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G. RAVINDER REDDY

Born 1956, Andhra Pradesh, India

New York Times Art Critic Holland Cotter said in a review of Reddy’s first solo show in New York, “The spirelike roofs of certain Hindu temples in South India are a dizzying pileup of hundreds of brightly painted carved figures. Most are of deities, but the ever-changing mix can also include politicians, movie idols and even an occasional Westerner of local renown. This blending of religion and pop culture is a constant in Indian art, and it is the impetus behind the work of Ravinder G. Reddy. [His] painted and gilded fiberglass sculptures of women have been among of the most visible examples of contemporary South Asian art since they first made a splash in ‘Traditions/Tensions’ at the Asia Society in 1996.”
Besides the fusion of contemporary pop art and Hindu sculptural tradition, Reddy provides a union of the archetype and the individual and like Cotter has noted, it feels more like “folk” art than “fine” art. Reddy currently teaches at the Department of Fine Art, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam.
The artist lives and works in Vishakapatnam, India

Education
1984 British Council Scholarship, Royal College of Art, London
1983 Diploma (Art and Design), Goldsmiths College, University of London
1982 M.F.A. in Creative Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda
1980 B.F.A. (Sculpture), M.S. University, Baroda

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2007 Incridible India, Le Jardin d'Acclimation, Paris, France
2003 Sculptures, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Monumental Sculptures, Media Gallery, Apeejay Techno Park, New Delhi
Popular Cultures, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, USA
Monumental Sculptures, Deitch Projects, New York
Laskhmi Devi, Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C
Devi, Sackler Gallery, Washington Dc. USA
1997 Sculpture, Art Today Gallery, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2008 Freedom 2008: Sixty Years After Indian Independence, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2007-08 India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
Indian Art at Swarovski Crystal World Show, 2nd Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria
Polyphonies, Gallery Hosp, Tirol – Österreich, Austria
2007 20th Century Sculpture: from Archipenko to Reddy, Grosvenor Gallery, London in association with Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Indian Art III, HERE AND NOW, Young Voices from India, Grosvenor Gallery, London in association with Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Private/Corporate IV, A Dialogue of the collection Lekha and Anupam Poddar, New Delhi and Daimler Chrysler, Stuttgart/Berlin at Daimler Ghrysler Contemporary Potsdamer Platz Berlin
Post Object, at Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
2006 New Space, Art Space 1X1 , Dubai
The Third Eye, Lille, France
Art on the Beach- Made by Indians, at St. Tropez, arranged by Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York
2005 Endless Terrain, presented by Interiors Espania at Lalit Kala Galleries, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
Body Perfect, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
About Beauty, House of World Cultures, Berlin
Transit 3, at Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin, Presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Are we like this only?, Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Galleries, New Delhi
2004 Iconography in Transient Times, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, presented by Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore
The Androgyne, organized by Apparao Galleries, Chennai at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
Margi & Desi Exhibition, Lalit Kala Galleries, Delhi, conducted by Espace Gallery, New Delhi
Sacred Space, organized by RPG Enterprise, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
New Paradigms-II, organized by Threshold Gallery at Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Enchanting the Icon, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
Roots En Route, Queens Gallery, British Council, New Delhi
Travelling show, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai
2002 Sidewinder, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
Human Park, An exhibition of Global Creatures, La Virreinna Exposicions, Institute de Cultura, Barcelona
India: Contemporary Art from North Eastern Private Collections, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, USA
Sheen of Metal, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
New Paradigms, conducted by Threshold Gallery at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery Anniversary Show, Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi

Collections:

CIMA - Centre International Modern Art, Calcutta, India
FAAM - Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, japan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA