About the Artist & his work :
Born : 1961
1988 – M.F.A. (Sculpture) from Fine Arts Faculty, M.S. University, Baroda.
1986 – B.F.A. (Sculpture), Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Santlniketan.1989-1990 – Post-Experience Diploma in Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK .
Professor in Sculpture, Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, W.B. India.
Select Solo Exhibitions :
2008 Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto.
Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK.
R. C. A., London, UK .
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
Art-Heritage, New Delhi.
Select Group Exhibitions :
2008 Shaptarishee, Sculpture in Steel, organized by Depika Jindal, by curated Alka Pandey, Habitat center, New Delhi .
Edge of Desire – Idioms of Indian & Italian Contemporary Art, NGMA, Kolkata, Bombay; New Delhi.
The Human Figure, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.
Entrusted, Charles Wallace Trust, New Delhi .
Continuity, Disjuncture, Creativity, Akar Prakar, Kolkata.
Tale of Two Cities, Birla Academy, Kolkata; Mumbai .
Hundred and Fifty years of Art of Bengal, CIMA, Kolkata; Mumbai.
Multi Media Art of the 90’s, CIMA, Kolkata.
Aesthetic Redefined, Birla Academy, Mumbai.
Vision Recaptured, British High Commission, New Delhi; Madras; Kolkata.
Sculpture – 95, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
National Award for Sculpture, 47th National Exhibition, LKA, New Delhi.
All India Exhibition Sculpture Award, L.K.A., Lucknow.
1989-90 – Henry Moore Fellowship, Henry Moore Foundation, England.
1990 – Nomura Sculpture Award, Nomura International, London.
1999 – French Govt. Scholarship, French Embassy, New Delhi.
Style : Working in multiple media, Pankaj Panwar creates large and small-scale sculptures in which enigmatic personas engage in mysterious psychological pursuits. His style combines modern and traditional iconographies into a contemporary aesthetic with deep roots. Pankaj Panwar`s sculptures in bronze, wood and fiberglass depict fantastic figures wrestling with the grand themes of existence.