Reyaz Badaruddin

Reyaz Badaruddin

AB2, 2024
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 Inches
AB1, 2024
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 Inches

Reyaz Baharuddin (b.1973, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India) completed his BFA in Ceramics at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1997 and MA attachment in Ceramics at the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff, UK, 2009. His works have been exhibited in joint solo shows at GallerySKE, New Delhi, 2023 and KTSM, Istanbul, Turkey, 2022, in solo shows at KeramikKünstlerHaus, Neumünster, Germany, 2019, Art Heritage, New Delhi, 2011 and Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, 2003 and in group shows at Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea, 2023, Arthshila, Shantiniketan, 2023, Gallery Latitude, New Delhi, 2023, Gallery Art & Space, Mumbai, 2023, Gallery OED, Kochi, 2023, Latitude 28, New Delhi, 2022, Northern Clay Centre, Minnesota, USA, 2021, Gallery Ark, Baroda, 2020, Birla Academy of Art, Kolkata, 2019, 1st Indian Ceramics Triennale, Jaipur, 2018, Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi, 2018, 2012, Gallery Navya, New Delhi, 2017, 2016, Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia, 2016, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi, 2015, The Stainless Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2015, International Ceramics Exhibition, Izmir, Turkey, 2014, Fuel International Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, China, 2013, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, 2013, Earth & Fire, Rufford, Nottinghamshire, UK, 2011, Howard Gardens, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, UK, 2009, Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi, 2009, 2004, 2003, 2002, ICIA Gallery, Mumbai, 2008, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, 2008, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, 2008, The Attic, New Delhi, 2007, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, 2006, International Ceramic Show, Kanayamayaki, Aomori, Japan, 2005, and Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2000. Reyaz has been a grantee of the Junior Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, 2011; Charles Wallace Trust Award, India, 2008; and National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, 2001. 

He is also co-founder and co-curator of ICT, Indian Ceramics Triennale. His works are in national and international private and public collections, including Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi, India; Art Ichol Sculpture Park, India; the KeramikKünstlerHaus, Germany; Mark Rothko Art Center, Latvia; FULE International Ceramic Museum of China and KALE Ceramics in Istanbul, Turkey.

He has been an artist-in-residence at Kale Tasarim ve Sanat Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey, 2022-23, Art Ichol, Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, 2020, KeramikKünstlerHaus, Neumünster, Germany, 2019, Fule International Contemporary Ceramic Museum, China, 2013, National Centre for Ceramics, Wales, UK, 2011, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, 2006,2007,2008, Goshogawara Ceramic Artist in Residence Program, Aomori, Japan, 2005, Andretta Pottery and Craft Society, Andretta, 2004, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA, 2003 and Sanskriti Kendra Artist Residency, India, 1999, 2000. 

Reyaz investigates the relationship between ceramic objects and their representation in paintings. Coming from the perspective of the ceramic artist, he is fascinated by how a simple three-dimensional ceramic object becomes a component of a still life painting and thus is given importance. Frozen in space, the everyday object becomes timeless. He experiments with both two and three dimensions through the process of working with clay and canvas. Using composition and presenting them differently in the same physical space, he encourages the viewer to rethink the relationship with the given objects. 

Reyaz Baharuddin lives and works in Andretta, Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Still Life, 2023
Terracotta
48 x 39 Inches (Each)
Tessalation, 2023
Terracotta
12.5 x 5.5 Inches (Each) Set of 5