International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication – ISSN 0975- 1629


Shekhar Joshi - Profile Photo

Born in 1961, Dr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi received his Ph. D. Degree in 1991 from Garhwal University and his D.Litt from Kumaun University in 2011. In 1980, he received his Diploma in AMT from Lucknow University.  He is having 30 Years of Experience in the field of Fine Arts.

His Area of Expertise includes:

History of Far Eastern and Asian Art, Indian Art, Folk and Tribal Art of Himalayas, Korean Art, Art and Conservation, Ragamala Paintings, History of Modern Art, Philosophy of Art, Comparative Study of Art, Study of Visual Arts and culture. In Practical –Water/Oil/Tempera/acrylic/Mixed Media paintings. Ragamala paintings, Miniature Paintings, Digital Paintings, Newly developed Figurative and Non figurative work with Self Fingers Nails and Colour on Paper/ canvas on related theme with man, nature, society and fantasy.

Recipient of prestigious International fellowship of Korea Foundation, Seoul; research grants of Department of Culture, Government of India and the University Grants Commission; honors of  ‘Agnipath Kala Rattan Samman’, ‘Award of DPS’  ‘Mohan Upreti Lok Sanskriti Kala avem Vigyan Sodh Samiti’, American Biographical Institute, Inc.; and Uttaranchal Kala Samman etc. has to his credit numerous publications that include books on ‘Adhunik Chitrakala Ka Itihas’ by PBD Publication, ‘Kala ke Sidhhant avem Chitrakala ke Rang’ and ‘Korea ki Kala’ by Almora Book Depot; ‘Art And Communication’ by Indian Publishers Distributors, monograph on ‘Fantasy of Raga’, ‘All India Annual Art Exhibition’ etc. and research papers in journal along with several articles on art, culture and society including original paintings in the news papers And Magazines in India and abroad. Regarding his practical work he said “My work represents the total experience of 50 years of observing nature, society and spirit in paint after a detailed study of the World Art History exploring in Figurative & Non Figurative work with Self Fingers Nail Drawing & Water/Acrylic/Oil Colors Paintings on paper/ canvas and paper on canvas”.

He has held many Solo Shows in India and abroad including France participated in many Group Shows at Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and other places. He has invited to attend National Artist Camp organized by Lalit Kala Academy, IFACS, NZCC and many others.   He has participated in seminars, conferences and workshop in India and abroad including Australia, Korea, France, Austria and Canada etc. Besides self solo and group shows he has curetted some important exhibition for the Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association in association with Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Punjabi University, Patiala; and Kumaun University, Nainital. His critically acclaimed works have been exhibited in India and abroad and published in various reputed collection.

Presently working as Professor and Campus Dean FVA, Former Dean Faculty of Visual Art & Head, Department of Drawing & Painting, Kumaon University (Nainital), Soban Singh Jina Campus, Almora, Uttarakhand,  India

Professor (Dr.) Shekhar Chandra Joshi
Campus Dean
Faculty of Visual Arts
Former HOD Drawing and Painting & Dean FVA
Kumaon University
S.S.J. Campus - Almora
Uttarakhand - 263601