M. Sasidharan graduated from College of Fine Arts Trivandrum and
completed his MFA in Mural design from M.S. University Vadodara. He
was awarded under Cultural Exchange between India and Sweden, the
Swedish Institute Scholarship to study glass at the Academy of Fine
Arts Stockholm, Sweden as well as the Charles Wallace Scholarship,
U.K, to study glass as an artistic medium at the College of Art,
Edinburgh, UK. In 2000, he won the Kerala State Award for Painting.
His notable international exhibitions among others are: 'Six Young
Artists’, Festival of India’ Sweden, 1987; 'Crossing the Black Waters'
Asian and British– Asian Artists in U.K. 1992;‘Through the Looking
Glass’, Ostergotlands Lansmuseum, Linkoping, Sweden, 2006; ‘Incisive
Instincts’, Tamarind Art Gallery, New York, 2010; Smart Art Gallery,
Germany, 2012-13. Sashi has exhibited widely nationally in both solo
and group shows.
He has been visiting faculty at the Australian
National University, Canberra, Australia; Visual art Department, AMU,
Aligarh; NID Ahmadabad and at IICD, Jaipur. His artist residencies
have been at University of Lancashire, Glass Sambandh Sweden, Harmony
Art Foundation, Mumbai and most recently “Winter Narratives”
international artists in residency organized by Art Core, UK in
Vadodara. M. Sasidharan currently teaches painting at the Faculty of
Fine Arts, M.S.University, in Vadodara,Gujarat.