K. Muralidharan (b.1954) An alumnus of the College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai (post Diploma in Painting), K. Muralidharan has over the years evolved a highly individual style of painting. His works are constantly in demand by art galleries and art lovers. He has been awarded multiple grants and scholarships: Govt. of India Cultural Fellowship – Senior; “Guest Artist” Glasgow School, Scotland; “Guest Artist Student” at the Stockholm College of Art, Sweden from Swedish Institute; Lalit Kala Akademi Research Grant; Govt. of India Young Artist Cultural Scholarship in Painting. He is the recipient of the National Award 1994, Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Akademi Award 1979 & ’86, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, and Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi 1987. A participant in numerous art camps including Prof.Paul Lingren’s graphics camp in India China, Malaysia, and Thailand, he has also held solo shows. Muralidharan has taken part in several prestigious group shows such as VII Triennale India 1991, I & II Bharat Bhavan Biennale 1985/87, and National Exhibitions 1980-94, in India, Sweden, and Scotland. His paintings find a place in the collections of many important institutions like Lalit Kala Akademi, NGMA, and galleries and art lovers.