Venugopal V G, born in 1976 is a Bangalore based visual artist. He completed his under-graduation in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore and post-graduation in Printmaking from Chithrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.
He is multi-media artist working as Drawing & illustrator, painter, printmaker, video installation, and animations. His solo shows are *Now Showing*…. , Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath, Bangalore,2003; *Monologues*, Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore, 2010) and *Factual Fictions*, Gallery Veda, Chennai, 2016; Hastakshar Art Gallery, The Westin, Pune, 2017.
Important group shows include Between the Lines: *Identity, Place and Power*, Waswo X. Waswo collection of Indian Printmaking, NGMA, Bangalore and Mumbai,2013; *Lost in Transition* curated by Avijit Dutta, Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata,2014; *Memorabilia*, curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore,2014; Foods 2015, International Video Art Festival, *Magmart*, Naples, Italy, 2015; *Morphology of Archive: Connected Histories of Goa*, curated by Sabitha TP and Lina Vincent, Museum of Goa, 2016; *Body*, curated by Johny ML, Shanghumugham Art Museum, Thiruvananthapuram, 2019.
He has participated in many National and International exhibitions such as *National Exhibition of Art*, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art, Bhopal; The Americas Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, IOWA City, USA, 2010; *6th Kyoto International Woodprint Association* KIWA, Kyoto, Japan, 2011; *Magmart VII* Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy, 2012; *100x100=900, Magmart Video Art Festival*, Naples, Italy, 2013; *F.I.V.E.* International Video Art Festival, *Magmart*, Naples, Italy, 2014; *1st Print Biennale*, LKA, New Delhi, 2018; *7th Guanlan International Print Biennial*, Shenzin, China 2019; *International Virtual Engravist Printmaking Biennale*, Turkey, 2020.
He was part of the residency at Theertha International Artists Collective in Sri Lanka in 2010. 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 Lalith Kala 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 Lalith Kala Akademi, Bangalore, 2010; Camel Art Foundation Award, 12th Southern Region Exhibition, 2010; *Inspiration from Isolation*, New York Art Competitions (2020)
He lives and works in Bengaluru.
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