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Kingsley Gunatillake

Kingsley Gunatillake

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1951 Born in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka.

Education


1979 Bachelor of fine Arts, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

1994 Environmental Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Current Positions

Currently Lecturer in Art, Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka

Visiting lecturer, Faculty of Visual Arts, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.



Solo Exhibitions


2007 Year Planner, Exhibition of Paintings and Installations, Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2006 Mushrooms, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2006 Exhibition of Drawings, Alliance Francaise de Kandy and Colombo, Sri Lanka

2006 Indiart Gallery, Pune, India

2006 Trinity Chapel Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2005 of Paintings, HW Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2004 Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Paradise road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2003 Exhibition of Paintings, VAFA Gallery, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka

2001 Fragrance of Lemon Yellow, Exhibition of Paintings, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka

1998 Visual Art, Paintings and Installations for Environment, Sponsored by the British Council, Sri Lanka

1998 Year Planner, Exhibition of Paintings and Installations, Alliance Francaise de Kandy, Sri Lanka

1997 Displaced, Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines

1997 Exhibition of Paintings, Mount Castle Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1997 Displaced, Mount Castle Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1997 Displaced, German Cultural Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1996 Displaced, SM Mega Mall, Manila, Philippines

1994 Life of a Candle, Jordan Hill Campus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

1986 Exhibition of Paintings, Allianace Francaise de Kandy, Sri Lanka

1986 Exhibition of Paintings, Oberoi Art Gallery, Colombo

1981 Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo


Group Exhibitions

2008 Expressions of Independence, Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris

2008 Colombo-Lahore Exhibition, Ejaz Gallery, Lahore

2008 Artlink Video Art Exhibition, German Cultural Centre, Colombo

2007 Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo

2007 Colombo Artists, Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo

2005 Artists for Peace, National Art Gallery, Colombo

2005 Tsunami Exhibition, Faculty of Visual Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2004 Exhibition of Visual Arts, Stairway Gallery, Hotel Thilanka, Kandy Sri Lanka

2004 NOMA Exhibition of Children’s Books and Illustrations, Japan

2004 Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK

2003 Serendipity, October Gallery, London, UK

2003 Gangsy, Exhibition of Paintings, New Delhi, India


Workshops (participated)

2008 Artlink International Workshop for Video Artists, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

2007 International Painters' Workshop/Residency, Theertha International Artists' Collective

2006 and 2007 Illustrations for Children's Books, Fukunkan Publishers, Japan

2005 Illustration for Children’s Books, conducted by Mori, Japan

2004 Illustration for Children’s Books, conducted by Mori, Japan

1998 Artists Against War, VAFA, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka

1998 International Artists Camp, Habarana Village Hotel, Habarana, Sri Lanka

1997 International Artists Camp, Culture Club, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

1995 Eye on a Tree, Workshop for Art Instructors

1994 Environmental Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Uk

1989 International Children’s Book Illustration Workshop, BIB, Czechoslovakia

1983 Participated in several workshops, including children’s Book Illustrations, UNESCO


Workshops Conducted for Children

2002-2007 Conducted several workshops for children in Sri Lanka, Ireland and India (Painting, Drawing, Calligraphy and Sculpture)


Awards and Other Activities

2006 and 2007 Illustrations for Children's books, Fukankan Publishers, Japan

2005 Self Portrait – documentary film in UK, devised and produced by Media 19

2003 NOMA Award for children’s book illustrations

2000 BUNKA prize, Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural fund

1999 Repainted the paintings on doors and ceiling of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) after it was destroyed by the bomb blast in 1998

1992-97 Chief Coordinator, Art Education, Central Province, Sri Lanka

1997 Illustration for Children’s Picture Book, BIB

1993 Illustration for Children’s Picture Book, NOMA

1987 International Youth Library Annual Exhibition Poster, Munich

1981-91 Art Teacher, Ministry of Education, Central Province

1980 Best Painting Award, The Theme of Peace, State Literary Festival, Sri Lanka

1980 First place, World Environment Day

1980 First place and award, National Library Association


1980 Best painting, first place and award, National Youth Coulcil


Collections

Wolfang Seapan Collection, Germany / Olvin Chang collection, Hong Kong / NS Collection, Canada / Glen Coutis Collection, Glasgow, UK / Dr. Mayetzee Collection, Philippines / Dr. Stefun Draier Collection, Germany / Gallery Mount Castle Collection, Sri Lanka / Paradise Road Collection, Colombo, Sri Lanka / Edith & Thomas Collection, Germany / Presidential Collection of Contemporary Art, Sri Lanka / Stephan Cogilll Collection, Sri Lanka

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  • Address


    27/2, Gurudeniya Road, Ampitiya,
    20000 Kandy

    Phone


    +94-77-7366793




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