About Us

Roots Art Gallery is located in Vyttila, in scenic God’s Own Country, Kerala, India, in the historic city of Kochi. The Art, however, is not limited to this space, and we showcase the best in our gallery and deliver anywhere in the world.
Roots Art Gallery seeks to promote contemporary Indian Art and Artists.

Our Objectives are:
1. Provide a platform for young Artists to introduce their art, especially riding on the popularity attained by Kerala Artists in the International Art scenario.
2. Maintain a collection of Art by senior artists.
3. Showcase all types of Art:
Figurative, Abstract, Landscape, Portrait, Traditional Kerala Mural.

Other Art Services
1. Create replicas of Masterpiece works on demand.
2. Provide Art Consultancy for various projects – building or interiors, advertising, new product, etc.

Advanced Study of Serious Art
Our Curator and Senior Artist Sidharthan shall guide amateur and practising artists to complete their learning of serious art and establish their signature in Art.

Curator - Sidharthan

With 30 years experience in Indian Art and various awards to his credit, Sidharthan is a senior Contemporary Indian artist recognised in the Indian Art scene. His active involvement in Art Education has helped him grow with Art over a period of 30 years. Sidharthan is a former Head of Department on Painting at Government RLV college of Fine Arts, Tripunithura.

With a State Award, numerous Art Workshops, Art Consultancy and 30 years of Art teaching to his credit, Sidharthan has a vast portfolio as presented below. 

Artist Sidharthan


     M.F.A. in Painting

Solo Exhibitions


      2011   Bindhi art gallery, Kochi

      2006   Durbar hall art gallery, Kochi

      2001   World of art gallery,     Kochi

      2000   Galleria synagogue,    Mattanchery, Kochi

1999   World of art gallery,      Kochi

      1998   Durbar hall art gallery, Kochi

Selected group shows     

      2013   Budha art gallery, Fort kochi

      2013   Soothra art gallery  Kochi

      2013   grand Kerala,  Thiruvananthapuram

      2012   Soothra art gallery, Kochi

2012    Durbar hall art gallery, Kochi    

      2011   Bindhi art gallery, Kochi

      2011   Cholamandalam,Chennai

      2011   Malayala kala gramam,Mahe

      2011    Sopanam art gallery,Kollam

      2011    Nanappa art gallery, Kochi

2010    Bindhi art gallery,kochi

2008    Niah art gallery, Ahamadabad

2008    Nanappa art gallery, Kochi

2007    Durbar hall art gallery, Kochi     

2006    Orthic creative center art gallery, Kochi

2002    ‘Amruthavarsham’ an International art exhibition,   Kochi

      2001    Exhibition by Bharatheeya kala mandalam,    Kochi

2000    Exhibition by Kerala kala peetom,    Kochi

1998    KCS panikar memorial exhibition mareechika art gallery, Kochi

      1988- 94 state exhibitions, Kerala lalitha kala academy

1996    Tourism exhibition by DTPC, Durbar hall art gallery,   Kochi

      1995   Art exhibition by Mahatma Library, Thripunithura

1994    Art exhibition, Kolenchery

1992     Annual exhibition of chitram art gallery,  Kochi

1993   State exhibition by purogamana kala sahithya sangam, Mahe

      1993   Raja ravi varma state exhibition,       Kilimanoor

      1989   National exhibition by kala samskarika samithi,Kochi

1988     College of  fine arts, Thiruvananthapuram


      2008    State award by Kerala lalitha kala academy

      2002    Amruthavarsham Gold medal


1989    State artist camp by Kerala lalitha kala academi, Thrissur

      1996    State painter’s camp,    Kodanad

      1997    State painter’s camp,    Perumbavur

      1997    State artist camp by Kerala lalitha kala akadami, KILA, Thrissur

      1997    State artist camp by chithra kala parishath,   Kochi

     1998    KCS panikar memorial painters camp by Kerala kala peetom, Kochi

2000    Millennium painting Govt. of Kerala,   Thiruvananthapuram

2001    National artist camp by asianet,      Kochi

      2001    Vaikom Muhammad basher memorial painter’s camp, Kochi

      2001    ‘Viswakala Sangamam’ an international art camp, Kochi

      2002    State painter’s camp,    Thripunithura

2005    December stroke,        Fort Kochi

2006    State painters camp by Dept.of forest, Thenmala

2006   ‘Karkidakam’ Painters camp Orthic center, Kochi

2007    ‘In Creations’ Painters camp, Munnar

2007     National painters camp ‘Gokarna’ Karnataka

             By Kerala lalitha kala academy

2009     National art camp, Dharwad, Karnataka

2013     State award winners camp, periyar tiger reserve thekkady by Kerala      

             lalitha kala academi

Art direction in Theater


      Madhyama Vyayogam                           {Sanskrit play)}                                                                                                                                                                  

      Mayaseethangam                                  {Sanskrit play}

      Iruvattom manavatti                               {Malayalam play}

      Chathankattu {The Tempest}                 {Malayalam play}

      Puranadi                                                 {Malayalam play}

      Samantharangal                                     {Tele film}





      Former member, Kerala lalitha kala academi, 1997-2000

      Board of studies member,   Sanskrit University, Kalady

      Fine arts faculty member,   Mahatma Gandhi University, kannur    

      University and Calicut University

      Former state secretary of association of kerala govt. college teachers



       Kerala Lalitha kala Academi

       Private Collections - India, .America, Germany, France, Finland etc.

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