Awards, Exhibitions & Reviews

Awards and Nominations

  • 2013
    • Red Biennial 2013 – First Prize.
    • Member, New England Poetry Club.
  • 2012
    • Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design – one winner, and one runner-up. Winning entry will be printed in their upcoming Winter 2012 issue, Creative Quarterly 29.
    • International Photo Awards – two honorable mentions in the Fine Art – Still Life category.
  • 2011
    • 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup – nominee in the Abstract category.
  • 2010
    • Copley Artist, Copley Society of Art.
      The Copley Society of Art (Co|So), Boston, MA, is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States. Admission as an artist member is via a juried process. An artist member is designated a Copley Artist following entry into five juried exhibitions conducted by Co|So.
    • International Photo Awards – two honorable mentions in the Abstract section.
  • 2009
    • International Photo Awards – 2nd place in the Fine Art: Still Life section; two honorable mentions in the same category.
  • 2008
    • Co|So New Members’ Show – 1st Jurors’ prize.
    • International Photo Awards – three honorable mentions in the Fine Art section.
  • 2007
    • Artist member, Copley Society of Art.
    • Co|So Spring Members’ Show, “Emerald” – 3rd Jurors’ prize.
    • International Photo Awards – three honorable mentions in the Fine Art, and Nature sections.

Exhibitions

  • 2017
    • Juried: National
      • River Oaks Square Arts Center’s, 2nd Annual 5x5x5 “Triple 5” National Miniature Show and Competition; juror, Linda Dautreuil; November 17th, 2017 to February 10th, 2018 at River Oaks Square Arts Center, 1330 Second St, Alexandria, LA.
      • Co|So, “Summer Hours,” jurors, Hope Turner and Zola Solamente of the Arden Gallery on Newbury Street, Boston; Copley Society of Art gallery, Boston, MA.
      • Brush with Burden, Burden Horticultural Society’s 2017 National Art Exhibition; jurors, C.C. Lockwood, Linda M. Medine, and David Humphreys; Ione Burden Conference Center, Burden Museum and Gardens, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 2016
    • Juried: International
      • “September Competition” Alexandria Museum of Art’s 29th Annual Exhibition; juror, Francis Pavy, Lafayette-based visual artist; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA.
    • Juried: National
      • “The Summer Show” St. Tammany Art Association’s 51st National Juried Artists Exhibition; juror, Mark Biletnikoff, owner, Biletnikoff Gallery, Baton Rouge; STAA Art House Building Gallery, Covington, LA.
  • 2015
    • Juried: National
      • “Structures & Remnants” hosted by the Cape Cod Museum of Art; curated by Michael Giaquinto, Museum Curator, and Edith Tonelli, Museum Director; CCMA, Dennis, MA.
      • Co|So, “As Expected;” jurors, Richard J. Baiano, President and Stephanie Bond, Vice President of Child’s Gallery, Boston; Copley Society of Art gallery, Boston.
    • Juried: International
      • “The Crow Show: Homage To The Raven” produced by The Studio Door; juror, Jenna S. Jacobs, Curatorial Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; San Diego Art Insitute – North Park, San Diego.
  • 2014
    • Juried: National
      • Co|So, “Winter Visions;” jurors, Hope Turner and Zola Solamente of Arden Gallery; Copley Society of Art gallery, Boston.
  • 2013
    • Juried: National
      • Cambridge Art Association’s, Northeast Open Show, “Red Biennial 2013;” juror Amy Sadao, Daniel Dietrich II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania; University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
      • Lander Art Center’s, National Juried Show, “The Road Not Taken;” juror, Wyoming based artist, Christopher Amend; Lander Art Center, Lander, Wyoming.
      • Co|So, “The Sound Of Color;” juror, Howard Yezerski of the Miller Yezerski Gallery; Copley Society of Art gallery, Boston.
      • Co|So, “Inspired by the Modernists,” a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Armory Show; juror, Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor-in-Chief of Art New England; Copley Society of Art gallery, Boston.
      • Boston Symphony Orchestra and Copley Society of Art collaboration on Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” Art Exhibit; jurors John Kirby, founder, Boston Art, Inc. and Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH; Symphony Hall, Boston.
      • Co|So, “Elemental;” juror, Kaveh Mojtabai, founder and publisher, Artscope Magazine (Boston Publishing House LLC).
    • Solo
      • The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA.
    • Benefit auction
      • “Dried lily petals and stamens,” a single edition piece from the series Life and Afterlife was donated to The Women’s Dinner Party, a fundraiser for Fenway Health, Boston.
  • 2012
    • Solo
      • 1) William Raveis Real Estate, Boston, MA.
      • 2) Gallery 601, Boston, MA.
      • 3) Art New England, Boston, MA.
    • Group
      • Thos. Moser Cabinetmaker Boston Showroom, 19 Arlington Street, Boston, MA.
    • Non-juried
      • Co|So Artists A to Z: Cascade.
  • 2011
    • Juried: National
      • 1) Co|So, “Then and Now: The Enduring Allure of Light in Photography;” juror, Joel Meyerowitz, “street photographer.”
      • 2) Co|So, “Windswept;” jurors, Barbara Moody, artist and Professor, Montserrat College of Art, and Catherine Kehoe, artist and faculty, Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
      • 3) Co|So off-site exhibition, “Copley on Cape Cod”, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth, MA.
      • 4) Co|So, “Matter, Medium, & Meaning: A Contemporary Still Life Show;” juror, George Nick, realist painter.
    • Non-juried
      • 1) Co|So Holiday Small Works.
      • 2) Co|So Artists A to Z: Savory.
      • 3) Co|So Artists A to Z: Mistral.
      • 4) Co|So Artists A to Z: Citron.
      • 5) Co|So Artists A to Z: Arabesque.
  • 2010
    • Juried: National
      • 1) Co|So Summer Members’ Show, “Wanderlust.”
      • 2) Co|So off-site show, “Copley on Cape Cod” at the 8th Annual “Art in the Village Festival,” Barnstable, MA, sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association.
      • 3) Co|So Winter Members’ Show, “Reflections.”
    • Solo
      • Jane’s Frames, Franklin, MA.
    • Non-juried
      • 1) Co|So Holiday Small Works.
      • 2) Co|So Artists A to Z: Fruitful.
      • 3) Co|So Artists A to Z.
  • 2009
    • Group
      • “Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography” Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York City.
    • Non-juried
      • 1) Co|So Artists A to Z: Splash.
      • 2) Co|So Artists A to Z: Release.
    • Benefit auction
      • “Backwards Dahlia,” a single edition piece was donated to The Andrea Rizzo Foundation, a national non-profit organization which is dedicated to bringing the gift of dance therapy to children with cancer and special education needs.
    • Profile
      • Featured artist/photographer on InteliCoat Technologies, Museo Digital Fine Art Media web site.
  • 2008
    • Juried: National
      • Co|So New Members’ Show.
    • Group
      • “Traces of memory,” in Ferrara, Italy, organized by Trevisan International Art. “Echinacia pair” and “Peeking” from the “Droopy and Erect” series were used as art work for the front and back of the invitation respectively, and “Peeking” graced the catalog cover.
    • Non-juried
      • Co|So Artists A to Z: Echo.
  • 2007
    • Juried: National
      • 1) Co|So Spring Members’ Show, “Emerald.”
      • 2) Co|So Fall Members’ Show, “Equinox.”
    • Group
      • “Tripping The Light Fantastic” at the Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York City.
    • Representation
      • In New York City, Agora Gallery, Chelsea from 2007 to May 2009.
  • 1989
    • Juried: National
      • First Indian Biennale of Photography, organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi [National Academy of Art], New Delhi, India.

Reviews

  • The following appeared in ARTisSpectrum 2008, volume 20, page 5, “Cariappa Annaiah’s photographs bring the visual balance between light and dark into stunning and unique relief, as sunlight and shadow dramatically engage with delicate organic objects to reveal their structural beauty. His sources include various flora, water, ice or indeed any surface with vivid embedded textures. Whether his lens focuses on the curves, lines and rich palette to be found in leaves and petals, or the patterns buried in ice or the ripples in flowing water, for Cariappa, the natural world is rich with possibilities for bringing forth such visual splendor. As we take in his photographs, these images speak to us through universal forms and structures, and we move from observers of his universe to welcome participants. Yet despite the intimacy of Cariappa’s images, one subtext of his dramatic work is also the vastness of space. He treats intimate subject and vast background with equal importance, and with the sun as a partner in his art, he reveals the deeply woven structures and graceful forms that thrive in the very stuff of life. Although his chosen subjects are often fragile, there is an undeniable power to Cariappa Annaiah’s work. These are more than just beautiful photographs of the natural world – these are expressions of a holistic view of the universe.”
  • Press release for a 2009 show at the Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NYC:
    “Elegant and sophisticated in their crisp simplicity and strong use of negative space, Cariappa Annaiah’s striking digital photographs recall the iconic works of Robert Mapplethorpe.  Cariappa works with a minimalist approach, using the powerful properties of light to capture the hidden beauty of nature’s everyday surroundings.  Often set against a simple black or white background, Cariappa’s works possess a subtle Asian aesthetic evident in his masterful use of asymmetrical balance. From the graceful curve of a crimson tomato, to the delicate lace of a flower’s skeleton, Cariappa’s works expose the often ignored wonders awaiting those who are careful enough to spot them.  His adept photographer’s eye and inquisitive spirit work together to produce works that are quietly joyful in the beauty of life.”