Artist Profile

Date Of Birth

  • Born in 1972 at Hyderabad

Academic Qualification

  • Post- Graduation in Print Making from S. N. School of Arts, University of Hyderabad.
  • Graduated in Painting from J. N. T. U. Hyderabad


  • Awarded in All-India Fine Arts Exhibition, Hyderabad Art Society (1996 & 1999)
  • 4th A. P. State Level Art Exhibition (2000)
  • 43rd National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2001)
  • 15th All India Art Contest and Exhibition of S. C. C. C., Nagpur (2001)
  • 74th National A. I. F. A. C. S. Award, New Delhi (2002).

Solo shows

  • Minaaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2003)
  • Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi (2001)

Group Exhibition

  • Lakshana Art Gallery (2006)
  • Daira Centre for Arts and Culture, Hyderabad (2006)
  • Gallery Space, Hyderabad (2005)
  • 10th Harmony Show, Mumbai (2005)
  • Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi (2004)
  • Participated in 5th & 6th Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print Making, Bhopal (2002 & 2004)
  • Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2003)
  • Minaaz Art Gallery (2003)

Prior to her tryst with art, Gouri was a national level athlete. Asthma turned her destiny to art, where true to her ilk, Gouri endeavors to excel. Soon after she lost her father apart from the emotional trauma, young Gouri was to shoulder financial burden and had to prove her mettle. Her artistic idiom underwent a radical change. "Her sprinting ability and pace demanded by pressing circumstances, invited allusions to her as one 'running like a horse'. Somewhere within her was born the horse-woman, a pictorial variation to Picasso's 'Minotaur', the long standing sexual symbol of the west. They are visually enriched by her masterly use of the methods of etching and dry point techniques, as well as superb pen and ink drawings." -Aruna Bhowmick.