Artist Profile

Vrindavan Solanki

Vrindavan Solanki was born in Junaghadh (Gujrat) in 1942 and has received his Diploma in Graphics from the M.S. University (Baroda).
Solanki is fascinated by the people of Rajasthan, which he draws in black and white in an inimitable style. He captures their innate beauty while concentrating greatly on their attire. His manipulation on light and shade leaves a photographic impression on the canvas.

With many awards to his name, he has exhibited his paintings widely both in India and overseas.

  • 1980 Diploma in Painting, M.S. University, Baroda
  • 1982 Post Diploma in Graphics, M.S. University, Baroda
  • 1982-87 Visiting Faculty, National Institute of Design (N.l.D.), Ahmedabad
  • 1987-90 Member Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat


  • 2007 ‘The Big Draw’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2007 ‘Modern Trajectories’, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2006 ‘Mark, Etch and Print’, Art Konsult, New Delhi
  • 2006 ‘Unayan’, Nvya Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2006 ‘Read Earth and Pouring Rain’, organized by Red Earth Galleries, Baroda
  • 2006 ‘Dialogue’, by Ejaz and Nitanjali Galleries, Lahore
  • 2006 ’11 Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 2006 ‘Euphonic Palettes’, IndoPak Exhibition, Mumbai, New Delhi
  • 2005 ‘Indian Art Unbounded II’, Nitanjali Art Gallery, Dubai
  • 2005 ‘Bridging Borders’, organized by Bridgeline, Mumbai and Lahore
  • 2005 ‘Celebrations’, Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • 2005 ‘Kri…’, organized by Prakrit Arts, Hong Kong
  • 2005 ‘A Brush with Maestros’, Art World, Chennai
  • 2005 ‘Colors 2005’, Artland, Mumbai
  • 2005 ‘The Romanticist’, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
  • 2005 ‘Original’, The Galleria, Nagpur
  • 2005 ‘Group Show 2005’, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda
  • 2005 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Reflections, Hong Kong
  • 2005 10th Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 2004 ‘Multiple Encounters’, organized by Indira Gandhi
  • National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, An Exhibition of Indo-US Prints
  • 2004 ‘Contemporary Prints from India’, organized by Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York
  • 2004 ‘Indian Contemporary Artists’, Gallery Sumukha, Hong Kong
  • 2004 ‘Art Trends ‘04’, organized by Galleria, Hong Kong
  • 2004 ‘Black and White’, Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2004 ‘Annual All India Artists Show’, Vinyasa Art gallery, Chennai
  • 2004 ‘A Slice of India in Mongolia’, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Embassy of India, Mangolia
  • 2004 ‘Inaugural Show’, Eminent Indian Contemporary Artist, Marvel Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • 2004 ‘Pankha’, Collection by Jatin Das, Craft Museum, New Delhi
  • 2004 ‘Anniversary Show’, Indian Contemporary Artist, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
  • 2004 9th Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 2003 Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
  • 2003 ‘Kal, Aaj Aur Kal’, Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
  • 2003 ‘Colors of India’, organized by Art D’Enchantem Mumbai and Creation Art Gallery, Bur Juman Centre, Dubai
  • 2003 ‘Affordable Art Show 2003 and Creation of Drapes’, Charuaha International, Ahmedabad
  • 2003 ‘Print Show’, Birla Academy of Fine Arts and Culture, Solo Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 ‘Aapnu Amdavad : Ek Varso’, Ahmedabad Muncipal Corporation, Ahmedabad
  • 2002 ‘Amdavad No Varso’, Intach Ahmedabad Chapter, Hathising Centre, Ahmedabad
  • 2002 ‘Singapore 2002’,The Contemporary Asian Art fair, organized by gallery Sumukha, Singapore
  • 2002 ‘Art Horizon’, Art Horizon Gujarat, Mumbai
  • 2002 ‘Ganesha’, Contemporary Indian Paintings by Jewel of India and Concern India Foundation, Mumbai
  • 2002 ‘Bulls and Horses’, Birla Academy of Fine Arts and Culture, Mumbai
  • 2002 ‘The Human Age’, Indian Contemporaries, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
  • 2001 ‘Faces – Phases’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
  • 2001 ‘Premiere Art Show’, Annual Show, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2001 ‘Primary Colors’, Gallery Opening Show, Mumbai
  • 2001 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Lino Prints’, Exhibition by Y. K. Shukla Foundation, Ahmedabad
  • 2000 ‘Contemporary Woman’, Modern Indian Artist by Sagri Dayal and Maya Puri. Hong Kong
  • 2000 ‘Millennium Odds’, C. P. Art Centre, Cymroza Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2000 ‘Works on Paper’, Gallery Art Resources Trust, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Black and White’, organized by Galleria, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Ignition Part 2’, Crimson The Art resources, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Works on Paper’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 2000 ‘Samhita’, Ability Foundation, Chennai
  • 2000 Graphic Expressions Print Show 2000, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Contemporary Woman Modern Indian Artists’, Hong Kong
  • 2000 ‘Gems 2000’, organized by MSSI, exhibition for Auction, Chennai
  • 2000 ‘Ignition’, Exhibition of 40 Artists, Crimson Art gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Millennium Odds’, Chennai
  • 2000 ‘India Visited’, Contemporary Indian Art by gallery D’Art and Gallery Art Resources Trust, Dubai
  • 2000 Art Login.com, ’The Launching Day Show’, Chennai
  • 2000 5th Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Honours & Awards
  • 1996 Prize for drawing - All India Art Exhibition, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1984 Takhman - 28, Print awards for Etching - Udaipur
  • 1978 Cash prize for Lithograph - Fifth all India Graphics Exhibition, Hyderabad
  • 1978 Cash prize for best drawing Mumbai Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 1974 Silver medal, best Drawing, Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 1972 First prize for best figure study - Art Society of India exhibition, Mumbai
  • 1970 Gold medal and First Prize Art Society of India, Mumbai
  • 1967,89 First prize Kalidas Art Exhibition, Ujjain
  • 1966,67,87 First prize Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad