Amit Kapoor is a leading master of watercolor medium in India. He has been recognized with top international honors for his paintings and his art graces the walls of many private and corporate collectors. He is in constant demand for solo exhibitions, workshops and instruction. His art captures the very soul of his subjects with passion. His exceptional drawing skills and extra ordinary abilities In art makes him proficient in any medium. His subjects include lot of compositional works where lovely play of light and shadow and prespectives are the main traits He is also the co founder and Principal of Anitoons The School Of Art And Animation. He is guest lecturer in many prestigious Art colleges like College of Art, Delhi, Apeejay Institute of Design, Jamia Millia Islamia (Mass Communication department), Meerabai Institute of technology . He was also in the jury Panel of Jamia Millia Islamia (Mass Communication department), in the jury panel of Jaipur Animation Film Festival (JAFF). He has been interviewed by several influential media and magazines and he has high reputation for professional production and inspired leadership. Recently in 2013 he also launched his first book in watercolor medium “Amit kapoor LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR“. He is the only Indian Watercolor Artist to represent India in World Watermedia Exposition Thailand in 2014.
Born at New Delhi in 1975
Passed BFA Applied Art, College of Art, New Delhi in 1998
Passed MA Painting, Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 2004
Founder of Watercolour Society of India (WSI)
Vice President of International Watercolor Society Global
Head of International Watercolor Society India. (IWS-INDIA)
Founder & Principal of Anitoons The School of Art & Animation, a division of Amarnath Educational Trust.
In the jury panel of Jaipur Animation Film Festival (JAFF), 2010
In the jury Panel of Jamia Millia Islamia (Mass Communication PG Animation Department),
Assit. Prof. at College of Art, Delhi (Visiting) since 2002.
Visiting Lecturer at Jamia Millia Islamia (Mass Communication Post Graduation Department), 2005-06
Visiting Lecturer at Meerabai Institute of technology, Delhi University, 2010
Visiting Lecturer at Apeejay Institute of Design, 2003-04
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENT :
Won Cash (Purchase) Award in Castra 2015, Slovenia.
Won the Silver Star Award (cash 500 $) in NWS 2015 95th International Exhibition.
Selected in Shenzhen Biennial 2015, China.
International Art Contest, Position 2nd , 2013
Saint-Petersburg Society of Watercolor Artists, ART-BRIDGE-WATERCOLOR-2013 International Competition, Position 2nd, 2013
Selected in the Second round of World Watercolour Competition 2014 organized by The Art of Watercolour Magazine. (Ranking Top 294 Watercolor Artist of World)
Selected in the III International Biennial of New Techniques in Watercolor Caudete 2014, SPAIN among the 50 artist from all over the world.
Special Award in Watercolor Painting conducted by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) at AIFACS, New Delhi.
“Bharat Gaurav Award” by India International Friendship Society, 2014.
Won AIFACS Award in Watercolor Category in 2015.
Watercolors Selected for 2015 The World Watercolor Triennale, Korea. Hosted by Korea Watercolor Association.
One of the Juror of International Watercolor Society (IWS) Contest, Turkey in 2015.
Representing India as an IWS Community Leader in In Arte Fabriano, Italy, 2015.
One of the Jury of at 4th International Watercolor Festival “Homer Love & Peace, Turkey, 2105
One of the Jury of 1st IWS Pakistan Watercolor contest 2016.
One of the Jury of 1st IWS Arab online Watercolor contest 2016.
One of the jury of Poster Competition of Indonesia 2016.
Special coverage in the most popular French magazine “ The Art of Watercolor” in 17th & 19th Issue.
2016 Exhibited in Large Size Watercolor International Exhibition Mexico City 2016
2015 Exhibited in the 1st International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2015 at AIFACS
2015 Exhibited in the 95th International Exhibition, National Watercolor Society, USA
2015 Exhibited in The World Watercolor Triennale, Korea. Hosted by Korea Watercolor Association.
2015 Exhibited in the Shenzhen Biennial 2015, China.
2015 Group show in “Mail Art Exhibition, Greece.
2015 Exhibited in the group show with the Masters of watercolor,
2015 Group Show International Festival of Watercolor 2015, Albania
2015 Group Show The Lovearth – IWS INDONESIA 2015 Watercolor Exhibition 2015
2015 Group show with Masters of Watercolor in Turkey
2015 Group show with Masters of Watercolor at 4th International Watercolor Festival “Homer Love & Peace” in Turkey.
2015 Group show “Masters Of Watercolor” exhibit in St.Petersburg, Russia.
2015 Group show in InArte Fabriano in Watercolor 2015, Italy.
2015 Group show at Fraser Suite organized by Team Uchaan at New Delhi.
2014 Group show in III International Biennial of New Techniques in Watercolor Caudete 2014, Spain.
2014 Group Show in World Watermedia Exposition Thailand.
2014 Group Show organized by NDMC, at AIFACS, New Delhi.
2014 Group Show, 4th Artifest Annual Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
2014 Group Show organized by Delhi International Film Festival
2014 Group Show, Habbitat Center, New Delhi organized by “Art Concern”.
2013 India Art Festival 2013, Mumbai.
2013 Group Show, ICCR, Azad Bhawan, New Delhi.
2013 Group Show, Habbitat Center, New Delhi.
2013 Group Show by Simply Strokes, Open Palm Court Gallery, Habitat Center, New Delhi
2013 3 back to back Group Shows by Colour ‘N’ Focus, PSK, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi
2013 Group Show at Artist Center, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
2013 Group Show “Harmony” at Sri Yash Art Gallery, New Delhi
2013 Group Show “Tranquility” at Epi Center, Gurgaon, Haryana.
2013 Group Show, 3rd Artifest Annual Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
2012-13 Group Show by Vignette Arts, Lokayata Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 Group Show, Deccan Art Foundation, Hyderabad
2012 Solo Show, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2012 Group Show, 2nd Artifest Annual Art Exhibition, New Delhi
2012 Group Show , Art Perspective Gallery, New Delhi
2012 Group Show by Vignette Arts, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2012 Group Show by Vignette Arts, Lokayata Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 Group Show by Galerie Art Eterne at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2012 Group Show, Ruki Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 India Art Festival 2012, Mumbai
2011 Group Show, Artifest, New Delhi
2011 Group Show, Gandhi Smarak, New Delhi
1997 Group Show, British High Commission, New Delhi
1996 Group Show of Life Drawings, Gallery Steps, New Delhi
1996 Group Show, Blinds Relief Association, New Delhi
1995 Group Show, Blinds Relief Association, New Delhi
Workshop on Animation Jamia Millia Islamia Art Department ,
Workshop on Animation “Samita” College of Art (Delhi),
Workshop on Caricatures INIFT, New Delhi.
Workshop on Caricaturs & Portraits by Austin Airlines in Hyderabad.
Workshop on Caricature by ESPN for Cricket World Cup.
Workshop on Animation in Nagpur
Workshop on Watercolor in Thailand
Workshop on Animation in Delhi Collage of Art.
Workshop on Animation & Drawing in Jamia Millia Islamia, Fine Arts Department, 2014 in Delhi.
Workshop on Watercolor in Jamia Millia Islamia, Fine Arts Department, 2014 in Delhi.
Workshop on Watercolor in Craft Museum, in Delhi.
Workshop on Watercolor at In Arte Fabriano Exhibition, Italy.
3 Days Workshop on Watercolor Organized by In Arte Fabriano, Italy.
One Day Workshop on Watercolor at Castra 2015, Slovenia.
Demonstration at 1st International Watercolor Society Albania Biennale 2015.
Demonstration at 4th Homer Love & Peace Watercolor Festival, Izmir, Turkey.
3 Demonstrations at different Galleries of Delhi organized by Wagon Arts.
10 personal workshops conducted in the studio of Anitoons The School of Art & Animation
Upcoming Exhibitions of 2016
Exhibiting in the 1st International Watercolor Society Pakistan Biennale 2016
Exhibiting in the 1st International Watercolor Festival, IWS Spain 2016
Exhibiting in the 4th IWS Serbia 4th International Watercolor Biennale Belgrade 2016.
Exhibiting in 1st international Watercolor Exhibition in Moscow (Russia) 2106.
Exhibiting in InArte Fabriano in Watercolor 2016, Italy.
Exhibiting in IWS Canada 1st International Watercolor Biennale 2016.
Exhibiting in IWS Bulgaria International Watercolor Triennial Varna 2016 with travel Exhibition (first edition).