Pradeep Thalawatta graduated from Beaconhouse National University in 2016 with a MFA in Fine Art. Solo exhibitions of his work have included ‘A Different Road’, Lionel Wendt Gallery Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012), ‘Red and White’, Department of Fine Art University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (2011) and ‘Day 2 Day’, Theertha Exhibition Season, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Sri Lanka (2008). He has also participated in several group exhibitions such as: ‘South by Southeast’, Osage Hong Kong (2015); the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Christie’s, Hong Kong (2015); ‘Serendipity Revealed’, Brunei Gallery, London (2014)’; the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial Japan, (2014); Mobile Library: Open Edit, Park Street, Mews, Colombo (2013) and Theertha at 1 Shanthiroad Gallery, Bangalore, India (2010). He also has received a Commonwealth Connections International Arts Residency, at Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India. Pradeep was born in Rathnapura, in 1979 and lives and works in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Road,182 X 243cm, Tar, Stones on wooden board, 2015
Superman, old side mirror, toy, transparent sticker print, 2015