Vrindavan Solanki



1942 – Born at Junagadh, Gujarat
1980 – Diploma in Painting, MS University
1982 – Post Diploma in Graphics, MS University
1982-87 Visiting Faculty NID, Ahmedabad
1987-90 Member of Lalit Kala Akademi, Gujarat
 
Solo Shows
2007 Black & White 2006, Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai 42
2005 Silhouettes, The Renaissance Gallery Bangalore 41
2004 Marvel Art Gallery Ahmedabad 40
2003 The Turning Point, Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai 39
2003 Faceless Faces, Cymroza Mumbai 38
2002 At The Kemps 127 Mumbai 37
2002 Prakrit Art Gallery Chennai 36
2001 Mother & Child, Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai 35
2001 Yatra & Reflection London 34
1999 Black & White, Renaissance Gallery Bangalore 33
1999 Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai 32
1998 Crimson Art Gallery Bangalore 31
1997 Wallace Gallery New-York (USA) 30
1996 Crimson Art Gallery Bangalore 29
1996 Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai 28
1996 Ashle House Chennai 27
1995 Exhibition in Aid of CRY New-York (USA) 26
1993 Lalit Kala Akademi Ahmedabad 25
1993 Art Heritage Delhi 24
1992 Lalit Kala Akademi Ahmedabad 23
1992 Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai 22
1991 Art Heritage Delhi 21
1991 Curepipe Mauritius 20
1990 Designscape Gallery Mumbai 19
1989 Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai 18
1988 Vithi Art Gallery Baroda 17
1988 Grindlays Art Gallery Chennai 16
1987 Contemporary Art Gallery Mumbai 15
1985 Taj Art Gallery Mumbai 14
1984 Taj Art Gallery Mumbai 13
1983 Taj Art Gallery Mumbai 12
1981 Taj Art Gallery Mumbai 11
1980 Contemporary Art Gallery Mumbai 10
1978 Max Muller Bhavan Mumbai 9
1978 Art Heritage Delhi 8
1975 Max Muller Bhavan Mumbai 7
1974 Taj Art Gallery Mumbai 6
1973 Triveni Art Gallery Delhi 5
1973 Triveni Art Gallery Delhi 4
1972 Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai 3
1971 Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai 2
1969 Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai 1
 
Group shows
2009 Colors, Art Land Mumbai GS / 122
2009 10 / 10, Jamaat Mumbai GS / 121
2008 Kaliedoscope, Traditionart Mumbai GS / 120
2008 The Mahatma, Point of View Mumbai GS / 119
2008 Contemplative Figuration, Art Pilgrim Delhi GS / 118
2008 Mystic Strokes, Uma Kejriwal Pune GS / 117
2008 See You Again, Cymroza/Osmosis Mumbai GS / 116
2008 Colors of India, Rangoli Singapore GS / 115
2008 Amdavad ‘Etle’ Amdavad Ahmedabad GS / 114
2008 Fine Lines, Artland Mumbai GS / 113
2008 Inaugural Show, Anayas Ahmedabad GS
2008 Indian Art Summit Delhi GS
2008 Bid & Hammer Bangalore GS
2008 The Annual Show, Red Earth Mumbai GS
2008 Group Show, Atelier Mumbai GS
2008 Art Expo Mumbai GS
2008 Pravah, Art Pilgrim Delhi GS
2008 Colors of India, Rangoli Singapore GS
2008 Inaugural Show, Epicentre Gurgaon GS
2008 Window of Gujarat, Marvel Art Gallery Ahmedabad GS
2008 The Aura Art Show Mumbai GS
2007 Coast to Coast, Indian contemporary Art, Artworld Chennai GS
2007 The Drawn Diaries, Studio Napean/Crimson Mumbai GS
2007 Colors 2007, Art Land Mumbai GS
2007 10th Anniversary, Art World Chennai GS
2007 The Marvelous Show, Marvel Art Gallery Ahmedabad GS
2007 The Big Draw, Crimson Bangalore GS
2007 Colors of India, Rangoli Singapore GS
2007 Resplendent Reveries, Nitanjali Art Gallery Dubai GS
2007 Colors 2007, Art Land Mumbai GS
2007 Modern Trajectories, Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery Chennai GS
2007 Mark, Etch & Print, Art Konsult Delhi GS
2006 Unayan, Nvya Delhi GS
2006 Colors 2006, Art Land Mumbai GS
2006 Red Earth & Pouring Rain, Red Earth Baroda GS
2006 Dialogue, Nitanjali Lahore (Pakistan) GS
2006 Euphoric palettes, Nitanjali Delhi GS
2006 Harmony Art Show Mumbai GS
2006 Bridging Borders, Museum Gallery Mumbai GS
2005 Colors 2005, Art Land Mumbai GS
2005 The Romanticists, Gallery Beyond Mumbai GS
2005 Kri… Prakrit Arts & Hong-Kong Visual Art Centre Hong-Kong GS
2005 Originals, The Galleria Nagpur GS
2005 Indian Art Unbound II, Nitanjali Delhi GS
2005 Reflections, Contemporary Indian Art Hong-Kong GS
2005 Group Show 2005, Lanxess ABS Gallery Baroda GS
2005 Celebrations, Marvel Art Gallery Ahmedabad GS
2005 10th Harmony Show Mumbai GS
2005 Black & White, Crimson Art Gallery Bangalore GS
2005 Gujarat State Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Lucknow GS
2005 5th Annual All India Artists Show, Vinyasa Art Gallery Chennai GS
2004 Art Trends 2004, Galleria Hong-Kong GS
2004 Multiple Encounters, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Delhi GS
Multiple Encounters, Manhattan Graphics Centre New-York (USA) GS
2004 A Slice of India in Mongolia, Lalit Kala National Academy of Arts Mongolia GS
2004 The Inaugural Show, Marvel Art Gallery Ahmedabad GS
2004 Anniversary Show, Threshold Delhi GS
2004 9th Harmony Show Mumbai GS
2004 Colors of India, Creation Art Gallery & Burjuman Dubai GS
2003 Tribute to the Legend Mumbai GS
2003 Art & Music, Burjuman Dubai GS
2003 Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Gallery Beyond Mumbai GS
2003 Inaugural Show, Mukti Centre Pondicheri GS
2003 Affordable Art Show, Kanoria Centre for Arts Ahmedabad GS
2003 Print Show, Academy of Fine Arts & Solo Art Gallery Mumbai GS
2003 Group Show, Gallery Threshold Delhi GS
2003 Group Show, Crimson/Welcome Art Gallery Bangalore GS
2002 Amdavad No Varso, Intach Ahmedabad GS
2002 The Human Edge, Threshold Delhi GS
2002 Self Portraits, The R.P.G. Exhibition Kolkata GS
2002 Art Singapore, Gallery Sumukha Singapore GS
2002 Art Horizon, Gujarat Mumbai GS
2002 Of Bulls & Horses, Birla Academy Mumbai GS
2001 Group Show, Primary Colors Mumbai GS
2001 6th Harmony Show Mumbai GS
2001 Annual Exhibition, Vinyasa Art Gallery Chennai GS
2001 Faces – Phases, Apollo Apparao Galleries Mumbai GS
2000 India Visited, Gallerie D’ Art, Amrita Dyalah/Art Resource Trust Mauritius GS
2000 Group Show, Jewels in Canvas Mumbai GS
2000 Wall of Colors, Galleria Mumbai GS
2000 Works On Paper, Gallery Art Resource Trust Mumbai GS
2000 Art Login.Com Chennai GS
2000 Works on Paper, Sumukha Bangalore GS
2000 Graphic Expressions, Print Show, Cymroza Mumbai GS
2000 Contemporary Woman, Modern Indian Artists Hong-Kong GS
2000 The Harmony Show Mumbai GS
2000 Ignition, Crimson Mumbai GS
2000 The All India Artist Show, Vinyasa Chennai GS
2000 Millenium Moods, Cymroza Mumbai GS
1999 Ganesha, Chauraha International Mumbai GS
1999 Indian Contemporary Paintings, Art World Kuala Lumpur GS
1999 The Harmony Show Mumbai GS
1999 Unity Through Art, Preksha Ahmedabad GS
1998 Group Show, Crimson Bangalore GS
1998 Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art London GS
1998 The Harmony Show Mumbai GS
1998 Indian Contemporary Art, R.P.G. Mumbai GS
1998 Highlights, Galleria Delhi GS
1997 The Artist’s Circle, Art World Chennai GS
1997 Tribute to Amdavad ni Gufa, Archer Ahmedabad GS
1997 Works on Paper, Galleria Mumbai GS
1996 8th Akhil Bhartiya Kala Pradarshan Lucknow GS
1993 Gujarat State Art Exhibition Ahmedabad GS
1992 Image & Words Delhi GS
1992 A Man & A Woman, Art Trust Mumbai GS
1991 7th Triennale Delhi GS
1990 Chitragurjari ’90, Vishwagurjari Mumbai GS
1990 34th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi Delhi GS
1989 Akhil Bhartiya, Kalidas Exhibition Ujjain GS
1987 Indian Drawing Today, Jehangir Mumbai GS
1987 Group Show, Designscape Mumbai GS
1985 Thirty Indian Artist, Richardson Hindustan Mumbai GS
1984 4-All India Exhibition in Miniature Format Hyderabad GS
1984 All India Print Exhibition, Takhman 28 Udaipur GS
1983 27 Rajya-kala Exhibition, Gujarat Ahmedabad GS
1982 Drawing ’82, Govt. Museum Chandigarh GS
1980 Graphics ’80, Govt. Museum Chandigarh GS
1979 Graphics ’79, Govt. Museum Chandigarh GS
1976 Drawings 75-76, All India Exhibition, Lalit Kala Lucknow GS
1976 Splash of Color, The American Women’s Association Mumbai GS
1975 Group Show, Jehangir Mumbai GS
1974 82nd Annual Art Exhibition Bombay Art Society Mumbai GS
1970 35th Annual Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Calcutta GS
 
Charity Shows
2009 Colours of Life, CPAA & Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai CS / 47
2008 Gems Chennai CS / 46
2008 Joie de Vivre, Gallery Beyond Mumbai CS / 45
2008 Greenscape Mumbai CS / 44
2008 Continuum, Udayan Care Delhi CS / 43
2008 Care to Cure, Indian Cancer Society Mumbai CS / 42
2008 Wings of Hope, Cymroza Mumbai CS / 41
2008 Art for Sabrang Mumbai CS / 40
2007 Greenscape Mumbai CS / 39
2007 Confluence 2007, Art World Chennai CS / 38
2007 Thumb Prints in Time, CPAA Mumbai CS / 37
2007 Yuva Parivarthan Second Chance, The Kherwadi Social Welfare Association Mumbai CS / 36
2007 Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust Delhi CS / 35
2007 India on Canvas, Khushii Mumbai CS / 34
2007 AshrayArt, Italian Embassy Delhi CS / 33
2006 Evam, Tao Art Gallery Mumbai CS / 32
2006 Comfort in Canvas, HSBC Mumbai CS / 31
2006 Colours of Life, CPAA Mumbai CS / 30
2006 Art for Water - Water for Life, Cymroza & SCESA Mumbai CS / 29
2006 Evam, The Company Theatre Mumbai CS / 28
2006 India on Canvas, Khushii Delhi CS / 27
2006 Art for Concern, The Annual Charity Auction Mumbai CS / 26
2005 Art Auction, Mumbai Police Welfare Fund Mumbai CS / 25
2005 Art for Concern, The Annual Charity Auction Mumbai CS / 24
2005 Colours of Life, CPAA Mumbai CS / 23
2005 Journey 2, Art & Soul Mumbai CS / 22
2005 100 Contemporary India Artists, Associated Capsules Worldwide & Gallery Art Resource Trust Mumbai CS / 21
2005 A Cache for Creches, Beyond Art Gallery Mumbai CS / 20
2005 Creative Collaboration - Extending the Frame, Sahitya Rang Bhoomi Pratishthan Mumbai CS / 19
2005 Art Exhibition, Ashok Kumar Foundation Mumbai CS / 18
2004 A Journey, Art & Soul Mumbai CS / 17
2004 Anjali for Akanksha Ney-York (USA) CS / 16
2004 Art Mela, SEC Mumbai CS / 15
2004 Art for Vision, Chennai Delhi CS / 14
2003 Art of Charity, Rotary Club Mumbai CS / 13
2003 Art Auction, Akanksha Mumbai CS / 12
2003 Hope with Heart, PDFI Mumbai CS / 11
2003 A Brush with the Maestros, Art World Chennai CS / 10
2003 Ganesha, Jewel of India & Concern India Foundation Mumbai CS / 09
2000 Gems, MSSI Chennai CS / 08
2000 Samhita, Ability Foundation Chennai CS / 07
2000 I Believe I Can Fly, MSSI Bangalore CS / 06
1999 Multiple Images, MSSI Mumbai CS / 05
1999 Art for Spastics Chennai CS / 04
1998 Cyclone Relief fund, Lalit Kala Ahmedabad CS / 03
1998 Masters for a Child, Ashraya Dubai CS / 02
1988 Art For CRY Mumbai CS / 01
 
Awards
1996 Prize for Drawing, All India Art Exhibition, LKA (UP) Lucknow
1989 First Prize Kalidas Art Exhibition Ujjain
1987 First Prize, Gujarat LKA Ahmedabad
1984 Takhman 28, Print Award for Etching Udaipur
1978 Cash Prize for Lithograph, 5th All India Graphics Exhibition Hyderabad
1978 Cash Prize for Best Drawing, Bombay Art Society Mumbai
1974 Silver Medal for Best Drawing, Bombay Art Society Mumbai
1972 First Prize for Best Figure Study, Bombay Art Society Mumbai
1970 Gold Medal & First prize, Bombay Art Society Mumbai
1967 First Prize Kalidas Art Exhibition Ujjain
1967 First Prize, Gujarat LKA Ahmedabad
1966 First Prize, Gujarat LKA Ahmedabad
 
Major Projects
2008 Sarjan Jyot Utsav Gujarat Visual Art Association Ahmedabad MP / 09
2003 Apnu Amdavad : Ek Varso ‘Artists Impressions’ -Exhibition Conceived & Curated Organised by Heritage Dept. AMC Ahmedabad Ahmedabad MP / 08
2002 Workshop for Upcoming Artist Pethapur MP / 07
2000 Lino-Print -Workshop & Exhibition For Y K Shukla Foundation Ahmedabad MP / 06
1999 Young Brush of Ahmedabad -For Inside Outside Mega Show Ahmedabad MP / 05
1997 105 Artists of Ahmedabad -For Archer Ahmedabad MP / 04
1991 TISCO Calender MP / 03 1979 Solo Show for Bharat Pandya -At Museum Junagadh MP / 02
1970 Mural -For Art India Booking Office New-York (USA) MP / 01
 
In a text book ‘Chitrakala’, A Chapter About the Artist is taught as part of curriculum to 10th class students of GSEB (Gujarat State Education Board)
Vrindavan Solanki
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