Sunil M Lohar

Born in 1983, Sunil completed his Bachelor’s degree in painting from MMK College of Arts & Crafts, Gulbarga in 2004, followed by a Master’s degree in the same from the University of Hyderabad in 2007.Ph.. D in Exact Humanities, IIIT Hyderabad in 2012.

Sunil’s canvas is set against the picturesque backdrop of lush green landscape, has reference from Indian miniature paintings. His works have dozens of witty sayings used in day to day lives with lots of figures heavily engaged in actions.

‘Labyrinth’ was his first solo at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2008. Sunil has also exhibited in select platforms. The artist was represented by Kalakriti at the gallery booth at India Art Fair 2012, New Delhi. In 2007, Sunil won the Bodhi Art Award, Mumbai and the National Scholarship, New Delhi during 2005-2007.

Honours and Awards

2019- Kalanand Art Award, by Parfulla Dahanukar Foundation, Mumbai, India.
2016 – Karnataka Lalita Kala Academy Award.
2007 – Bodhi Art Award, Mumbai
2005 -2007 – HRD National Scholarship, New Delhi
2004- Gulbarga University Award, Karnataka
2001- 2004 – Kalamahostava Award, MMK College of Art Gulbarga, Karnataka.

Solo Exhibition

2019- ‘Behind the Facade’ solo show at La Réserve, Bordeaux, France.
2016 – ‘When I fall, I fly’, Samara Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
2015- ‘When I fall, I fly’ at Trident Hotel Hyderabad
2012 – ‘Narrations, Connotations and Interpretations’, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2008 –‘LABYRINTH’ at Kalakriti Art Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2018- A New Beginning Group Show at The Art Gallery Chennai
2016- ‘Indian Art’, in Dubai
2015- ‘Different Hues of Hyderabad’, Hyatt Ahmedabad
2014-Reading between the lines, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2013- Young contemporaries II, Contemplate Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2012, 12- ‘Colours’, Museum art gallery presented by Art Land India Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011- ‘Twist in the tale’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore
2011 – UB City, Bangalore
2010 – South Africa
2010 – ‘Inner scapes’, Alliance Francaise, Bangalore
2009 – ‘Art in Objects’, Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2009 – ‘Po10tial’, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2008 – ‘Mixed Bag’, CKP, Bangalore
2007 – ‘Urban smiles’, Project 88, Mumbai
2007 – Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 – HICC Novotel, Hyderabad
2006 – ‘Body’s soul’, two man show at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2006 –‘V8’, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2005 – Launch Pad Gallery, Chennai
2004 –‘HABHA’, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
2002 –‘Vigor’, Udupi by Karnataka Lalit kala academy


2012 – Indian Art Fair, New Delhi
2010 – Camlin Art foundation, Bangalore
2009, 10 – Artexpo, Mumbai
2006 – Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore
2005 – 47th National Art Exhibition, New Delhi
2004 – Camlin Art Foundation, New Delhi
2003 – Camlin Art Foundation, Bangalore
2001 – Annual Exhibition, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
2000 – College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

Projects & Workshops
2016 – ‘Telangana’s Wall of Fame’, A St+art Hyd Project at Hyderabad, India.
2015 – ITC Workshop conducted by me for 100 Schools Art Teachers at Park Hotel, Hyderabad, India
2015 – Art Curation Workshop by Anja Ellenberger at Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad, India
2014 to 2019- Conducted workshop about the Relation between Art and Science at STEP Program IIIT Hyderabad, India.
2019- Invited as an artist in residency at Bordeaux, France.

Paper Presentations and Conferences

2014 – Kala Darshan, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2014 – IAMCR ‘Rurality Panel’ Pre Conference at Hyderabad Central University Hyderabad 2014 – Media Empowerment of Traditional Artist Community: Raghurajpur Village Experiment IAMCR International Conference held at Novotel Hyderabad
2015 – 38th session of the Indian Social Science Congress: Knowledge Systems, Scientific Temper and The Indian People, organized at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
2019: International Seminar on “Relevance of Performing and Visual Arts in Contemporary Society”: A perspective. Organized by: Department of Dance (In association with University Grants Commission) Faculty of Performing Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. India. 5th and 6th January 2019
2019- conference about Indian art at Bordeaux, France.

Artist's Artworks