About Vijay

Some collectors of Vijay’s work:

Vijay’s works are in homes and offices of art lovers in Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Guyana, India,Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA.

In 2019, Goldman Sachs India acquired 11 of his works for their collection and display in their corporate office in Bengaluru

Vice Chancellor-Delhi University

General Manager-Bank of Tokyo India

CEO-Dabur India

CEO-Disney India

CMD-Madison World

MD-Deutsche Bank India

Sr. President-Tech. Mahindra

MD-PE Consulting India

Special Advisor-UCLA Santa Cruz (USA)

Jt. MD-Duraline India

President-Outokumpu India

High Commissioner of Guyana in India

The Artist

1946 Born – Vijay Kiyawat – a self-taught artist is emerging on the scene of Indian contemporary art. Delhi’s sprawling gardens, trees, and flowers have dominant influence in his paintings. An IIT engineer, a corporate CEO working for over 4 decades, Vijay commenced his painting career late in life. His energy comes from his optimism and love for nature, and art in all its forms. His paintings reflect his personality having good combination of the left and the right side of the brain, through detail oriented subtle and vibrant colors. He primarily does Watercolors – a medium he loves the most and describes it as a spiritual medium. His works portray stories/philosophies, involving strong imaginary compositions, and a bit of surrealism. The inspiration comes from literature, nature study, and worldwide travels. The paintings are soft, serene, and vibrant. The admirers of Vijay’s works describe these as “Happy Paintings”. When not painting, Vijay loves to play the piano and do birding.


Select Exhibit – AIFACS New Delhi (3 times).

Select Exhibit – Camlin Art Foundation (3 times).

Senior artists’ camp – AIFACS New Delhi (2 times).

Exhibition of the year 2014-India Habitat Centre New Delhi, published in their annual journal.

Nominated in April 2021 as “Member-General Council” of Sahitya Kala Parishad, an Academy of Delhi Government, engaged in promotion and propagation of art and culture in Delhi.

Solo Shows

2010 Triveni Art Gallery New Delhi

2011 Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2012 Fidaa Art Gallery at Volvo Art Loft Singapore

2013 Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

2014 Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2014 Chawla Art Gallery, Square One Mall, Saket, New Delhi

2015 Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2017 CSOI Gallery, New Delhi, October

…and more

Group Shows

2010 New Delhi, Lokayata Art Gallery

2012 New Delhi, United Art fair, Pragati Maidan

2012 New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, International Art Show, “Confluence 2012”

2012 London, Nehru Centre

2013 Chicago USA, Featured artist at F.I.R.E. Arts Studios and Gallery, Naperville

2015 Chennai, by Maadhyam and Can-Stop

2015 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, International Art Show, “Confluence 2015”

2015 New Delhi, Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, by Maadhyam

 2016 Singapore, Affordable Art Fair

2016 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, International Art Show “Confluence 2016”

2020 OnArt Virtual Art Fair by Mojarto

….And more

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