Dilip Ranade was Born in 1950, Maharashtra.

He holds Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 1971. In 1984 he received Indo – US sub- Commission grant to study Museology.

He has presented several slide lectures on the subject ’Portraiture and Techniques of Diorama Making. He has worked with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya , Mumbai ( formerly Prince Of Wales Museum  ) in different capacities from 1971 to 2015  i.e. Artist and Modeller in the Natural History Section, Sr. Curator  of European and Indian Modern Painting  and Exhibition Consultant. He has held several solo shows and participated in group exhibitions.

Solo shows

Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2016 -‘Visual Allegories: Politics of  Destabilization, Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2012- ‘The Decrypted Self’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2011 – ‘The Shimmers of the Self’, Pundol Art Gallery, Mumbai; Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi;  Galerie 88, Kolkata; 2007 -2008 ‘Shifting the Logic ‘(Drawings from1977 to 2007) Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2004, 1999, 1996, Jehangir Art  Gallery ,Mumbai , 2004, 1980, 1978.

Group Shows:

Threshold Art Gallery , New Delhi ,2011 ‘ Humour , Wit and Satire; Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai and Sudarshan Art Gallery, Pune , 2011 –‘ Rekhavishkar ‘ ‘Expanding Horizons’ Sponsored by Bodhi Art Gallery, which travelled to eight cities in Maharashtra, 2008- 2009; Total Museum, Seoul , South Korea , 2003 , – ‘Eclectic’. Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1999.

He was felicitated in 2018 by the ‘Art Society of India’ Mumbai as eminent artist, in appreciation of his contribution to art. He was awarded ‘ Balashastri Jambhekar Puraskar’  in 2013 for Marathi translation titled ‘ Rekhachitravichar’ of the catalogue by Ranjit Hoskote ‘ The Crafting of Reality’ of the exhibition of drawings by Sudhir Patwardhan.      



Threshold Art Gallery

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