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Professor Grade I in Painting

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Shijo Jacob

Completed BFA in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram (1996) and MFA in Painting from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi (1999). Received National Eligibility Test for Lectureship ( NET ) and JRF from UGC, New Delhi in 1999. Taught in Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikara for sixteen years. Also were the Chairman of Board of Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam during 2009-2012.


Awarded State Award for Painting by  Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, Govt. of Kerala in 2005. Received many prestigious scholarships and fellowships including National Scholarship for young artists from HRD Ministry, Govt. of India, Scholarship from Arnawas Vasudev Trust, Bangalore, Kanoria Center for Arts, Ahmedabad and Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi. In 2007, visited China as part of cultural exchange programme organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India. Also worked in different Art Centres and Studios like Garhi Studio, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad.


Major solo shows include Displaced/Misplaced at Chithrasala Art Gallery, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur(2018), Beyond the Contours at Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi ( 2006 ),  File Photos at Arpana Art Gallery,   Academy  of   Fine  Art and  Literature,  New  Delhi ( 2004 )   and   Memories   at  Rabindra  Bhavan,

New Delhi (1999). Also participated in many national and international group shows. Portable mind, Spring / Break  Art  Show   at   New  York, Odyssey:  Dare  to  Imagine, Union  Station  Art  Gallery,  Washington  DC, 

Loc - Line of Control at Birla Akademi of Art & Culture, Kolkata,  SO(i)LITUDE, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi, Clipboard, Pune Biennale and Double Enders are few among them. Curated Shows include Clipboard, Octave (2015), Urvi (2014) and  Interface (2013).

Also been part of many art camps and Land Art projects in Kerala.

Have wrote notable short stories and articles in malayalam magazines and social media.



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