Sanjeewa Kumara

Born in 1971 in Colombo, Sanjeewa Kumara is visiting lecturer for visual art at Kelaniya University Sri Lanka. He holds a MFA from the Netherlands and had many solo and group exhibitions, inside and outside Sri Lanka. In 2015 Sanjeewa Kumara nominated and finalist for the prestigious 2014-2015 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. He explores and use of lush, sensual imagery, and how the collision between Western pop culture and the South Asian island’s post-colonial legacy impacted his imagination

Address – 83/2,7th lane,Meemanagoda Road,Kalalgoda, Pannipitiya

Phone –0094 (01) 2 185 166 (mobile) 072 4311015
E-mail – sanjeewakumara@hotmail.com

Solo Exhibitions [selected]
1999-2018; Sixteen Solo Exhibitions at Paradise Road Galleries in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2004 Head office in Prins Claus Fund in The Hague, Netherlands.
2004 Villa De Bank in Enschede, The Netherlands.
2003 Gallery Art Korner in The Hague, Netherlands.
2000 Galerie De Waagh in Oldenzaal, The Netherlands.
201996 Alliance Francaise in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Grants/Awards
2015 2014-2015 Finalist -The Sovereign Asian Art Prize in Hong Kong
2001 Grant for study abroad, The President’s Fund Sri Lanka
2000 Local grant, The Netherlands Embassy, Sri Lanka
1999 Grant for travel to Netherlands, Prins Claus Fund, The Netherlands