Education- M.F.A., in painting from Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kumabakonam.
Awards and Honours-Water Colour Award Camlin Art Exhibition, Bangalore; University Ist Cash Award, Trichy; State Award Oviya Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai;'Avantica'; A Group of Contemporary Artist Gold Medal, Delhi; Scholarship Award by Oviya Nunkalai Kuzhu; Khsitiji Merit Award, Mumbai; Busy Fest South Indian Merit Award, Bangalore;Bard Fest Merit Award, Trichy; Inter Collegiate Competition Cash Award.
Deep, vivid hues against a stark white backdrop characterise Sivabalan's artwork. Both exquisite stylised and sharply realistic, the images maintain a careful balance between abstraction and photo realism.The figures hold a sense of movement, which is heightened by the bright colours and the lifelike detailing.Soft shading and textures replace the background, the lack of which only serves to draw our attention to the subjects.
Siva Balan lives and works in New Delhi.