CV updated: 7 July 2016
Print-maker, Visual Artist, Graphic designer, and Art Teacher
Born, 01 March 1977, Ampara Sri Lanka. Lives and works in Mathugama, Kalutara District, Sri Lanka.
Full Name: Nakandalage Don Buddika Kamal Kumara
Artist Name: Buddhika Nakandala
Phone: +94718204154, +94712029016
Address: No 2, Monara Handuvila Rd, Weththewa, Mathugama, Sri Lanka.
- FaceBook: facebook.com/buddhika.nkandala
2010 Certificate in Graphic Design, Sri Lanka Institute of Printing
2008 Certificate in English, full-time, three months residency course, Kekirawa English Academy
2006 Certificate - workshop on handmade paper and visual object production using new designs, introduction of new designs and improving skills/ production quality/ technological knowledge. Organized by National Design Center, Sri Lanka
2002 – 2008 BFA program, University of the Visual & Performing Arts, completed classes and sat for all exams and projects.
200? Certificate, Art making using dying techniques with paper making using paper pulp, Organized by American Embassy
1997 – 1994 Studied for Advanced Level, Walagedara Maha Viduhala
1997 Passed GCE Advanced Level, with Very Good Pass for Art subject
1994 – 1997 Secondary Schooling, C.W.W. Kannangara Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Mathugama
1993 Passed GCE Ordinaray Level with Distiction for Art subject
1983 – 1987 Primary Schooling, Walagedara Siriniwasa Viduhala
Exhibitions & Art Engagements
2014 Participating Artists and coordinator, ‘Wood Cut’ group exhibition and workshop, an art project connecting three art organizations: Theertha, Inmaark, Mullegama Art Center and CoCA
2008 Vision of Prints, group exhibition at Lionel Wendt. Organized by Department of Print Making – Faculty of Visual Arts, University of the Visual & Performing Arts
2007 Vision of Prints, group exhibition at Lionel Wendt. Organized by Department of Print Making – Faculty of Visual Arts, University of the Visual & Performing Arts
2005 Tsunami Exhibition, group exhibit at University of the Visual & Performing Arts
2016 to date Member of Theertha Family, Theertha International Artists’ Collective
2013 to date Gallery display person, for many exhibitions, Theertha Red Dot Gallery,
Borella, Sri Lanka.
2016 to date Personally organized weekly art sessions for Baduraliya Junior School’s children with special needs, free of charge.
2013 – 15 Fabricator and Graphic Designer, Inmaark Visual Solutions, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka
2013 Headed the replica production of antique palanquin used by an ancient Thai-Sri Lankan monk Upali’s new museum in Thailand.
2011 – 12 Production Manager, Art Sense, Sri Lanka. Gallery Manager, Art Way Gallery (for two months).
2008 – 11 Graphic Designer, Anil Graphics Designer, Mattegoda, Sri Lanka
2007 Shiva-Nataraja T-shirt printing for Prof. Jagath Weerasinghe’s art project
2005 Resource Person/ Art Teacher, Tsunami Workshop, Matara. Organized by Theertha International Artists Collective
1990 Merit Certificate, World Children’s Day, organized by Department of Probation and Child- Care Services