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Artist Ajay Garg

CAPTURING BEAUTY BEYOND SOUND

Born in India, Ajay Kumar Garg lost his hearing at a young age due to an adverse reaction to an injection. As a misunderstood misfit, he felt trapped, believing that nobody would understand him or see beyond his differences. In the midst of despair, he discovered his faithful companion: art.
Every canvas became a vessel for his emotions, every brushstroke a manifestation of his dreams, and every color a testament to his love for beauty. He immersed himself in painting, dedicating countless hours to his craft. At the tender age of five, he caught the attention of Shri Sualal, an esteemed artist from the former Royal court of Dholpur. Recognizing his unique talents, Sualal became his mentor and convinced Ajay's parents of his artistic capabilities.
Under the guidance of another guru, Asha Devi, Ajay delved into the dying art of miniature painting. With meticulous precision, he created masterpieces on canvases no larger than 20 centimeters in diameter, each telling a captivating story to the beholder's eye.
Then came the breakthrough—an exhibition in Bangalore. Witnessing the genuine delight on people's faces as they connected with Ajay's art, he realized the power of his creations. One particular girl's nostalgic joy upon noticing the intricately drawn eyelashes on a village scene painting affirmed the profound impact his work could have. Demand grew exponentially, and by the end of the day, only six paintings remained from the initial 150.
Ajay's art transcended mere self-expression; it became a universal language, enabling him to convey the world's essence to others. Like the renowned blind poet Surdas did for poetry, Ajay did for art. In 1992, the eminent artist Shri K.K. Hebbar inaugurated his first exhibition at Bajaj Art Gallery, his radiant smile attesting to the emotional depth of Ajay's masterpieces.
Since then, Ajay's art has graced galleries and art museums across the globe, from India to the USA, UK, and Mexico. Publications and research scholars have recognized his work as a significant contribution to the understanding of Indian Miniature art.
However, the realization dawned that Ajay could do more. Moved by the plight of millions who, like him twenty years ago, battled with depression, he embarked on a mission to inspire through his art. He offered free training to children with impairments and empowered disadvantaged girls in a Jaipur orphanage. Whenever he encountered a lonely child, shunned because of their disability, he introduced them to his steadfast friend, Art, and shared the profound connection it brings. Ajay was committed to uplifting these young souls, for he believed that art is a language that unites us all, ensuring no one is ever left alone.
Join Ajay on this extraordinary journey as we celebrate the boundless beauty that transcends sound and touch. Together, through art, we can forge a world of understanding, empathy, and inclusion.

AWARDS

Professional Experience

2021

Rajasthan Gaurav Ratna

2021

Bhupen Hazarika Samarpan Samaj Gaurav

2021

National Merit Certificate (Handicraft) 2018 By Govt. of India

2021

Jaipur Ratna Samman Samahro, Season-3

2019

Discovering Ability Art Awards, New Delhi

2019

National Pride Award, Bhopal

2019

India Star Passion Award, Delhi

2019

1st National Excellence Awards, Jhalawar,

2018­­

Samaj Ratna by Rajasthan Janmanch

2018

Divyang Ratna Samman, Jaipur

2008

Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Award, Mumbai

2007

Maharaja Sajjan Singh Award, Mewar Foundation, Udaipur

2007

Vivekananda Gaurav Samman, Jaipur

2006

Forex Award (Best Craft Work)

(By: ShriShri Ravi Shankar Ji)

2006

State Award by Govt. Of Rajasthan, (Handicraft Award), Jaipur

2006

Yuva Ratna

By: Smt. Pratibha Patil

2006

Agra Jyoti Award, Jaipur

2005

District Dholpur Award, Rajasthan

2004

National Award By Hon’ble President of India, Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Delhi

2003

Maharaja Agrasen Rastriya Award, Indore

2003

State Award by Govt. Of Rajasthan, Best Handicapped Award, Jaipur

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition

2022

Augen Gallery , U.S.A

2018

Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2018

Augen Gallery , U.S.A

2016

Art Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

2016

Art Gallery, Mexico

2015

Art Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

2014

Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2013

Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

2012

Augen Gallery , U.S.A

2011

Davidson Gallery , U.S.A

2010

Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008

Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

2007

Art Gallery, U.S.A

2006

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

2005

Davidson Gallery, U.S.A

2005

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

2004

Art Gallery, U.S.A

2003

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

2002

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

2001

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

1999

Hidell Brooks Gallery, U.S.A

1998

Art Source Gallery, U.S.A

1998

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1997

Open Eye Gallery, U.K

1996

Open Eye Gallery, U.K

1996

Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1994

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1993

Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1992

Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

1991

Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad, Banglore

Group Exhibitions

2022

Visual Art Gallery, Delhi

2022

Art Gallery, Mexico

2022

Ishatvam Art Gallery, New Delhi

2021

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

2021

Arpana Art Gallery, Delhi

2021

Art Gallery, Mexico

2019

Color to the cube, New York, U.S.A

2018

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

2012

Forhex Fair, Jaipur

2010

Deaf Expo, Delhi

2004

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

2000

Augen Gallery, U.S.A

1995

Scotland Art Gallery, U.K

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