Website – www.amitsrivastavafineart.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/amitsrivastavafineart
Amit Srivastava (b. 1977) loves to paint and has been drawing portraits since the age of nine. An IIT-Delhi alumnus, he quit his rewarding career in IT in pursuit of his long standing passion for Arts. His artistic yearnings took him to The Ryder Studio (USA), where he studied under master painter Anthony Ryder, with classical realistic style of painting and life drawing as the focal points of his learning. While in the US, he attended several workshops by renowned contemporary artists like David Leffel and Jeremy Lipking to name a few.
His work is a synthesis of keen, careful observation and classical painting techniques; stemming from his belief that when you pay enough attention to something, it opens up to you. He likes to experiment with his style as he moves on to becoming more narrative in his artwork. Figurative works are his forte but he loves doing still life and landscapes as well. His works hang in private collections in India and the US.
He currently works out of his studio in New Delhi.
Life Drawing and Painting Atelier at The Ryder Studio (2014 – 2016) – Attended the Full-Time atelier program at the The Ryder Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) founded by master painter Anthony Ryder. The studio focuses on the classical realistic style of painting and drawing from life. (www.theryderstudio.com)
Drawing and Painting Workshops – Attended several painting workshops on Portrait / Figure painting, Still Life and Landscape painting with several artists like David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Jeremy Lipking, Casey Baugh, Kerry Dunn, Darren Kingsley, Dan Thompson and Stephen Early to name a few.
B. Tech. & M. Tech. from IIT – Delhi, (1996-2001).
Finalist in Art Renewal Center International Competition 2017-18 – My painting “Boyhood Days” has been selected as a finalist at the Art Renewal Center International Competition, one of the biggest and most prestigious international art competitions for realistic arts.
First prize in Rimjhim Live Art Show, at Gandhi Art Gallery, New Delhi – June 2017.
Selected for 10th Annual Portrait Exhibition 2019 by AIFACS.
Selected for 101st Annual Exhibition 2010 of the Art Society of India.
Teaching / Workshops Conducted
5 Day Portrait Painting Workshop – Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. May, 2018
3 Day Portrait Painting Workshop – Uchaan Art Gallery, Gurgaon. April, 2018
Drawing and Painting Workshops at Isha Foundation – regularly conduct drawing and painting workshops for art students at Isha Home School and Samskriti School at Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore.
5 Day Portrait Painting Workshop – Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. April, 2017
Drawing Course – Conducted a 7 week drawing course in Bangalore. April – May 2016.
India Art Festival, Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. Nov 2018
Harvest 2018 – Annual group show of Arushi Arts, curator - Suneet Chopra. Stainless Gallery, September 2018
Collectively Independent – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center. August 2018
Beyond Colours 2 – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. June 2018
Index Design Fair, World Trade Center, Dubai. Mar 2018
India Art Festival, Nehru Center, Mumbai. Feb 2018
India Art Festival, Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. Nov 2017
Collectively Independent – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center. September 2017
Taj – A goup show at IGNCA, New Delhi. August 2017.
Artistagram – A group show at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. July 2017
Kabir – A goup show at Artizen Art Gallery, Peareylal Bhawan, New Delhi. May 2017.
The Ryder Studio Show - Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). April, 2015.
In Quest of Virtuosity – Group show at Lacuna Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). Dec, 2015.
Date of Birth: 8th August 1977