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Amit Ambalal

Amit Ambalal


Amit Ambalal was born in 1943 in Ahmedabad.

He graduated in Commerce and Law. In 1977 he sold his family owned business to become a full time painter and his mother was his source of inspiration who had studied art from an artist called Chhaganlal Jadhav.

He had many solo exhibitions:
In 1980 he had solo exhibitions at Urja Art Gallery, Baroda and at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. In 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003 he had several solo shows in Ahmedabad. In 1983 he exhibited solo at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 1986, 1990, 1993 and 1997 he had solo shows at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai. In 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2008 he had several shows in New Delhi. In 1996 and 2010 he had solo exhibitions at Amdavad Ni Gufa, Ahmedabad. In 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 he had solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, Singapore, New Delhi, Mumbai and London.
He has participated in several group exhibitions:
1986 he participated in the Sixth Triennale, New Delhi. In 1988, 1993 and 1995 he took part in Art for Cry in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Bangalore. In 1990 he took part in the Painting Biennale at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. In 1995 he participated in Watercolours- A Colour Spectrum at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai. In 1995 he participated in Post Cards for Gandhi in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi. In 1996 he participated in the Biennale at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. In 1997 he took part in ‘Major Trends in Indian Art since 1947’ at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. From 1997-2006 he took part in several group exhibitions in Mumbai and New Delhi. In 1998 he participated in the Wilberding Collection of Contemporary Indian Art at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. In 2004 he took part in ‘Art for Shaily’ at The Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. In 2005 he participated in ‘Angkor-The Silent Centuries’ at Bodhi Art in Singapore and in New Delhi. In 2009 and 2011 he participated in group shows in New Delhi and Mumbai. In 2010 he participated in 'Master’s Corner' at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and at the India International Art Fair, New Delhi.
He has won sevral awards:
In 1968 he won an award from the Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat. In 2003 he received the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy.

Amit lives in Ahmedabad.

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