Vrindavan Solanki was born in Junagadh, Gujarat in 1942. He studied Diploma in Painting from M.S. University, Vadodara in 1980, In 1982 he has completed his Post Diploma in Graphics, M.S. University, Vadodara. He was Visiting faculty in NID, Ahmedabad during 1982-87. He was a member of Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat; 1987-90. From 1969 he exhibited his works across major art galleries of India and also in abroad, including; In 1969, first solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, In 1981, Drawings, Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai; In 1991, Drawings, The Continetal Hotel Curepipe, Mauritius. He has also participated in many group shows including; In 1970, 35th Annual Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta; In 2004, Multiple Encounters, Manhattan Graphics Centre, New-York, USA; In 2004, Art Trend Galleria, Hong-Kong.
Honors and Awards
1966 First Prize, Gujarat LKA Ahmedabad
1967 First prize, Gujarat LKA, Ahmedabad
1967 First prize, Kalidas Art Exhibition, Ujjain
1970 Gold medal & first prize, Art Society of India, Mumbai
1972 First prize for best figure study, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
1974 Silver medal for best drawing, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
1978 Cash prize for best drawing, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
1978 Cash prize for lithograph, 5th All India Graphics Exhibition, Hyderabad
1984 Print Award for Etching, Takhman 28, Udaipur
1987 First prize, Gujarat LKA, Ahmedabad
1989 First prize, Kalidas Art Exhibition, Ujjain
1996 All India Art Exhibition, LKA, Lucknow
Vrindavan Solanki lives and works in Ahmedabad.
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