Kashi was born in Bangalore in 1968. He completed his B.F.A. from College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore in 1988; M.F.A. from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1990; and M.A. in English from Mysore University, in 1995. He learnt handmade papermaking from Glasgow School of Art, U.K. He also learnt Hanji, traditional Korean papermaking, from Jang Ji Bang, Korea. Along with continuing his art practice he teaches as Associate Professor at CMR University School of Architecture in Bangalore.
He has shown his works in 22 solo shows in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad in India and London, Glashow, Palo Alto and Shanghai and curated shows across the world in galleries, art fairs, biennales and museums in Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Africa, Sharjah, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. Some of the important curated shows where his works have been displayed include Biennale Internationale des Arts des Fibres et du Papier; ORIGINS/ PHOTOUKINDIA show curated by Rahab Allana; 'Reading Room', an exhibition of Book Art from South Asia; 'Trajectories. 19-21 Century printmaking in India and Pakistan'curated by Dr.Paula Sengupta and Camilla Chaudhary, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah; ‘Diamond Leaves’, Brilliant Artist Books from around the world, curated by Xu Bing and Marshall Weber, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; ‘Edge of Desire’, Recent Art in India, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani; 'Personal Histories' curated by Robyn Faster.
He has received digital photography award, 'Ventipertrenta', International Festival of Digital Art, Museo Internazionale Dinamico de Arte Contemporanea, Italy; National Award in the 42nd National Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2000; awards from Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy in 1990 and 1999; from Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy in 2000; Gadgil Memorial Award, Bombay Art Society exhibition, 1990; ‘Kejriwal Young Artist Award’ given by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat in 2000 for his works.
He writes on art in Kannada and English. Two of his books, 'Anukta' and 'Kannele' have been published by Akshara Prakashana, Hegggodu in 2012; the latter received the Kannada Sahitya Academy award in 2015. Earlier, Karnataka Lalitkala Academy had also published two other books, on Pop Art and on Printmaking.
He has conducted art appreciation and handmade papermaking workshops in various schools, colleges and corporate houses.