Born 1968, Bangalore

B.F.A. in Painting, College of Fine Arts, Bangalore (1988)
M.F.A. in Print making, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda (1990)
M.A. in English, Mysore University (1995)

From 1994-2004, Ravi has worked as a faculty member at RV College of Engineering in the Department of Architecture. In 2001he studied handmade papermaking under J Parry at the Papermaking Resource, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK, with a grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust, and in 2004 he worked as a visiting faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at Bangalore University. He also worked as an academic adviser to Tech Art, Centre for Visual Arts at Sri Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore.

The artist lives and works in Bangalore, India.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 City without end, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
Any moment now, Air Gallery, London,
ShContemporary 07, Shanghai, China
2006 City without end, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Chennai

2005 Pause, 1, Shanti road Studio Gallery, Bangalore
2002 Desire in August, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Made in Glasgow, the British Council, Chennai
Made in Glasgow, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
Made in Glasgow, Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2001 Tonight at 9 p.m., Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
One is not enough, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2000 Shifting Periphery, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2007 979; a collaborative show of artists, product and fashion designers, The Bombay Brasserie,
1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2006 A feast of Indian art, The Quilon restaurant, Taj Hotels, U.K.
Sumukha Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Edge Show, Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Center, New Delhi
Edge of Desire; Recent Art in India, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Art & the City, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
Metrospective, curated by Himanshu Verma, Gallery Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise,
The Annual Show 2006, Gallerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
Edge of Desire; Recent Art in India, NGMA, New Delhi; NGMA, Mumbai
Appreciable Art, Visual Art Gallery, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi
Rock, curated by Himanshu Desai, The Kitab Mahal, Mumabi
Mark, Etch and Print, curated by Bhavana Kakar, Lalit Kala Galleries & Art Konsult, New Delhi
2005 I, Me, Myself, curated by Suresh Jayram. No.1, Shanti road, Bangalore and
Kashi Art Café, Fort Kochi
Are we like this only? Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Harmony show, Mumbai
Arad International Biennale of Romania, 2005, Romania
Rekha Namana - Homage to Hebbar, Samyojita, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
Kuvempu Centenary Celebration Exhibition, Chitra Gallery, Bangalore
The Air Gallery, London, Gallery Sumukha and Quayside Gallery,U.K.
Ways of Seeing, curated by Sushma Bahl, Habitat Centre and Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi

Awards and Scholarships

2001 Charles Wallace India Trust award for short-term study in the UK
2000 Exhibition 2000 conducted by Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy in coordination with Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi in Bangalore.
'Kejriwal Young Artist Award' given by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat.
National Award in 42nd National Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1999 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition Award.
1990 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition Award.
Gadgil Memorial Award, Bombay Art Society exhibition.
1987, 1988 College of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition Award.


Karnataka Lalitkala Academy, Bangalore
Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Davanagere. Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
XAL PRAXIS Foundation, Mumbai
Dept. of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum, London
Procter and Gamble, Mumbai
National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi
Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
Wipro GE, Bangalore
Bhoruka Power Corporation, Bangalore
BSES, Bangalore
Coats Vyella India Limited, Bangalore
Strides Arcolab, Bangalore