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, Mojarto.com
* 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
* 2001 National Literacy Mission, New Delhi.
* 1999 National Literacy Mission, New Delhi.
* 1998 The Hindustan Times, New Delhi.
* 1995 National Open School, New Delhi.
* 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.
* The Bombay Art Society
* The Art Society of India
* The Artist Centre, Mumbai
Lives and works in Mumbai