Artist Profile


Born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Founder Member and Secretary, Contemporary Painters Group, Ahmedabad. 1977-80, 93-96, 1997 Nominated member, Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad. Since 1979, he is a full time painter. 1987-90 Member on the Board of Studies, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. Trustee, Contemporary Art Gallery, Gujarat Museum Society, Kite Museum, Kala Ravi Trust, Sarvodaya International Trust (Gujarat Chapter) Member of the Advisory Committee, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Member of the Advisory Committee, Navdeep Pratishthan. 1999-2001Member of Management Committee, Nationnal Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar. Member of the Executive Committee, Amdavad ni Gufa, Ahmedabad. 2001 Member of the Advisory Committee, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lives and works in Ahmedabad.


  • Graduate in Arts, Commerce and law.
  • While he carried on his family business activities for some years, he was always involved in arts and had his art education under Shri. Chaganlal Jadav.


  • 1980, 93 Solo exhb., Hutheesing Visual Arts Center, Ahmedabad.
  • 1980 Solo exhb., Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
  • 1980 Solo exhb., Urja Art Gallery, Baroda.
  • 1983 Solo exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1983 Solo exhb., Sangath, Ahmedabad.
  • 1984 Solo exhb., Triveni Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1984, 92 Solo exhb., Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
  • 1986 6th Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1986, 90, 93, 97 Solo exhb., Gallery Chemould, Bombay.
  • 1986 Solo exhb., Sanskar Kendra Gallery, Ahmedabad.
  • 1988 Art for Cry, Bombay, Calcutta, New Delhi and Bangalore.
  • 1989 Artists Alert, New Delhi.
  • 1989 India- Contemporary Art, Amsterdam.
  • 1990 A Gallery of Indians, Harvard.
  • 1990 Chitragurjari, Bombay.
  • 1990 Bharat Bhavan Biennale, Bhopal.
  • 1990 Gadyaparva Exhb., Bombay.
  • 1991 Artists against Communalism Images and Words, New Delhi.
  • 1992, 94, 2000 Solo exhb., Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
  • 1993 Group exhb., Schoo`s Gallery Amsterdam.
  • 1993 Shraddha


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad.
  • British Museum, UK.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1968 Award., Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad.
  • 1974 Award, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad.
  • 2003 Award, Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy.