Joined Craft Tatva: December 2021
Soon after acquiring Master's degree in painting from the University of Udaipur in the year 1982, Batliwala became a free lance practising artist. He started participating in various celebrated art exhibitions and earned several awards. In the year 1991 Triennale India award established him as a painter of mundane. In the begining, he intensively painted folk motives inspired by Mollela folk sculptues near his home town, which drew the attention of Indian art world, but soon, shifted delineating the folks of his own town in their varying moods. Main characteristic of his paintings is his delineation of his
eyes' that listen and talks, urge the colours to be symphonic notes and chiaroscuro and a balletic move. Abbas Batliwala has been invited to several art shows such as 6th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh, 7th Triennale, India, Harmony show, Mumbai, 1997, 1998, 2002, and 'Small is Great' an international show at Rotterdam, Holand. He has been invited to participate in innumerable artist camps/ seminars held in India. To name a few are Lali Kala Akademi, New Delhi, North Zone Cultural Centre, Arunachal, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art & Culture, Noth Central Zone Cultural Centre, Luchnow, National academy awardees camp, ICA, 'Punjab Art Heritage'- Patiala .”The Golden Triangle Through the Artist's Eyes" organized by Welcom Group , and Modi International etc. His art is in collection of National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Raj. Lalit Kala Akademi, and several state art academies and innumerable distinct art collections like Bill Gates, Relliance India, Air India etc.