Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sudarsan Pattnaik - Sand Artist Biography and Photos

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Sudarsan Pattnaik is an Indian Sand Artist . He is the first Indian Sand Artist and he has not learned it from anyone . He started sculpting images on sand since the age of seven. He has designed hundreds of sand sculptures. In the recent years people have started focusing on this art form. He has won many national and international awards for his creative designs and has recorded his name in the World records for sculpting the tallest Santa Claus and most Santa Claus image built on sand at Odisha ,  India.

Photo of Sudarsan Pattnaik
Photo of Sudarsan Pattnaik




Some of his international performance's are :


  • 1998 UNITED KINGDOM Exhibited during the world travel market held at Early Court, London in November 1998 with support of Govt. of India Tourist Office, London.
  • 1999 UNITED KINGDOM Exhibited during the world cup Cricket 99 held at EDGBASTON
  • 2000 FRANCE World Sand Sculpturing Championship.
  • 2000 CHINA International Sand Sculpturing Championship.
  • 2000 UNITED KINGDOM International Sand Sculpturing Festival at Glassgow.
  • 2001 SINGAPORE Participated in Sentosa Sandstation 3 June 2001, "Splendours of Golden Asia"
  • 2001 DENMARK International Sand Sculpture festival 2001 Blokhus on 25 June 2001.
  • 2001 ITALY 3rd prize in world's master Sand Sculpturing championship.
  • 2002 NETHERLANDS Singles International Sand Sculpturing competition at SCHEVENINGEN on 6 May 2002.
  • 2002 JAPAN Champions medal in "29th International Snow Statue Contest 2002" at SAPPORO JAPAN.
  • 2002 Belgium Sand Sculpture Festival BLANKENBERGE.
  • 2002 NETHERLANDS The Dutch Sand Sculpture Festival Thorn 2002-03 at Holland in July.
  • 2002 CHINA The First China Ningxia Sand Lake International Sand Sculpture event.
  • 2003 CHINA The 3rd Luilang colour Sand Festival Demonstration Prize at china 2003.
  • 2003 SPAIN 2nd Prize in International Sand Sculpture Championship at Valadoli, Spain.
  • 2003 GERMANY 3rd Prize at Berlin International Sand Sculpture Championship.
  • 2003 CHINA 4th Prize at China International Sand Sculpture competition.
  • 2004 UAE Sand Sculpture Demonstration at Muscat Festival 2004 at Oman.
  • 2004 GERMANY Participated at Sand World Festival at Travemunda.
  • 2004 GERMANY Public Prize at 2nd Berlin Sand Station Competition.
  • 2004 AUSTRALIA Participated at Sand Sculpting at Melbourne.
  • 2005 USA Participated in Houston International Festival at Houston Texas. TAJ MAHAL recreated in Sand.
  • 2005 Germany 1st Prize at3rd Berlin International Sand Sculpture competition.
  • 2006 CANADA Representing India on Tournament of World Championship of Sand Sculpture
  • 2006 Doha Demonstrating on 15th Asian Game Doha, Qatar.
  • 2007 JAPAN Represented India at 34th Sapporo Snow Sculpture Festival.
  • 2007 UAE Demonstrating Sand Sculpture at International Student conference 2007 at Abu Dhabi.
  • 2007 MALAYSIA Representing India in 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • 2007 TURKEY Representing India at 1st Instansbul International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • 2007 Berlin 5th Public Prize at Berlin Representing India in 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • 2007 RUHR 1st Audience prize at Representing India in 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • 2008 JAPAN Represented India in Tottori Sand Museum.
  • 2008 MOSCOW Won people choice prize at 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • 2008 Berlin Won 1st Prize at USF World Championship 2008, Berlin. And got the title of world Champion.
  • 2009 JAPAN Participated in World Sand Art Festival.
  • 2009 MOSCOW Won Special Prize at world Sand Sculpture Championship 2009, by Russia Government.
  • 2009 South Africa Won Korea Sand sculpture award 2009 at 4th Haeundae Sand Festival at Busan.
  • 2009 Berlin Won People Choice prize at 2nd USF World Championship 2008, Berlin Germany.
  • 2011 Bhubaneswar Received the Odisha Living Legend Award from Orissadiary.com on Nov 11, 2011.
  • 2012 DENMARK International Sand Sculpture festival 2012 on August 2012.


Since childhood, Indian sculpture artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has always enjoyed playing in the sand. As he grew older, he realized that this interest could translate into an artistic career. Now, the artist has developed the Sudarsan Sand Art Institute in order to develop his trade and to pass along his knowledge of sand sculpture, sand animation, and sand painting to students from all over the world.
Sudarsan Pattnaik was as one of  member of tourism advisory panel now recently made by the Tourism Minister of India K.Chiranjeevi .

Some of the Most Beautiful Sand Art's made by Sudarsan Pattnaik are here . Have a look at them
500 of sand Santa clauses spreading messages about Global Warming with a slogan “Go Green Save Earth “ on 10th sand art festival from 22nd December to 1st jan at behind Panthanivas hotel, Puri, Odisha
500 of sand Santa clauses spreading messages about Global Warming with a slogan “Go Green Save Earth “ on 10th sand art festival from 22nd December to 1st jan at behind Panthanivas hotel, Puri, Odisha

A human-chain to express solidarity with the delhi gang rape victim in front of sand sculpture by sudarsan pattnaik
A human-chain to express solidarity with the delhi gang rape victim in front of sand sculpture by sudarsan pattnaik

A sand sculpture of Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, with a message Day for Malala on 10th Nov and this date is called Day of Malala at Birla Art Academy  Kolkata by Sudarsan Pattnaik
A sand sculpture of Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, with a message Day for Malala on 10th Nov and this date is called Day of Malala at Birla Art Academy  Kolkata by Sudarsan Pattnaik

A sand sculpture on the Indo-Pak issue with a message Violence Never Brings Permanent Peace at Puri beach by Sudarsan Pattnaik
A sand sculpture on the Indo-Pak issue with a message Violence Never Brings Permanent Peace at Puri beach by Sudarsan Pattnaik

A sand sculpture of Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, with a message Day for Malala on 10th Nov and this date is called Day of Malala at Birla Art Academy  Kolkata by Sudarsan Pattnaik
A sand sculpture of Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, with a message Day for Malala on 10th Nov and this date is called Day of Malala at Birla Art Academy  Kolkata by Sudarsan Pattnaik

A sand sculpture on Delhi victim with a message “We want Justice” at Puri beach of Odisha by sudarsan Pattnaik
A sand sculpture on Delhi victim with a message “We want Justice” at Puri beach of Odisha by sudarsan Pattnaik

A sand sculpture on World Cancer day with a message “Change Lifestyle, Curb Cancer  at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik
A sand sculpture on World Cancer day with a message “Change Lifestyle, Curb Cancer  at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik

A sand sculpture on World Cancer day with a message “Change Lifestyle, Curb Cancer  at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik
A sand sculpture on World Cancer day with a message “Change Lifestyle, Curb Cancer  at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik

A sand sculpture on World Cancer day with a message “Change Lifestyle, Curb Cancer  at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik
A sand sculpture on World Cancer day with a message “Change Lifestyle, Curb Cancer  at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik

Creation of the U.S. presidential elections, during a 15-day exhibition entitled 'Imagination in Sand' in Birla Academy of Art Culture at Kolkata
Creation of the U.S. presidential elections, during a 15-day exhibition entitled 'Imagination in Sand' in Birla Academy of Art Culture at Kolkata

Creation of the U.S. presidential elections, during a 15-day exhibition entitled 'Imagination in Sand' in Birla Academy of Art Culture at Kolkata
Creation of the U.S. presidential elections, during a 15-day exhibition entitled 'Imagination in Sand' in Birla Academy of Art Culture at Kolkata

International Women's Day sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik
International Women's Day sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik

On the eve of Ganesh Puja sudarsan Pattnaik have created sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh at Puri beach of Odisha
On the eve of Ganesh Puja sudarsan Pattnaik have created sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh at Puri beach of Odisha

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti Sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi with message' Improve Rural Economy' which is created on the occasion of Gandhi jayanti at puri beach of odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti Sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi with message' Improve Rural Economy' which is created on the occasion of Gandhi jayanti at puri beach of odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Maa Kali sand art at Puri by Sudarsan Pattnaik
Maa Kali sand art at Puri by Sudarsan Pattnaik

On the eve of Hanuman jayanti Sudarsan Pattnaik have created a sand sculpture of Lord Hanuman with a message “Go Green” at Puri beach, Odisha
On the eve of Hanuman jayanti Sudarsan Pattnaik have created a sand sculpture of Lord Hanuman with a message “Go Green” at Puri beach, Odisha

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sri Biju patnaik Sudarsan Pattnaik have created a sand sculpture with a message “The Pilot who dreamt of a Flying Odisha” at Puri beach of Odisha
On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sri Biju patnaik Sudarsan Pattnaik have created a sand sculpture with a message “The Pilot who dreamt of a Flying Odisha” at Puri beach of Odisha

On the Occasion of New year Sudarsan Pattnaik have created World's biggest sand Jagannath at Puri beach
On the Occasion of New year Sudarsan Pattnaik have created World's biggest sand Jagannath at Puri beach

Photo of Sudarsan Pattnaik
Photo of Sudarsan Pattnaik

sand painting of Taj Mahal on the Earth hour campaign at Puri in Odisha
sand painting of Taj Mahal on the Earth hour campaign at Puri in Odisha

Sand art of a Temple in Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik
Sand art of a Temple in Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

sand animation of Lata Mangeshkar on glass by Sudarsan Pattnaik
sand animation of Lata Mangeshkar on glass by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand sculpture at Chandrabhaga beach of Konark, Odisha on world Aids Day
Sand sculpture at Chandrabhaga beach of Konark, Odisha on world Aids Day

Sand Sculpture by Sudarsan PATTNAIK

sand sculpture for the flood victims of Uttarakhand with a message “Help Us” at Puri peach in odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand sculpture of Don't Smoke, Save life at World sand sculpting championship 2013 at Atlantic city,New Jersey in USA BY Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand sculpture of Bal Thackeray at Puri beach of odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand sculpture measures 8' in height and shows a bulb on the globe and with a city alongside a message 'Save Power Save The Planet

Sand Sculpture of lord Shiva with a message save the water on the occasion of Rajim kumbh Mela 2013. At Raipur state of Chitchatting by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand sculpture of Mr. Barack Obama with a message Again Congratulation” at Puri beach by sudarsan pattnaik

Sand sculpture of Nelson Mandela for his speedy recovery with a message “Get Well Soon” at Puri beach, Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

sand sculpture of “Stop Terrorism” at Puri beach in Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

sand sculpture of the new Pope Francis with a message “God Bless The New Pope”, at Puri beach in odisha by sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand sculpture of Nelson Mandela with a message God bless Madiba at Puri beach of Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand sculpture on “No TOBACCO, Save Life” at Puri beach in Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

sand sculpture on Uttarakhand with a message Help flood victims at Puri beach of Odisha
Sand sculpture on Save our Environment at Puri beach of Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture to wish Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on his 70th Birthday at Puri beach of Odisha

Sudarsan Pattnaik sand sculpture of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela with a message “Get well Soon” at Puri beach of Odisha

Sudarsan Pattnaik presenting my sand art photo graph to Union Tourism minister K. Chinarjeevi at Konark, Puri in Odisha

Sudarsan Pattnaik won prize by creating a sand sculpture 

Sudarsan Pattnaik won prize by creating a sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh ”The Dispeller of obstacles and the symbol of World peace” at Moscow World sand art championship 2013, Russia

Sudarsan Pattnaik's Sand sculpture of Don't Smoke, Save life at World sand sculpting championship 2013 at Atlantic city, New Jersey in USA

Save Turtles” an awareness campaign through creating many turtles on sand at Golden beach, Puri, Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

USA Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell & US Consul General Katherine Dhanani visited Sudarsan Pattnaik's  Sand Sculpture at puri

Tribute to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher at Puri beach by Sudarsan Pattnaik

“Save Turtles” an awareness campaign through creating many turtles on sand at Golden beach, Puri, Odisha by Sudarsan Pattnaik

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  2. All pics are great.Salute to the grate man .

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