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Rency Punnoose was born in Kerala, India. He moved to the United States in 2008. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Los Angeles and is active in the artist community. He is a member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR), the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association(LPAPA), the California Plein Air Painters Association, the El Segundo Art Association, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) and the Portrait  Society of America (PSoA). He also serves as a Monthly Competition Chair of the Torrance Artists’ Guild.


“The Beauty is beckoning me and the Truth is compelling me, I have to paint.”  

                                                                                                                        (Rency Punnoose)



2014-The Richeson75 International Figure & Portrait competition – Award of Merit


2014-Redbrick Gallery, Ventura,CA-Star’s Align-Group Show.


2014- Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Los Angeles- I Heart Santa Monica – Group Show.


2014-Honorable Mention in Seascape/Water competition- Contemporary Art Gallery Online.


2014- Popular Choice Award, Paint Ventura, California.


2013-Bucks County Gallery 6″ x 6″ exhibit and sale, Pennsylvania.


2013-Second Place in Figurative/Portrait category  ESAA Fall Show.


2013-Third Place in Seascape/Landscape –  TAG Annual Art Show at the Toyota Museum.


2012-Runner up for the A Singular Creation Art Community Showdown contest “Four Seasons”.


2012-Third Place in Landscape Category – ESAA Spring Show.


2012-Honorable Mention in Torrance Historical Society Art Show , Torrance, California.


2012-ESAA – Spring Show El Segundo, California.


2012-Historical Society Art Show, Torrance, California.


2012-The Art Gallery at Colorado Mesa University, Colorado (4×6/6×4 Exhibit)


2012-TAG – 23rd Annual Art Show- Toyota Museum, Torrance, California.


2012-City Clark’s Office Show, Torrance, California.


2012-Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition The Show Room Gallery, Paso Robles, California.


2011-TAG – 22nd Annual Art Show- Toyota Museum, Torrance, California.


2011-Torrance Art Museum – Southbay Focus Show California.


2011-Art Show for Symphony Concert California.


2010-Columbia Park Show Torrance, California.


Recent Publications


Three Paintings featured in the publication Gambling the Aisle (Issue -7) Winter 2014


Featured in the Art Scene page of Ventura Breeze Newspaper, Vol.8, No.4, Nov-26 to Dec-9, 2014.


Featured in Arts Columns – Town Biz – November 2014 Edition.


Artwork The Power of Harmony featured in the Acrylic Painting topic of Artist Daily.

Artwork The way of Rain featured in Paideia blog regarding South bay Focus Show-2011.