Dr. Kota Mrutyunjaya Rao MFA., Ph.D
Coordinator & Assistant Professor in Painting
+91 9492345419
Qualifications :
Ph.D : Visual Art forms of Andhra Pradesh with special reference to Lepakshi Mural Paintings
National Education Test (NET) by UGC Master of Fine Arts (Painting) Gold medalist from Hyderabad Ventral University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) AU Top Ranker. Higher Grade TTC in Drawing and Painting by State Board of Technical Education, Hyderabad.
  1. Varada Venkata Ratnam Memorial Award (2016)
  2. State Award by Telugu University, Hyd (2007)
  3. S.L. Parasar Gold Medal in MFA by Univ. of Hyderabad (2001)
  4. Merit scholarship by Univ. of Hyderabad (2000)
  5. I Rank in B.F.A from Andhra University.(1999)
  6. Gold Medal in Inter University Youth Festivals (state level)(1998)
Books :
  1. Visual Art Forms of Medieval India (2016), (ed) Published by Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
  2. “Indian Art” (2020), Published by Research India Press, New Delhi.
Exhibitions :
    2020 September Participated in Online Group Show “Andhra Aesthetics” organized by Foundation of Art & Culture, Bhopal.
    2017 Dec 20-22 Organized and participated Art@Andhra group show from 20-22 December 2017 in association with Dept of Culture , Government of Andhra Pradesh.
    2017 Jan : Travelling show “Art @ Amaravathi” at Visakha Museum Gallery, Visakhapatnam ,organized by Amaravathi Art Society, Vijawada in association with Department of Language and Culture , Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
    2016 Dec : Travelling show “Art @ Amaravathi” at Akruthi Art Gallery, Vijayawada organized by Amaravathi Art Society, Vijawada in association with Department of Language and Culture , Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
    2016 Aug : Group show in Victoria Musuem, Vijayawada form 12-23 Aug 2016 on The occasion of Krishna Pushkaraalu organized by Department of Language and Culture , Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
    2015 Oct : Group Art Exhibition at Akruthi Art Gallery, Vijayawada organized by Amaravathi Visual Art Society, Vijayawada.
    2014 Nov : Group Exhibition at Hotel Haritha, Kadapa Organized by Dept. of Tourism, Govt . of Andhra Pradesh.
    2014 October (10th -13th) : Group Exhibition at Visakhapatnam Art Fair at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan
    2014March : Group Show Silparamam, Kadapa
    2014 Feb : Group Show in Jana Art Gallery,Mumbai.
    2014 Feb : Group show at Chitrakala Parishad,Bangalore organized by Lalit Kala Academy Chennai
    2013 : ChitraMela conducted by Chithramayee State Art Gallery,Hyderabad.
    2011 : Hotel Manasa,Kadapa.
    2010 : Exhibition in the Dept of Fine Arts,YVU,Kadapa.
    2009 March : Exhibition in the Dept of Fine Arts,YVU,Kadapa.
    2008 : Group Show, State Art gallery, Hyderabad
    2007 : 10th Sate Art Exhibition by Telugu university, Hyderabad
    2006 : 35th All Inida Art Exhibition by Lalitha kala parishad, Visakha
    2006 : Dept of Fine Arts , Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
    2004 : State Level Art Exhibition At Narsipatnam
    2004 : Solo show at Public Library at Kasimkota, Anakapallle
    2003 : Group show at Dept of Fine Arts , Andhra University, Visakha.
    2001 : Lakshna Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
    2000 : Group show at S.N School, Golden threshold, Hyderabad
    2000 : Lakshna Art Gallery , Hyderabad.
    2000 : Group Show at Gallery at SN School organized by Lalitkala Akademi Chennai, Regional Center
    1999 : State Art Exhibition, Telugu University, Hyderabad.
    1998 : Group show at Abburi Kala Kendram, Visakhapatnam
    1998 : Group show at Dept of Fine Arts , Andhra University, Visakha
    1998 : Group Show “Expressions at Waltair Club, Visakhapatnam
    1998 : Group show at Threshold Art Gallery, Visakha
    1997 : 11th All India art Exhibition by SCCZ, Nagpur
    1996 : Cyclone relief fund Art Exhibition, AU
    2020 March : Organized 5 days workshop on Woodcut from 12.03.2020 to.03.2020 At Department of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. Invited Jagadeesh Tammineni as the Resource person.
    2019 Feb : Organized as a convener “National Painting Camp” titled Emerging Trends in Contemporary Indian Painting in association with Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi, Ministry of Culture , Govt of India. From 22.02.2019 to 25.02.2019 at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
    2018 July : Participated in Six days National Automobile Scrap Sculpture Camp Sponsored by Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, organized by Cultural of Vijayawada and Amaravati from 20.07.2018 to 25.07.2018.
    2018 February : Organized and participated in Intaglio Print Making workshop in the Department of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. On 22.02.2018 to 25.02.2018.
    2017 September : Participated and organized Three Days Workshop on painting Titled” Shadanga organized by Department of Fine Arts in Collaboration with Amaravathi Visual Art Society, Vijayawada from 08.09.207 to 10.09.17
    2017 May : Participated in 5 days Auto Mobile Scrap Sculpture workshop at Madurai, Tamilnadu organized by Madurai Municipal corporation During 04th May to 09th May 2017
    2017 March : Participated in 4 days Scrap Sculpture workshop at Guntur jointly organized by Amaravati Visual Art Society, Vijayawada and Guntur Municipal Corporation, Guntur.
    2016 July : Participated and Coordinated 5days scrap sculpture workshop at Shilparamam, Kadapa from 16th July to 20th July 2016.
    2016 March : Organized 10 days {14 March to 23 March} Artist Residency program titled “Contemporary Mural organized by Department of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University Sponsored by Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Center, Chennai.
    2016 Jan : Curated and participated in 3 days Painting Workshop at Shilparamam, Kadapa
    2014 December : Participated in workshop at Mesonic Lodge, Rajahmundry organized by Andhra Pradesh Art Association Guild on 27- 29 Dec2014.
    2014 September : Resource person to the workshop “Aesthetics of Landscape” at Loyola Degree College, Vijayawada.
    2014 Feb : As a “Convener” and Resource person organized the UGC Three days work shop on “workshop on `Fundamental of Design and Fashion” at Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University on 04.03.2014 -06.03.2014.
    2014 Feb : Participated in 3rd Interactive Workshop with North Artists at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore Conducted by Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai from12 Feb to 18 Feb 2014.
    2012 Participated in 5day National workshop on Preservative Conservation Of Manuscripts conducted by National Mission of Manuscripts, New Delhi, & Oriental research studies, SV University, Tirupathi at CP Brown Research Center, Kadapa.(10-14 September,2012)
    2012 participated in One day National workshop on “Emerging Trends in Indian Historiography on 24th September2012 sponsored by UGC, New Delhi organized by organized by Dept. of History & Archaeology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
    2012 Participated in UGC sponsored One day National workshop on “Higher Education for fullness: A critical analysis organized by Department of Political Science & Public Administration, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
    2012 : As a Director & Resource Person, Organized Work Shop on “Contemporary Trends in Pottery Design” `With the financial support of the UGC, New Delhi. At Dept. of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
    2008 : National Work shop on the intervention of Science and Technology in Arts and crafts conducted at Andhra university Visakhapatnam.
    2007 : State Art Camp by Dept. of Culture, Govt.of Andhra Pradesh.
    2006 : National Work shop on “ Emerging Trends in Printmaking” by U.G.C. at Dept of Fine Arts , AU.
    2000 : All India Graphic Artist camp by Lalit Kala Akademi, at Hyderabad.
    1999 : Tribal art camp at Group show at Dept of Fine Arts , AU.
    1998: All India sculpture camp at RK Beach organized by Dept of Fine Arts, Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam.
    Collections : Shilaparamam, Kadapa. Andhra Pradesh. Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Center, Chennai. University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Daruwalla, Art Collector Chennai. Tuntoo Chouhan, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi Aba Chwohan ,Visakhapatnam Sri Konathala Ramakrishna Ex Minister ,AP, "Chitramayee" state Art Gallery, Hyderabad. Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. Gowri Library,Anakapalle. Kendriya Vidyalaya,Nauseanbaugh, Visakhapatnam
Seminars & Paper Presentations :
    1. Published a research paper on Fashion of South India Under Vijayanagara Kingdom with reference to Lepakshi Mural Paintings, in peer reviewed Journal International Journal of Research Culture Society , ISSN: 2456-6683, Volume -4, Issue --9, September – 2020.
    2. Published a Research paper on A Study of Mural Paintings at Virabhadhra Temple, Lepakshi, Peer reviewed Referred Journal INQUISITIVE TEACHER online ISSN-2455-5827, Volume VI, Issue II, December, 2019, pp.38-52.
    3. Published a Research Paper on A Study of Art and Architecture of Chennakesava Temple of Somapalyam , Chittoor District , Andhra Pradesh. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 7 (2019): 1015‐1025. (UGC Care Journal).
    4. Published an International Research Paper Visual Narration and interfaces in Indian Painting with reference to Episode of Kiratarjuniyam from Lepakshi Murals in peer reviewed Journal International Journal of Research Culture Society , ISSN: 2456-6683 Volume - 3, Issue - 7, July – 2019.
    5. Published a Research Paper Leather Puppetry of Andhra Pradesh in peer reviewed Journal “Bhava Veena” , ISSN: 2456-4702, Volume -17, Issue - 4, May – 2020. (UGC Care Journal).
    6. Published a peer reviewed research paper titled “ Art and Architecture of Kodandaramaswamy temple, Vontimitta of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh in Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, {Bi-Monthly}, ISSN 2249-9598, Volume-09, May 2019 Special Issue pp 272- 282. (19-20)9 r g
    7. Presented a research paper titled “Interfaces of Indian Painting with reference to Andhra Mural Paintings” in the 43rd Annual Session of Andhra Pradesh History Congress held at SKVT College , Rajamahendravaram on 05.01.2019-06.01.2019. (18-19)
    8. Presented research paper on South Indian Mural in the National seminar titled Rock Art and Paintings of South India jointly organized by University of Madras and ICHR , New Delhi on 22-23 March 2018. (17-18) Presented Joint research Article “ Early Architecture of Telangana” organized by Department of History , Osmania University, Hyderabad on 16-17th March 2018. (17-18)
    9. Presented research Article on “ Early Rock cut Architecture in South India” in the National seminar Mediascape in 21st century from 09.03.208-10.03.2018 organized by Dept. of Journalism and Communication , Amarkantak University, Madhya Pradesh, edi. Prof. Rabindranadh, Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi, pp191-197, ISBN 9788193448045. (17-18)
    10. Presented Research paper “A study on Style and development and cultural synthesis from Lepakshi Mural paintings at 43rd Andhra Pradesh History congress, January 2018, Y.N College, Narasapur, Andhra Pradesh. (17-18)
    11. Research paper “Kalamkari Painting: The Traditional Craft form of Andhra Pradesh” published in the Jewels of Tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh Potentiality & Prospects, edited by Smt N.Siva Parvathi published by Research India Press, New Delhi in 2017, ISBN 978-82-98132-88-5. (16-17)
    12. Presented a paper titled “ Pictorial representation of Siva in Mural paintings of Andhra Pradesh” .in the 41st Annual Session of Andhra Pradesh History Congress held at Government College , Anantapuram on 07.- 08.01.2017. (17-18)
    13. Presented a paper titled “ Chola Art beyond the Frontiers: A study on the temples of Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh”.in the National Seminar “ The Chola Art & Architecture in South India with special reference to Rajendra-I organized by Department of Ancient History and Archeology, university of Madras,Chennai and Archaeological survey of India &Indian Council of Historical Research(ICHR), New Delhi on 20 and 21st October 2016.pp.38-42, ISBN 9788193047583. (16-17)
    14. Research paper” Lepakshi Temple : The glimpses of Tourism : in Vihari a Special edition on the occasion of World Tourism Day -2016 published by Crescent Publication Corporation, New Delhi edited by Prof.C MuraliKrishna , p.p 31-34 ISBN 9788183424042. (16-17)
    15. Research paper “Colour in Indian Miniature Painting” published in Lalitha Kala Darshaini, Volume-2 , published by Crescent Publication, New Delhi in 2016, ISBN 978-81-8342-375-5(15-16).
    16. Joint Research paper in telugu “ Role of Kadapa women in the Freedom struggle” in the edited book Andhrula Charithra, Sahithyam, Samskruthi edited by ILN Chandra Sekhar Rao , ISBN 978-81-930837-2-7. (15-16).
    17. Research paper in telugu on “ Leather Puppetry –An Art ” published in Lalitha kala Darshaini, Volume-1, published by Crescent Publication, New Delhi in 2016, ISBN 978-81-8342-373-1 (15-16).
    18. Presented paper on Visual Element of Indian Painting in National Seminar on “Visual Art forms of Medieval India” organized by Department of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa .on During 04. March 2016 – 06. March 2016 sponsored by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. (15-16)
    19. Presented an Article on “ Role of woman in Fine Arts” in the publish book Woman in India- through Ages , Edited by Dr. N. Siva Parvathi ISBN 978-93-5171-882-0(15-16)
    20. Challenges and Advanced Methods in the preservation of Cultural Property in connection with tourism (pp.30-34) Darshini world tourism. spl.edition-2015, Editor; Prof. C. Murali Krishna, (15-16)
    21. Presented joint paper on “Museum – A Heritage site in “Future Museum : An Asian Perspective”, International Conference on 28-29 October 2014 conducted by Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955 -4563-26-1.
    22. Published a research Article on “Challenges and advanced methods in the preservation of Cultural property in connection with tourism” in the Special edition on World Tourism Day published by Crescent publication Corporation, New Delhi. ISBN 978- 81 -8342 -372 -4
    23. Presented a paper on “Reflection of Humana Values in Visual Arts” in the Two days National Seminar “Significance of Human Values: A perspective “ organized by Department of History, Govt. college for Men(A), Kadapa. ISBN 978-81920542-6-1 March 2015.
    24. Presented Research Paper on “Lepakshi Mural Paintings” in 34th Annul Session of South Indian History Congress held at Pushpam College, Poondi, Tanjore, Tamilnadu on 28.02.2014 -02.03.2014.
    25. Presented a paper entitled “New Media and Visual Culture- Perspective.” At a National Seminar on Media, Technology and Society – Interface and Implications on 26th March 2012 Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, Conducted by Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.
    26. paper “ Challenges and Advanced methods in Museum Security” in the National Seminar at I.G.N.C.A., New Delhi on 21 -22 February 2013.
    27. Participated in Two days National seminar on “Impact of Globalization of Culture” organized by department of History , NTR Government College Chittoor on 5-6th December 2012.
    28. Presented a Research Paper on “ Impact of Globalization on leather Puppets”(Telugu Version ) in World Telugu Conferences held At SV University, Tirupathi. During 27 to 29 December 2012.
    29. Presented Paper on Living Traditions II: The Puppetry Of South India ( A study on Andhra Pradesh) at International Conference at Khairagarh of Chhattisgarh. ISBN NO: 978-81-910545 – 1 -4
    30. Presented& Published Paper on “Living Traditions- I: The Puppetry of South India” in South Indian History Congress,31st annual session held YV University, Kadapa
    31. Seminar on Research methodology course in Social Science organized by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Southern regional center Hyderabad. Conducted at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. During 13 – 18 February 2012.
    32. Participated in National seminar on “Emerging Trends in Service sector In India” organized by Department of Commerce, yogi Vemana University, Kadapa on 20.03.2015
    33. Participated in Two days national Seminar “History from the bottom up” sponsored by UGC, New Delhi organized by Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. On 7-8.03.2014
    34. Paper presented entitled Interrelation between Art and Environment“ in Emerging Trends in Environmental Science in UGC Sponsored National seminar , Yogi Vemana University , Kadapa. On 14-15.03.2015
    35. Participated in Two day National seminar on Environment protection and Management organized by department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. on 14-15.03.2015
    36. UGC Sponsored National symposium on History and Culture & Archaeology of Rayalaseema organized by Dept. of History and Archaeology , Yogi Vemana University , Kadapa on 16.03.2015
Member in Committees:
    1. Editorial Member, Peer reviewed Journal International Journal of Research Culture Society (IJRCS) , ISSN: 2456-6683.
    2. Expert committee for drafting regulations for Diploma courses for the Dept of Culture, Andhra Pradesh.(2017 July)
    3. Committee member for cultural Affairs , Gandikota Festival organized by Government of Andhra Pradesh.( 18 &19 February 2017)
    4. Member , Expert Committee for Drafting the establishment of Hastha kala &Cultural University by commission rate of Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh.(2014)
    5. Jury Member for Kadapa district Committee , AP Youth Innovation and entrepreneurship Awards by Department of Youth Affairs Government of Andhra Pradesh.(2016)
    6. Life member of Andhra Pradesh History Congress (APHC), Guntur, A.P.
    7. Founder President , Amaravati Visual Art Society (Regd No175/2015)
    8. Ex Member, Board of studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Venkateswara College of Fine Arts, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
    9. Convener, Board of Studies , Dept. of Fine Arts, YV University (for period of 2013-2016).
    10. Life Member “FOSSILS” Folk lore Society of South Indian Languages"
    11. Ex. Secretary, Anakapalle Arts Academy, Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam.
    12. Vice – President, Lalithakala Niketan, Kadapa
    1. Since 2009 Working as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts ,Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa
    2. From: June 2003 to July 2009 ;Worked as a Drawing Teacher (Grant- in- Aid Post) in AM.A.A.ENG.MED.HIGH SCHOOL , Anakapalle.
    3. From August 1995 to December 1997: Experience as a faculty in IEC School of Art & Design .Visakhapatnam.on part time basis.
    4. From July 1997 to December 1998 :(One Year 5 Months) Experience as a faculty in JD Institute of Fashion Technology. Visakhapatnam.on part time basis.
    5. Worked as Drawing Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya-II, Nausenabaugh, Visakhapatnam on Consolidated basis from 1992-1995.
Project Works :
    1. University Campus Beautification- August 2018.
    2. Miniature Models for Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation in 1999.
    3. Designed the façade and railing for Satyanarayana Swamy Temple at Anakapall in2004.
    4. Designed a Silver Saree and Ornaments for Sri Gowri Devasthanam in 2007 at Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam Dist.
    5. Statue of C.P Brown and Yogi Vemana Statue for Yogi Vemana University.
Consultant :
    1. "Taurus School of Art and Design, Kadapa
    2. Sri Balaji Jewellers, for the period : 2004 - 2009