Rupak Munje 25, born with autism, Growing holistically in the hands of CanBridge Academy Chennai. Rupak had his 1st solo show on World Autism Awareness Day 2013 at Forum Art Gallery which was organised by WeCAN when he was just 16. Since then he has been practicing art. Rupak has come a long way despite struggling in every aspect of life, especially being a non-verbal.
He expresses himself through abstract paintings.He started his training under American art therapist, Melissa Enderle after she migrated from India he is mentored by his father Rajendra Munje. He has created countless artworks, Participated in 38 shows in the art galleries and online galleries. His paintings have not only been appreciated globally but they have also been given a home in the art lovers heart.
Key Highlights of Autistic Artist Rupak Munje:
Outsider Art in association with Kochi Biennale Foundation selected Rupak’s painting for the 2018 Exhibition.
Two paintings of Rupak got a wall in Chennai Rail Museum in their Art Gallery and honored him with memento at Art Camp 7 with renowned artists and sculptors in 2018.
Art Bengaluru 2019 exhibited three paintings of Rupak with renowned Indian and International artists at UB City by Sublime Galleria.
Rupak was one of the winners of STIR UP 2020 International Art competition.
Rupak was selected as an Artist of Virtual Symposium 2020 by the Geneva Centre for Autism.
India’s biggest online art contest ORA 2020 by Mojarto honored Rupak with the Rising Star Award.
Bose Krishnamachari, the founder member and the President of Kochi-Muziris Biennale selected 5 paintings of Rupak for Outsider Art 2018, eCAPA 2019 and eCAPA 2020 Art Shows by Art Sanctuary.
ArtWorks Together showcased Rupak's painting on a large screen at Wentworth Woodhouse UK in 2021 Art Exhibition.