Born 1943, National Diploma from College of Art, New Delhi (1961-1966), Krishan Ahuja joined college of art, Delhi as a Lecturer in 1969 and retired as Associate Professor in 2003, took whole-heartedly to print making after attending a USIS sponsored workshop conducted by Paul Lingran in 1970.
He created prints in various media such as Etching, Collograph, Silk Screen/Wood Cut and Lino Cut with a sense of freedom and discipline, varying stylistic images from abstract to figurative forms. His exploration from Texture to flat figurative, Lino-cuts gave him full control of these mediums. Now he is into figurative images, transformed into more flexible and rhythmic, vibrant colours enhancing the fluidity and creating different moods. His figures represent a relation and spiritual contact between them.
He has participated in many Solo & Group Shows in India, France, Canada, U.K, Germany, Cuba, Australia & Japan. He has attended many workshops/artist camps of Print Making, Painting and Photography.
He attended Pingyao International Photography Festival , Pingyao, China (2005). He was appointed
Commissioner of 2nd International Triannale, Mauritus (2005)by Lalit Kala Academy , New Delhi , 2006-Indo/ USA Print Exhibition in India by Multiple Encounter and he was invited as Commissioner of 13th International Graphics Biennale Sarcelles France in 2007.
He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honours –Senior Fellowship , Ministry of HRD, New Delhi; All India Photo Exhibition, AIFACS ;Annual All India art exhibition, AIFACS-1979,1989&2001; Himachal Art Culture and Language Academy, Shimla (1982). He was also honoured by the AIFACS with the Title Award of “Kala Shri” for his services in the field of art.