Sunday, August 5, 2012

ART ECOLOGY & LIFE... Bio Data Kattoor Narayana Pillai ( Camp Director)

  Prof.Katoor Narayana Pillai
  (Camp Director )
  ART Ecology & Life  Gurushishya Parampara
  ( An Art In Education Workshop 2012
  Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Hyderabad Region
  Held at Dept. of Art
  Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya,
Trivandrum ,Kerala


Born in Mavelikara, Kerala in 1946 . Studies of drawing and painting completed from 1) Raja Ravi Varma school of painting. 2) College of arts and crafts , Madras. Completed orientation training of two months from all India art teacher’s summer camp at Jabalpur M P in 1972. Junior fellowship was awarded (and course completed )from cultural department of government of India, New Delhi for the research of traditional  art forms and paintings for three years-1988 to 1991

One book   CHITRAKALAYILE ROOPA PARINAMAM (articles on painting and art) was published in 1990.


conducted /participated : One man show in 1978 , 1982,1986,2002,and 2008.Painting exhibited in Chicago(USA) in connection with FOKANA festival in 2002. Participated in all India National Exhibition of Art in New Delhi in 1981 . All India Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary  Art Exhibition in Bhopal in1986. All India Drawing Exhibition conducted by lalithakala akademi of Rajasthan in 1998. Participated in many major regional and national exhibitions.
Participated all India Artist camps: Amaravathy in AP in 1989, South Zone Ceramic Art camp in Madras in 1991. Udakamandalam (Ootty) in 2003.Mysore in 2000, Kasargode (Kerala) in 1978 and Neyyar dam (Kerala) in 1974. Conducted Painting demonstration at Faculty of fine arts Nagpur University in Nagpur in 1999.


Cash Award for a painting from the 24’th Annual Art Exhibition of the Association of young painters and sculptors, Madras 1976.Cash award for a painting from 15’th state exhibition of Art organized by Kerala Lalith Kala Academy Trichur in 1983. Cash award for a drawing from All India Drawing Exhibition Conducted by Rajasthan Lalith Kala academy in Udaypur-in 1998.Malayatoor Ramakrishnan Memorable Award -2009constituted By Chitrakalamandalam, Trivandrum Several merit and highly commended certificates from various exhibitions.

 Entered into state Govt. Service as Artist. From 1998,Lecturer in Painting, from 1988 Professor in painting and 1998 Principal in OVT. Collage of Fine arts, Tiruvanantharapuram. During 1996-97 he was a reader and HOD of Painting Dept in the sree  sankaracharya University. He has retired from government service from 2001 as principal , Collage of fine arts ,Thiruvananthapuram.

continuing as a member of board of studies in faculty of Fine Arts of Kerala University. He was an executive member of Kerala Lalitha  Kala Academy. He was a senate member of Kerala Lalith Kala academy. His paintings are there in a major collections   
Present  Address:
 Prof. Kattoor  Narayana Pillai,
 House No.V.P.9/910,KRA-114,
Ammanakovil Road, Kulasekharam, Kodungannoor P.O., 
Thiruvananthapuram  695013,
 Phone:0471-2379512, Mob:9349157067


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