V.G.VENUGOPAL (born in 1976, Valakkunja, Kasaragod Dist.) is a Bangalore based visual artist. He had his Art education from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore and Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. His art practice during the last decade includes Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Installations, Video, Animation etc. His works speak about the complexities of the multi-layered urban living, issues of identity, changing human relationships etc. The multicultural, cosmopolitan surroundings have been the major influence for his practice in general with an emphasis on the uncertain, fragile characters of present day urban society.
He had two solo shows in 2003 and 2010 in Bangalore and exhibited in many platforms in India and internationally as well. He has been part of several group shows in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Colombo, Hong Kong and other places. He was part of the residency at Theertha International Artists Collective in Sri Lanka in 2010. His recent work was part of the International Video Art Project 100X100=900 by Magmart, Italy involving 100 artists around the world. He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions including the KK Hebbar Art Foundation Gold Medal in BFA from University of Mysore (1998); National Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, New Delhi (2000-01); Karnataka Lalithkala Academy Award (2000); National Scholarship, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi (2001-03); H.K.Kejriwal Young Artist Award, Bangalore (2007); Printmaking Fellowship, Karnataka Lalithkala Academy,Bangalore (2010); Camel Art Foundation Award, 12th Southern Region Exhibition (2010); ‘Magmart – VII’ International Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012). His other activities include illustrating and teaching art.