Sayyad Shaiek was born in 1981. He completed his BFA in Painting from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam in 2005 and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad in 2007. He has received Awards from the Lalit Kala Parishat, Vishakhapatnam, in 2004; ‘Sukoon Festival Award’ from the University of Hyderabad, in 2006; the ‘Highly Commendable Certificate’ from Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad in 2007 & 11, and Scholarship from the Krishnakriti Art Foundation, in 2007.
Sayyad is intimate with the landscapes of Indian villages. His works are mystical; they open up the heart of the land, its buildings and its people. His works engages perspective to carry the spectator from their own space into a place of vivid imagination.
Sayyad’s solo works ‘Landscape India’ had been showcased in Fairleigh Dickson University, New Jersey, USA this year. Sayyad’s works were featured in many exhibitions held in India and abroad, like, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad; State Art Gallery, Hyderabad; Palladian Lounge, Kolkata; Irana Espiranto Centro Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran; Lima Art Studios, Eastern Pennsylvania, US; Embassy of India in Bhutan; Plindberg Art Gallery, Gotland, Sweden; Romano Art Gallery, New York; and Buddha Monastery, Tiefossi, Xian, China.