Born 1971 in Tallur, Karnataka, he took his B.F.A. in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore University (1992-1996) and completed his M.F.A. in Museology from Maharaja Sayyajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat (1997-1998). He also studied M.A. in Contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, U.K. (2001-2002).
Tallur has held over seven solo shows in India and abroad which include ‘Quintessential’ at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in 2011; “Chromatophobia- The Fear of Money’ by Arario, Beijing in 2010; ‘Placebo’at Chemould Prescott Gallery, Mumbai in 2009; ‘Antimatter’ at Arario, New York in 2008.
Tallur has also participated in several group shows including ‘MEDI(T)ATION- 2011’ Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan in 2011; ‘Place Time Play: India-China Contemporary Art’, West Heavens, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Shanghai in 2010; ‘Now Through a Glass Darkly’, Arario Gallery, New York in 2010; ‘The Armory Show’ representing Arario Gallery New York in 2009; ‘Failed Plot’ curated by Gayatri Sinha at Korea International Art Fair, Seoul in 2009; ‘Pulse’, Soho Studios, Miami, Florida in 2008.
Tallur is the recipient of the Sanskriti Award by Sanskriti Foundation, Delhi in 2003; ‘Emerging Artist Award’ by Bose Pacia Modern, Soho, New York, U.S. in 1999, ‘Inlaks Fine Art Award’ from Inlaks Foundation, Delhi in 1997.
He has also received scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship, to study at LMU, Leeds U.K. in 2001; ‘National Scholarship’ by Ministry of HRD, Government of India in 1996, and the ‘Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship’ to study at MSU, Baroda in 1995.
Tallur shares his time between India and Korea.