Praveen Maripelly, born in 1986, is an Indian artist, who is pursuing Master of Fine Arts in 4D at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He also obtained Master’s degree in Visual Arts (Printmaking)from the Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S University of Baroda, India in 2009. Also, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Painting) obtained from P. S. Telugu University in Hyderabad, India in 2007. He also received Yoga Teacher training Certificate, Yoganiketan, Vadodara, India (2010-11)
Since 2009, Praveen’s artworks have been widely exhibited both locally and internationally, in particular in Kunst Nacht-2019 (Kempten, Germany), Städtische Kunstsammlung Zwickau Max-Pechstein-Museum-2015 (Zwickau, Germany); IPCNY-2011 (New York, USA); Poly Art Center-Cornell-2012 (UK), Art at Wharepuke-2015 (New Zealand), NGMA-2013 (Mumbai, India), Project 88 Gallery-2009 (Mumbai, India), KHOJ-2011 (New Delhi, India) and Art Konsult (New Delhi, India). The artist has also held residencies inside India such as Sandarbh and Inlaks collaboration residency, Space 118-2012, PEERS (KHOJ)-2011, Lalit Kala National Painting & Printmaking Camps-2012 & 2018.
Praveen has received numerous grants, scholarships and awards including Inlaks Fine Art Award (2012), National Academy Award (2009), H. K. Kejriwal Young Artist Award (2010), 8th Bharat Bhavan Biennale Award (2008), Lalit Kala Akademy Grant for his solo exhibition, HRD Scholarship by Ministry of Culture (2009-2011), KrishnaKriti Foundation Scholarship (2006-2009), Vasudevan Charitable Scholarship (2007), P.S Telugu University Scholarship (2007-2009), Susrutha Charitable Trust Scholarship (2006-2007), etc.
The works of Praveen are held in prominent public collections such as G3 Collections (USA) and Waswo X Waswo print collection (India).