Born in Uttar Pradesh,1981 in India, Ankur Rana have done Art Appreciation course from the National Museum of art, New Delhi before doing B.F.A. in Painting from the College of Art, affiliated college by Delhi University in 2003, and followed it with a further Master degree M.V.A. in Painting.
Ankur Rana had done 9 solo shows and more than hundred group shows besides being actively involved in art workshops, camps and other art projects since last 20 years. A popular magazine on Art and Culture “Indian Creative Mind” did a Cover story on him in 2018. He was awarded by AIFACS, for best lithograph in 2004 and also Awarded by Embassy of Cuba for the painting “Motorcycle Diaries” on Che Guevara in 2007.
His Art style of painting real life people as subject of composition take the viewer to a different world where he found himself deeply connected with it. His paintings are beautifully composed in colorful juxtaposition with human figures painted with realistic approch with contrasting background in bright palette. He paints in Oil on Canvas.
His solo shows during his art carrier are
“Musing” The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, 2019 by Zee Tv National Channel.
“Soul Mates” Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, March 2018 by Havishaa Global .
“Soul Mates” BIKANER HOUSE, Pandara Road, January 2018, Havishaa Global .
“L,amour” Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center by Sree art gallery, Gurgaon.New Delhi, 2015
“Aarambh ” Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center with Arctic Otter Art. New Delhi 2014
“Love Intoxication” India Habitat Center, 2012.
“Disillusioned” Gallery Art-Mantra, JMD Regent Arcade, Gurgaon, 2009.
“Images of woman in Russian Classical poetry and contemporary Indian art” at
Russian Centre of science and Culture, New Delhi, 2008.
“Images beyond Infinity” at Shridharni Art Gallery by Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi, 2007.
.“Recounting Tsunami”, IHC, New Delhi in 2005.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2019 Duabai world art Fair 2018 Artist,s Annual show, Lalit Kala Akadmi, New Delhi 2017 Mediating Dreams by Gallery Sree Arts, Prosody, Sound and Sight , 2016 The Right to be Different at Alliance Francaise, Khazuraho Art Mart, Madya Pradesh, 2015 Earthly Desires, The Gallery On MG, New Delhi2014 ANTI-GRAVITY, “International Aviation Conclave, ITP0, Delhi. ,Visual Avalanche, at “Visual Arts Gallery”IHC Romanticists 2, at “Visual arts gallery”IHC, TVAK, “Alliance Francaise by Gallry Sree Arts. Winter- The Season of Love,“Alliance Francaise,Gallry Sree Arts 2013 United Art Fair, at “ITPO Pragati Maidaan” 2013 Romanticists, at “Gallery Alliance Francaise” New Delhi. 2012 United Art Fair, at “ITPO Pragati Maidaan” New Delhi. “PURPLE BUTTERFLY” at “The Park”, by KHUSHI. 2011 “ART SPOTTING” at Gallery Art Positive. “Imagine Sai” group show at Gallery Art Positive.2010 “DARING THE DEPTHS” at Visual Arts Gallery, IHC,Delhi. 2010 “MONSOON ART FESTIVAL” at Shridharni Art Gallery. “haste & hurry, Ah MEGACITY” at Gallery Palm Court, IHC, New Delhi, Group show" Nirwana" at India habitat centre,new delhi 2009“Thinkdot@forever” at Gallery Art-Mantra, JMD Regent arcade,Gurgaon.“The Elements” at Visual Arts Gallery,IHC, new Delhi. 2008 “Romance with Umbrella” at Allaince de Francis, New Delhi.”2007 ” ERNESTO ‘CHE’ GUEVARA at Travancore Art gallery. New Delhi. 2006“Rising Stars”a group show organized by Gallery Art positive.“Symphony of Colors” group show at hotel Ashoka, New Delhi. 2005 “Harvest 2005”, at, Arushi Art Gallery, Bombay. 2005“Arambha”at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. 2005 “Hiroshima Never Again” at Arpana Gallery, Academy of fine art &literature, New Delhi.“Korea” at Art Konsult, Hauz Khas, New Delhi. “Mixed Bag”, group show at Gallery Art Felt New Delhi. “Heart for Kashmir” at Hotel Shangrilla, New Delhi. 2004 “Celebration of Pop Art”, group show at Anayas Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2003 The Growth”, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.2002 “Samhita”, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi
WORKSHOPS, ART CAMPS AND SEMINARS
2019 Art Camp with Kala–Drishti at Ranthambhore. Rajasthan. 2018 Lalit Kala Akadmi national camp , Shimla 2018 Art camp by Kala Drishti, Bikaner & Jaisalmer, 2018 Abhivyakti Art festival, Lucknow. 2018 Street art Festival, Jabalpur, 2015 Urusvati center of art and culture, Gurgaon 2013 Art Camp i"ILM","इल्म" IILM School of Design, Greater Noida. 2012 "A fusion of art and environment" an art camp about marine life depicting corals and mangroves at jamnagar by Gujraat Ecological Commission, govt. of Gujraat. 2010 “Pallete2010” fountainhead resort, Alibagh, Bombay. 2006 Art Camp by AIFACS, New Delhi. 2005“Tree of Life” an art camp by Habiart foundation, HUDCO. 2003 Painting and Sculpture Workshop, Surajkund , Haryana.2003 Worked with “Agra Cartoon Forum” in 100 feet long painting, Agra. 2003 Seminar cum Painting competion of “Respect Age International”, Agra.2003 Seminar cum Painting competition “Paryatonotsav”, ITISHA, Agra. 2002 Painting seminar at India gate on World Aids day, New Delhi.
Lalit Kala Akadmi New Delhi, CM House, Delhi Government, Embassy of Cuba , Khushi Auction house, Gujraat Ecological Commission, govt. of Gujraat. Fountainhead resort, Bombay. HUDCO bhawan, Delhi Tourism, Private collection in New York, USA. New Jersey, US and private collections across the globe.
AT PRESENT Working as a freelance artist, New Delhi.