Anand Swaroop Manchiraju was born an raised in India. These days he lives part year with his son at Columbus, OH, USA and part year in India. He is a highly accomplished artist and has organized more than 25 solo exhibitions in major cities and art centers in India. He studied photography from a premier university in India- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He has done series of paintings on different themes like Landscapes, Nudes, Dances, Hindu Gods (Ganesha) and abstracts. He is an expert in using innovative art mediums. Apart from the traditional oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, he is the first in the world to use photo sensitive chemicals on bromide paper "(photo sensitive paper) to make paintings. It's a fusion of photography and paintings and hence the name photo-paintings. He has also done paintings on disposed X-Ray sheets on themes likes Dances, Faces and Landscapes.
His shows have won critical acclaim from the press and Television. He is also the President of Andhra academy of Arts, Vijayawada since 1999 that is dedicated towards promoting art and artists by organizing annual exhibitions, seminars, artist camps and workshops and has got several state awards for his paintings and photography.
One Man (Solo) shows:
o State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, 2011
o Andhra Academy Of Arts, Vijayawada, 2010
o Siddhartha College, Vijayawada , 2007
o Indraprasth Art Gallery,Delhi, 2005
o Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2003, 1993
o Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai , 1999
o Lalit Kala Academy, N.Delhi, 1999, 1995, 1991
o Jahanhgir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1997, 1992
o Triveni Gallery, New Delhi, 1993
o India international Center, Lodi Road, N.Delhi,1992
o Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, 1992
o Lalit Kala academy, Regional Center, Madras, 1991, 1990
o Kirti Art gallery FORE, B-18, Qutub Institutional area, N.Delhi - 1991
o Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow - 1989
o Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. - 1978
o Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada - 1974
o Raj Bhawan, Hyderabad,1968
I am an artist by birth, photographer by profession and sculptor by practice. I have conducted more than 25 solo exhibitions all over India over the last 30 years with themes such as landscapes, impressionism, abstracts in different mediums ranging from the traditional oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas to some unique mediums.
Two unique mediums which I am the first in the world (to my knowledge), I have developed art are:
- Using photochemical on bromide paper- that's a fusion of photography and paintings and hence I named them photo-paintings.
- Oil on X-ray Sheets.
My work has received critical applause from the press & T.V as well as enthusiastic response from the art lovers.