Born in 1961, Gopal grew up in Jaipur and completed his graduation in Commerce in 1981. However an inclination towards the arts, led him to the Rajasthan School of Arts in the city where he did a five-year diploma in Applied Arts between 1981 and 85, topping the list and winning a gold medal award.
He joined the same institution as a lecturer and taught there from 1986 to 88. He then joined the West Zone Cultural Centre, for a brief stint, successfully handling the display and photographic work for Apna Utsav in Mumbai. He joined the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Rajasthan where he taught degree course students for a couple of years in 1992/3. Gopal has also worked at Jawahar Kala Kendra as Shilp- Gram In-charge between 1993 and 95, and as a design consultant for UNICEF for the next 3 years up to 1999. Since then Gopal has been working as a full time practicing artist. His work experience includes assignments for architects, Institutions, UNICEF and NGOs as well as private individuals both as an artist, designer, muralist and an arts facilitator.
Gopal has exhibited his work in 9 solo shows, more than 18 group exhibitions and designed and executed 60 murals in different parts of the country. Gopal Namjoshi has also organized and conducted many art camps and craft projects.