Kingsley Gunatillake is a painter, an installation artist and a book artist. His formal training includes a BFA from the Fine Art University of Colombo and a diploma in Environmental Education from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1994. Gunatillake is currently a visiting lecturer on the faculty of Visual Arts of the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo.
He has had several solo exhibitions in Sri Lanka, the UK, the Philippines, Ireland, Scotland, and India. He has also participated in many group exhibitions and international artist camps both in Sri Lanka and abroad, most recently in France, the UK, Japan, Pakistan, India and at the Seongnam International Art Fair in Korea. Gunatillake has also been the recipient of a number of national awards since 1980 as well as international awards from both Czechoslovakia and Japan.
Gunatillake's painting, sculpture and installations can be found in many local collections, including the Sri Lankan Presidential Collection of Contemporary Art. He currently works out of his studio in Kandy.
Kirusnananthan Inkaran is a graduate of the University of Jaffna. His works stem from his experiences of the last phase of the Vanni War, linking with cycles of displacement, the pain of a wounded body and the agony of coping with post-war realities.
His Sculptures emerge as a process of healing for the circumstances he faced in this period; military operations, constant surveillance, suspicion and torture. His material usage reflects this healing process by alluding to the concepts of bandaging and casting.
Inkaran had his first group exhibition at the Saskia fernando gallery in January 2017