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Date of Birth
15th April 1972 (Male)

Current Address
6/1 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5EZ

Telephone
0131 4773084 (home), 07879811986 (mobile)
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Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class)
Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, 1992
Diploma in Commercial Art
The Applied Art Institute, Mumbai, 1992
Postgraduate Work Professional Graduate Diploma in Education, Moray House University
The Applied Art Institute, Mumbai, 1992
of Edinburgh, July 2010 – July 2011
MA, Edinburgh College of Art, 1998 – 2001
MA, Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, 1993

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Work Experience
Teacher of Art & Design – Hazlehead Acdaemy, January 15 to date.
Art Teacher – Dunremihill High School – January 2014 – December 2014
Teacher of Art & Design – Peterhead Academy (Permanent contract) 2013
Teacher of Art & Design- George Heriot’s School, August 2012- June 2013
Artist Residencies Cholamandel Artist Village, Madras, 1993
Art & Design Teacher – Probationary Year, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh, August 2011 – June 2012
Workshop Co-ordinator, Edinburgh Mela and Children’s Parliament, 2008 – 2010
Art Teacher & House Tutor, St. Bees School, Cumbria, 2004 – 2008
Art Teacher, Radley College, Oxford, 2001 – 2004
Workshop Co-ordinator, Continuing Studies at Edinburgh College of Art, 1998 – 1999
Assistant to the Curator, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 1997 – 1998
Assistant to the Director, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1993 – 1998
Trishant Art Centre, Jammu, 1992
Kanoria Art Centre, Ahmedabad, 1990
Vocational Qualifications Child Protection Procedures by City of Edinburgh Council (19th August and Training 2012)
Comparing the Scottish and Indian education systems by Cambridge
Scholarship and Rajiv Gandhi Education (July 2011)
Bridging the Gap between Turkey/Germany/Russia and Great Britain (2009 – 2013)

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Interests
Badminton, walking, climbing, travelling, cooking, cycling, skiing,
photography, fundraising for charity events, community service, yoga.

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Awards
Merit Certificate for Mural, Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, 1992
First Prize for Photography, Applied Art Institute, Mumbai, 1992
41st National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, 1998
Andrew Grant Travel Award, Amsterdam and Paris, 1998
Charles Wallace scholarship for M.F.A at Edinburgh College of Art, 1999 – 2001
Edinburgh Evening News Young Edinburgh Award for youth friendly service, 2006

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Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai, 1996
ABC Gallery, Varanasi, 1997
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2001, 2007, 2009 & 2011
“Personal Objects”, Patriot Hall Gallery, Edinburgh, 2003, 2007 & 2012
“Spiritual Jounery”, St. John Church, Edinburgh, 2004
“Blindfold Voyage-I”, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, 2004

Group Exhibitions
Participated in various group shows in the U.K. and around the world
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