Daroz Pandurangiah b.1944, (Hyderabad, Deccan)
Born in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 1944, Daroz Pandurangiah is a renowned sculptor who transforms a clump of clay into an unparallelled work of art with his magical hands and plentiful imagination. Having graduated in 1968 from the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad with a diploma in Applied Arts and Design in Sculpture, he went on to complete his MFA in 1972 from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University Baroda with a specialization in ceramics. Awarded the National Academy Award, amongst many others, for Ceramics by the Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi he is an elected Member of the prestigious International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.
While having held over 18 solo exhibitions in India, Daroz has represented the country in numerous group exhibitions like the 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea, 2nd Beijing Art Triennale, China, 3rd World Ceramic Triennale, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, Potters Exhibition, Singapore and the OBIDOS International Biennale, Portugal. He has participated in many international artists' workshops and camps in diverse countries like Mexico, Thailand, Spain, Singapore, Brunei, Istanbul, Egypt, Malaysia, Yugoslavia, besides all over India.
Daroz's commissions for architectural ceramics is much sought after in both the private residences of Mumbai, Baroda, Delhi and Surat as well as in commercial spaces like restaurant and hotels. Some of his ceramic art may be admired at Hotel Spice Island,Chennai; Raheja Resort, Shalimar Hotel, the lobby of the Grand Hyatt and at Copper Chimney restaurant in Mumbai; the Chopsticks Restaurant in Delhi; Ashoka Restaurant in Nagpur; Coco Palms and Odyssey Restaurants at Gurgaon and the Jewel Of India Restaurant at Manhattan, New York among others.
Corporate offices like those of Emami Ltd. Kolkata,Wadhwa Developers, Reliance Industries and Raheja Resort in Mumbai; IFFCO Sadan , Hyatt Regency Hotel and American Study Centre in Delhi; Bayers Office, Transpek Industries, Sardar Patel Planetarium and Amigo Securities in Baroda, Hyderabad Shopping Centre; the Majorda Resort, Goa; and the Krishna Taj Residency in Hyderabad are some that boast of Daroz's fine artwork.
Daroz works from his private ceramic art studio at Ayanagar near the Gurgaon/Delhi border.
b.1944, (Hyderabad, Deccan)
Education and Honorifics
2004 National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Academi New Delhi
1998 Awarded senior fellowship by H.R.D. Department of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi
1990 Honorable Degree, 3rd World Ceramics Triennial, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Elected as a member of International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva
1989 Honored for creativity in ceramics by the Ceramics World Symposium,
1987 Medallion and Trophy, OBIDOS International Biennale, Portugal
1985 2nd prize,ALL India Studio Potter's Exhibition, New Delhi
1984 1st prize All India Studio Potter's Exhibition, New Delhi
1981 Research Grant by Lalit Kala Academi to work in Garhi Studios, New Delhi
1970 Awarded Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academi Scholarship to study ceramics in Baroda
1967 Diploma in Applied Arts and Design, College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad
1967-68 Sculpture, College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad
1970-72 Ceramics under Jyotsna Bhatt, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda
2010 Art Alive Gallery ,N.Delhi
2008 Pundole Art Gallery Mumbai
2004 ABS, Bayers Art Gallery, Baroda
Khullar Farm, New Delhi
90 & 84 Art Heritage, new Delhi
& 88 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1989 Yohan Department Stores, Brunei
1985 Exhibition and Workshop Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad and Pune
1982 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1982 & 78 Urja Art Gallery, Baroda
2011 Art Summit, New Delhi
2010 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, China
2010 Inaugural show, Harrington Street Art Centre, Calcutta
2009 -2011 1001 Cups Contemporary Ceramics trip around the world from India to Switzerland
2008 Pravah, Contemporary Art Show, Art Pilgrim, New Delhi
Group Show organized by Red Earth Gallery, Mumbai
2007 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea
Earth Synergy Indo–Korean Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Chennai and New Delhi
2006 Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
Inaugural Show, Red Earth Gallery, Vadodra
Sculptors Group Show, Akar Prakar Gallery, Kolkata
2005 Ceramic Group Show, Gallery Nvya, New Delhi
2nd Beijing International Art Biennale, China
1990 3rd World Ceramic Triennial, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
1989 Potters Exhibition, Singapore.
1988 National Biennale of Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1987 & 1982 National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1987 OBIDOS International Biennale, Portugal
1986 Indian Triennial of International Art, New Delhi
1986 Asian–European Art Biennale, Ankara, Turkey
1985 Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1985 Titograd, Belgrade, Bonn,Vienna, 6th triennale by ICCR india
1981 Asian and Australian Bowl Exhibition, Lalit Kala Studio, New Delhi
Commissions in Public Space
2011 Ceramic mural Mr. Rakesh Agarwal's Residence, Baroda
2011 Ceramic murals Hotel Pullman, Gurgaon
2010 Ceramic mural - farm house,Chattarpur, New Delhi
2010 Ceramic Mural - Wadhwa Developers' ‘Platina' Corporate Office, Mumbai
2009 Ceramic sculptures for Hindalco and Grasim Industries
2008 Ceramic Mural, Emami Corporate Office, Calcutta (400 sq.ft.)
2008 Ceramic mural - Corporate Office, Reliance Industries, Navi Mumbai (1500 sq.ft.)
2006 Seedling murals - office, IFFCO Sadan, Delhi (1000 sq.ft. area)
2005 Ceramic mural Flying Birds - Ashoka Restaurant, Nagpur
2003 Ceramic art works - Coco Palms Restaurant, DLF, Gurgaon
Ceramic art works - Odyssey Restaurant, Sahara Mall, DLF, Gurgaon
Ceramic Mural - Apartment Lobby, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
Ceramic Mural ABS Towers, Baroda
Ceramic Mural ‘Tree of Life' - Amigo Securities Pvt. Ltd., Baroda
1998 Mixed media mural (ceramic, wood and copper) and Columns- Hotel Spice Island, Chennai.
Ceramic mosaic facade - Shopping Centre, Hyderabad
1997 Sand cast mural - American Study Centre, Delhi
1996 Ceramic Mural/Pottery - Raheja Resort, Mumbai
Ceramic Mural - Chopsticks Restuarant, Asiad Village, New Delhi
1995 Ceramic Mural - Shalimar Hotel, Mumbai
1994 Ceramic Mural - I.R.S. Powai, Mumbai
Ceramic mural - Copper Chimney Restaurant, Chennai
1993 Ceramic art works, Majorda Resort, Goa
1992 Copper Relief Mural/Mosaic - Atrium, Krishna Taj Residency, Hyderabad
1991 Ceramic Mural - Jewel of India Restaurant, Manhattan, New York.
Large Stupa Series pots - Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
1988 Ceramic Mural - Copper Chimney Restaurant, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
1990 Ceramic Mural - Transpek Industry Entrance Lobby, Baroda
1987 Ceramic Mural- Hotel Ashok Executive, Pune
Copper and Brass mural - Copper Chimney Restaurant, Worli, Mumbai
1986 Ceramic mural - Copper Chimney Restaurant, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
1976 Ceramic Mural - Sardar Patel Planetarium, Baroda
2011 Ceramic mural - Rakesh Agarwal Residence, Baroda
2000 Ceramic Mural - Wadhwa Residence, Mumbai
1999 Architectural ceramics - Rakesh Agarwal, Baroda
1997 Ceramic columns - Anita Choudhary, New Delhi
1996 Mural - Naresh Kumar Residence, Surat.
1990 Mural - Paresh Saraya Residence, Baroda
2010 Ceramic Workshop, Gallery, Sanskriti, Maihar, M.P
2010 National Ceramic Workshop, Lalit Kala Academi, Puducherry
2010 Artist's Workshop by Popular Prakashan, Goa
2009 Ceramic Workshop, Uttarayan Foundation, Baroda
2008 Travel Workshop, Mexico
2007 Travel workshop, Phuket, Thailand
2007 Artist in residence - Jingdezhen, China
2006 Conducted Mural Workshop, Nigran, Spain.
Sculptors' Camp sponsored by Gallery 88, Kolkata
Artist's Camp, sponsored at Marriot, Mumbai.
Travel Workshop in Morocco, organized by Popular Prakashan, Mumbai
2005 Silk Route, Travel Workshop, China, sponsored by Uttarayan, Baroda
2004 Potters and Sculptors Camp, J.D.C.A., Bhuvaneshwar, Orissa
Artists Camp, Singapore.
Art Camp, sponsored by Shrishti Art Gallery, Calicut, Kerala.
International Artists Workshop, Istanbul
2003 Participation, Artists Camp, Egypt and Malaysia
2001 Artist in residence, Lalit Kala Academi, Kolkata
2000 Conducted a Design Workshop in Terracotta, Bicholim, Goa
1999 Conducted Ceramic Mural Workshop, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda
1998 Participated in a Ceramic Workshop, Kundra, Kerala
1991 Invited as an Expert to build the kiln and wheels, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda
1989 Participation at the World Ceramic Symposium, Arandjolc, Yugoslavia and La'sal
1989 Conducted a workshop at the College of Fine Arts, Singapore
1986-87 Invited by the late J. Swaminathan to set up ceramic workshop, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1983 Co-coordinator, Ceramic Camp, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai
1984 Participation in Ceramic Camp, Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow
1985 Conducted Ceramic Camp, Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad, Pune
Besides his site specific commissions Daroz's works are available for public viewing at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, The Museum of Arandjlovac, Yugoslavia, the Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Indian Embassy, Portugal and the Ceramic Museum, Icheon, Korea.
Daroz lives and works in New Delhi.