P R Daroz

Having graduated in 1968 from the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad with a diploma in Applied Arts and Design in Sculpture, he went on to complete his MFA in 1972 from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University Baroda with a specialization in ceramics. Awarded the National Academy Award, amongst many others, for Ceramics by the Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi he was an elected Member of the prestigious International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.

While having held over 16 solo exhibitions in India, Daroz has represented the country in numerous group exhibitions like the 4th World Ceramic Biennale- Incheon( Korea), 2nd Beijing Art Triennial- China, 3rd World Ceramic Triennial- Zagreb (Croatia), Potters Exhibition-Singapore and the OBIDOS International Biennale- Portugal. He has participated in many international artists’ workshops and camps in diverse countries like Mexico, Thailand, Spain, Singapore, Brunei, Istanbul, Egypt, Malaysia, Yugoslavia, besides all over India.

Daroz’s commissions for architectural ceramics are much sought after in both the private residences of Mumbai, Vadodara, Kolkata, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chennai, Surat, Ahmedabad, as well as in commercial spaces like restaurant and hotels. Among the long list of his large scale ceramic Mural, the Lohia Bhavan façade mural at Nelson Mandela Marg, New Delhi installed in 2016. Some of his ceramic art may be admired at Hotel Le Meridian Gurgaon and Hotel Clarence Gurgaon; Hotel Surya palace Vadodara; Hotel Spice Island Chennai; Raheja Resort, Shalimar Hotel, Grand Hyatt and at Copper Chimney restaurant in Mumbai; the Chopsticks Restaurant in Delhi; Ashoka Restaurant in Nagpur; Coco Palm Restaurant at Gurgaon and the Jewel Of India Restaurant at Manhattan, New York among others.

Corporate offices like those of Emami Ltd. Kolkata; Wadhwa Developers and Reliance Industries Mumbai; IFFCO Sadan and Hyatt Regency Hotel, Delhi; and American Study Centre in Gurgaon; Bayer’s Office, Transpek Industries, Sardar Patel Planetarium and Amigo Securities in Vadodara; Hyderabad Shopping Centre; the Majorda Resort, Goa; and the Krishna Taj Residency in Hyderabad are some that boast of Daroz’s fine artwork.

Daroz works from his private ceramic art studio at Ayanagar near the Gurgaon/Delhi border as well as from Thangarh in Gujarat.