Lives and Works: Colombo
Anusha Gajaweera, born in Sri Lanka, graduated in Bachelor of Fine Arts (Special), University of Visual & Performing Arts, Colombo in 2008 and completed his Master of Arts, University of Kelaniya in 2012. In 2017 he received his Master Class in Art certificate from the Theertha School of Art.
Since 2009 he has been working as a university lecturer in visual art in some of Sri Lanka’s top universities and art institutions. He had lectured in Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo, Vibhavi Academy of Arts, Theertha Top Studio and currently he is a visiting lecturer in University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies in Eastern University and the University of Moratuwa.
The general theme of his artworks is social, political and institutional power, which brings forth the power struggle visible in socio-political entity in the country.Anusha has participated in art exhibitions in Sri Lanka, India, Japan, New York, including the Colombo Art Biennale, the Jaipur Art Summit and “Setten” at the Sojo University, Japan.
He has curated several art exhibitions, organized many art workshops and been a juror of art completions. He has also worked as an art director in several television and film productions.
Anusha has presented in national and international research conferences.“Violin Reflects the Impact: A Music Iconological Study Through the 19th and 20th Century Buddhist Temple Murals in Sri Lanka Under the British Colonialism” and “Modernist Mural Paintings in Botale Gotabhaya Buddhist Temple”, are two of his publication topics.
He is a member of the Theertha International Artists Collective, and at present lives and works in Colombo Sri Lanka.