Rahul Kumar



Education                                                                                                                                                   

  • Master of Arts in Art with Concentration in Ceramics, The University of Dallas, Texas (USA); 2008        
  • MBA, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad; 1997-99
  • Advance ceramics, private studio of Dipalee and PR Daroz, New Delhi; 1996
  • Basic Ceramics, Delhi Blue Pottery, New Delhi; 1994-1996
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), Delhi University, New Delhi; 1993-1996

International Shows

  • Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial (Juried), Pakistan; January 2013
  • Inspired by India; Sotheby’s, London (UK); May 2012
  • Ceramics Exchange; Griffith Gallery, Nacogdotches (USA); September 2008
  • Censored-Uncensored, Summer show, The University of Dallas, Texas (USA); May 2008
  • harmonic discord (Solo); William Blakeley Gallery, Dallas (USA); April 2008

Solo Shows

  • parallel intersection II; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; October 2013
  • astronomically small; Art Heritage, New Delhi; March 2013
  • parallel intersection; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; December 2011
  • ceramic works; American Center, New Delhi; March 2010
  • harmonic discord II; Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi; August 2009
  • recent ceramic works; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; September 2005

Group Shows

  • The Platter Show (organized by Maneka Gandhi/People for Animals); The Lalit, New Delhi; August 2012
  • new collection (group show of paintings & ceramics); Gallery Alternatives, Gurgaon; August 2012
  • ceramics by Rahul Kumar (online show of painting, photographs, & ceramics); www.thetreeoflife.in; July 2012
  • the photo room (group show of paintings and sculptures); Art Heritage, New Delhi; May 2012
  • metamorphosis (group show of paintings & ceramics); Art Heritage, New Delhi; November 2011
  • Ceramics (two-person show organized by Foundation for Arts); Renaissance Art Gallery, New Delhi; July 2011
  • Fellowship (group show of Fulbright alumni artists); American Center, New Delhi; April 2011
  • Journey through clay; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; March 2011
  • Golden Earth (invitational group show of artists from Australia and India organized by Delhi Blue Pottery); Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; November 2010
  • Feats of Clay (agroup show of ceramics artists from across India); Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi; July 2009
  • The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (an exhibition of Tea Pots); Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai; November 2008
  • Ceremonial Bowls; Osho World Foundation, New Delhi; April 2005
  • Harmony Show (invitational national art show organized by Tina Ambani); World Trade Center, Mumbai; 10th Harmony Show, April 2005; 9th Harmony Show, April 2004
  • 10th All India Exhibition of Art (Juried), State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow; March 2004
  • The Zen Teapot; Osho World Foundation, New Delhi; April 2003
  • Ceramics (two-person show at the Canadian High Commission), New Delhi; March 2003
  • Fireworks; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; February 2003
  • Water; Visual Arts Gallery (IHC), New Delhi; February 2002
  • Clay for Animals (organized byManeka Gandhi/People for Animals); Hungarian Center, New Delhi; February 2001
  • 30-Studio Potters of India; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; November 2000
  • Exhibition to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Gurcharan Singh; Gallery 25, New Delhi; March 1999
  • Annual show of the students of Delhi Blue Pottery, New Delhi; March 1997, 1998

 Awards

  • Charles Wallace grant to study in the UK; 2013
  • National award at AIFACS; 2009
  • Fulbright Scholarship to study in USA; 2007
  • National award at AIFACS; 2002
  • National award at AIFACS; 1996

Site specific works

  • Wall mural; Residential apartment, Delhi; 2006
  • Wall mural; Residential apartment, Mumbai; 2004

Collections

  • Reputed private art collection, Pakistan
  • India Habitat Centre Art Collection, New Delhi
  • Leading national law firm, Delhi
  • A five-star hotel, New Delhi
  • University of Dallas, USA
  • A large consumer-goods conglomerate, Mumbai
  • Leading dermatology clinic, New Delhi
  • One-of-the-largest telecommunications company in India
  • Jatin Das Centre of Art (JDCA), Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
  • Several private collections in India and abroad

Camps and Workshops

  • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Pittsburgh (USA); 2008
  • Facilitator at the Artists in Residency at KHOJ 2003, New Delhi; 2003
  • Expression in Clay by Savneet Talwar, Andretta (Himachal Pradesh); 2001
  • Let go bySandy Brown; Sanskriti Kala Kendra, Delhi; 2001
  • Pottery workshop by Jyotsana Bhatt; Andretta (Himachal Pradesh); 2000
  • Calligraphic brush strokes by Alan Caiger Smith, New Delhi; 1997

Teaching Experience

  • Advanced ceramics and glazing techniques; personal studio, Gurgaon; 2003-present
  • Basic ceramics; Sanskriti Kala Kendra, New Delhi; 2001-2003

Publications

  • Parallel Intersection, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 1/2012
  • NCECA-2008, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 1/2009
  • The Fulbright Experience, Article; Indian Ceramic Quarterly; Issue 4/2008
  • 11 contemporary ceramic artists of India, Paper and slide presentation; NCECA 2008, Pittsburgh (USA);       March 2008
  • Basements-boring? Nah!, Back-page story; The Indian Express; February 2005
  • Smoke and Fire, a tribute to a senior ceramist Indru Bhatia; Editorial, The Indian Express; December 2002
  • The Touch of Clay, Article on Neelamani Devi, a traditional potter from North-East India; Editorial,                The Pioneer; November 2001
  • Edited a research report “Black Pottery of Azamgarh”, authored by Dipalee Daroz (under a study grant awarded by the Crafts Museum, Government of India); August 2001
  • Clay Lessons for Life, Article on the experience in the workshop conducted by Sandy Brown; Editorial, The Indian Express; March 2001
  • Content writing for the ‘Arts and Crafts’ section for go4i.com, a web-site promoted by Chase Manhattan and the Hindustan Times; 1999-2001
  • Life member of the Delhi Crafts’ Council, an NGO working on revival of traditional Indian crafts. Led a project titled Patram on the traditional pottery of India; January 2001

Media Coverage

  • Review of “astronomically small:
    • Feature story, Art & Deal, Pg. 42 & 43; May 2013
  • Preview of “astronomically small”:
    • gallery, Ceramic Review, Pg. 23; April 2013
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2; March 1, 2013
    • Feat of clay, fired by passion, Asian Age, Pg. 3; March 1, 2013
    • A chick twist to pottery, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 5; March 6, 2013
    • Everyday art, MINT Lounge, Pg. 17; March 9, 2013
    • Small Wonders, The Week, Pg. 95; March 10, 2013
    • Rahul Kumar’s miniature ceramics: a show for all, Deccan Chronicle, Pg. 15; March 23, 2013
  • Potter panache, Femina, Pg. 240, August 8, 2012
  • Visual Introspections, Friday Gurgaon, Pg. 18, July 27, 2012
  • Art in the city, Suburb, Pg. 8, June 2012
  • Preview of “Inspired by India, Sotheby’s London”:
    • India at Sotheby’s, The Financial Express, Pg. 21, May 11, 2012
    • At Sotheby’s, The Indian Express, Pg. 29, May 11, 2012
    • 10 Questions, Outlook, Pg. 52; May 2012
    • East by East-West, MINT Lounge, Pg. 16, May 12, 2012
    • Indian art at Sotheby’s, Caravan magazine, Pg. 10, April 2012
    • Club of creativity, India Today, Pg. 79; March 2012
    • All for the love of clay, The Asian Age, Pg. 3, March 5, 2012
    • India inspired designs at Sotheby’s, Times of India, February 2012
    • Finest designers shows the way, The Telegraph, Pg. 32, February 16, 2012
    • City artist on Sotheby’s radar, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 12; February 16, 2012
    • Select online media: theasianfashionjournal.com, artexpo.com, scribd.com, worldnews.com, overseasindian.in, artmediaagency.com, ukauctionnews.com, designersguild.com, Zeenews.com, luxuryfeed.com, strandofsilk.com, dailymail.co.uk, chronical.com
  • Art from the heart, Femina, Pg. 240; February 2012
  • Preview of “Parallel Intersection”:
    • Siblings color simple joys of life, The Asian Age, Pg. 4; December 12, 2011
    • Getting artistic with clay and canvas, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 15; December 9, 2011
    • When parallels meet, The Hindu, Pg. 3, December 9, 2011
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2; December 9, 2011
  • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2;July 22, 2011
  • Claying around, BT More, Business Today, Pg. 8; April 2011
  • He spins magic on the wheel, The Times of India, Pg. 5; December 5, 2010
  • Kalakaar kaise kaise – one-hour talk show, FM Rainbow radio channel; June 14, 2010
  • Abstract art on ceramics, The Hindustan Times, Pg. 13; March 6, 2010
  • Making art, not just objects, SPAN, Pg. 58-59; January-February 2010
  • Review of “harmonic discord II”:
    • Don’t Get Potty About Ceramics; back page, The Economic Times; August 29, 2009
    • No Spoke in This Wheel, The Asian Age, Pg. 15; August 31, 2009
    • Clayful Expressions, The Week, Pg. 95; September 6, 2009
    • If You Have 30-minutes…, India Today, Pg. 94; September 2009
  • Preview of “harmonic discord II”:
    • A Potter’s Tale, The Hindustan Times (HT City), Pg. 14; August 28, 2009
    • Feats of Clay, The Indian Express, Pg. 21; August 16, 2009
    • What’s Hot, The Times of India, Pg. 2;September 4, 2009
  • Preview of “Feats of Clay” (group show): The Other Potter Mania!, MINT Lounge, Pg. 16; July 2009
  • There’s life after work, Outlook Money, Pg. 28-29; August 2008
  • UD Continues Tradition of Fulbright, Tower Magazine, Pg. 16; May 2008
  • Ceramics by Rahul Kumar, Inside Outside, Pg. 46-48; January 2006
  • Potty about clay, Outlook Money, Pg. 54-57; September 2001