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
Invited to meet HRH Prince Charles at St James’s Palace as a shortlisted artist for the W & N Millennium Art Award

2001

TV Interview with Richard Cork, a touring show opened at the Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London

2005

Invited to contribute in BBC series of ‘Masterpieces of the East’ with British Museum

2010

Curated a show ‘Paintings by Five’ at The MP Birla Millennium Art Gallery, London

2016

Invited as an Honorary Member at the Royal Society of British Artist RBA, London

2017

Invited as an Honorary Member at the Royal Watercolour Society RWS, Bankside Gallery, London
Shortlisted for the ‘Portrait Artist of the Year 2018’ by Sky Television

2019

Shortlisted for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize

One Person Exhibitions

1978

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1980

Arts 38 Gallery, London

1983

October Gallery, London

1984

St Botolph’s, Aldgate curated by the Whitechapel Art 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
  • Oriel Gallery, Cardiff
  • Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
  • Third Eye, Glasgow
  • Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough
  • Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
  • Newlyn Oriel Gallery, Penzance
  • Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham
1991

Square Gallery, London

1992

Royal Festival Hall, The South Bank Centre, London

1993

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

1998

Shanti Panchal: The Windows of the Soul, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham and

1999

Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

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.

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.

2006-07

Shanti Panchal: In the Mind’s eye, Chelmsford Museum, Chelmsford, Essex.

2011

Shanti Panchal: curated by Oliver and Ann Mannion, The Bossanyi Studio, (part of Hillingdon open studios). Pinner

2013

Shanti Panchal: Paintings of Exile and Home, Piano Nobile Gallery, Holland Park, London
Recent paintings by Shanti Panchal, Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex

2014

Paintings by Shanti Panchal, The Gallery at HAC, Harrow, London

2016

A Way of Watercolour by Shanti Panchal, Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex

2016-17

Shanti Panchal: Ragas of the Dawn, Kings Place/ Piano Nobile, London

2019

Shanti Panchal: In Colour and Shades, Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex

Selected Group Exhibitions

1980

Grand Prix International D’Art Contemporain, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1982

Between Two Worlds, Barbican Gallery, London.
Gallerie Nina Dausset, Paris

1982-87

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1983

Contemporary British Watercolours, Bankside Gallery, London

1985-87

JP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

1987

On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London

1987-89

John Moores Painting Prize 15 and 16, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1988

Gujarati Indian Artists, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

1988-90

The Contemporary Art Society, Smith Galleries, London

1989

On Commission: The Artistic Records Committee 1972-89, Imperial War Museum, London
Figuratively Speaking, The Bankside Gallery, London

1989-90

The Tree of Life: New images of an ancient symbol, Cornerhouse Manchester, curated by the South Bank Centre and tour

1990-91

The South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London

1991

BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

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

1995-96

Splash: Contemporary watercolour painting, curated by Walsall Museum and Art Gallery and tour

1996

Talking Pictures, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Under Anden Himmel: International Triennale, Copenhagen,

1997

The Judge Hangs: a personal selection by Sir Stephen Tumim, Michael Parkin Gallery, London

1999

Watercolour C21, Bankside Gallery, London
Chichester Open Art Exhibition, Edes House, Chichester

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

2001

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
The Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham

2002

Intimacy, The Lowry, Manchester.

2003

Shantipath, Tao Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai, India.

2004

Anticipations, Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India.

2005

Faith, Castle Museum, Nottingham
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize first open exhibition, London.

2006-8

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London and Manchester
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Indian Images, Art Pilgrim, London

2007-8

Rigard and Ritual (two persons show) Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, curated by Rachel Dickson & Julia Weiner, touring to
CCi Space (university Gallery launch) Portsmouth.

2008-9

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Ananya, an overview of contemporary art, Visual Arts Gallery and Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

2008-9

RWS/ Sunday Times watercolour competition, Bankside Gallery, London and touring
Anglo-Indian Express, a group show, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2009-10

Portrait Prize Winners, A Gallery, Wimbledon, London, curated by Beatriz Hernandes

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

2010

Watercolour in Britain, curated by the Tate Britain, touring to Castle Museum Norwich, Millenium Gallery Sheffield, Laing Art Gallery Newcastle

2010

Group Exhibition, KIAF, Korea International Art Fair, SumeriaLunn/Hanmi Gallery, Seoul

2010

The New English Art Club, Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2010-11

Light, Passion & Darkness, presented by Touchstones Rochdale and touring to Gallery Oldham and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

2010-12

The Sunday Times watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

2011

National Open Art Competition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, West Sussex

2011-12

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2011-13

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London and touring to

2012

University Gallery, Newcastle

2012-17

RWS Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2012

The Sunday Times watercolour competition, London and the Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey.

2012-16

The Threadneedle Prize exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2013-17

Self and Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2013-14

Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

2015

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London and touring to Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

2015-19

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2016

Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation, Self-Portraiture in the 21st Century, Piano Nobile/Kings Place, London

2016

100 for 100: Ben Uri Past Present Future, Christies, London

2016-17

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
RBA member exhibition at The Russell Gallery, London
Autumn Collections, Chappel Galleries, Colchester, Essex

2017-18

The Past is Now: Birmingham and the British Empire, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

2018

John Moores Painting Prize 60, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2019

In the Studio and The Art of Travel Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
Selected RBA Members at Thomson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
The John Ruskin Prize Exhibition, Holden Gallery, Mahchester

2020

Royal Society of British Artists 303 annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Selected Awards

1974

Bombay Art Society, Bombay

1976

Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Bombay

1983

Chris Beetles Award, RSW Bankside Gallery, London

1984

First Prize, Royal Overseas League, London

1987

John Moores Painting Prize 15, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1989

First Prize, London Paperworks, Square Gallery, London

1990

South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London

1991

BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London

1999

First Prize, Chichester Open Art Exhibition, Edes House, Chichester

2000

The Year of the Artists Award, London Arts, London

2001

First Prize, The Singer & Friedlander/ Sunday Times watercolour competition, London
Shortlisted artist for the Financial Times/ Arts & Business Awards, London

2002

Nominated and shortlisted Artist for the Guild of British Asian Awards, London

2003

Nominated artist for the Asian Achievers Awards, UK
The British Council Award (to exhibit work in India)

2010

The Artist Prize, RWS Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2012

Second Prize, The Sunday Times watercolour competition, London

2015

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Kings Place/Piano Nobile, London

2016

Eastern Eye Award for Arts, RFH, Southbank Centre, London

2018

John Moores Painting Prize 60, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2019

The John Ruskin Prize (Second), Holden Gallery, Manchester

Selected Commissions

1985

Public Art (40 x 30 Ft. Mural) in Shadwell, Greater London Council, London.
National Garden Festival, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Homerton Hospital, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Public Art Trust

1989

Imperial War Museum, London.

1993

Public Art (3 Tiled Murals 2.5 x 30 meters each) in City Centre, London Borough of Harrow

1996

H. Goldie and Co Ltd for De Beers, London.
Co-op Society CWS, Manchester

1997

Commissioned artist for two stained glass windows, London

2006

B. Arunkumar / Rosyblue, Mumbai

Public & Corporate Collections

  • Arthur Anderson Collection, London
  • Arts Council Collection
  • B Arunkumar / Rosyblue, Mumbai
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
  • Blackburn Museum & Art Galleries, Blackburn
  • British Museum, London
  • Cartwright Hall, Bradford
  • Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
  • Coopers and Lybrand Collection, London
  • Co-op Society CWS, Manchester
  • Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay
  • plc, London
  • De Beers, London
  • Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
  • Harrow Education Authority, Harrow
  • H. Goldie and Co Ltd, London
  • Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London
  • Imperial War Museum, London
  • Inder Pasricha Fine Art
  • Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad
  • Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records service, Leicester
  • Meghraj Bank, London
  • Meghraj Group, Jersey
  • Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke- On- Trent
  • Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection, London
  • Singer & Friedlander Group plc, London
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall
  • Winsor & Newton Art Factory, Harrow

Selected Bibliography

1980

Max Wykes-Joyce, Shanti Panchal: Arts 38 Gallery, Arts Review, July 4

1981

Richard Cork, Art on View: Indian diversity, Evening Standard, April 15

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

1986

William Packer, East End’s local brew, Financial Times, January 28

1987

Stephen Games, Not just a pretty face: Bringing water to a dry ground: Shanti Panchal, The Independent, May 27

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

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

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.

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

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

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

1995

Sian Morgan, Shanti Panchal, Art & Craft Magazine, November

1996

Sir Stephen Tumim, My Cultural Life, The Guardian, London, September 13

1997

The Times Diary, People – Party on: The week ahead, Saturday Directory, The Times, London, March 29

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

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

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

2001

Rich Jevons, Preview: Private Myths, The Leeds Guide, Leeds, January (page31)
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 (page19) London ISBN 1 85514 328 3
Tracey Murkett, Inside Shanti Panchal’s Studio, an interview, Artist & Illustrators magazine, issue 183, December

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

2003

Laura Gascoigne, Panchal’s latest exhibition, The Spectator, London, June and 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)

2004

Ranjit Hoskote, Introduction, Anticipations, Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2004/5

Richard Davey, Catalogue Interview, Shanti Panchal, Faith, Castle Museum, Nottingham ISBN 0 905634 70 5

2005

Dhruti Shah, Shanti Panchal at Christies Auction, Harrow Observer, London October 13

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

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)

2008

Sushma Bahl, catalogue, Ananya, an overview of contemporary art, Visual Arts Gallery and Habitat Centre, New Delhi,India.

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)

2012

Hugh Pearman, Pleasures of a broad palette, The Sunday Times, Culture (page 12) London

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

2014

Ian Proctor, Award-winner’s ‘home’ exhibition, Harrow Observer, News, May 29 (page 24)

2014-15

Amie Mulderrig, Dreaming in Watercolour, Asian Inspired Magazine, London (Page 47)

2015

Amit Roy, Portrait of an Award Winner, Eastern Eye, 31 July
Jackie Wullschlager, Critics’ Choice, Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015, FT Weekend, 1 August
Robin Blake, Gems, Financial Times, 27 August

2016

John Evans, Panchal’s dawn chorus of colour, Islington Tribune
Jackie Wullschlager, Critics’ choise, Shanti Panchal: Ragas of the Dawn, FT Weekend, 22/23 October
Sunil Khilnani, Incarnations : BBC Radio 4, Penguin Random House UK, ISBN:978-0-241-20822-9 (Page 12)

2017

Contemporary & Post War British Art Sale, Catalogue, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, 20 Oct

2018

Amit Roy, Summer Joy of Art Made Now Eastern Eye, Issue 1460/15 June
John Moores Painting Prize Liverpool 60, Catalogue, July-November, ISBN:978-1-902700-60-1

2019

Chris Sharrall, A-N News Story, John Ruskin Prize, July
Afterview, John Ruskin Prize
Panchal brings warm hues of India to Maldon, Essex Chronicle, 17 October (page 19)
Pape Gueye, Award-winning art coming to gallery, Maldon and Burnham Standard, 17 October (page 27)