ABOUT 

VISUAL ARTIST - PAINTER - FILMMAKER 

Biography  Summary 

 

Artist Arun Kalwankar also known as Guruji Aruneshvar

Professional Experience as Contemporary Artist, Producer, Designer,

Creative Director & Art Director  

  • 25+ years cumulative experience in Design, Art and Media Industry with 10+ years contribution as Producer and Designer at C-Deep at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

  • Contemporary Artist since 30+ years exhibiting Art work on national and international level with expertise in Fine Art, Paintings, Drawings, Design, Media, Film, Poetry, Art Critique, Advertisement, Television & Fine Art Educational Institutes.

  • 10+ years of experience in Advertising, Film & Television Industries as Creative Director, Fine Art, Design, Multimedia & Filmmaking Visiting Faculty.

 

Art Education & Professional Qualification

2019 Filmmaking course – Paris Art College – Paris

1973– 1978 G. D. Fine Art, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai (Government of Maharashtra Higher Art Examination First Class Diploma)

Teaching Experience: Art Teaching & Creative Workshops

Fine Art, Design, Multimedia & Filmmaking Visiting Faculty

Art for Heart workshops in India, Paris & Switzerland

 

Art Exhibitions           

 

2014-2021 6 Solo and 5 Group Art Exhibitions in Switzerland (Bern & Zurich) 

2016-2019 3 Solo and 6 Group Art Exhibitions in France (Paris, Evreux, Giverny) 

2017 1 Solo Art Exhibition in New York

1978 – 2013 12 Solo and 5 Group Art Exhibitions in India

>> See Previous Exhibitions

Publications

2015 - 2020 12 Published Articles in France and Switzerland:

GlücksPost (2 articles), ZüriTipp, La dépêche (2), Journal du Yoga, Yoga-Magazin Schweiz, Vivamost Magazine (4), Destinéa France

2020: Vivamost magazine - 4 Published Articles         

25 Published Articles and Art critics on the work of Arun Kalwankar:

Times of India, The Independent, Free Press Journal, Rajdhani, Dinank, Sahakar Setu, Navshakti,

 

Published Illustrations for National & International Newspapers & Magazines:

Buno International Graphics Triennale, Design Journal of South Korea, Japan Design, Daily, Times of India, Navashakti, Maharashtra Times, Sunday Times, Saturday Times of India, Youth Times, Satykatha, Mouj, Debonair, Biscope, Abakadai, Art Critic - Navshakti & Dinank

 

Awards & Honours

  • TV-Interviews with TimeToDo/Schweiz5 in Switzerland (2018, 2019)

  • TV Interview with IDF in Paris (2017)

  • Invited Speaker at Lebenskraft Congress, Switzerland (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Invited Speaker & Art Exhibition at Salon Zen, Paris (2017)

  • ISHMA International Award (2013)

  • Award J.J. School of Art Souvenir First prize

  • Art Society of India Cash prize

  • Art Society of India prize for outstanding work

  • Award Bombay Art Society