About Iranna

iranna gr, iranna rukumpur

G.R. Iranna (Iranna Rukumpur)

1970 Born in Sindgi, District Bijapur, Karnataka
Artist lives and works in New Delhi



1994: MFA Painting, College of Art, Delhi
1992: BFA Painting, College of Visual Art, Gulbarga






2014: Temperd Branches, AICON Gallery, New York
2012: Limning Heterotopias: A Journey into G.R. Iranna's Shadows of the In‐Between, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  Thought of the day, Kashi Art Gallery Cochi, curated by Tanya Abraham
2011: Scaffolding the Absent,The Guild Art Gallery Mumbai
2010: Ribbed Routes, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008: Birth of Blindness, the Stainless Gallery, New Delhi; Aicon Gallery, London and New York
2007: The Dance on the Horse, Berkley Square Gallery, London, UK
2006: Disorder and Early Sufferings, Gallery Mueller & Plate, Munich, Germany
  King of Clay, Gallery Arts India, New York and California, USA
2005: Early Works, Gallery Mueller & Plate, Munich, Germany
  Threads of Humanism, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore
2003: Dream & Perplexity, Guild, Chitra Kala Parishath, Bangalore
2001: The Enigma of Departure, The British Council, Mumbai, and Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000: Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo, Egypt
  Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  Foyer gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
1999: In the Shadow of Buddha, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
1998: Shadows of the Real, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1995: Edge Dynamics, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


Selected Group Shows

2014: Unmarked, collective project at BC Gallery Cochi Biennialle
2013: Heritage Transport Museum, curated by Priya Pall
2010: Indian (Sub)Way, curated by Yashodhra Dalmia, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London, UK
2009: Retrieval Systems, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
  Astonishment of Being, curated by Diksha Nath, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
  Think Small, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
  Big Dreams, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore
  Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
  Life is a Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai
2008: Material/Im-mmaterial, Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
  Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2007: Keep Drawing, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
  India 20, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  High on Art, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2006: The Human Figure, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2005: Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art and Saffronart, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, New York
  We are like this only?, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  Change of Address, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004: Untitled, Gallery Espace at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2002: Words and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
  Golden Jubilee Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  European and Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings, auction-cum-exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, New Delhi
2001: The Human Factor, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  Palette 2001 & 02, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi
  Engendering-images of women, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  Apparao Galleries, Chennai
1999: Icons of the Millennium, Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai
  Edge of the Century, New Delhi
  The Creative Process, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998: Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago, USA
  Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1997: Four Artists, Diverse Talents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, organized by Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai



2015: The Eye and The Mind; New Interventions in IndianArt, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China.
  Muse’o de la toile de Jouy Espoce dart contemporain Paris
2014: INCIDENT OF PHENOMENA Spazio Center Via dgli Ausoni ,ROME cureted by Veerangana  Solanki
2011: Giant Elephant, Indian contemporary art exhibition, H. Cube Ltd., Seoul, Korea
2010: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
  Museum of Contemporary Art, by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Taipei, Taiwan
  Go See India, curated by Amith Mukhopadyya and Oscar Aschan, Contemporary Indian Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009: Culture Popular India, curated by Shahin Mirali, Maspresidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid Museum, Madrid, Spain
  Aicon Gallery, Arco Art Fair Madrid Spain
  Moderns and More, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, California, USA
  Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
2008: MiArt Fair 08, Milan, Italy
2007: Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story, The Gallery in Cork Street, London, UK
  Asian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
2006: Contemporary Istanbul Fair, Istanbul, Turkey
2005: Arad Bienalle, Romania
2004: Gallery 27, Oslo, Norway
  Peter Muller Gallery, Munich, Germany
2001: Kaleidoscope, ISU International Art Gallery, Singapore
1995: Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland


Projects and Achievements



2008: ABPF Foundation, Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum Jury Award
2004: Artist of the Year Award, Harmony Show, Mumbai
2003: Residency, George Keyt Foundation, Dambola, Sri Lanka
2002: KK Hebbar Foundation Award
2001: State Award, Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi, Bangalore
1999: International Scholarship, Charles Wallace India Trust, British Council
1997: 40th National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  50 years of Art in Independent India, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Award, Delhi
1996: National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
1995: Garhi Research Grant, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
1993: In Search of Talent, MF Husain and Ram Kumar Selection Award, Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi
  Bansi Parimu Memorial Committee, New Delhi
  Delhi College of Art, New Delhi.
1990: 4th All India Exhibition SCZCC, Nagpur
2003: Residency By George Kith Foundation at Dambola, Sri Lanka
1999: Artist-in-residence, Wimbledon School of Art, London



  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • SAM Museum, USA,
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • David Robert collection, London, UK
  • Kiran Nadar, Rajshee Pathi collection
  • Chester and David Harvest collection
  • And other private collections in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland, Austria, Croatia, France, Switzerland and more