Past Exhibition

40 Works of Hemant Rao

"August 1 - September 3, 2013"



Born in 1984 in Madhya Pradesh, Hemant Rao is a self taught artist. Working with dry pastels on canvas as his medium, his inspiration comes from the natural environment of his country. He is always attracted to soft natural delicate tones of the likes of buds, butterflies, flowers & feathers. Hemant's works are mostly in small formats, in mixed media, where his use of pastel shows through in soft, soothing, serene hues. In his works, the forms take shape around a deep feeling of peace and tranquility. The multitude of dots of colors and shapes, forms and feelings, though abstract, are the seeds borne of his inner self, yielding through different colors and shapes. They are those moments of life which give him great ecstasy. The transparent forms lay bare his intrinsic elements of softness and sensitivity.

 His participation in International Group shows include International art fair at Bussan South Korea, Asian Young Artist art festival: Seoul, South Korea.

 Some Important Group shows in India include shows at Jahangir Art Gallery: Mumbai, India International Art Fair: Pragati Maidan, Drawing Exhibition at Dhoomimal Art Gallery and Solo show at the India Habitat Center.

He has several awards and scholarship to his credit, some of them include Madhya Pradesh S.H. Raza Award: Gwalior, All India Lalit Kala Award: Lucknow (U.P.), Annual All India Art Exhibition (AIFACS): New Delhi, “Art Mall” Bhiku Ram Jain Foundation: New Delhi. 


His collections are with the Former C.M. (M.P.) Shri Digvijay Singh, Raghogarh: Distt. Guna, Bharat Bhawan Graphic Studio: Bhopal, Art Critic Shri Prayag Shukla: New Delhi, ITM College: Gwalior, Kala Bhawan: Chandigarh and with various collectors in Norway & Pakistan.


Of Human Heritage - An India-Singapore Exchange of Sculptural Art

"February 4 - March 3, 2018",

New Delhi