Mistry was born in 1957 in Gujarat. He received his diploma from the Fine Arts
Faculty, Baroda, 1981 and went on to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London.
He was artist-in-residence at Kettle's Yard gallery, Cambridge and held a Fellowship at
Churchill College between 1984-85.
Mistry has held several solo shows which include exhibitions at the
Nigel Greenwood Gallery 1987 and 1990, Modern Art Gallery, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka,
1994, Artiurn Gallery, London, 1994, Royal Academy (Friends Room) London, 1995. Among many
group shows he has participated in' Contemporary Indian Art' London, 1982, 'From the
Figure' Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1984, 'Home and Abroad' Britain Council and the Arts
Council of Great Britain, 1984, 'A Journey Through Contemporary Art' Hayward Gallery,
London 1985, Proud and Prejudiced 'Twining Gallery' New York, 1985, 'Art in the Garden'
Glasgow, 1988; 'Images of Paradise' terrace Gallery, Yorkshire, 1989. He has also
exhibited at 'Recent British Sculpture' Arts Council collection. Derby Museum and Art
Gallery and Tour, 1993, Chelsea Harbor Sculpture 93, 1993, 'Figure and Fantasy' the
Herbert Reed Gallery, Canterbury, 1994 and the Peter Green ham Memorial Appeal Exhibition,
London, 1995. Mistry represented Britain at the Third Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Japan,
1990. In 1991 he was elected ARA and RA, Royal Academy of Arts, London and Fellow at the
Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1993. He was commissioned to sculpt for the Victoria
Square, Birmingham in 1992.
Mistry's full-bodied sculptures are at once mythical creatures as well
as sensuously real. "le drawing from ancient Indian ,sources like the Kushana
sculptures he has also universalized his perceptions to include Islamic, Egyptian and
Assyrians myths. An emphatic modernist his sculptures are a rich amalgamation of several
sensibilities firmly rooted in the present.
Mistry lives and works in Britain.
Bad Infinite : Delight of the reason
Plaster and metal relief
12" x 120.8" x 8"