Artist, Shri. K. R. Subbanna (Vice chairman, Lalit Kala Academi),

"The shOObh Arts Competition is biggest talent hunt of this Country, Perhaps the young minds will have space to express them selves to showcase their exclusive talent”.


K. R. Subbanna was born in Karnataka in 1952. He did a diploma in Painting from the Govt. School of Art & Crafts in Davangere, Karnataka in 1974 and MFA from Delhi College of Art in 1995.  Solo Shows at Alliance Francise de Delhi-1982, Tai in Gallery, Seoul, South Koera-1983, Galerie Bernanos, Paris, France, 1998, Spike Island, Bristol, UK. 2001. He received a Scholarship under Indo-Franch Cultural Exchange programme and was invited to study plate Lithography and other Printmaking Methods as well as to conduct Conducted a stone Lithography workshop at DET Rafiske Vaerksted Hjorring, Aalburg Konstskola (art college) Denmark in 1995, 1998, at “Kildevaeld” for the members, pupils from local Art School, “Kunstskole” Aalborg, Denmark, 2001, “KKV” (a professional printmaking Studio), Stockholm, Sweden, for the working artist and at Faroe Islands Lithography Workshop, for the public during open Studio weekend - 2001. He has participated in XI Triennial India and many national and international exhibitions including the Festival of India’s exhibition of contemporary Indian Printmaking in the U.S.A.
He was awarded the State Award by the Lalit Kala Akademi in Karnataka in 1981 and the National Award by the Lalit kala Akademi in New Delhi in 1984, Award “Charles Wallace India Trust” for residency in UK- 2000, besides many other prestigious awards.
Presently he is the Vice Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi