Anup Kumar ChandAnup Kumar Chand, Born in 1973 at Bhograi, Balasore, Odisha, B.F.A. from B.K. College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar on 1993, M.F.A. -1996 & Ph.D. in Visual Art – 2004 from I.K.S. University, Khairagarh. Awarded in the scholarship of Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi – 1994, J.R.F. from U.G.C., India – 1997, Junior Fellowship from Department of culture, Government of India – 2003 & All India Award by A.I.F.A.C.S., New Delhi- 2010, Chhattisgarh and M.P. State Award by Mohakoshal Kala Parishad- 2002, All India Award by South Central Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur- 2002 & State youth Award by Govt. of Orissa- 2000. Anup has been written a book on contemporary art of Chattisgarh and more than 30 articles on art and culture. The art world of Anup named “Anup Kumar Chand ki Vaiktitwa abom Krititwa” was taken as a topic of Research (M. Phil.) by Deepika Pundir in Vanasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur, Rajasthan in 2013. Eight solo shows have been held at New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Bilaspur, Mumbai including TriveniArt Gallery on 2008 and Jehangir Art Gallery on 2016 & more than 100 group shows all over the country & abroad. He has been participated in National, various all India, several State exhibitions and more than 40 artists’ camps & workshops all over the country.