Kalyan Joshi comes from a long line of Phad painters, dating back to the thirteenth century. Kalyan started painting from the age of eight with his father Shri Lal Joshi, an acclaimed Padma Shree honoree.
Kalyan experiments with new stories, contemporary style painting and line drawing.
He is the founder of the Ankan Artist Group, and since 1990 has conducted over 200 workshops at various schools across India and SPIC MACAY.
Kalyan has received numerous awards across his career, including the National Award from the Government of India in 2010, National Merit Award by the Government of India in 2006, and the Gauri Shankar Mehta Award, Maru Parampara in 2008.
He has exhibited widely in India and internationally, including at the India Festival in Kuwait and Dubai; Museum of Quai Branly, Paris; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Form of devotion at China Art Museum Shanghai; and Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Exhibition, Queens Land.