Artist Profile

Anand Gadapa (b.1971)


  • 2006- Master of visual Arts (Art History & Aesthetics), M.S.U., Baroda. 2006.
  • 2002- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) J.N.T. University, Hyderabad, 2002.


  • 2004-06 - Telugu University scholarship, Hyderabad, 2004-06.
  • 2002- Best Drawing Award by Police Academy, A.P.
  • 2002- Best Painting Award at J.N.T.U. Annual Exhibition.


  • 2007- Annual show at Birla Academy, Kolkatta.
  • 2007- Tryst with Telangana' a Group Show held at Sarjan Art Gallery Baroda
  • 2006- 'Trans-local', a Group Show held at Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda
  • 2005- Group show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003- Group show at Telugu University, Hyderabad
  • 2001- Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • 2001-02- J.N.T.U. Gallery, Hyderabad


  • 2006- Camp at Kaleidoscope Art Gallery, Baroda
  • 2002- A.P. Tourism Art Camp, Shilparamam, Hyderabad
  • 2001- 'Rupasi Bangla' Painting camp at Rabindra Bharati,
  • Hyderabad

Having been inspired by ‘folk’ performances/theatre of his native place, Anand Gadapa’s subject matter becomes narrative but with more of punnery infused in it. The characters often are depicted as marionette, being engaged in recreation at indistinct spacio-temporal arena, mirroring the state of affairs in every day life around him. The composition of figures demonstrates the aesthetic/visual pleasure, where as, conceptually they are not human figures but carriers of multiple meanings. He deliberately makes an attempt to show the ambiguity using metaphoric rudiments, gestures, and the formulation of visual vocabulary. For him, painting is not a mere concealed space or hidden treasure and it inevitably records the precious insights of an artist.