NFN stands for “no first name.” Kalyan legally has one name.
Kalyan is currently the artist in residence at Studio 18 in the Pines.
For pictures of works in progress and more, visit the NFN Kalyan Facebook page.
Kalyan is represented and brought to you by Mr. David Leonardo at Leonardo Art.
NFN Kalyan has been featured on ESPN.com, Modern Luxury Miami, Maxli Magazine in the Ukraine, O Vidroplano in Brazil and platform_ magazine in India among others. His work has been featured on designboom, Artist a Day and numerous other major websites.
Kalyan’s portrait of Isaac Newton was used for the cover of Ranjan Roy’s book Sources in the Development of Mathematics published by Cambridge University Press.
Christopher Tyler, inventor of the autostereogram, references NFN Kalyan’s work in his essay for the upcoming book, Null Object: Gustav Metzger Thinks About Nothing published by Black Dog Publishing (UK.) The book contains a picture of “Chuck.”
Hunter Mcleod, a student at Sam Houston State, runs an excellent artist interview blog. You can read his interview with NFN Kalyan here: NFN Kalyan interview on Ar-Tx.
David Andrew interviews various personalities for his site theqna and conducted an interesting interview with Kalyan that can be viewed on YouTube. Link leads to a single clip. Other clips are also available.
The ESPN spot can be seen here.
Kalyan’s entire collection made it’s debut at the Red Dot Art Fair in Miami.
Red Dot Art Fair – December 2011
MIA -January 2012
Art Palm Beach – January 2012
Art at the Epic (South Beach) – May 2012
Art Greenwich – May 2012
Art Hamptons – July 2012
Projects Gallery Philadelphia – Fresh Impressions (Juried Show) – October 2012