Pradeep Puthoor was born in 1965, in Puthoor, Kerala. After completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, he worked as a graphic designer in an advertising agency for which he received an international poster award. He also worked in a Mumbai daily as a film art director and Illustrator and painted at night.
He has received the Lalit Kala Akademi’s first national award for a painting titled ‘AIR-AIRY’ in Kerala. The Government of India conferred him with a Junior Research fellowship for painting.
He also received the British Overseas League award for painting for his work titled ‘Mangled Mother’ which was in the collection of the Singapore high commission in Britain.
His aesthetic sensibilities were honed and his works had a fresh outlook after his trip to the UK where he was exposed to the works of the great old masters and contemporary artists.
In the following years, his works received critical acclaim and several awards including a fellowship from the prestigious Jackson Pollack Foundation in New York.
In addition to this international recognition, Pradeep Puthoor has participated in several state and national camps conducted by the Lalit Kala Akademi, and regional and international art exhibitions. He also worked as a lecturer in the Kerala College of Fine Arts.
In 2005, his work has been commissioned by the Indian army and he been invited to participate in Florence Biennale.
Pradeep Puthoor’s works are in several national and international collections.
His exhibit with us is titled Dissection at night, an oil on canvas made in 2021.