Shreyas Karle is an Indian Artist who uses his visual language to present the “Grammar of Art”. He uses collage, video, sculpture, drawing and other combined projects to create a visual image of psychological issues and situations. Shreyas Karle has been invited as a visiting faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan in 2017 and for Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School as a Guest Lecturer in 2018.
Early Life of Shreyas Karle
Shreyas Karle was born in 1981. He has completed his Diploma in Painting from L. S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai in 2002 and his Post Diploma in Visual Arts from M. S. University, Vadodara in 2008. The artist currently resides and works in Mumbai.
Specialization of Shreyas Karle
Shreyas Karle works with formats such as video, sculptural forms, illustrative or narrative books, collages and collaborative community projects. His works are loaded with visual pun that are often developed with reference to ordinary objects or situations. Absurdity becomes a metaphor which he uses to reflect upon social situations which thus creates an ambience of humour that mocks the ironies of reality.
Solo Exhibitions by Shreyas Karle
The solo exhibitions by Shreyas Karle are as follows:
"Exit from the Entrance" at Grey Noise, Dubai in 2019.
"Karle Ki Koshish: Jeevan ka Samanya Gyaan" held by and Project 88, Mumbai in 2010.
"Old is Gold", held at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2009.
Exhibitions by Shreyas Karle
Some other important exhibitions by Shreyas Karle are as follows:
"Surround Audience" at New Museum Triennial, New York in 2015
“First Look: Collecting Contemporary” at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco in 2015
"The Doorstep" at Jhaveri Contemporary curated by Gyan Panchal, Mumbai, in 2015
"In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art" at Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, in 2012
"COMMERCIAL BREAK", which was curated by Neville Wakefield for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011
"Freedom To March" at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2010
"Hyphenated Practices" as part of the FICA Annual Group show, New Delhi, in 2009;
"Keep Drawing" at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2008
"EVERYTHING", curated by Krishnamachari Bose, Amsterdam, in 2008.
Achievements of Shreyas Karle
Shreyas Karle has been a resident artist at Gasworks (London) in 2013, Rote Fabrik (Zurich) in 2012 and the Montalvo Arts Center (California) in 2010. He has received many awards and recognitions from around the world. They are as follows:
K.K. Hebber Art Foundation Award for Painting from Jehangir Art Gallery in 2002.
Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University in 2005.
Bodhi Art Award in 2008.
KAVA award from Kashi Art Gallery in 2008.
FICA Artist Award for Emerging Contemporary Artist of India in 2009.