Curriculum Vitae

SHANTI PANCHAL

Born Mesar (Gujarat), India
Studied Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay
1976 Fellowship Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay
1976-78 Taught Sophia College Polytechnic, Bombay
1978-80 Studied Byam Shaw School of Art, London (British Council Scholarship)
1994 Artist-in-residence, British Museum, London and Harris Museum, Preston
2000 Artist in Residence, Winsor & Newton Art Factory, London
2010 Invited to curate a show ‘Paintings by Five’ at The MP Birla Millennium Art Gallery, London
One Person Exhibitions
2014 Paintings by Shanti Panchal, The Gallery at HAC, Harrow, London
2013 Shanti Panchal: Paintings of Exile and Home, Piano Nobile Gallery, Holland Park, London
Recent paintings by Shanti Panchal, Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex
2011 Shanti Panchal: curated by Oliver and Ann Mannion, The Bossanyi Studio, (part of Hillingdon open studios). Pinner
2006-07 Shanti Panchal: In the Mind’s Eye, Chelmsford Museum, Chelmsford, Essex
2003 Berni Gallery, Jersey Art Centre, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Shanti Panchal: A Personal Journey, The British Council, touring to Jehangir Art Gallery and Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, curated by Usha Mirchandani and Phiroza Godrej
2000 Chappel Galleries, Chappel, Essex Shanti Panchal: Private Myths, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London touring to
2001 Cartwright Hall, Bradford, Blackburn Museum and Art Galleries, Blackburn and
2002 Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
1998 Shanti Panchal: The Windows of the Soul, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham and
1999 Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
1993 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1992 Royal Festival Hall, The South Bank Centre, London
1991 Square Gallery, London
1988-90 Earthen Shades: Paintings by Shanti Panchal, Arts Council funded touring exhibition, curated by Cartwright Hall, Bradford and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, touring to:

  • Kirklees, Huddersfield
  • Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough
  • Oriel Gallery, Cardiff
  • Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
  • Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
  • Newlyn Oriel Gallery, Penzance
  • Third Eye, Glasgow
  • Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham
1984 St Botolph’s, Aldgate curated by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1983 October Gallery, London
1980 Arts 38 Gallery, London
1978 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013-14 Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
Self and RP, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2012-13 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
The Threadneedle Prize exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
RWS Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
The Sunday Times watercolour competition, London and the Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London and touring to
2012 University Gallery, Newcastle
2011-13 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
2011 National Open Art Competition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, West Sussex
2010-11 Light, Passion & Darkness, presented by Touchstones Rochdale and touring to Gallery Oldham and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
The Sunday Times watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
2010 The New English Art Club, Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Group Exhibition, KIAF, Korea International Art Fair, Sumeria Lunn/Hanmi Gallery, Seoul
Watercolour in Britain, curated by the Tate Britain, touring to Castle Museum Norwich, Millenium Gallery Sheffield, Laing Art Gallery Newcastle
2009-10 At the Edge, British Art 1950-2000, organised by and touring to Touchstone Rochdale, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Gallery Oldham and Bolton Museum & Art Gallery
Portrait Prize Winners, A Gallery, Wimbledon, London, curated by Beatriz Hernandes
2008-09 RWS/ Sunday Times watercolour competition, Bankside Gallery, London and touring Anglo-Indian Express, a group show, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Ananya, an overview of contemporary art, Visual Arts Gallery and Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
2007 Rigard and Ritual (two persons show) Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, curated by Rachel Dickson & Julia Weiner, touring to
2008 CCi Space (university Gallery launch) Portsmouth
2006-08 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London and Manchester Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Indian Images, Art Pilgrim, London
2005 Faith, Castle Museum, Nottingham LPS first open exhibition, London
2004 Anticipations, Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India
2003 Shantipath, Tao Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai, India
2002 Intimacy, The Lowry, Manchester
2001 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
The Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham
2000 W & N World-wide millennium painting competition, London, Brussels, Stockholm and New York
An Exemplary Life, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk
Cultural Ties, Jariwala/Westzone Gallery, London
1999 Watercolour C21, Bankside Gallery, London
Chichester Open Art Exhibition, Edes House, Chichester
1997 The Judge Hangs: a personal selection by Sir Stephen Tumim, Michael Parkin Gallery, London
1996 Talking Pictures, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Under Anden Himmel: International Triennale, Copenhagen.
1995-96 Splash: Contemporary watercolour painting, curated by Walsall Museum and Art Gallery and tour
1993 Innocence and Experience: Images of children in British art from 1600 to the present, curated by Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester and tour
Discerning Eye, invited by the Judge Stephen Tumim, The Mall Galleries, London
Cadences of the Heart: Works from South Asia in British Collections, Mead Gallery, Coventry
1991 BP Portrait Award exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
1990-91 The South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London
1989-90 The Tree of Life: New images of an ancient symbol, Cornerhouse Manchester, curated by the South Bank Centre and tour
1989 On Commission: The Artistic Records Committee 1972-89, Imperial War Museum, London
Figuratively Speaking, The Bankside Gallery, London
1988-90 The Contemporary Art Society, Smith Galleries, London
1988 Gujarati Indian Artists, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
1987-89 John Moores Liverpool exhibition 15 and 16, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1987 On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London
1985-87 JP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
1983 Contemporary British Watercolours, Bankside Gallery, London
1982-87 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1982 Between Two Worlds, Barbican Gallery, London.
Gallerie Nina Dausset, Paris
1980 Grand Prix International D’Art Contemporain, Monte Carlo, Monaco
 Selected Awards
2012 Second Prize, The Sunday Times watercolour competition, London
2010 The Artist Prize, RWS Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2003 Nominated artist for the Asian Achievers Awards, UK
The British Council Award (to exhibit work in India)
2002 Nominated and shortlisted Artist for the Guild of British Asian Awards, London
2001 First Prize, The Singer & Friedlander/ Sunday Times watercolour competition, London
Shortlisted artist for the Financial Times/ Arts & Business Awards, London
2000 The Year of the Artists Award, London Arts, London
1999 First Prize, Chichester Open Art Exhibition, Edes House, Chichester
1991 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London
1990 South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London
1989 First Prize, London Paperworks, Square Gallery, London
1987 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 15, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1984 First Prize, Royal Overseas League, London
1983 Chris Beetles Award, RSW Bankside Gallery, London
1976 Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Bombay
1974 Bombay Art Society, Bombay
 Selected Commissions
2006 B. Arunkumar / Rosyblue, Mumbai
1997 Commissioned artist for two stained glass windows, London
1996 H. Goldie and Co Ltd for De Beers, London. Co-op Society CWS, Manchester
1993 London Borough of Harrow, City Centre
1989 Imperial War Museum, London
1985 Greater London Council, London.National Garden Festival, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Homerton Hospital, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Public Art Trust
Public & Corporate Collections
Arthur Anderson Collection, London H. Goldie and Co Ltd, London
Arts Council Collection Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London
B Arunkumar / Rosyblue, Mumbi Imperial War Museum, London
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, BirminghamInder Pasricha Fine Art
Blackburn Museum & Art Galleries, Blackburn Lalit Kala Academi, Ahmedabad
British Museum, London Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records service, Leicester
Cartwright Hall, Bradford Meghraj Bank, London
Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham Meghraj Group, Jersey
Coopers and Lybrand Collection, London Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke- On- Trent
Co-op Society CWS, Manchester Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection, London
Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay Singer & Friedlander Group plc, London
De Beers, London Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall
Harrow Education Authority, Harrow Winsor & Newton Art Factory, Harrow
Selected Bibliography
2014-15 Amie Mulderrig, Dreaming in Watercolour: Feature on Shanti Panchal, Asian Inspired, Edition 4, Oct 2014-April 2015 (page 47)
Ian Proctor, Award-winner’s ‘home’ exhibition, Harrow Observer, News, May 29 (page 24)
2013 Andrew Lambirth, Shanti Panchal: Paintings of Exile and Home, The Spectator, 25 May, ISSN 0038-6952
Philip Vann, Shanti Panchal: Paintings of Exile and Home, Piano Nobile, Galleries, May, Issue 358 ISSN 0265-511
Rani Singh, Shanti Panchal: A Renowned Painter Tackling Serious Issues, Asian Voice 22 June, VOL 42, Issue 8
2012 Hugh Pearman, Pleasures of a broad palette, The Sunday Times, Culture (page 12) London
2011 Oliver Lange, Shanti Panchal in conversation, Watercolour with Impact, The Artist magazine, London, February ISSN 0004-3877 Vol.126 No.2 Issue 959 (pages 18-21)
500 Portraits, BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, ISBN 978 -1 -85514 -448 -4 (page 70)
Philip Vann, An Amazing Depth, Profile/London, Art Journal, Mumbai, India, Volume 3, Issue I & II (page 73-74)
2008 Sushma Bahl, catalogue, Ananya, an overview of contemporary art, Visual Arts Gallery and Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
2007 Philip Vann, Shanti Panchal, Galleries, volume XXIV No. 8, January 07 Issue 284 ISSN 0265-7511
Andrew Lambirth, Luminous Serenity, Shanti Panchal: In the Mind’s eye, Chelmsford Museum, The Spectator, 13 Jan
Richard Davey, A Contemplative eye on everyday things, Shanti Panchal: In the Mind’s eye, Chelmsford Museum, CHURCHTIMES No 7507, London, 26 January
Nicholas Usherwood, catalogue essay, Rigard and Ritual, Ben Uri Gallery / The London Jewish Museum of Art, April. ISBN: 978-0-900157-05-9
Philip Vann, Subtle Vibrancy, Resurgence magazine, Sep/Oct 2007 No 244, ISSN 0034-5970 (page 40)
2006 Sushma Bahl, catalogue, Indian Images, Art Pilgrim, London, November
Amit Roy, Eye on England: Riots of Colours, The Telegraph, Calcutta and Panchal’s Paintings, Mid-Day news, Mumbai, Sunday 24 December
2005 Dhruti Shah, Shanti Panchal at Christies Auction, Harrow Observer, London October 13
2004-05 Richard Davey, Catalogue Interview, Shanti Panchal, Faith, Castle Museum, Nottingham ISBN 0 905634 70 5
2004 Ranjit Hoskote, Introduction, Anticipations, Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Laura Gascoigne, Panchal’s latest exhibition, The Spectator, London, June & Sight Specific, Shanti Panchal/ M.P. Birla Art Gallery, What’s On in London magazine, June 25–July 2
Priya Singh, Beyond the Conventional, a conversation with Shanti Panchal, The Asian Journey, Asian Voice, London
Heather Wells, The stillness of being, Faith and the Artist, Initiative, issue 9, Summer.
Deborah Swellow, Shanti Panchal: An Introduction and Kamala Kapoor, On Shanti Panchal, catalogue asseys, Shanti Panchal: A Personal Journey, The British Council, Jehangir Art Gallery and Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
The Art of Shanti Panchal, Connecting magazine, British Council, Mumbai (cover page and page 11) October
Kanu Nayak, On Art of Shanti Panchal, Mumbai Samachar, Mumbai
Philip Vann, interview, Shanti Panchal: Timeless Art, Images of Earth & Spirit, published by Green Books Ltd. UK
A Resurgence art anthology, edited by John Lane and Satish Kumar. ISBN 1 903998 29 8 (page 34)
2002 Sharmila Sagara, Profile: Shanti Panchal, the Times of India Ahmedabad, March 17.
Two Distanced Figures for Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, National Art Collections Fund, 2002 Review
2001 Rich Jevons, Preview: Private Myths, The Leeds Guide, Leeds, January (page 31)
Mick Rooney RA, Gallery VII, Royal Academy Illustrated, Summer Exhibition (page 104-114) London
Frank Whitford, Different strokes, The Sunday Times, Culture (page 6) London
Martin Gayford, Introductory Essay, BP Portrait Award 1990-2001, National Portrait Gallery (page 19) London ISBN 1 85514 328 3
Tracey Murkett, Inside Shanti Panchal’s Studio, an interview, artist & illustrators magazine, issue 183, December
2000 Andrew Lambirth, catalogue essay, An Exemplary Life, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk
Norbert Lynton, catalogue essay, Shanti Panchal: Private Myths, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London
Kapil Jariwala, Introduction, Cultural Ties, Westzone Publishing Ltd (page 128-9) London ISBN 1 903391 08 3
1999 Terry Grimley, Drawing on two Culture Scenes, Birmingham Post, January
John Russell Taylor, The Big Show: Windows of the Soul, The Times, Metro (page 42), London, Feb 13
Samira Seth, Interview: A Double Life, Art India, The Contemporary Art Magazine Vol. 4, Issue 2, Apr-Jun
1998 Philip Vann, Previews: Shanti Panchal, Galleries, Vol XV No. 12, May 1998, ISBN 0265 7511
Balraj Khanna and Aziz Kurtha, art of Modern India, Thames and Hudson (page 101) London, ISBN 0-500-23755-7
Robin Dutt, Focus On: Shanti Panchal, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Issue 141, June
Richard Cork, catalogue essay, Shanti Panchal: The Windows of the Soul, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1997 The Times Diary, People – Party on: The week ahead, Saturday Directory, The Times, London, March 29
1996 Sir Stephen Tumim, My Cultural Life, The Guardian, London, September 13
1995 Sian Morgan, Shanti Panchal, Art & Craft Magazine, November
1993 Sister Wendy Beckett, The Gaze of Love: Mediations on Art, Marshall Pickering book (page 72-73) Harper Collins Publication, London ISBN 0 551 02810 6
Nima Smith, catalogue, Candences of the Heart: works from South Asia in British Collections, Mead Gallery, Coventry
Mark W L Scott, Editor’s Choice: Discerning Eye, Shanti Panchal, Watercolours, Drawings and Prints Magazine Vol 8 No1
1992 Marina Warner, catalogue essay, Shanti Panchal, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London
Sarah Kent, Art Preview: Shanti Panchal, Time Out, July 29
Sara Holdsworth, catalogue, Innocence and Experience: images of children in British Art from 1600 to present, Manchester City Art Galleries ISBN 0 901673 00 5
Philip Vann, Seeing beyond the frame, RA Magazine, Preview No. 35, Summer, and Timeless Art: Shanti Panchal, Interview, Resurgence Magazine No. 153, July-August
John Russell Taylor, On an Indian painter who works in Britain, The Times, London, August 5
David Lee, Viewpoints: Shanti Panchal, Art Review, Vol XLIV August
1991 Kaveri Ponnapa, Bestriding two cultures: Shanti Panchal, The Times of India Saturday Review, Bombay, April 6
Tim Hilton, Choice: Shanti Panchal, The Guardian, London, November 23
1990 Philip Vann, Portrait of the Artist: Shanti Panchal, The Artist’s and Illustrator’s Magazine (cover page) Issue 43, April
Kaveri Ponnapa, Indian Images: the Paintings of Shanti Panchal, Swagat-IA Magazine, September
Angela Summerfield, Shared experience: Shanti Panchal, interview, overseas ROSL Quarterly Journal, Sept – Nov
1989 John Russell Taylor, The Show’s the thing, The Times, London, July 11
Marina Warner, The Tree of Life: New Images of an ancient Symbole, catalogue, South Bank Centre ISBN 1 85332 044 7
Frank Ruhrmund, Earthen Shades: Shanti Panchal, Arts Review, November
Sarah Kent, Back for Moores, Time Out 20/20 magazine Issue No. 8, November
1988 Jenni Lomax and Nima Smith, Earthen Shades: Paintings by Shanti Panchal, catalogue essays, Cartwright Hall, Bradford and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Susan Morris, Shanti Panchal, Arts Review, London, July 1
1987 Stephen Games, Not just a pretty face: Bringing water to a dry ground: Shanti Panchal, The Independent, May 27
1986 William Packer, East End’s local brew, Financial Times, January 28
1983 Mary Rose Beaumont, The Whitechapel Open Exhibition, Arts Review, April 1
Peterborough, London Day by Day: Mystery Prize, The Daily Telegraph, London July 15
1981 Richard Cork, Art on View: Indian diversity, Evening Standard, April 15
1980 Max Wykes-Joyce, Shanti Panchal: Arts 38 Gallery, Arts Review, July 4