Self-taught artist Raghava KK‘s work is spread across various genres like painting, sculpture, installation, film and performance. He started his career as a cartoonist with Indian national dailies and in the next few years reinvented himself by using several different mediums.
Raghava’s works have been auctioned by the Queens Museum and Christie’s NY. He received grants by the Robin Hood Foundation to create a permanent exhibition of his works in the Bronx, New York and from the American India Foundation to premier his performance art piece Anthropomorphism in California. He was also invited as a guest by the city of Nimes, France to exhibit his works at the Carre d’Art Musee d’Art Contemporain.
Raghava shared the stage with James Cameron, Bill Gates, singer Sheryl Crow, playwright Eve Ensler, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot at the TED 2010 conference in Long Beach California. His latest art project is an IPad App for children called Pop-It. Here is a video explaining what Pop-It is all about, followed by a few of his paintings.
Raghava has lectured and taught at several art institutes, including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Nimes, France) and the New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH, USA). He lives and works both in the US and India.