S Harshvardhana (b.1958) is the son of the late master J. Swaminathan. He did his Masters in bioscience from the Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani (1980) and Diploma in business management. He is a self-taught artist and has held solo exhibitions of his work in Singapore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. He has participated in numerous art workshops in India and abroad; has been a jury member in various art events and competitions; and his works are a part of various collections both public and private. His artworks have also been exhibited at a number of group shows, some of which include the Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art (Bhopal, 1996); Group Show at Lakeeren Gallery (Mumbai); the pastel medium based shows curated by Prayag Shukla for Gallery Art Motif (New Delhi, 1997); Post-Modern Indian art group show curated by David Olivant for Turlock City Arts Commission (Turlock, CA USA); “Brush with Ghalib” NCZCC camp (Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi); group show organised by Arushi Arts (New Delhi, 1998); 41st National Exhibition organised by Lalit Kala Akademi (New Delhi); “Veiled Spaces,” a four person show curated by Udayan Vajpeyi at Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai); and “Multi- Media,” a group show organised by CIM. S. Harshavardhan lives and works in New Delhi.