Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre

Krishnakant Laxmanrao  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, Aurangabad. 1991, Maharashtra state, India .
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.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

*  2017 ‘Unbound colorist,
*  2013 ‘Moving Ahead’, Jamaat, Art Gallery, Mumbai.
*  2013 ‘Moving Ahead’, Jahangir 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.

*  2015 Seventh Con/corso Buenos Aires, Milan, Italy
*  2009 The Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar
*  2004, 2005 &2006 The Bombay Art Society.
*  2004 Art Workshop – Organized by Raj Bhavan Mumbai.
*  2003, 2004 &2005 The Art Society of India.
*  2003 The Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
*  2003, 2004, 2005 &2006 Annual Members' Show of Artists Centre, Mumbai. 

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 in Professional career

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, Mumbai

 Lives and works in Mumbai