Mahaveer Swami
Mahaveer Swami
Bikaner India


Education

1960s & 70s: learnt mural painting from grandfather and father
1980: Passed Diploma in Painting & Sculpture, Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur
1980-1985: Learnt miniature art under various Gurus and did commissioned work

Events/Exhibitions

1986-96: National Craft Museum, New Delhi
1988-99: Surajkund Crafts Mela, Surajkund, Haryana 1991: Galeries Lafayette, Paris
1993: Israel Arts Festival, Jerusalem
1993: Richard Kimball Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
1994: Dubai Art Festival, Dubai
1994: Galerie 88, Kolkata
1994: Private Exhibition at the Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 1994-95: Natural History Paintings from Rajasthan, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Wave Hill, New York
1995: 8th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1995: Exhibition organized by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Bikaner 1995: World Trade Center, Mumbai, 1995
1996: Sufis, Saints & Sages, Bikaner House, New Delhi
1997: Painters & Princes, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
1997: Squirrels’ Tails and Burnished Gold, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997: The Painters’ Workshop, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
2002: Gallery J.M. Vallat, Paris
2005: Tradition & Continuity, Galerie 88, Kolkata
2005: Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan
2006: Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2007: Line & Texture, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007: Waves Art Gallery, Pune
2007: Miniatures, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata
2007: Yesterday Once More: extending traditional techniques to current idioms, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2007: Abstract Art Gallery, Bangalore
2008: From Influence To Confluence, Forty five Downstairs, Melbourne, Australia 2008: Rhythms of Brush and Pigment: Contemporary Miniatures, Ma Passion, Mumbai 2009: Harmony Art “A Tradition Revisited”, Mumbai
2009: Rhythms of Brush and Pigment: Contemporary Miniatures, Ma Passion, Mumbai 2011: Elementary Botanicals, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011: Harvest 2011, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2011: Rhythms of Brush and Pigment: Indian Miniatures, Ma Passion, Mumbai
2011: Hues of Tradition, Gallery Rasa, Bangalore
2012: Miniature Traditions: An Artistic Endeavour, Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad 
2012: Harvest 2012, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2012: Expressions & Emotions, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2013: Cultural Commune – Botanical Odyssey, Sudarshan Gallery, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2013: The Art of Bikaner, Indiart Gallery, Brussels
2013: The Art of Bikaner, Museum of Sacred Art, Radhadesh, Durbuy, Belgium 
2013: Annual Art Exhibition, Roop Rang Kala Sansthan, Jaipur
2013: Cultural International Festival Of Miniature & Illumination, Tlemcen, Algeria 
2014: Unknown Journey – Two Artists’ New Eye, New Exploration, Korean Cultural Centre, New Delhi
2014: One Asia 2014 - Taipei, Cans Tea & Book House, Taipei

Awards/Honors

1986: Master Craftsman Award by President of India, New Delhi
1989: Kala-Mani Award by Chief Minister of Haryana, Surajkund, Haryana 
1992: Sanskriti Award by President of India, New Delhi
1995: Padam-Shree Isamudeen Ustad Award by MLA of Bikaner, Bikaner 
1997: Kala-Shree Award by Chief Minister of Haryana, Surajkund, Haryana 
1999: Smt. Janki Devi Somani Award, Marudhara Shodh Sansthan, Kolkata 
2002: Rajiv Ratna Award, Bikaner
2013: Jury Award by Cultural International Festival Of Miniature & Illumination, Tlemcen, Algeria

ARTWORKS BY Mahaveer Swami
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