Urmila completed her post-graduation in Printmaking from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 2006 & under-graduation degree in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath, Bangalore University, 2003.
Urmila has her solo exhibition in Bangalore that includes *Recipes for Change…s* at 1 Shantiroad Gallery, Bangalore, 2010; *Have Space, Will Grow* at Gallery Five Forty-Five, Bangalore, 2012; *Aqua* at 1 Shantiroad Gallery, Bangalore, 2017.
She is also participated in a number of exhibitions and workshops in the National and International platforms such as Bharath Bhavan *International Biennale of Print Art*, Bhopal, 2006, 2008 and 2011; *Lino-Cut Today*, Graphic Arts Prize Competition of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, 2007; *Khoj International Residency Workshop*, Bangalore, 2008; *ADOGI Mini Print International of Cadaques*, Barcelona, Spain, 2007 & 2009; *SaNsA International art workshop*, Ghana, 2009; *Kyoto International Woodprint Association* (KIWA), Japan, 2011; *Woodcut Print Exhibition*, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011; *F.I.V.E. International Video Art Festival*, Magmart, Naples, Italy, 2014; *Gopakapattana* curated by Dr. Subodh Kerkar and Mr. Peter Mueller, Museum of Goa, 2015; *Viswaroopa – The Form of Universe* curated by Johny ML, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2018; *Body* curated by Johny ML, Shanghumugham Art Museum, Thiruvananthapuram, 2019; *Stree Vision, 51 Women Indian Printmakers*, Gallery Betonowy, Eugeniusza Gepparta Academia of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland organized by LKA, New Delhi; *Engravist International Virtual Printmaking Biennial*, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020; *Appearances*-International Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking, *Dialogues and Interpretations*, Palace of Fine Arts of the Caldas University, Colombia 2020; *Continuity’- Biennial of Contemporary Graphics*, Diego Donati, Perugia, Italy, 2020.
She has conducted Woodcut Printmaking Workshops at Theertha International Artists Collective, Sri Lanka in 2011 and National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru in 2012. She is a recipient of Arnavaz Vasudev Scholarship, Bangalore in 2006; National Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, New Delhi in the year 2006-07; Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy Award in 2007; FICCI, FLO Women Achievers Award, Bangalore in 2016; Printmaking Fellowship from Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore in 2017.
Urmila lives & works in Bangalore
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