Kanchha Kumar (K.K.) Karmachaya

Contemporary Artists


About

Born in 1948, Karmacharya is an eminent contemporary artist with a specialization in concept design, graphic design and book illustrations. He has designed 401 Nepali postage stamps. He thinks of art as his key to the world, and has travelled extensively in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Siri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. He completed his Diploma course (Kalapravin) from Shree Juddhakala Pathsala (Nepal Art School) in 1965, and completed his Bachelor of Art degree from Tribhuvan University in 1975. His work has been exhibited in Nepal, Germany and South Korea. He currently serves as the member-secretary of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts and the coordinator of the Artist's Circle.


Awards

  • 1965

    from Shree Juddha Kala Pathshala (Nepal Art School), Kathmandu.
  • 1975

    B.A. from T.U. Kathmandu.
  • 1989

    Gorkhadakshinbahu.
  • 1995

    Golden Jubilee Medal of Late His Majesty the King Birthday from Civic Main Committee.
  • 1996

    Silver Jubilee Medal of Late His Majesty the King Accession.
  • 1996

    Silver Jubilee Medal of Late His Majesty the King Accession from the Civic Main Committee.
  • 1997

    National Award in Art (Rastriya Pratibha Puraskar) by HMG in Kathmandu.
  • 1993

    Neschil Children Book Award for Best illustrations of the year for 'Kathakoseli – 1, ChampaMayalu Kaka,' 'SunaPankhi Chari' and 'Lamlamti Dum.'
  • 1995

    Neschil Children Book Award for Best illustrations of the year for 'Kathakoseli – 1, ChampaMayalu Kaka,' 'SunaPankhi Chari' and 'Lamlamti Dum.'
  • 1997

    Neschil Children Book Award for Best illustrations of the year for 'Kathakoseli – 1, ChampaMayalu Kaka,' 'SunaPankhi Chari' and 'Lamlamti Dum.'
  • 2000

    Neschil Children Book Award for Best illustrations of the year for 'Kathakoseli – 1, ChampaMayalu Kaka,' 'SunaPankhi Chari' and 'Lamlamti Dum.'
  • 2001

    Medal of Birendra – Aishworya Sewa.
  • 2018

    Nai Yaujaa Award.
  • 2003

    Honour of Tri-Murty Samman.
  • 2003

    Honour of Janamat Kalakar Samman.
  • 1981

    Honour Best Stamp Designer by Nepal Philatelic Society.
  • 1988

    Honour Best Stamp Designer in 1987, the stamp of Late H.M. King Birendra 1987 by Austrian Government Printing Office.
  • 1983

    Honour for 'Family at work' reproduction miniature on UNICEF FDC for Nepalese National Flag Stamp issued by U.N.

Exhibitions

  • 2012

    'Friendship across Himalaya: China-Nepal Art Exhibition', Beijing, by Nepalese and Chinese eminent artists.
  • 2006

    Asian Art Biennale Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2005

    One Man Show of Painting '100 Images of Nepal' at Space Cell Gallery of Seoul, Korea.
  • 2005

    One Man Show of Painting 'Images of Seoul' at Kwang Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2002

    Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2000

    One Man Show of Painting at Hardtberg Town Hall of Bonn, Germany.
  • 2000

    One Man Show 'NEPAL-TAG 2000' at Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany.
  • 1997

    International Art Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu.
  • 1995

    One Man Show at J. Art Gallery, Kathmandu.
  • 1995

    Group Show of 5 artists 'Nepal Art Group', Seoul, Korea.
  • 1991

    Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 1985

    Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 1983

    Group Painting Exhibition of Artist’s Circle, Kathmandu.
  • 1981

    India Triennial Art Exhibition, India.
  • 1972

    National Art Exhibition at NAFA, Kathmandu.
  • 1971

    International Art Exhibition at NAFA, Kathmandu.
  • 1971

    One Man Show of Painting at NAFA, Kathmandu.
  • 1969

    'Go to Village' Art Exhibition, Kathmandu.

Contact

  • Phone

    9898989898
  • Facebook

    fb.com/Kanchha-Kumar-(K.K.)-Karmachaya

Works

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