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Ravikumar Kashi was born in Bangalore in 1968. He completed his B.F.A. in painting from Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore in 1988; M.F.A. in printmaking from the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1990; and M.A. in English from Mysore University, in 1995. He learnt handmade papermaking from Glasgow School of Art, U.K. He also learnt Hanji, traditional Korean papermaking, from Jang Ji Bang, Korea.


He has shown his works in solo, group and curated shows across the world in museums, galleries and art fairs. He has received numerous awards for his art and writing. He also writes on art in Kannada and English.


Ravikumar Kashi is an experimental artist who is constantly pushing the boundaries of what constitutes visual arts and challenging normative assumptions about the same. He has done painting, sculpture, photography and installation but in his art, these genres merge in a way that defies conventional classification. At the core of his art lies his deep interest in exploring the mechanics of creation of meaning. Over the years, Kashi has developed an unconventional artistic vocabulary, supported by a personalised logic and an aesthetic structure born from a process-based act of combining ideas.


The artist has been honoured with two awards from the Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi as well as an award from the Bombay Art Society.


Ravikumar Kashi lives and works in Bangalore.




  2001 Studied Handmade Papermaking under J. Parry at the Papermaking Resource, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

  1995 Master of Arts (English), Mysore University

  1990 Master of Fine Arts (Printmaking) under P. D. Dhumal and Rini Dhumal from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

  1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, Bangalore




  2010 'The Game: Works 2006-2010', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; Chennai; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  2007 ‘City Without End’, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto

  2002 ‘Desire in August’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2002 ‘Made in Glasgow’, The British Council, Chennai

  2002 ‘Made in Glasgow’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

 2002 ‘Made in Glasgow’, Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad

  2001 ‘Tonight at 9 p m ’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  2001 ‘One is Not Enough’, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

  2000 ‘Shifting Periphery’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1999 ‘Shifting Periphery’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  1997 Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

  1997 Crimson Art Resource, Bangalore

  1997 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1994 Show of Collages, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

  1994 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1991 Glass Paintings and Prints, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai


  2011 'The Red Room', Gallery Ragini, New Delhi

  2011 'Paper Tongues', Exhibit 320, New Delhi

  2011 'Icons in Our Midst', Artspeaks India, New Delhi

  2010 'Of People, Of Places, Of Moments...', Gallery Ragini, New Delhi

  2010 'A. SYCO', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

  2010 'Cinema Verite Redux', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  2009-10 'Evidentia', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  2009 'Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again', Hirji Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai

  2009 'The Root of Everything', Gallery Mementos, Bangalore

  2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

  2006 ‘El Filo del Deseo - Arte Reciente en India’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Mexico

  2002 ‘Finding the Center at the Margins’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai

  2002 ‘The Quotable’ Stencil’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

  2002 ‘Colour of Water’, Lakshana Art Gallery

  2002 ‘New Paradigms’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

  2002 ‘Cityscapes’, Shankara Art Foundation and Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  2001 ‘On the Edge of Volume’, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

  2001 ‘Similarities and Dissimilarities’, Tao Art Gallery,Mumbai

  2001 ‘Finding the Center at the Margins’ organized by Apparao Galleries at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA ),New Delhi

  2001 ‘Visual Tribute to Bhabeshda’, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA ),New Delhi

  2001 ‘Fragments’, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

  2001 ‘CUPAart’, Charity Show, Right Lines Art Gallery, Bangalore

  2001 ‘Have an Art for Gujarat’, Windsor Manor, Bangalore

  2000 ‘Eye of the South’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1999 ‘Art with a Heart', Windsor Manor, Bangalore

  1999 Exhibition of Karnataka Artists, Lucknow

  1998 Chitra Art Gallery, Department of Kannada and Culture, Karnataka Government, Bangalore

  1998 ‘The Creative Process’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1998 National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

  1998 ‘Metaphorical Spring Image’, Gallerie Leela, Mumbai

  1998 ‘50 years of Indian Independence’, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

  1998 ‘Artists for a Sustainable World’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1997 Galleria Mareechika, Kochi

  1997 ‘Gift for India’, SAHAMAT, New Delhi

  1997 ‘Tribute to Mother Teresa’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  1997 ‘Police Benevolent Fund Aid Show’, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

  1996 ‘Sakhi Mandal Charity Show', The Oberoi, Bangalore

  1995 ‘Six Contemporaries’, Nirmal’s Art Gallery, Bangalore

  1995 ‘Four Printmakers’, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

  1995 ‘Chitra Yatre,’ traveling show, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore

  1995 XAL PRAXIS Foundation Print Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1995 ‘Hope’ show for Cancer Patients Aid Association at Windsor Manor, Bangalore

  1995 ‘Celebration of Indian Art’, LKA Gallery, Hong Kong

  1993 ‘Small Format', Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore and Chennai

  1993 ‘Prints Today’, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore

  1992 ‘Miniature Format Paintings’, Gulbarga

  1991 MEC Gallery, New Delhi

  1991 ‘Three Print Makers’, with Ajit Dubey and Debanth, CCA Gallery, New Delhi

  1991 ‘Garhi Working Artists’ exhibition, Garhi Studios, New Delhi

  1990 ‘Artists from Baroda,’ Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai

  1989 Kerala Kala Peetam, Karthikeya Art Gallery

  1989 ‘Young print makers,’ CMC Gallery, New Delhi

  1989 ‘Artist Alert,’ SAHAMAT, New Delhi







Joint Exhibitions

  1993 With A Sridharamurthy, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda




  2011 'Take 2', Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2011 'Miniscule Marvel', presented by Contemplate at Gallery BMB, Mumbai

  2010 'Master’s Corner', organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi

  2009 'The Miniature Format Show', Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai

  2008 'Art Asia Fair/ Scope Miami 2008', represented by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

  2008 Represented by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Chennai at Art Santa Fe 2008

  2002 ‘Harvest 2002’, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2002 ‘Fourth Annual Tree Festival’, Kochi

  2002 The Contemporary Asian Art Fair – 2002, Singapore

  2002 ‘Palette 2002’, Palette Art Gallery , New Delhi

  2001 ‘10th Trienniale of India’ Lalita Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  2001 ‘Regional Art Exhibition’ Kochi, Kerala

  2000 ‘Art Exhibition 2000’, Karnataka Shilpa Academy in coordination with Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Chitra Art Gallery, Bangalore

  2000 ‘Kejriwal Young Artist Awardees Show’, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

  2000 Camlin Art Exhibition, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

  2000 ‘Art Access Week’ Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai

  1997 ‘50 Years of Karnataka Art’, conducted by Renaissance Art Gallery at The Windsor Manor, Bangalore

  1992 'Graphic Prints Exhibition II', convened by XAL PRAXIS Foundation at Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai

  1990 Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

  1990 33rd and 34th Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1990 Prints Exhibition convened by XAL PRAXIS Foundation, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai

  1988 19th, 20th Annual Exhibition of Karnataka Lalitkala Academy, Bangalore

  1988 11th, 12th All India Exhibition of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

  1988 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi

Honours and Awards


  2001 Grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust, India to Study Handmade Papermaking under J. Parry at the Papermaking Resource, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

  2000 Exhibition 2000 conducted by Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy in coordination with Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in Bangalore

  2000 ‘Kejriwal Young Artist Award’ given by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

  2000 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.

  1990 Gadgil Memorial Award, Bombay Art Society Exhibition

  1987,88 Annual Exhibition Award, College of Fine Arts,


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