About Rajesh T. Acharya

Rajesh Acharya, is a known sculptor in Karnataka, India. He received Prestigious Kamaladevi Chattopadyaya Vishwakarma Award (State Award). The Award was presented by Hon. Governor of Karnataka Sri. T.N. Chaturvedi on 29th October 2005 in Kamaladevi chattopadyaya Award Ceremony at Jaganmohana palace, Mysore.
He is also going to demonstrate & and exhibit his work at Rietberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland in July 2009.

Rajesh has under gone training in Bronze Craft in Bangalore mainly in Regional Design & Technical Development Centre (T.W). Also completed sheet metal training at Artison's Training cum Production Centre (ARTRAP) Bidadi, Ramanagar, Bangalore. He finished 2 year training at Shastha Arts & Crafts, Swamimalai Kumbakonam under guru Thiru A.Govinda Sami Sthapathiyar and learned Chola style sculpturing.

Workshops/Training Camps Attended:
SHILPAKALA ACADEMY CAMP Ramsons Prathishtana, Mysore - 2005, oagnised by Karnataka Shilpakala Academy, Bangalore.
BELL METAL CRAFTS OF KARNATAKA Kundapura, Udupi Dist.Organized by Regional Design & Technical Development centre, (D.W.) Bangalore.-2000
KARNATAKA SHILPOTHSAVA '99' Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. May 1999. Organized by Karnataka Shilpakala Academy, Bangalore
ALL INDIA VISUAL ARTISTS CAMP September 1999 At: Museum Complex, Egmore Madras. Organized by South Zone Cultural Centre, Tanjavoor, Tamilnadu.

Exhibition Participated:
"Kamala 2007" Craft Council of India Exhibition From 6th to 11th January 2007 at Coimbatore
"Kuteera" Craft Council of Karnataka Exhibition From 4th January to 12th January 2006 in Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
Kamaladevi Chattopadhya Birth Centenory year Exhibition, Mangalore
Mahamasthakabhisheka Exhibition in Karkala – 2004
Udupi Utsava 2004
Udupi Utsava 2003
"Craft Bazaar" Handicraft Exhibition From 24th December 2001 to 2nd January 2002 in Mangalore
Local Fair & Festival Bijapur From 2nd January to 18th January 2001 in Bijapur
Exhibition of Paramparik Karigar From 22nd December 1999 to 9th January 2000 In National Art Gallery Modern Art, Mumbai
Taj Mahothsav Agra From 8th February to 21st February 1998 in Shilp-Gram, Agra
Exhibition of Paramparik Karigar From 22nd September to 25th September 1997 in Navy Club, Bombay
Exhibition in Karnataka Shilpothsava From 25th May to 27th May 1997, in Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
Local Fare & Festival Exhibition Udupi From 12th January to 18th January 1996 in Udupi
All India Arts, crafts & Folk Festival 93 From 14 to 19th September 1993, in Museum Complex, Egmore Madras.

Felicitation and Recognition
Received "SADHANA SHREE" Award of JCI-2008
Kallianpura Jaycees, Kallianpura, Udupi–2005
Paniyadi Yuvaka Mandala, Paniyadi, Udupi–2005
Rotaract Club of Sagri, Udupi–2004
Kadiyali Hr. Primary School-2004
Lions Club, Padubidri–2003
Kalikamba Temple, Moodabidri–2002
Hale Mariamma Temple, Surathkal–1998

Teaching Experience:
Working as Guest Faculty in Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management. Taught Ornament designing (theory) and workshop.


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