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Bose Krishnamachari - b. 1963

BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI was born in 1963 Kerala and studied painting at the Kerala Kala Petohm in Cochin before moving to Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai. He cemented his credentials as one of the art school's best and brightest by bagging the Merit Scholarship for the duration of the Bachelor's degree course and a Gold Medal upon graduation in 1991. The next year appointed to teach at the J.J.School while also working on his M.F.A. degree, he was expelled for criticizing the functioning of the institution, thus switching image from model student to artist rebel. His expulsion became a cause celebrate within the artist's community and was followed with the exceptional success of his 4th solo show, A museum. The Illustrated Weekly of India voted him one of its Faces of 1993. He has had six solo shows, remarkable for their variety as well as their ambition. He spent months on a residency and a year on a Charles Wallace Fellowship completing a Master's degree from Goldsmith's College in London, an institution renowned for fostering the energetic new British art of the past decade. He has also participated in several group shows including "Drawing: Group Show" at the Gallery Chemould, Mumbai in 1990, the Monsoon Show at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1991 and Romer City, Tokyo 2001. He was a recipient of the award of the Kerala Lalit Kala Academy and was first runner up for the Bose Pacia Prize for Modern Art, New York, 2001. He lives and works in Mumbai.