009     Contemporary art for home. Lalith  Asok Bangalore. Gallery Time and space

2009      First Impressions .A celebration of contemporary south Asian art .Indian Embassy .Muscat..Art Select gallery .Dubai

2010     Verse on canvass.. Acadamy of Fine Arts  Kolkota  Cureted by Buddhadev Mandal


2010    MAY I to 8, south asian  show   Santamonica California

2010   August  27  to 29  Kollkotarthouse , Brush Lines, Aid for Disha foundation, cureted by Urmila Mitra

 2010  Between Imagination and Reality. Galleria Newdelhi  oct 27

      Poster and collage exhibitions In all city centers of Kerala on various social issues


1988                 Zonal camp Wyanad, Kerala Lalitha kala academy
1989, 1990        State artist camps, Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy Thrissur
1991                 National Camp,  Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Ponmudi
1996                 National Camp,  Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Kasargod


Solo Exhibitions

1991       Mahatma Gandhi  Mandir   Kannur  Sponsored by Kerala Lalitha Kala Acadamy,

1995     Life scapes   sponsored by Cube  kannur
2002     Joy of colors Lalitha kala academy Contemporary art gallery. Kochi
2003     Chitrasala Thrissur sponsored by lalitha kala acadamy.
2004     Yousef gallery, Mattanchery Kochi.
2004     Kerala lalitha kala acadamy Gallery Calicut .Colors of joy .Sponsored by Bank mens club
2005     Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery .Coimbatore. Sponsored by KS trust
2006     Galleria Roman Rolland New Delhi .Of Elephants Spices and Everyday .Sponsors’ Alliance Francaise.New Delhi    ,Embassy of Poland and State Government of Kerala, Cureted by Dr,Alka Pande      

2007     Garden of Eden.Visions from Kerala  Taj Gate way hotel  .Bangalore. Celebration series. Cureted by       Jayamony Ambara Sponsored by Taj  Residency


Forth coming shows


2011     Gallery Roman Rolland.   New Delhi. Sponsors Ambara Gallery Banagalore

2011 april Indian embassy muscat


 Kapurthala house New Delhi..Premiere Fine Yarns Coimbatore, Galleria New Delhi, Embassy of Poland New Delhi..Indian Embassy Muscat. Alliance Francaise New Delhi, Triveda Gallery New Delhi. Mianaz Gallery New Delhi. Indian Embassy Beijing .Indian Embassy Doha.. Ambara gallery. Bangalore. Time and space. Bangalore. Sumukha Gallery Bangalore. Renaissance Gallerie. Bangalore. Ambara  Gallery Bangalore. Indecomm Global Services. Bangalore. Gallery soul flower Bombay .The  Noble Sage Gallery. London..Art Select Dubai. Neeleswar Hermitage. Kerala..DC. Books Kottayam, The studio. New Delhi, Imitiara Consultants Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi .harmony India

State Bank of India Kannur, State Bank of India  Thrissur. Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Thrissur ., Galleria New Delhi, and in many other private collections in India and abroad.

Resource Person

Indira Gandhi Rashrtriya Sangralaya. Bhopal Traditional bell metal casting


Seminars and Symposiums’

 1998      Art criticism workshop Kila, Kerala Lalitha kala academy

1998       National Seminar on art movement, Kila. Kerala Laitha kala academy

1998       National Ceramic Camp. Kundara ceramics, Kerala laitha kala academy

1999       State bell metal camp. Trissur, Kerala lalitha kala academy

1999       Bell metal works shop. KIRTHADS Campus Calicut by IGRMS. Bhopal. Worked as resource person



Cry has brought my works as calander, daiary and cards for the year 2011


Worked as editor for Thathamma children’s fortnightly  f or  7 Years and published many short stories and essays for children

Published many  articles  on  art   and aesthetics in  many  Malayalam  journals.I ntrodroduced  more than 100  painters to children through the children’s publication