BHAGYA A. AJAIKUMAR
1962 Born in Bangalore, India
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
2014 to present & 2011-12; Visiting Faculty, MFA Program, Department of Visual Arts, Bangalore University, Karnataka, India
2008-13 Visiting Faculty, MFA Program, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore 2007-2011 Director, Art Program, University School of Design, Mysore, Karnataka,
2006 Art Educator, Gallery 37, Chicago, IL, USA
1992 to present, Director & Fine Arts Teacher (K-10),‘Gyana Vidya Shale’ school for rural children established by family near Mysore, Karnataka.
2004 Curatorial Intern Summer 2004, Prints and Drawings Collection,
Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
2003-2004 Teaching coordinator, Intermediate & Advanced in Etching & Screen Printing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA,
1998-2000 Art Teacher (K-12), Burlington Community Schools, Iowa, USA
1996-2000 Art Educator in Printmaking and Jewellery Making, Arts for Living Center,
Burlington, Iowa, USA
EDUCATION
2004 Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
2002 Post Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/ Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA
1998 Art Educator Certificate (K-12) 1998, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
1988 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Western Illinois University, Illinois, USA
1983 Bachelor of Science, Bangalore University, Karnataka, India
EXHIBITIONS
Solo Shows :
2015
2013
2005
Installations, Performances, and Presentations
2013 Presentation at Ogden International School, Chicago, IL, USA
2010 Presentation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2007  Performance and Installation at Hejje Gejje, Annual Dance event, Mysore
2008  Presentation on Contemporary Art of India, AKKA, Chicago, IL, USA
2006 Performance and Installation at Hejje Gejje, Mysore, Karnataka, India
World Dance Day, Alliance Franchaise, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Ennea, Taj Vivanta, Bangalore and Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore Borderless Innovations, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
Group Shows
2019 Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, Chicago, IL, USA
2019 Art Park ,First sundays of the month, Bangalore
2018 Varsha 2018, Swasti Contemporary Gallery, Bangalore
2017 Varsha 2017, Swasti Contemporary Gallery, Bangalore
2016 Varsha 2016, Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore
2015 Pink Spirit Art show, Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore
2015 Varsha 2015, Swasti Contemporary Gallery, Bangalore
2014 Pink Spirit Art Show, Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore
2013 ‘Coffee & Consumption’ Art Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA 2011 Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2009 Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2007 Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2005 International Dance Day, Alliance Franchaise, Bangalore, Karnataka,
2004 Erasing Borders: Indo-American Arts Council, New York City, USA
2004 Bangalore International Arts Festival, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2004 MFA Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
2003 International Cultural Week, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois 2003 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MassachusettsA, USA
2002 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2002 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2001 The Salon Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA 1999 Stoerm Cellar Art Gallery, Burlington, Iowa, USA
1997-2000 Gallery Artist, Stoerm Cellar Gallery, Burlington, Iowa, USA
1990-2000 Annual Member Show, Art for the Living Center, Burlington, Iowa, USA
1998  ‘Five Artists in the Area’, Burlington, Iowa, USA
1999  Gala exhibition, Fine Arts League, Burlington, Iowa, USA
Awards & Publications
2009 2003
200319911990
Wealth Magazine, Singapore
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Catalogue and cover of Continuing Education Catalogue
Preview Magazine, Publication of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Honorary, Regional Iowa Artists Show, Iowa, USA
First Place Award, Regional Iowa Artists’ Show,Iowa, USA
Professional Activities
2007 to Present, Director, Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, HCG Foundation, Bangalore 1992 to Present, Board of Directors, International Human Development Upliftment Academy, Mysore, Karnataka, India
1990 to present, Board of Directors, Bharat Charitable Hospital and Institute of Oncology, Mysore, Karnataka, India
1990 to 2000 Board Member, Artist, Educator, Arts for the Living Center, Burlington, Iowa, USA
Travel: U.S., England, Italy, Portugal, Holland, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Cambodia & Africa

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