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RM Palniappan believes that no matter where one stands on the line; it is the processes of extending the line by understanding the same in all respect by the total awareness of, in and out of the line that one has created- the breath, the life and the body. Through these lines one searches a space to experience the unknown.
He is an alumnus of the Govt. College of Fine Arts (Painting and Post-Graduation in Industrial Design Ceramic); studied advanced Lithography in Tamarind Institute (USA) during 1991 and was the Artist in Residence at the Oxford University in 1996. A recipient of several awards, honours and residencies including National Award, President of India’s Silver Plaque, RAZA Foundation and International Prints Biennales of Bhopal, India and Taiwan.
He was invited by several international universities and art institutions to conduct workshops in print-making including Art Academy of Cincinnati, University of New Mexico and Royal College of Arts, London. His works are included in many important auctions including Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Osian’s and Bonhams and Bid & Hammer.
He held 19 one-man shows across the country and also two in Holland, two in United States and two in U.K. He has curated several exhibitions including ‘Major Trends in Indian Art’. He has been a member of the international Jury in 2008 for Bharat Bhavan International Prints Biennale, 1995 and 2008.
His works are in prestigious collections including National Gallery of Modern Art & Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; British Museum and Victoria Albert Museum, London; Oxford University, Oxford and galleries and museums in Cincinnati, Washington, Holland, Taiwan, Sweden, and Korea.