Artist: Senaka Senanayake

Location : Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senaka Senanayake (b. 1951) is a Sri Lankan artist who attained fame early in life for his works of art. He had his first international one-man exhibition at the age of ten, in New York. Although he painted copiously and held many shows both in his native and foreign countries, it was only after he went Yale to study Art and Architecture did he realise his true calling for art.

After moving back to Sri Lanka post Yale, Senaka immersed himself headlong into painting. He began to delve deeper into the various environmental issues concerning Sri Lanka. Of them, he was particularly bothered by the plight of the rapidly decreasing rainforests. His present works are an attempt to engage the audience by making them aware of this pertinent situation.

Senaka's works have been shown across Europe and South Asia with critical acclaim. Till date he has more than 100 solo shows to his credit, and numerous group shows in Europe, USA, UK, India, China, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Korea, and Egypt. Senaka's International Collections include the White House, Washington, United Nations Building, New York, National Geographic Headquarters, Washington, Berlin State Museum, Hirshon Museum, Virginia State Museum, Presidential Palace, Parliament and major buildings in Sri Lanka, International Post Office, Berne, and National Panasonic Headquarters, Osaka.