Veena Srinivas

Born:06th Sept. 1971 in Karnataka, INDIA



Veena Srinivas is an artist of Mangalore who is well-known for her efforts in propagating and creating a renewal of interest in Kāvi mural paintings, a form of painting on the inner and outer walls of temples in the Konkan coast of India. Veena Srinivas received training in fine art from Madhav Rao Pavanje, Mangalore’s veteran artist who hails from the famed Pavanje family of artists, well-known from many generations.  Veena herself was born into a family that was no stranger...... Read her full bio

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Artist Veena Srinivas :


Veena Srinivas is an artist of Mangalore who is well-known for her efforts in propagating and creating a renewal of interest in Kāvi mural paintings, a form of painting on the inner and outer walls of temples in the Konkan coast of India.

Veena Srinivas received training in fine art from Madhav Rao Pavanje, Mangalore’s veteran artist who hails from the famed Pavanje family of artists, well-known from many generations.  Veena herself was born into a family that was no stranger to different forms of art, her grandfather being the late Venkatraya Kamath, a dedicated teacher who was a student of the prestigious JJ School of Arts, Mumbai.

Having conducted several exhibitions of her works in pencil sketching, charcoal as well as oil paintings, Veena found her niche in Kāvi mural paintings, a form of folk art that flourished in many hindu shrines in Goa during the sixteenth century. She happened to chance upon Kāvi  mural paintings on the walls of the Mahalasa Narayani Temple at Kumta in Karnataka. The exquisite beauty of the works attracted her attention.  She travelled extensively to collect information on this form of art and followed it up with intense research.  Having developed an abiding commitment to this genre of art she regrets that the folk design is fast disappearing due to temple renovations and lack of preservation or conservation efforts. 

Artist Profile:


Veena Srinivas, Artist
1971, in Karnataka, INDIA
Kaavi Paintings, Acrylic Paintings, Oil Paintings, Charcoal Paintings




She is currently working on Kāvi folk motifs. The paintings thus produced are exhibited so as to create an awareness and understanding of this art form. Striving relentlessly to revive this art she conducts awareness programs and workshops and reproduces folk motifs as replica images with the intention to promote the art form, in addition to creating new Kāvi works, mostly with themes from Indian mythology.

Her works are in collections, both in India as well as abroad.

Worked as the Vice- President of Karavali Chitrakala Chavadi® from 2013-2015.

Exhibitions:


  • # In 2000 - Gana-Roopa, Prasad Art Gallery, Mangaluru.
  • # In 2001 - Final Touch Art Gallery, Mangaluru.
  • # In 2002 - Amantran Art Gallery, Udupi.
  • # In 2003 - Udupi Jilla Utsav, Udupi.
  • # In 2004 - Exhibition of Art, Drishya School of Art, Udupi.
  • # In 2006 - Drishya School of Art, Udupi.
  • # In 2007 - 74th Akhila Bharata Sahitya Sammelan, Udupi.
  • # In 2007 - Ganesha, Orchid Art Gallery, Mangaluru.
  • # In 2007 - Ganesha, Belgaum.
  • # In 2007 - Bahu – Roopa, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru.
  • # In 2008 - Sounds of Brushes, The Gallery of Hues, Bengaluru (October).
  • # In 2008 - Sounds of Brushes, The Gallery of Hues, Bengaluru (February).
  • # In 2009 - Premier Talent League, Bengaluru.
  • # In 2011 - Sanchalana, Prasad Art Gallery, Mangaluru.
  • # In 2013 - Kriye-Prakriye, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru.
  • # In 2013 - Varna Sambhrama, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru.
  • # In 2013 - Dr. Shivram Karanth Art Gallery, BalaVana Samithi, Puttur.
  • # In 2013 - Memories, Unique Contemporary Art Gallery, Bengaluru.
  • # In 2013 - Chitra-kavya - Vishwa virasath, Alva’s Education Trust®, Moodbidri.
  • # In 2014 - Konkani Sahitya-Sanskriti Sammelan, Manipal.
  • # In 2014 - Kuncha Ninaada, Karnataka Bank Employee’s Association Hall, Mangaluru.
  • # In 2015 - Varna Ganapa, Gallery S Cube, Mangaluru.

Art Camps:


Impact 07 – National Level Art Camp, Gurukul Public School, Kundapur.
Sadrushya – State Level Art Camp, Alva’s Education Trust®, Moodbidri.
Shrishti Stithi Laya – Artists Impression of the MSEZ Project, Mangaluru.
VarnaMudi – Art Camp, Vishwa Tulu Sammelana Mangaluru.
Makaram - National Level Painters Camp, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy, Trissur
Varna Jagruthi – State Level Art Camp, Alva’s Education Trust®, Moodbidri.
Chitrakala Shibira, Sirsi, 2010, Karnataka Lalitkala Academy, Bengaluru.
Art Camp, First World Konkani Cultural Convention, 2010, Mangaluru.
Rekha Sangathya Demonstration Drawing Camp, Sangathya Visual Academy, Mangaluru.
Hebbararu mathu Bannagalu, Udupi – Kannada & Culture Department Bengaluru, Jilladalitha, Udupi.
Varna Vanitha- Karavali Chitrakala Chavadi®, Mangaluru.
Nada Kala Nudi – Prachya Vasthu Sangrahalayagalu hagu Parampare Ilakhe, Bengaluru, Kannada & Culture Department, D.k & Karavali Chitrakala Chavadi® Mangaluru.
Dr. Shivram Karanth Art Camp, BalaVana Samithi, Puttur.
Varna Chitrakala Shibira, Karwar.
Kala Konkani, Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy, Mangaluru.

Awards & Accomplishments:


  • # “Avakash” International Women’s Day – WGSHA, DoC, Centre for social Entrepreneurship - Manipal University & POWER®, Manipal.
  • Young Achiever of 2011 – G. S. B Seva Sangh® & G. S. B Yuvaka Vrinda Fund, Mangaluru.

Seminars:


National Seminar : Folk-life and Knowledge System of Coastal Karnataka Tribes, Udupi. Presented a Paper Titled- Use of Panchavarna in Mandalas or Vinyasas of Tribes from Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

Hands on Training and Awareness Programs on Kāvi Kale by Veena Srinivas


Organized by Sadhana Sangam Trust & Drishya School of Art at Kundapur.
Organized by Government P U College for Women, Mangaluru.
Organized by Education Department & students of the late P P Karanth at Government High School, Mangaluru.
Karanth Kala Taranga, Government Teachers College, Mangaluru.
Rekha Sinchana, Sharada Vidyalaya, Karavali Chitrakala Chavadi®, Mangaluru.
Canara High School, Urwa, Mangaluru.
Kāvi Kale Art Discussion , Rotary Club, Mangaluru.
Introduction of Kāvi Kale , Manipal School, Attavar, Mangaluru.
Poornachandra Public School, Channarayapatna.
Summer camp, Kundapur.

Collections :


  • # Dashavatar, Surya Mandala, Chandra Mandala, Sapthamathrikas (Kāvi Kale), Mumbai.
  • Benne Krishna, Odanata, (Kāvi Kale) - Swarna Jewellers, Udupi.
  • Sita Swayamwar (Kāvi Kale) – Dubai.
  • Haraike (Kāvi Kale) – Dr. Kiran Acharya, Udupi.
  • Herambha- Dr. Mohan Alva, Alva’s Education Trust®, Moodbidri.
  • Oddolaga - Dr. K K Shetty, Mangaluru.
  • Dr. Shivram Karanth Art Gallery, BalaVana Samithi, Puttur.
  • Laxmi Narasimha (Kāvi Kale) - Dr.Namitha, Mangaluru.
  • Natyaganapathy, Talleena – Dr. K. Prakash Kamath, Australia.
  • Tilibedike, A portrait, Runanubandha, Oddolaga – Mr.Sanath Kumar Shetty, Mangaluru.
  • Runanubandha, Oddolaga – Mr.Joachim Paes, Guernsey, United Kingdom.
  • Balaninaad – Vadiraj – series of six b/w- The gallery of Hues, Bengaluru.
  • Kāvi kale (13 paintings) – Mr. K. A. Kamath, Shirva.
  • Garuda (Kāvi Kale) - Sri. M R. Kamath, Mangaluru.
  • Ganesha - (Kāvi Kale)- Dr. Vidya , Belthangady
  • Ganesha – Mr.K.A.Kamath, Shirva.
  • Dakke Bali – Mr. Raghunath Shet, Mangaluru.
  • Devotee – Mr. Venkatakrishna, Bengaluru.
  • Pieta – Mrs. Renu Chabria, Mr.Shankar Pai, Bengaluru.
  • Playtime – Mr. Shankar Kamath, U.S.A.
  • Ratroasters – Mrs. Sujatha Natesh, Bengaluru.
  • Balaji – Mr. Gokuldas Pai, Bengaluru.
  • Many others in India and abroad.