A native of Delhi, Indiawhere he studied printmaking and painting at the College of Art; Shaurya Kumargraduated with his MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007.Since 2001, Kumar has been involved in numerous prestigious research projects,like “The Paintings of India” (a series of 26 documentary films on the paintingtradition of India); "Handmade in India" (an encyclopedia on thehandicraft traditions of India); and digital restorations of 6th centuryBuddhist mural paintings from the caves of Ajanta.
Kumar's work has exhibitedwidely across the US and in countries including India, Taiwan, China, Poland,South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, U.K., Norway, France,Australia and Finland among many others. His works have been installed atvenues including the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly Victoria & AlbertMuseum, Mumbai); Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai; UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque; SCA Contemporary,Albuquerque; Queens Museum, NYC; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Lakeeren Gallery,Mumbai; Artifact Gallery, NYC; LACDA, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Fine Arts,Georgia; Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon; Charleston Heights Art Center, LasVegas; TamTam Gallery, Taiwan; Guanlan Printmaking Base, China among manyothers. Kumar’s work was also featured in international art fairs includingIndia Art Fair and Dubai Art Fair.
Shaurya Kumar currentlylives and works in Chicago, IL and teaches at the School of the Art Instituteof Chicago.