Alumni Mentor
Art and Design

Rajesh Naidu

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Rajesh NaiduRajesh Naidu is an artist and educator. He has exhibited in multiple juried, group and solo shows.
As a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Indiana, USA), he conducted courses on Painting, Art History, and Art Appreciation. During the same period, he was the Artist-in-Residence at the institute. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts/Painting from Indiana State University (USA), during which he was an Instructor for Beginning and Intermediate Level Drawing courses, as a part of the Graduate Assistantship scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the Savitribai Phule Pune University (India), following which he worked in construction industry for two years.

Through representational painting, aided by his affinity for art history studies, he seeks a balance between the contextual underscores and painterly aspects. His art is derived from observation of people, places, and sometimes commonplace objects. With the traditional approach of painting - predominantly using Oil, Acrylic, Gouache and Watercolour - he continues to make art as a form of enquiry that is directed inward as much it is outward, making a humble effort to find an answer for himself to the age-old question - what is art? He recently was hired to teach painting, drawing and art history in a tenure-track position at Ahmedabad University in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India.