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Born 1970 in Karnataka, GR Iranna obtained B.F.A. from the college of Visual Arts in Gulbarga in 1992 and M.F.A. from Delhi College of Art in 1994.Iranna is recipient of National Academy award in 1997, the M.F.Hussain and Ram Kumar award, Lalit Kala Academy Award and the AIFACS award. He was a recipient of Charles Wallace Scholarship; between 1999 and 2000 and studied at Wimbledon School of Art, London. Iranna has had solo exhibitions at The Guild art gallery, Mumbai, Espace art gallery, Delhi, British Council gallery. Has also exhibited in Hongkong, London, Cairo and Amsterdam among others. Iranna’s works are in many important collections including NGMA, Delhi and Chester & Davida Herwitz collection. His paintings consist of nude figures: abstract in language they are of a philosophical reflection, revolving around the interest in exploring the interactions of the inner of man world with the existential issues of today.