Dr. Kota Mrutyunjaya Rao MFA., Ph.D</span

(Assistant Professor in Painting)

Mobile: +91 9492345419


  • Educational Qualifications
    BFA (Painting- Topper).,MFA (Gold Medallist).,UGC-NET.,Ph.D.
  • Awards
    Varada Venkata Ratnam Memorial Award
    State Award by Telugu University, Hyd
    S.L. Parashar Gold Medal in MFA by Univ. of Hyderabad
  • Merit scholarship by Univ. of Hyderabad (2000)
  • Books
    Visual Art Forms of Medieval India (2016), (ed)
    “Indian Art” (2020), Published by Research India Press, New Delhi.


  • 2020 November
    Participated in an CENTENNIAL Online International Visual Art Exhibition from 20 Nov 2020 – 30 Nov 2020 curated by Shri Rajan Fulari on the occasion of Centennail Celebrations of Lucknow University, Lucknow.
  • 2020 September
    Participated in Online Group Show “Andhra Aesthetics” organized by
    Foundation of Art & Culture, Bhopal.
  • 2017 Dec 20-22
    Organized and participated Art@Andhra group show from 20-22
    December 2017 in association with Dept of Culture , Government of
    Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2017 Jan
    Travelling show “Art @ Amaravathi” at Visakha Museum Gallery,
    Visakhapatnam ,organized by Amaravathi Art Society, Vijawada in
    association with Department of Language and Culture , Govt. of Andhra
  • 2016 Dec
    Travelling show “Art @ Amaravathi” at Akruthi Art Gallery,
    Vijayawada organized by Amaravathi Art Society, Vijawada in
    association with Department of Language and Culture , Govt of Andhra
  • 2015 Oct
    Group Art Exhibition at Akruthi Art Gallery, Vijayawada organized by
    Amaravathi Visual Art Society, Vijayawada.
  • 2014 Nov
    Group Exhibition at Hotel Haritha, Kadapa Organized by Dept. of
    Tourism, Govt . of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2014 October (10th -13th)
    Group Exhibition at Visakhapatnam Art Fair at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan
  • 2014 Feb
    Group Show in Jana Art Gallery,Mumbai.
  • 2014 Feb
    Group show at Chitrakala Parishad,Bangalore organized by
    Lalit Kala Academy Chennai



  • 2020 March
    Organized 5 days workshop on Woodcut from 12.03.2020 to.03.2020
    At Department of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. Invited
    Jagadeesh Tammineni as the Resource person.
  • 2019 Feb
    Organized as a convener “National Painting Camp” titled Emerging Trends in Contemporary Indian Painting in association with Lalit Kala
    Akademi , New Delhi, Ministry of Culture , Govt of India. From 22.02.2019 to 25.02.2019 at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
  • 2018 July
    Participated in Six days National Automobile Scrap Sculpture Camp Sponsored by Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, organized by
    Cultural of Vijayawada and Amaravati from 20.07.2018 to
  • 2018 February
    Organized and participated in Intaglio Print Making workshop in the
    Department of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. On
    22.02.2018 to 25.02.2018.
  • 2017 September
    Participated and organized Three Days Workshop on painting Titled”
    Shadanga organized by Department of Fine Arts in Collaboration with
    Amaravathi Visual Art Society, Vijayawada from 08.09.207 to 10.09.17
  • 2017 May
    Participated in 5 days Auto Mobile Scrap Sculpture workshop at
    Madurai, Tamilnadu organized by Madurai Municipal corporation
    During 04th May to 09th May 2017
  • 2017 March
    Participated in 4 days Scrap Sculpture workshop at Guntur jointly
    organized by Amaravati Visual Art Society, Vijayawada and Guntur
    Municipal Corporation, Guntur.
  • 2016 March
    Organized 10 days {14 March to 23 March} Artist Residency program
    titled “Contemporary Mural organized by Department of Fine Arts,
    Yogi Vemana University Sponsored by Lalit Kala Akademi,
    Regional Center, Chennai.
  • 2014 Feb
    As a “Convener” and Resource person organized the UGC Three days
    work shop on “workshop on `Fundamental of Design and Fashion” at Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana University on 04.03.2014 -06.03.2014.
  • 2014 Feb
    Participated in 3rd Interactive Workshop with North Artists at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore Conducted by Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
    from12 Feb to 18 Feb 2014.
  • 2012
    As a Director & Resource Person, Organized Work Shop on “Contemporary Trends in Pottery Design” `With the financial support
    of the UGC, New Delhi. At Dept. of Fine Arts, Yogi Vemana
    University, Kadapa.
  • 2008
    National Work shop on the intervention of Science and Technology in Arts and crafts conducted at Andhra university Visakhapatnam.
  • 2007
    State Art Camp by Dept. of Culture, Govt.of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2006
    National Work shop on ” Emerging Trends in Printmaking”
    by U.G.C. at Dept of Fine Arts , AU.

Member in Committees:

  • Member, ADCET-2020 (Art & Design Common Entrance Test) by AP Higher Education Council, Government of AP.
  • Editorial Member, Peer reviewed Journal International Journal of Research Culture Society (IJRCS) , ISSN: 2456-6683.
  • Reviewer¬† Member of International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts(IJCRT), Member ID 116756¬† ( www.ijcrt.org)
  • Member , Expert committee for drafting regulations for Diploma courses for the Dept. of Culture, Andhra Pradesh.(2017 July)
  • Member, Expert Committee for Drafting the establishment of Hastha kala &Cultural University by commission rate of Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. (2014)
  • Life member of Andhra Pradesh History Congress (APHC), Guntur, A.P.
  • Founder President , Amaravati Visual Art Society (Regd No175/2015)
  • Ex Member, Board of studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Venkateswara College of Fine Arts, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Convener, Board of Studies , Dept. of Fine Arts, YV University (for period of 2013-2016).
  • Life Member “FOSSILS” Folk lore Society of South Indian Languages”


  • Since 2009 Working as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts ,Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa
  • From: June 2003 to July 2009 ;Worked as a Drawing Teacher (Grant- in- Aid Post) in AM.A.A.ENG.MED.HIGH SCHOOL , Anakapalli.
  • From August 1995 to December 1997: Experience as a faculty in IEC School of Art & Design .Visakhapatnam. On part time basis.
  • From July 1997 to December 1998 :(One Year 5 Months) Experience as a faculty in JD Institute of Fashion Technology. Visakhapatnam. On part time basis.
  • Worked as Drawing Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya-II, Nausenabaugh, Visakhapatnam on Consolidated basis from 1992-1995.

Project Works

  • University Campus Beautification- August 2018.
  • Miniature Models for Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation in 1999.
  • Designed the facade and railing for Satyanarayana Swamy Temple at Anakapall in2004.
  • Designed a Silver Saree and Ornaments for Sri Gowri Devasthanam in 2007 at Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam Dist.
  • Statue of C.P Brown and Yogi Vemana Statue for Yogi Vemana University.