V G VENUGOPAL:
Born in 1976, Venugopal obtained his BFA in Painting (with Gold Medal) from Chamrajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore in 1998 and MFAaster Printmaking form Chitrakala Inistitute of Advanced Studies, Karanataka Chitrakala Parishath, Banagalore in 2000. He received the National Lalit Kala Akademi scholarship, 2000-2001 and National scholarship from the Dept. of Culture, Govt of India 2001-2003 and the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Award in 2000; 67th All India Exhibition AIFA Award, Amritsar, 2001; Mysore Dasera Award and CKP Award, 1999. He received the KK Hebbar Art Foundation Gold Medal from University of Mysore,1998.Venugopal has participated in various exhibitions such as the 42nd and 47th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; 6th Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art, Bhopal. He has attended various national and state level camps and workshops and is at present visiting faculty at Centre for Visual Arts, SBMTC, Bangalore and contributes illustrations for Khushi comics. Venugopal lives and works in Bangalore, India.