Honoured to Introduce
Director Archer Art Gallery
Global Hon. Member
Visual Arts Committee Ahmedabad Chapter
Manan joined Archer Art Gallery in 2010 and quickly learnt the ropes from his father, Anil Relia. Growing up, he spent time with artists like M F Husain, Bhupen Khakhar, Manu Parekh, Amit Ambalal. A Purdue grad in computer science, he used his expertise to elevate the online art gallery and promote Archer as India’s biggest serigraphy studio and in collaboration with Indian masters.
Contemporary Indian Art
2010 – Present .
Business Services Manager
2006 – 2010 . 3 Years 9 Months
2003 – 2006 .
Bachelor of Science
St. Xaviers Loyola Hall
Supporting Art and Artists
As a galleries my most important social initiative is to support art and artists. We have lost many indigenous art forms and my goal is to sustain whatever is remaining.
Starting 2021 with ‘Printed Stories’- an exhibition of over 100 limited edition prints, which include Lino cut, Wood cut, Lithograph, Etching and Serigraph, by the renowned artist Vrindavan Solanki. Starting from 20th January to 20th March 2021. This exhibition displays early prints in different mediums ranging from the year 1974 to 2021.
'Reflective Reveries - Art Amidst the Chaos'
A group show by seventeen young contemporary artists; Abhishek Narayan Verma, Anil Majmudar, Deva Sharma, Dipal Sisodia, Dipen Ujeniya, Dushyant Patel, Ghanshyam Rathod, Manish Chavda, Masoom Khambhayta, Rachana Badrakia, Radhika Kacha, Raju Baraiya, Sagar Joshi, Sarika Mehta, Vipul Prajapati, Vyom Mehta, Yogesh Ramkrishna.
'Colours of Krishna'
For the occasion of Janmashtami, Archer Art Gallery brought together a show named ‘Colours of Krishna’ from 10th of August to 30th of September. The show with its ninety odd works taken out mostly from the in-house collection of the gallery offered a range of art themes and timelines ranging from the early 19th century to mid…Read More
‘The Return of Ravi Varma’
An exhibition of early lithographs by Ravi Varma and other presses held from 3rd of June till the 31st of July showcased a wide range of early lithographs from the in-house collection of the gallery. Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) who was a prominent Indian painter of the late 19th century, imported two steam powered lithographic press from Germany…Read More
‘From Here To Eternity’
Archer Art Gallery entered 2020 with this solo show by the eminent artist Nabibakhsh Mansoori A year ago, Nabibakhsh Mansoori exhibited a series of paintings titled ‘Kadamba’, which depicted episodes from Radha-Krishna’s love saga. While working on this series, Mansoori got deeply enthused by Indian Miniature paintings, the subject matter, compositions and stylistic approach awed…Read More