Nibin Raj

Nibin Raj is a Kerala Mural artist from Kozhikode, Kerala. His parents are Baburaj and Nalini, from Puthiyaramannil house in Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode.

After completing his school education, he attained a Bachelor’s degree in History. He went on to secure First Class in the 5-year Diploma course in Mural Painting from The Institute of Mural Painting, which is administered by the Guruvayur Devaswom.

He has been working in the field of Kerala’s mural art since the year 2005. His paintings are creative and original compositions that have gained acclaim both within and outside Kerala as well as abroad.

Nibin also gained valuable experience by being part of the team that conducted the renovation work at the Mattancherry Dutch Palace under the initiative of the Central Archeological Team. He was bestowed the Diamond Jubilee Fellowship award for young artists by the Kerala Cultural Department in 2018.

In 2015, he was appointed as the Head of the Kerala Mural Art Department at the Malayala Kala Gramam in Mahe. He was instrumental in completing the largest mural work (of 12m*3m size) in North Kerala at the Mahe Malayala Kala Gramam in 2019.

Apart from fulfilling his official duties at Malayala Kala Gramam in Mahe, artist Nibin Raj also conducts regular classes in Kozhikode and Bangalore, imparting systematic training in Kerala Mural art to young and old students alike. He aims to promote the art form and teach the Kerala mural painting techniques in its authentic traditional form to people living outside Kerala as well.

Awards

Nibin also gained valuable experience by being part of the team that conducted the renovation work at the Mattancherry Dutch Palace under the initiative of the Central Archeological Team. He was bestowed the Diamond Jubilee Fellowship award for young artists by the Kerala Cultural Department in 2018.

In 2015, he was appointed as the Head of the Kerala Mural Art Department at the Malayala Kala Gramam in Mahe. He was instrumental in completing the largest mural work (of 12m*3m size) in North Kerala at the Mahe Malayala Kala Gramam in 2019.

Apart from fulfilling his official duties at Malayala Kala Gramam in Mahe, artist Nibin Raj also conducts regular classes in Kozhikode and Bangalore, imparting systematic training in Kerala Mural art to young and old students alike. He aims to promote the art form and teach the Kerala mural painting techniques in its authentic traditional form to people living outside Kerala as well.

SUCCESS STORIES

Nibin has executed many mural painting projects at various locations.

The most prominent works are at –

East Gopuram (Tower) of Guruvayur Temple; Srivalsam Guest House, Guruvayur; Gokulam Shabari Hotel, Guruvayur; Kaveed Karthyayani Temple Gate; Chovallur Mahadeva Temple, Thrissur; Dakshinachitra Art Foundation, Chennai; Poonthaanam Auditorium, Guruvayur; Thiruvarattukavu Devi Temple, Attingal; Vellaatt Narasimha Temple, Kozhikode; Kanady Madam, Thrissur; Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Vadakara; Purakkattiri Ayurveda Hospital, Kozhikode; Kannur Railway Station, and Mahe Malayala Kala Gramam.

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