Rm. PALANIAPPAN has a Diploma in fine arts (painting and post-diploma in industrial design from the College of Arts (Chennai), and studied advanced lithography at Tamarind Institute (USA). He was also Artist-in-Residence at Oxford University (1996). He has held several solo exhibitions in India, UK, USA and Holland; taken part in numerous group shows and international shows at home and in Singapore, Korea, Syria, Canada, Holland, Mexico, Cuba, the USA, Finland, Taiwan, France, Hawaii, Japan and Spain; and has visited several countries on grants and scholarships, as well as held workshops in print making on invitation. He has curated many important shows including the “Major Trends in Indian Art” on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebration of India’s Independence; served as International Commissioner in 1995 and member of the International Jury in 2008 for Bharat Bhavan International Prints Biennale, 1995 and 2008; and was a member of the jury in the National Exhibition of Art, 2008. A recipient of several awards, honors and residencies including the Fulbright Grant, Charles Wallace India Trust Grant, International Visitorship Program of USIS, and Senior Fellowship, Government of India, he is currently the Regional Secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai. Rm. Palaniappan lives and works in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.