Advait Gadanayak

Prof. Adwaita Gadnayak, an internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor is the director of the school. Born at Neulapoi, a small village in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, Prof. Gadanayak, was naturally drawn towards nature and its finer aspects. After completing MFA in sculpture from the College of Art, New Delhi, in 1992., Prof. Gadanayak did another P.G. in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Arts, London, in 1995. He has won the National Award for Sculpture (National Lalit Kala Akademi, 1993, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1989 and Scottish International Sculpture Award in 1996).Prof. Gadanayak has been a regular at various national and international exhibitions where his work have been highly appreciated. His most famous projects include meditation (15ft/12ft/6ft granite) at Three Wheels London, My Temple at National Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, Five Elements at Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, New Delhi, Nature at Lampsdeen (Aberdeen) UK, Dandi March (21ft/11ft/10ft marble), a monumental sculpture of Gandhiji at Raj Ghat, New Delhi, and many others. He has been an expert at FDR Tableaux Selection Committee, Ministry of Defense Government of India for the Republic Day Celebration, Delhi. He was also the member of the jury for National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He has also been a visiting lecturer in Bristol College of Arts, UK.

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