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Viraj Naik

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About Artist

Although already proficient and established as a printmaker, Vasant Viraj Naik displays a natural flare for watercolours as well as acrylics. His works involve enchanting figures, which reflect his fascination with Gr...

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Although already proficient and established as a printmaker, Vasant Viraj Naik displays a natural flare for watercolours as well as acrylics. His works involve enchanting figures, which reflect his fascination with Greek mythology, and at the same time possess a distinct Goan feel – an influence of his strong roots.

Naik was born in Goa in 1975. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in painting from the Goa College of Art in 1998, and later, his Master’s degree from the University of Hyderabad in 2000. He has held several solo shows, the most recent ones being, hosted at Travancore Palace by Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi, in 2007; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2006; and Museum Gallery, Mumbai, in 2004. Some of the artist’s group shows include ‘The Scared’, presented by Galleria at Museum Gallery, Mumbai, in 2008; ‘Meandering Membranes’, presented by Empire Art and the Shrine Gallery, New Delhi, at The Taj Bengal, Kolkata, in 2007; ‘Reading Paint’, Gallery Soul Flower, Bangkok, in 2007; and ‘Inaugural Show’, at the Guild Gallery, New York, in 2006.

In 2001, Naik received the Young Artists Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, and, in 2005, won the Silver Medal at the Anvantika Awards, New Delhi.

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  • About Artist

    Although already proficient and established as a printmaker, Vasant Viraj Naik displays a natural flare for watercolours as well as acrylics. His works involve enchanting figures, which reflect his fascination with Greek mythology, and at the same time possess a distinct Goan feel – an influence of his strong roots.

    Naik was born in Goa in 1975. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in painting from the Goa College of Art in 1998, and later, his Master’s degree from the University of Hyderabad in 2000. He has held several solo shows, the most recent ones being, hosted at Travancore Palace by Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi, in 2007; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2006; and Museum Gallery, Mumbai, in 2004. Some of the artist’s group shows include ‘The Scared’, presented by Galleria at Museum Gallery, Mumbai, in 2008; ‘Meandering Membranes’, presented by Empire Art and the Shrine Gallery, New Delhi, at The Taj Bengal, Kolkata, in 2007; ‘Reading Paint’, Gallery Soul Flower, Bangkok, in 2007; and ‘Inaugural Show’, at the Guild Gallery, New York, in 2006.

    In 2001, Naik received the Young Artists Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, and, in 2005, won the Silver Medal at the Anvantika Awards, New Delhi.

  • Academics

    1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), University of Goa, Goa

    2000 Master of Fine Arts (Painting), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2006 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

    2006 Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi

    2004 Museum Gallery, Mumbai

    2004 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2003 Galeria Cidade de Goa, Goa


    Group Exhibitions

    2007 ‘Does Size Matter?’, Art Konsult, New Delhi

    2007 ‘Reading Paint’, Gallery Soul Flower, Bangkok

    2006 ‘Inaugural Show’, The Guild, New York

    2006 ‘Mark, Etch and Print’, Art Konsult, New Delhi

    2006 ‘Take Two – The Chennai Chapter’

    2006 ‘Unayan’, Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi

    2006 ‘Strangeness’, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata

    2006 ‘Black and White’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2006 ‘Inputs’, India Fine Art, Mumbai

    2006 ‘Soft and Sharp’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2006 Shristi Art Gallery, Hyderabad

    2005 ‘Divine Inspiration’, Mumbai

    2005 ‘Project on Theatre and Visual Art’, Goa

    2004 ‘Once Upon A Time’, Goa, Mumbai, Baroda

    2003 Galeria Cidade de Goa

    2000 Minaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad

    1997,98,2006 Goa Kala Academy, Goa


    Participations

    Participated in Printmaking and Painting Camps at Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Daman and Hyderabad

    Lectured as a Guest Faculty in Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts, University of Hyderabad and Art Teacher, Indian Navy Children School, Goa

  • Award & Recognition

    2005 Silver Medal, Avantika, New Delhi

    2003 Honorable Mentioned, Fundacao Oriente

    2001 Young Artist Scholarship, Ministry of Culture

    2000 S. L. Parasher Gold Medal, University of Hyderabad

    2000 Nokia Arts Award-Asia Pacific

    2000 Gold Medal, Hyderabad Art Society

    1998 Merit Scholarship, University of Hyderabad

    1997,2000,02 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) State Awards

    1997,2000 State Art Awards

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