Manish Pushkale


Manish Pushkale is easily one of the most talented and highly regarded young painters of India. With a powerful and sensitive initiation to art in the evocative environs of Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, he has fast acquired a skill and insight into artistic creativity, Moving away from an earlier phase of figuration, Manish has evolved a language of abstracion which carries his own personal imprint. Both his vision and artistic idioms have been growing fast, attaining amazing levels of maturity and significance. His works have been shown in India and abroad both in Individual and Group shows.

His first exhibition was in 2005, with Aboriginal artist Abie Loy Kemarre and was a sellout success.

He has been a recipient of the prestigious Raza Foundation award, and also a recipient of Artist In-Residence awarded from French Governmentt in 2004.

Birth Place: Bhopal, India
Year of Birth: 1973

Employment Projects:

  • 2002 Worked with Rajiv Sethi, for Silk Route, Smithsonian Festival, Washington.
  • 2002 Executed a mural of 7’x28’ at the Office of Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
  • -Also involved in writing on art in many journals and magazines.
  • -Member of Garhi Studios Selection Committee, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.
  • -Secretary of EKATRA, Foundation of Arts and Culture established by SH Raza.

  • Awards / Grants:

  • 1997 AIFACS Award.
  • 2000 Junior Research Fellowship, Government of India
  • 2003 Raza Foundation Award
  • 2004 Artist-in-residence, France
  • 2008 Artist-In-residence, Harmony Foundation, Mumbai
  • 2008 Artist-In-residence, Bergini Foundation, Italy

  • Solo Exhibitions:

  • 1994-95 M.P. Kala Parishad Bhopal
  • 1997 Aurodhan, Bank of America, New Delhi
  • 2002 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 Maison Des Sciences De l’Hommes, Paris
  • 2004 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 2004/5 Travelling solo show at all Alliance Francaise in India, organized by French Embassy in India
  • 2005 Gallery 88, Kolkata
  • 2006 Galerie Edition Caracters, Paris
  • 2006 Bodhi Art, New Delhi
  • 2007 Bodhi Art, Mumbai
  • 2009 Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
  • 2009 Bugno Art Gallery, Venice
  • 2009 Theatre of Light, Reflections Art Gallery, Indore


  • 2003 With S.H. Raza, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 With S. Harshwardhana, Bodhi Art, Singapore.
  • 2005 With Abie Loy Kemarre, curated by Anna Kwiecinska, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Australia
  • 2005 With Akhilesh, Gallery Mueller and Plate, Munich.
  • 2009 With Julia Zegelmaier, Gallery Mueller and Plate.

  • Group Exhibitions:

    - 'Kanagawa International Print Biennale', Japan
    - '48th National Exhibition of Art', New Delhi
    - 'Art from Land of Heart', Art Indus, New Delhi.
    - 'Anadi', Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore
    - 'Anadi', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    - 'Rooprekha', Lakshana Gallery, Hyderabad
    - 'Anadi' National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
    - 'Anadi' Birla Academy of Art, Kolkata
    - Central Zone Show, Tao Gallery, Mumbai
    - 'Ishara', Art Today, New Delhi
    - 'Harmony Show', Reliance Industries, Mumbai
    - 'Argosy', curated by Renu Modi, Dubai, UAE
    - 'Seven', Tao Gallery, Mumbai
    - 'Seven', Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi
    - 'Seven', Time and Space gallery, Bangalore
    - 'Seven', Apparao Galleries, Chennai
    - 'Young Contemporary Artists', curated by Mala Aneja, Art Motif, New Delhi
    - 'Roop Adhyatma', Presbitare, Gorbio, France
    - 'Shiva', Tao Gallery, Mumbai
    - Gallery 27, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Oslo, Norway
    - 'Shadang', Gallery Ganesha, Delhi
    - 'Sacred Space', curated by Harsh Goenka, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    - 'Roop Adhyatma', Gallery Tao, Mumbai
    - 'Towards Abstraction', Gallery Threshold and Bodhi Art, curated by Marta Jakimowikz, New Delhi
    - Gallery Sumukha, Hong Kong
    - 'Bharat', Tate Britain, London, Presented by Tao Gallery, Mumbai
    - 'Confluence 2005', Arts India, Palo Alto
    - 'Roop Adhyatma', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
    - Gallery AIR, London, presented by Sumukha Gallery.
    - 'Resonance, 50 years of Independence',
    curated by KT Ravindran, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    - 'Indian Contemporary Art', Saffron Art, Mumbai
    - 'Indian Paintings of New Millenium, curated by Dr. Helen Fazio. Walsh Art Gallery, Chicago
    - 'Indian Paintings of New Millenium', Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    - 'Annual Show', Pallette Art Gallery, curated by Rohit Gandhi, New Delhi
    - 'Roop Adhyatma, Pallette art, New Delhi
    - 'Roop Adhyatma', Bodhi Art, Singapore
    - 'Indian Art, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, presented by Art Mill Chelsea College of Art, London
    - 'Aqua-Aubergina-Slate', Gallery Espace, New Delhi
    - 'Spandan, Yash Birla Group, Mumbai
    - 'Canvas for India', curated by Aman Nath for Khushi
    - Saffron Art, Mumbai
    - Saffron Art, New York
    - 'Harvest', Arushi Arts, New Delhi
    - 'Swasti-Roop', Art Alive, New Delhi
    - 'Paper, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
    - 'Indian Images', Gallery Art Pilgrim, London
    - 'SAARC Artist Show', presented by Sahar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    - Triveda, New Delhi
    - “Annual Show”, Pallette Art Gallery, New Delhi
    - Dubai Art Festival,UAE
    - 'Hirers Show', Hong Kong Visual Art Museum, Hong Kong
    - 'Reliance Artist in Residency Show', DAKC, Mumbai
    - 'Art Positive' Annual Show, curated by Sushma Behl
    - 'Bid and Hammer' Auction Show, Bangalore
    - 'Triveda' Auction Show, Delhi
    - 'Asta Guru' Auction Show, Mumbai
    - 'Saffron' Auction Show, Mumbai
    - 'Art Curial' Auction Show, Paris, France
    - 'India on Canvas', Khushi Auction Show, New Delhi
    - Mueller and Plate Gallery, Munich
    - 'Bentley Show', Polka Art, New Delhi
    - 'Tehelka Show', Aicon Gallery, London
    - 'Middle Edge', Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
    - Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
    - Raza-Mongillat Foundation Show, Gorbio, France
    - Shanghai Art Fair, presented by Sanskriti Gallery
    - 'Emami Chisel' Auction Show, Kolkata
    - 'Miami Basel Art Fair', presented by Galerie Helen Lamarque, Paris and Miami
    - 'Think small'- group show of small format works, Art Alive Gallery,New Delhi
    - 'Harverst-2009', Aarushi Arts, New Delhi
    - 'Indian art summit', New Delhi
    - Group show curated by Vibhu Raj Kapoor, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
    - '20 Years of Indian Contemporary Art', Gallery Neumeister, Munich
    - 'Art is not a Thing.It is a Way', Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkota.
    - 'Living Art Expanse', curated by Sushma Bahl, Delhi.
    - 'Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image', Tangerine Art, Bangalore.
    - 'Indian Contemporary Art', curated by Nicole Spyrattos, Museum of Asiatic Arts, Nice, France.
    - 'L'Inde et L'Art Contemporain', Rosennoff Gallery, Nice,France.
    - 'A Study in Abstraction', curated by Anirudh Chari, Ganges Art Gallery, Calcutta
    - 'Metaphoric Shift and New Imagery', curated by Gaurang Jalan, LKA,New Delhi
    - 'Contremporary Indian Art' Curated by Manish Pushkale, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Australia


  • Institute of Landscaping Plants, Tokyo.
  • Gnanpeeth Trust, New Delhi
  • EPCO, Bhopal
  • West Cultural Zone, Udaipur
  • Roopankar Bharat Bhavan & Administartive Academy, Bhopal
  • Pt.Bhimsen Joshi's Collection
  • England, U.S.A , Holand,France.
  • M.E.C. Art Gallery, Delhi.
  • Paintings are in Collection of S.H. Raza Foundation
  • Times Of India
  • Manjit Bawa
  • Shakti Burman
  • Sarla Birla
  • Ashok Vajpeyi
  • and many private and Corporate office Collections in India & Abroad.