Krishna Pulkundwar
Born : 3rd March 1971, Kandhar, Maharashtra State, India.
Education : * B.F.A. (Applied Art) with "First in the Order of Merit"
from Govt. School of Art, Marathwada University, Aurangabad. 1991,
Maharashtra state, India
Areas of work : Abstract Painting, Communication Design & Exhibition Display Design
Presently working : As a Teaching Faculty of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai Since 1997 till day
My Inspiration : My students are the most important factor of my development. Being a teacher I interact with students frequently. Conversation with students, give me more inspiring thoughts. Their analytical/ thoughtful/ random questions make me learn more and help me keep myself updated. Many a times the colorful attires of students suggest interesting color schemes and compositions. Every year, I meet a new batch of students, talk to them, and interact with them. It helps me stay young in thought and actions. In a way, I give my 10% knowledge and the students in turn give me 90% inspiration. That is why I feel that not a single day of life goes wasted. Because every day I believe I have something good, something worthwhile; be it as a teacher or an abstract painter. That is why every single day of mine is a cheerful day. And I personally believe that the simplest things are most difficult to create.
Exhibitions : Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • 2013 ‘Moving Ahead’, Jamaat, Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2010 ‘Delving within’, Jamaat, Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2007 ‘Inspired Windows’, Jamaat, Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2007 Time and Space, Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 2006 Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2005 Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2003 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1999 Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2016 Art Annual, Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 2016 Renaissance Art Gallery, Pune.
  • 2013 Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 2012 Tilting Art Gallery, Pune.
  • 2009 Museum Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2013 Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2009 Tradition Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012& 2013 Art Fusion Show NehruCentre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008 Hotel Grand Hyatt, Dubai.
  • 2008 “Hope and cheer” Charity art show for Indian Cancer Society, Jamaat Art Gallery & Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai.
  • 2006&2008 Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2007 “Earth on Canvas” Charity art show for WWF New Delhi Organized by Contemporary Art India Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2007 Indraprastha Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2006 Art Mosaic Art Gallery, Singapore.
Participation
  • 2015 Seventh Con/corso Buenos Aires, Milan, Italy
  • 2013 International Contemporary Artists Vol. VII, ICA Publishing, New York, US
  • 2009 The Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar
  • 2004, 2005 &2006 The Bombay Art Society.
  • 2006 Camelart Foundation 9th Western Region Exhibition (Professional category)
  • 2004 Art Workshop – Organized by Raj Bhavan Mumbai.
  • 2003, 2004 &2005 The Art Society of India.
  • 2003 The Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
  • 2003 South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur.
  • 2002 & 2003 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi (Maharashtra State Exhibition).
  • 2002, 2004 &2006 'Chatak' a Monsoon show organized by Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2003, 2004, 2005 &2006 Annual Members' Show of Artists Centre, Mumbai.
  • 2003 &2005 LokmanyaTilak Art Exhibition, Pune.
  • 2003, 2004 &2005 Annual Monsoon Show by Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1994 to 2008 Maharashtra State Art Exhibitions (Professional Category.)
Paintings in collection :
  • Australian consulate General, Mumbai
  • Raj Bhavan Club, Mumbai
  • Reliance InfoTech, Mumbai
  • State Bank of India, Mumbai
  • Vainguinim Valley Resort, Goa
  • Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd., Goa
  • All India Council for Technical Education, Mumbai
  • Balbharati Public school, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
  • Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai
and Prestigious Private and Corporate Collections in India & Abroad
Honours and Awards : National awards
  • 2001 National Literacy Mission, New Delhi.
  • 1999 National Literacy Mission, New Delhi.
  • 1998 The Hindustan Times, New Delhi.
  • 1995 National Open School, New Delhi.
State awards
  • 2012 Awarded Guru of the Year by Cag (Communication Arts Guild)
  • 2006 Maharashtra State Award.
  • 2000 Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay.
  • 1998 Maharashtra State, Department of Health Services.
  • 1997 Maharashtra State Award.
Life Membership :
  • The Bombay Art Society
  • The Art Society of India
  • The Artist Centre
Work Experience :
  • 1991-92 Interpub Advertising & Marketing, Mumbai, as an Illustrator.
  • 1992-94 Exel Advertising, Mumbai, as a Visualizer.
  • 1994-97 Source Advertising, Mumbai, as an Art Director.
  • 1997 to till Day – Working as a Teaching Faculty Member of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.
  • Attended 6 Short Term Courses ( TantraKalpa, DishaKalpa, Abhidnyan, Anaahat, 4D & Infinity) under QIP of AICTE, at Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.
  • 2004 Worked as an Organizing committee member for 4D (4th Dimension of Exhibition Display Design) - Short Term Course under QIP of AICTE, at Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.
Examiner
  • University of Mumbai for Final year B.F.A. (Applied Art) for 7 years.
  • NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology Mumbai) for 4 years
  • Nirmala Niketan Mumbai for Final Year Applied Art for 3 years.
Jury member for art & design events
  • 2015 Mahanagar Gas - Drawing competition.
  • 2015 Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art & Craft - Annual Exhibition
  • 2012 & 2003 University of Mumbai - Annual Inter Collegiate competitions.
  • 2011 The National co-operative Bank Ltd - Logo Competition.
  • 2005 Sophia College Art & Design Department - Annual Exhibition.
  • 2004 S N D T Women’s University – Cultural Youth Festival.
  • 2003 Ratnam College, Bhandup Mumbai – ‘Manzil’ Youth Festival.
  • 2001 Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics - ‘Umang’ Youth Festival.
  • 2001 Lions Club of Kopri, Thane – International Peace Poster Contest.
  • Nirmala Niketan – Annual Exhibition.