Born in 1989 in Hyderabad, Sitaram Swain completed his Postgraduate in 2013 with 1st class in Painting from S.N School of Arts & Communication, Hyderabad Central University.

He was the winner of the Emerging Artist Award of the year 2017 in collaboration with Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart and spent three months in the Glenfiddich distillery in Scotland where he got to interpret his works into different dimensions.

His artwork is based on the repetitive behaviour of our encounter with the daily life. It’s a juncture of the modern time which showcases the changing landscape and ongoing process of construction and reconstruction. Dealing with many issues and factors of the life which are inevitable and at the same time to accept that reality and change, major sacrifices are caused which is beautifully interpreted by Sitaram through his artworks.

Sitaram Swain

Date of birth: 01.06.1989


  • Post graduate in 2013 with 1st class in Painting from S.N School of Arts & Communication, Hyderabad Central University.
  • Graduate in 2010 with 1st class. Specialized in painting from Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai.


  • 2018, Trans-Indian Ocean artist exchange programme at Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE. 
  • 2017 Glenfiddich distillery Art Gallery, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • 2017, Glenfiddich artist of the year, 2017, Bestcollege Art gallery, New Delhi. 
  • 2017, Art 35 group exhibition, Nine Fish Art gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2015, 56th National Exhibition, lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
  • 2014, 55thNational Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
  • 2013 ‘’Voyage of exploration’’ group show at shrishti art gallery, Hyderabad.
  • 2012, Group exhibition in Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2010, Monsoon show, group exhibition at Jahangir art gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2010, State art exhibition. Mumbai ,Maharashtra.

Workshop and Presentation:

  • 2018, KHOJ Peers share presentation at Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi.
  • 2018, Creative writing workshop with Annapurna Garimella at Khoj workshop, New Delhi.
  • 2013, recently attended all India folk and tribal artists workshop (2013), Held in S.N School of Arts & Communication, Hyderabad Central University.

Residency programme:

  • Attended Trans-Indian ocean artist exchange programme between India and UAE, Organized by Kochi Muziris Biennale and Maraya art Center 2018.
  • Attended Glenfiddich International Artists Residency programme, Scotland, UK 2017.
  • Attended Piramal Art Residency programme (Cycle 3) in Mumbai 2016.
  • Attended ‘Art for change’, an international art residency programme in Delhi in 2015.

Awards & Scholarships:

  • 2017, Glenfidich Emerging Artist of the year Award , BestCollegeArt.
  • 2015, Odisha State Lalitkala Akademy Award.
  • 2014, National Scholarship from Human resource Development, Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India.
  • 2012 Scholarship by Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2010 Indo-Swiss scholarship.
  • 2008-09 Late Shred.Gshirgaonkar Award.
  • 2008-09 Award  Monsoon Show Jahangir art gallery,Mumbai.
  • 2008-09 award annual exhibition Sir J.J School Of Arts.
  • 2007-08 award monsoon show Sir J.J School Of Arts.

Permanent address:

House No. 1-100/29/3/13, Flat no – 201, Sriram Reddy Apartment, Gopanpalli, Nallagandla. Opposite to HCU south exit gate Hyderabad. Pin -500019.
Ph. No: 9493869070 , 7008591595


Sitaram Swain

Sitaram Swain