Ahlawat has a Masters Degree in Graphic Design from The Glasgow School of Art, UK. Previous to that he also spent asemester at Indiana-Purdue University, USA focusing on design thinking and leadership. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Largely self-taught, he has a mentor in London, Dan Williams. Under his mentorship, Ahlawat managed to bring discpline and maturity in his painting pursuits. Ahlawat’s primary focus as a painter is landscape painting, where he combines his love for nature, atmosphere and loose way to put the paint on the paper. He likes to create paintings that express the beauty of the natural world around him as faithfully as possible, while conveying the emotional feel and atmosphere of his subjects.

Earlier shows

Absence in Presence (group show): J. W. T. Marriot, Gurgoan 2014
That Short Togetherness (solo show): The Visual Arts Gallery,
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 2015
The Room on the Roof (Ruskin Bond): Alaya, Rajpur 2016
Words from the Hills (Ruskin Bond): Alaya, Rajpur 2017

Ahlawat lives in New Delhi and can be reached at ahlawatgunjan@gmail.com