[Born in: India / Live in: India / Male]

My recent works are the result of my evolving alternative approaches in dealing with questions I ask myself about changing facets of human relations and sensibilities, environmental issues, struggle for identity in urban reality/context. Along with the seen, I have tried to mingle/mix/combine intangible aspects of my surroundings. I use metaphors, variations in scale and repetition as the devices to achieve the desired results.
V.G.VENUGOPAL: Born 27.05.1976 (Valakkunja, Kasaragod Dist, INDIA)
BFA in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore in 1998; MFA in Printmaking from Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore in 2000.
Solo shows: 'NOW SHOWING….' Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore(2003) and 'MONOLOGUES', Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore (2010).
Important group shows include 'NEW COLOURS OF SUMUKHA', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2005), 'NOW', Arushi Arts, New Delhi (2005), 'TAKE 2- THE CHENNAI CHAPTER', Gallery Sumukha, Chennai (2006), Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong by Gallery Sumukha(2006), 'Different Strokes', Stainless Steel Gallery, New Delhi (2008), 'Artists' Word' curated by Dr.Veena Shekar, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore(2009), 'Virtual v/s Real', Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore(2009), Commentaries in Print- An Exhibition of Wood Cuts', Gallerie Serendip, Bangalore (2010), 'City in Transit', curated by Suresh Jayaram, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010), 'Sethu Residency -1', Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010), 'A Twist in the Tail' curated by Giridhar Khasnis at Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore(2011), 'Negotiated Positions', Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore (2011), 'In Search of Gandhi' curated by Suresh Jayaram, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011). 'I AM HERE', an exhibition of Video Self Portraits curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, JAAGA Creative Common Ground, Bangalore (2011), 'My City' curated by Giridhar Khasnis at Sublime Galleria, Bangalore (2012).
Participated in many National and International exhibitions such as 42nd, 47th, 49th and 50th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008; 67th and 69th All India Exhibition, IAFA, Amritsar in 2001 and 2003; 6th, 8th and 9th Bharath Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art, Bhopal in 2004, 2008 and 2011; 8th, 9th and 12th and 13th Southern Region Art Exhibition, Camel Art Foundation in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011; Harmony Art, Mumbai (2008); The Americas Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, IOWA City, USA (2010); 6th Kyoto International Woodprint Association (KIWA), Kyoto, Japan (2011). Major residency workshops and camps include 'Fluid Signs: Perceptions and Identity', Artists Camp MCF at Dakshinachitra, Chennai (2006); Regional Painters' Camp, Lalitkala Akademi, Chennai (2009); National Young Contemporary Artists' Camp, Neerja Modi International School, Jaipur (2009); 'SU-YOGA' , Artists' Residency Workshop at Kanakamajalu Village, Sullia, Karnataka (2009); National Printmaking Camp by LKA, New Delhi at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara (2009); 'Sethusamudram Residency' at Theertha International Artists' Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010); 'Magmart VII' Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012).
Awards and Recognitions include KK Hebbar Art Foundation Gold Medal in BFA from University of Mysore (1998); Mysore Dasara Award (1999); Award Exposition, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (1999); CKP Scholarship, Bangalore(1999); National Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, New Delhi (2000-01); Karnataka Lalithkala Academy Award (2000); 67th All India Exhibition, IAFA, Amritsar (2001); National Scholarship, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi (2001-03); H.K.Kejriwal Young Artist Award, Bangalore (2007); Printmaking Fellowship, Karnataka Lalithkala Academy,Bangalore (2010); Camel Art Foundation Award, 12th Southern Region Exhibition (2010); 'Magmart – VII' International Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012).
Worked as a visiting art faculty at SBMJC, Centre for Visual Arts, Bangalore during July 2004-December 2005 and at 'TAKSHAA- Academy for the Artist', Bangalore during June 2006-January 2010; a guest faculty for Visual Art at PESSE, Bangalore; at present a freelance artist and illustrator living and working in Bangalore,India.

Venugopal V.G. - work on year: 1923

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