The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Kiran's art exhibit

Contact: Iris Foster, Interim Public Information Officer, 432-552-2806

A show on symbols titled “PRAKRIT” will open Friday, September 3, with a free public reception from 7-9 p.m. in UTPB’s Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery in the Visual Arts Studios on campus. It will feature the work of the University’s newest art faculty member, Mario Kiran, who specializes in printmaking.

A self-described “plain man from East India,” Kiran uses illustrations and paintings to create a cross-cultural relationship between East Indian and Western influences, based upon his travels. His knowledge of Indian miniatures that were made for royal appraisal and to record past events shaped his work with rich color and detailed imagery. “Though I retain the miniature style in certain areas, I use surreal concepts for the placement of imagery. Instead of packing a drawing or painting within a small surface, I elaborate my compositions on a larger scale,” Kiran remarks.
The show will run through October 3. Fall gallery hours are: Monday—Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday--Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

For more information, contact Mario Kiran at