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Photograph of Artist Karna Puri, Uttarakhand, India

I'm Karna Puri

Uttarakhand, India


Karna Puri’s images and ideas seem to spring from the deep recesses of the mind, thereby working with minimal intervention of a personalised, individual artist in the act of creating a piece of art. It is more an outpouring where the creation of his work is undertaken in a state of meditative connect with his inner being, where the artist and his work meld into a singularity, uncontrived and spontaneous. He believes that “to paint is to meditate!”

Karna Puri, born Calcutta in 1955, currently lives and works in Dehradun.

 

Education:

  • ISCE, St Augustine’s School, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, India—1971
  • 5-Year Diploma—Drawing & Painting, Govt. College of Art, Calcutta, India—1979 (Deemed to be equivalent to an Honours/Post Graduate Degree by the Directorate of Public Instruction, Govt. of West Bengal, India)
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Calcutta University—1979

 

Professional experience

  • Aug 2018 to Jan 2019: Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Visual Arts, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Mar 2018 to July 2018: I.C. Visual Art, (Part-time), Unschool, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Oct 2017 to Feb 2018: Head of Creativity, The Plenum School, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh
  • Sept 2003 to Jan 2016: Head of Dept., Visual Art & Design, Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Dec 2002 to Aug 2003: Head of Dept., Visual Art Pathways World School, Gurgaon (NCR Delhi)
  • Nov 2001 to Dec2002: Head of Dept., Visual Art, The Selaqui World School. Dehradun. Uttarakhand
  • Sept.1995 to Oct 2001: Senior Teacher, Visual Art, The Assam Valley School, Assam
  • Dec.1986 to May 1987: Art Teacher, Senior Wing, Army Public School, New Delhi
  • Dec.1985 to Oct.1986: Textile Designer J. P. Export, New Delhi
  • Oct.1984 to Nov.1985: F. O. Trainee Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.
  • Mar.1982 to Sept.1984: Art Teacher, Senior School St. Thomas’ Church School, Calcutta
  • Dec.1978 to Dec.1981: Proprietor Textile Designing & Printing Unit, Calcutta

 

Personal Details

  • Date of birth:  January 9, 1955.
  • I speak fluent English, Hindi, Bengali and Nepali
  • My main areas of interest are art, spirituality, music, camping, trekking, botany, birding and cooking.

My artworks for sale


₹ 78,500

The Trident

Painting: Mixed Media on Paper
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 29.5 X 21.6 inch (WxH)

₹ 78,500

Samsara-1

Painting: Mixed Media on Paper
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 21.6 X 29.5 inch (WxH)

₹ 78,500

A Cross to Bear

Painting: Pen and Ink on Paper
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 21.6 X 29.5 inch (WxH)

₹ 78,500

Let the Sunshine in

Painting: Mixed Media on Paper
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 30.0 X 22.3 inch (WxH)

Yamantaka Mask

Painting: Mixed Media on Canvas
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 48.0 X 36.0 inch (WxH)

Ashwamedha

Painting: Mixed Media on Canvas
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 30.0 X 24.0 inch (WxH)

Harlequin

Painting: Mixed Media on Canvas
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 36.0 X 36.0 inch (WxH)

₹ 39,000

Samsara-2

Painting: Mixed Media on Canvas
Art by: Karna Puri
Size: 10.0 X 10.0 inch (WxH)

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