Maripally Praveen Gowda (b. 1986) received his B.F.A. in Painting from P.S. Telugu University, Hyderabad (2007), and his M.V.A. in Graphics from M.S. University, Baroda (2009). His graphic works are infused with a sense of humour along with a touch of darkness that make for interesting pieces. He has been awarded the H.K. Kejriwal Young Artist Award, Bangalore (2010) and the National Academy Award at the 51st National Art Exhibition Organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2009). He has also been awarded the H.R.D. National Scholarship by the Ministry of Culture (2009), Vasudevan Charitable Scholarship, Bangalore (2007), scholarship from the Krishna Kriti Foundation, Hyderabad (2009) and the Sushrutha Charitable Trust, Hyderabad (2007). Maripally lives and works in Baroda.
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