Arun Mascarenhas is a trained Sculptor, Designer, and Academician having expertise in Drawing and Sculpture. An exemplary learner, he pursued his Post Graduation in Sculpture (Master of Fine Arts) from the College of Art, New Delhi (University of Delhi), and Graduation in Sculpture (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Chamarajendra Govt. College of Visual Arts, formerly CAVA, Mysuru (University of Mysore). He had the privilege of being awarded a Gold Medal for his academic excellence and intellectual efforts. He qualified National Eligibility Test for lectureship in Visual Arts from the University Grants Commission, India, and is a Doctoral research scholar at IDC School of Design IIT Bombay.
Arun Mascarenhas started his professional career in 2009 as a 'Handmade Toy Designer' at Iseo Chemdis Pvt. Ltd, Gurugram, India. He was offered to work as visiting faculty in the Dept. of Sculpture, College of Art, New Delhi, for a brief period, before being taken to practice teaching full time. Since then, he has served in different capacities at KVS (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan), NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), and IITH (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad) before joining IDC School of Design at IIT Bombay in 2018. Currently, he is designated as an Assistant Professor in Communication Design.
Arun Mascarenhas has worked for Internationally renowned Artists/Projects and has commissioned Art and Design Projects as an independent practitioner. As a practicing Artist, he has been exhibiting his artworks and partakes in Art workshops and Symposia. His works are in private collections and public organizations.
'7th Karnataka Kalamela', at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru (26th-30th Nov 2003)
49th National Exhibition of Art at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi (14th- 28th Dec 2006)
National Stone Carving Camp 'Contemporary Sculpture in stone' for Commemorating' Suvarna Karnataka celebrations at 'Kalagrama.' Mallathahalli, University Bengaluru, Karnataka (2007)
Shilpa Kala Academy Annual Art Exhibition at SKA Karnataka, (5th Mar 2007)
UGC National bronze casting workshop and Exhibition at Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, (FFA) M S University Vadodara, Gujarat India (2008)
'Wax Collage Art workshop' and exhibition with Sandra Cross (Australia) at College of Art, 20/22 Tilak Marg, New Delhi (11th-12th November 2008)
55th Annual Art Exhibition College of Art, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, 20/22 Tilak Marg ND 2008
80th & 81st Annual All India Art exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi (2nd-30th Mar 2009)
A group show at Gallery Art Mantra, JMD Regent Arched, Gurugram, India (9th-30thMay 2009)
A groups show 'Mélange' (Where differences meet) at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Vadodara (27th-29th Sept 2009)
56th Annual Art Exhibition College of Art, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, 20/22 Tilak Marg ND 2009
A group shows 'Haste & Hurry, Ah MEGACITY" Gallery Open Palm Court, in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (21st-30th June 2010)
Group show 'Five for the Future, organized by Glenfiddich & *** as the output of 'Emerging Artist of the Year competition at Art District XIII Lado Sarai, New Delhi (8th-30th April 2016)
Exhibition of theme Posters during 'Western Ghats Eco Walk 2017', An International Community action organized by SARA Centre Karnataka India (5th Jun 2017)
Exhibition of selected 'Theme Posters on world Environment day at Keladi, Sagara District, Karnataka, India (5th Jun 2018)
Exhibited watercolor paintings done at Badami Caves (2004) at 'Kaladarshan 2019,' the Annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay, at Convocation Hall Foyer (9th 10th March 2019)
Exhibited a watercolor painting done at Badami Caves (2004) at 'Kaladarshan 2020,' the Annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay virtually held from 14- 15th March (2020)