N. S. Rana


1951- Born in Delhi,1979-Passed B.F.A. in sculpture with 1st Class 1st and specialization in Metal Casting From Delhi College of art, New Delhi. In 1981 recieved diploma in commercial art from Sarda Ukil School of art., board of technical education , Delhi. He was offered Fellowship from Delhi university, Delhi and was Visiting Lecturer in Delhi College of Art, New Delhi. He taught art at a School for several years while also continued with his own practice. He has worked in a range of media including terracotta and fiberglass, metal in various forms and primarily in bronze, which has been the main medium that he has mastered and enjoys working in. His exquisite creations of deities and icons reaffirm his interest in figuration. Rana has had more than seven solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions in different parts of India including those held at Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Recipient of awards from the Delhi Crafts Council, Delhi College of Art, UNESCO, Sahitya Kala Parishad and AIFACS, his work can be seen with private and corporate collectors across India

Presently Head of the Department, Sculpture dept., Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, K G Marg, New Delhi.


  • 1973- Delhi Crafts Council Exhibition, Delhi
  • 1978, 82 & 85 – National Kala Mela, New Delhi
  • 10980-1991 – Sahitya Kala Parishad, Annual Art Exhibition at Delhi & Chandigarh
  • 1981-1984 – U.P. State All Indi Art Exhibition, Lucknow
  • 1981-1993 – National Exhibition of Art
  • 1981 – One man show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1983 – Aakaaer Group Show, Delhi
  • 1983 – Group show, Mumbai
  • 1984 – Group show, Delhi.
  • 1980-85 – UNESCO Art exhibition, New Delhi.
  • 1984-85 – Inter State art exhibition at Gujrat,Madras,Bhuvneshwar, and Shimla organized by S.K.P.D.
  • 1972,85- Unique Artist Group, Delhi.
  • 1987 – One Man show at Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1985 – Artist camp at haryana by S.K.P.D.
  • 1986 – Ceramic camp by S.K.P.D.
  • 1993 – One man show at Aurobindo Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1994 – One Man Show at Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1994 – Banglore kala mela By S.K.P.D.
  • 1995 – One man Show at Sridharani Art Gallery, Sponsored by Aurobindo art gallery, Delhi.
  • 1995 – Group Show at Birla academy Art gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1996 – Calcutta kala mela by S.K.P.D.
  • 1996 – Jehangir Art gallery , Mumbai.
  • 1998 – One man Show By step Art gallery, Delhi.
  • 1999 – Participation in Group Show by freedom art Gallery and Aadiwasi kala Group, Delhi.
  • 2000 – One man show at Jehangir Art gallery , Mumbai , One man show at pioneer art gallery, Delhi & Various Group Shows.
  • 2006 – One man show by Art Indus Art Gallery, Delhi.
  • 2007 – Group Show by gallery Galleria at Habitat center, Delhi.

  • Awards:

  • 1973 – Delhi Crafts council Awards for the best Ceramic Mural.
  • 1977 & 83 – Delhi college of Arts for the best marble and metal sculptures with ‘SAILOZ’ prize.
  • 1980-81 & 85 – UNESCO awards for the Bronze Sculpture.
  • 1982 – Best sculpture awards for UNESCO.
  • 1980 – A.I.F.A.C.S. Merit Certificate for the Bronze Sculpture awards by Sahitya Kala Prishad, Delhi.
  • 1985 – Sahitya Kala Parishad Awards For the Metal Sculpture.
  • 1991 – A.I.F.A.C.S. awards in All India exhibition of art.
  • 1998 – Senior fellowship by ministry of Human Resource & Development , Govt. of India.
  • 2008 – B.C. Sanyal Award for Dedicated – Teachers Awards by Delhi College of Art Delhi.

  • Works In Collection:

    Delhi College of Arts, New Delhi; Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi; National gallery of modern Art, New Delhi; Times Of India, Mumbai, Cymroza Art Gallery , Mumbai; Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai; Bombay Sandoz India, Mumbai; Art Indus Art gallery, Dhoomimal Art gallery, Krishna Collection, pioneer Art Gallery, Delhi. Spain, England, W. Germany, Australia, Switzerland, America,various Art Institutions and art lovers in India & Abroad.