R M Palaniappan
RM Palaniappan was born in 1957 at Devakottai, Tamil Nadu. An alumnus of the Govt. College of Arts Crafts, he studied advanced Lithography in Tamarind Institute (USA) during 1991 and was the Artist in Residency at the Oxford University in 1996; a recipient of several awards, honours and residencies including the Fulbright Grant, Charles Wallace India Trust grant, International Visitorship programme of USIS, and Senior Fellowship, Government of India, he was invited to visit France & Germany by the Cultural wing of those countries and United States by the Department of External Affairs and Education, Australia on invitation of Mininstry of External Affairs, Government of Australia.
RM has visited several museums and galleries in USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Sweden and South Korea. The awards conferred on him include the National Award at the International Prints Biennales of Bhopal and Taiwan. He was invited by several international universities and art institutions to conduct workshops in print-making including Art Academy of Cincinnati, University of New Mexico, Indiana State University, Bloomington Kansas State University, Royal College of Arts, London and M.S. University, Baroda.
He has participated in numerous international prints exhibitions and important national level curated exhibitions by invitation; held 14 one man shows around the country and in Rotterdam- Holland. Exhibition curation: Major Trends in Indian Art, 1997, International Commissioner, Bharat Bhavan Prints Biennale, 1995.
His works are in prestigious collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; British Museum & Victoria Albert Museum- London; Oxford University, Oxford; Cincinnati Art Museum, Tamarind Institute, and Library of Congress, Washington-USA; Taipei Art Museum, Taiwan; Boras Museum, Sweden.
His exhibits with us are titled The Perfect Decision, a Conte crayon on Treated Paper made in 2019 and Connected Movement, a Conte crayon on Treated Paper made in 2020.