S.K.Sahni b. 1937

Ex. Keeper, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

1966 : G.D.Art (Painting) from Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai.

1977 : M.A.in Drg.& Ptg from Meerut University.

Solo & Important Exhibition

1967 : “Paintings & Lino Prints” Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

1972 : “Paintings - Two Deaths” AIFACS, New Delhi. ( 10 - 16 Dec.)

1988 : “Saar Group” Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. ( 20-28 March )

        : “Saar Group” Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. ( 5-12 July)

1989 : “Delhi Artists”, CMC Art Gallery’s Exhibition. ( 5 - 16 Jan.)

        : “Artistes Indieus”, Paris. ( 14 - 31 Jan.)


1990 : “Paintings, Drawings & Prints” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. ( 23-29 Nov.)

1991 : “Drawings” Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi. ( 25Jan. - 9 Feb.)

        : “Drawings” Srishti Art Gallery, Maurya Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi. (20 - 23 Aug.)

        : “The Expressive Line” Artage Gallery, Kolkatta. ( 29 Dec.91- 4Jan.92 )

1992 : “Drawings” Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. ( 1 - 7 May )

1993 : “Drawings” Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

1994 : “Drawings” Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh. ( 8 - 12 Feb.)

1995 : “Drawings” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. ( 21 - 27 April )

        : “MY Lines” ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi. ( 24 Nov.- 2 Dec.)

1996 : Recent Paintings “Four Artists Exhibition” AIFACS, New Delhi. ( 12 - 21 Sept.)

1997 : “Lines, Movements & Space” Oxford Book Store Gallery, Kulkata.(12 -29 April)

        : Graphic Prints “Four Artists Exhibition” AIFACS, New Delhi. (1 -10 Oct.)

        : Paintings “Inner Space” Triveni Gallery, New Delhi. ( 17 - 29 Nov.)

1998 : “Painted Drawings” Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

1999 : “Creative Search” Senior Fellowship Awardee’s Show, LKA, New Delhi.( 9-15 Feb.)

        : “Three Artists Exhibition” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. ( 16 - 23 Nov.)

2000 : “Drawings” IndusInd Bank’s Art Gallery, Chandigarh. ( 6 - 14 Oct. )

        : “An Alternative Vision” Painted Drawings, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi. ( 7 - 17 Dec.)

2001 : “Four Artists Exhibition” at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. ( 18 - 24 Oct.)

2002 : “Lines of Vision” Two decades of Works, AIFACS, New Delhi. ( 8-14 Oct.)

        : “Digital Images” Siddhartha Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan (18-30 Nov.)

2003 : “Four Artists’ Show” Alliance Art Gallery, Chandigarh (10-30 Jan.)

        : * “Lines of Action” Triveni Gallery, New Delhi. (13-23 Feb.)

2005 : * “Three Artists Exhibition” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.(April 25 – May1)

        : * “Five Artists Group’ Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.(14–20 September)

2006 “ Synergy in Call of Destiny” Art Indus at Palm Court, India Habitat Centre (5-9 Sept)

2007 :* ”Linear Explorations” Art Heritage Gallery” New Delhi.

2008 : “Three Artists’ Exhibition”,The Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2009 : ”Symphony of Straight Lines” Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi.(13-23 July)

2011 :* “Geometric Abstacts”Triveni Art Gallery” New Delhi. (14-23 Feb., 2011)

        ; “ Three Artists’ Exhibition”, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (7 – 13 Nov.)

2013 : United Art Fair, New Delhi – 5 works were displayed (14-17 Sept.)

        : * “Space A – Z” at Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi ( 1 – 11 October)

2015 : 28th National Exhibition of Contemporary Art – 2015 SCZCC, Nagpur (17-26 April )

Participaton in Group Shows

1988 : “AIFACS Members’ Exhibition”, Bloomsbury Galleries, London (UK)

        : “AIFACS Members’ Exhibition”, Sharjah (U.A.R.)

1989 : “Delhi Artists”, CMC Art Gallery’s Exhibition. ( 5 - 16 Jan.)

        : “Artistes Indieus”, Paris. ( 14 - 31 Jan.)

1990 : “Disha” Group Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.(19-31 Jan.)

        : “Indo-Soviet Nikolai Roerich Exhibition, Soviet House, New Delhi.(15-26 March)

1992 : “AIFACS Members’ Exhibition”, AIFACS, New Delhi.

        : “Monochrome” Exhibition, Srishti Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1993 : “Cultural Fellowship Holders’ show, AIFACS, New Delhi.

1994 : “10 Artists’Exhibition”, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

        : “Second Indian Drawing Biennail; Solid, Chandigarh.

        : “Solid’s Biennail Show” Little Theater Gallery, New Delhi.

1995 : “Bimal Dasgupta Memorial” Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

1996 : “All India Drawing Exhibition” AIFACS Regional Centre, Chandigarh.

1997 : “All India Art Biennail of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

        : “AIFACS Members’ Water Colour Exhibition” AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi.

        : “U.P.All India Exhibition” State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow.

1998 : “Delhi for Delhi” Taj Palace, New Delhi.

        : “Abstract Show’ Art Junction, Hotel Inter-Continental, New Delhi.

1999 : “All India Veteran Artists’ Exhibition” AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi.

        : “International Artists Support Group (USA) Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

2000 : “Kargil Victory Artists’ Camp Works” Exhibition, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi.

        : “Punjabi Contemporary Artists’ Exhibition” at Chandigarh. (22-24 Dec.)

2002 : “Down the memory lane” collection : Alliance Francaise de Delhi. (12-27 Sept.)

2003 : “Group Exhibition” Tac Art Gallery, Ludhiana. (15-25 Nov.)

2005 &nbs: “AIFACS Members Exhibition”, AIFACS Galleries, New Delhi.(22-31 January)

        : Wisdom’s “Kala Mahotsava–2005” AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi.(22-31 January)

        : “Art Ache” Exhibition & auction for TSUNAMI, Russian Centre, New Delhi. (6th Feb.)

        : “Impression 2005” The Art People-Society, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.(15-20 May)

        : “Contemporary Artists of India” Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, E. Delhi.(July 23-August 10)

        : “Contemporary Artists of India” Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (18-22 August)

        : “Monsoon Show”by Members, AIFACS Galleries, New Delhi. (5-12 Sept.)

        : “14th Ravi Jain Annual” Exhibition, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi. (29 Sept.-16 Oct.)

2006 : “ AIFACS Annual Paintings, Drawings, Member & Veteran Artists’ Exhibitions”

2010 : 82 All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS,New Delhi.(3-16 February)

        : 8th All India Photo Exhibition,AIFACS, New Delhi.(30th March-7thApril)

        : 8 Artists Exhibition in Honour of Veteran Art Critic Shri R.S. Yadav, AIFACS (13-15July)

2011 : *Artists Exhibition in Honour of Art Critic Padam Shree Keshav Malik, AIFACS (1-6 Nov)

2012 : “Diversity – Unity” A Group Show of 4 artists at L.K.A. Delhi ( 19-25 Dec.)

2013 : “Multipal Encounters” Nirbhaya; Moti Ghar at Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts.

2014 : “Confluence 2014” Group show at Art Konsult Art Gallery, N.Delhi (25 April–1 May)

        : “Hammerartage – Art 4 Fortune Fair-2014 : Group Show ; AIFACS (27-29 May)

        : “Magnetic Forms”8 artists’group ; Art Konsult Art Gallery, N.Delhi(19Sept.-18 Oct.)


Participating regularly from many years in the Exhibitions organized by National Lalit Kala Akadmi,New Delhi, AIFACS, New Delhi and other organizations.
Works exhibited in National Exhibitions 1992,1996,1999,2000,2005,2006 &2011 Five works were shown at United Art Fair - 2013

Fellowships & Awards

1991-94 : Junior Fellowship, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India.

1996-98 : Senior Fellowship, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India.

1994      : Silver Medal - Second Indian Drawing Biennial, The Solids, Chandigarh.

1996      : 67th All India Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi. ( for Drawing No. CI )

1998      : 69th All India Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi. ( for Drawing No. C - XXXV )

1999      : Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. ( for Drawing No. 119 )

2001             : Camilin Art Foundation’s Northern Region Art Exhibition.( Painting Time Scale-II )

2005      : 77th All India Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi. (for Drawing titled Moving Spirit)


Participation in Workshops & Camps

1970 : Paul Lingren’s Graphic Workshop organized by USIS & Smithsonian Institute,

Washington D.C. at New Delhi.

1986 : Sahitya Kala Parishad’s Workshop “Drawings & Graphics” at College of Art, N.Delhi.

1997 : Artist Camp at Panchkula, Chandigarh organized by AIFACS,New Delhi.

1998 : Artist Camp at Panchkula, Chandigarh organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, N.Delhi.

2000 : Millennium All India Artists’ Camp (26-31 Dec.) organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

2001 : All India Artists’ Camp (27-31 Dec.) organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

2002 : All India Artists’ Camp,Kalavart Nayas, Ujjain. (27-30 Nov.)

2004 : Senior Artists Workshop (8-10 Oct.) by “WE” a group of Women Artists, Chandigarh

       : All India Senior Artists Camp (Amrit Kala Kumbh 19-21 Nov.) Indian Akademi, Amritsar.

2004 to 2015

       : All India Senior Artists Camp organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.

Collections

  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

  • College of Art, New Delhi.

  • Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

  • Maurya Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi.

  • National Institution of Immunology, New Delhi.

  • Centre of International Modern Art, Kolkuta.

  • Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

  • Govt. Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh.

  • Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

  • AJ Collections, Hong Kong.

  • Sri University, Raipur.

  • ITM Group of Colleges, Gwalior.

  • Alkazi Arts Foundation, New Delhi

  • Osian Foundation, New Delhi.

  • Reliance Capital, Mumbai.

  • Many Private & Personal Collections in India & Abroad

Publication

“Journey of the Straight Line” (An Exposition of Sahni’s Drawings & Creativity) by Dr SS Bhatti

“An Alternative Vision” A booklet Edited by S.K.Sahni ( Drawings & Published Critical Reviews Published in National Newspapers )

S K SAHNI – Engineering Unique Abstracts by Vincent Van Ross Creative Mind – The Magazine on Art & Culture, VOL. IX, QTR – III, 2013

A Compliment Master of Line by R.S.Yadav Kala Dirgha- International Journal of Visual Art, April 2014, Vol.14 No.28

Foreign Visits

Visited more than 100 Art Museums and important Art Sites\ Centres in the following cities during my visits abroad as accompanied expert for Indian Art Exhibition :---

Stuttgart, Frankfurt ( Germany ) ; Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto ( Japan ) ; London ( UK ) ; New York,

Washington DC, Baltimore, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago ( USA ) ; Moscow, Leningrad & other cities ( formerly USSR ) & Paris ( France )

Visited Paris, Rome, Florence. Pisa, Venice and Milan (Italy) with AIFACS artists’ group (10-22 August, 2006)

Visited China – Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xian & Beijing with AIFACS artists’ group

(11-24 August, 2010)

Visited Cambodia & Thailand - Bangkok with AIFACS artists’ group (25 Oct – 3 Nov. 2012)

Profession

1962 - 73 : Worked in National Children’s Museum, National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi as Artist

Designer for preparing educational exhibits and planning theme Exhibitions.

1973 - 95 : Worked in National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi in different departments in different capacities. Organized Educational Programmes - Seminars ; Handled Art Collection and many important International Exhibitions and Projects.