Artist, Art Historian, Journalist, & University Teacher.
Parents Name Late (Mrs) Parvati Devi & Mr Liladhar Joshi
Date & Place of Born: 14 December 1961, Kuie, Dwarahat, Almora, (Uttarakhand), India.
Qualification: M.A.,(1984), Ph.D.(1991) Garhwal University; D.Litt.(2011) Kumaun University; Diploma in Art Masters Training 1980) College of Art Lucknow
Professor & Head Drawing and Painting, Dean Faculty of Visual Art, Kumaun University, Soban Singh Jeena Campus, Almora, Uttarakhand, India.
Editor (IJVASC): International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication. (ISSN 0975-1629)
President (UAWA): Uttarakhand Artists Welfare Association.
Correspondent (PTI): Press Trust of India.
Publications: An annual Journal from 1998 entitled (IJVASC)
International Journal of Visual Arts studies and Communication.
Books: Adhunik Chirakala Ka Itihas Published by Prakash Book Depot, Bara Bazar, Bareilly, U.P.2003; Kala ke Sidhant Avem Chitrakarita ke Rang published by Almora Book Depot, Almora, 2005; “Art and communication” published by Indian publisher distributors, Delhi, 2008; “Chitrakala Avam Lokkala” published by Prakash Book Depot, Bareilly, U.P, 2009, “Korea Ki Kala“published by Almora Book Depot, Almora, 2012.
Area of Interest:
In Practical: Miniature/ Ragamala Paintings in water/oil/acrylic/mixed media, Developed a new kind of art of painting in fingers nail and water/ natural colours on paper or paper on canvas or on canvas.
In Theory: History of Eastern and Asian Art, Folk & Tribal Art Himalaya, Korean Art, Art Conservation, Ragamala Paintings, History of Modern Art, Comparative Study of Art, Philosophy of Art, Study of Visual Arts and Culture.
Proctor: Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora (2006-onward)
Programme Officer National Service Scheme (NSS) (2000-03 & 2005-2008)
Campus Head, Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Art, Kumaun University, DSB Campus Nainital (2003-2004)
Reader in Fine Arts, Assam (Central) University, Silchar (1997-1999)
Proctor: Kumaon Univesity SSJ Campus Almora (2006-2008)
Programme Officer National Service Scheme (NSS): (2000-03, 2005-2008 & 2009-2011)
Assistant Dean Student Welfare (ADSW): Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora (2005-2006)
Assistant Proctor: Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora (1994-1997)
Art Officer/Lecturer: UPSS, Sarojininagar, Lucknow (1986-1988)
Research Grants & Fellowships:
“Study of Development and Conservation of Wooden Art and Craft of Uttarakhand” (Major Research Project) by University Grants Commission (2011)
A Critical Study of Art and Craft Traditions of the Tribes of Uttaranchal (Major Research Project) by University Grants Commission (2006)
Folk Art of Barak Valley of Assam with Special Reference to Tribal Art and Culture by Govt. of India, HRD Ministry (1999)
Korean Arts through the Ages (International Fellowship) by Korea Foundation (1992)
Ragamala Paintings (Minor Research Project) by U G C New Delhi (1991)
Exhibited and attended several conferences and workshops in India and abroad*. Articles on art culture and communication published in several journals,news paper, magazines and books and broadcast through Akaswani Kendras including interviewed by electronic media.
Awards: Mohan Upret Lok Sanskriti Kala Avem Vigyan Sodh Samiti (2012), Uttaranchal Kala Samman (2005), Soar Kalakar Sangh (2004), Uttarakhand Shodh Sansthan (2003), Avantika (2000), Man of the Year (1999), ISKF (1992) & CAC (1980).
MFA Dissertation on A Critical Study of Dr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi as a Ragamala Artist awarded as submitted by Naghma Ansari in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (2002)
Life Member: Bombay Art Society, Indian Society of Oriental Art etc. and member including advisor of many other professional and academic bodies.
*Countries Visited: Korea, Hong Kong, Bangkok, France, Canada, England, Australia, Singapore, Austria, Hungry, Vienna etc.