Abin Raj Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement The artist Abin Raj was born and brought up in Kannur district, Kerala state. He studied at St. Michaels, Kannur, Kerala state, India, and then did his three year art course at the Mahe Malayala Kalagramam art institution situated in Mahe. Malayala Kalagramam (MAKAM) is a centre for art and ideas which aims at providing children and youngsters a stage to practise and perform all forms of fine arts. The centre offers part time as well as full time courses in painting, sculpture, music and dance and art pottery. He was instructed by famous artists like M. V. Devan, who did his art from the famous Chennai Fine Arts institution. His other instructors included Suresh Kuthuparambha and Ms. Thomas.