Gopal Namjoshi , muralist, artist, and Installation designer, has exhibited his work in over ten one-man shows at galleries within the country and his works have been displayed in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Jaipur.
In the recent years, his works have also been shown in several curated Group Shows such as winter Group show by Nav Siddhatha Art Group at Lalit Kala Akademi. New Delhi, 2007, Digressing Domains curated by Sushma Bahl organized by Nitanjali Art Gallery, Delhi , Nov. 2006, "Vasant" Curated by Leena Namjoshi, New Delhi, March 2006, Art For Vision curated by Sushma Bahl at Gallerie Nvya, October 2004, Karma Art Gallery, 2002, Group show at Rajputana Palace, Shereton, Jaipur 1994 , Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, 1993, Lalit Kala Akademi curated shows in Jaipur.
His works are in important private and public collections in India and abroad, including the Nehru Centre Mumbai, Federation of Indian Export Organisations , New Delhi, SMC Pneumatics Noida, H.H. Dalai Lama, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce, Jaipur, RTDC, Head South Asian Studies, Cornell University, USA, Berry John's Studio, Noida, Former Tourism Minister Renuka Choudhury, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, etc.
His thorough knowledge in fundamentals of arts has always made him popular amongst his students at IIC, Faculty of fine arts, Jaipur-1996-7, University of Rajasthan-1992-1994 and Rajasthan School of Arts 1986-87.
He has been painting on Yantra and Tantra with primary colours and basic forms since his first brush with paintings over the last fifteen years and has traveled extensively in Rajasthan , researched and studied tribal and rural arts and crafts of Rajasthan.
'Wall Alive', a series inspired by the minimalist approach with colours and livingness with art was exhibited in The Ashoka, Delhi, 2005. These works were based on the Five Vital Elements and their correlation with each other.
Born in 1961 in Jaipur, Gopal Namjoshi studied art for five years at the Rajasthan School of Arts, Jaipur. He moved to Delhi after a long experimentation in his formative years in Jaipur as designer, lecturer, consultant and advertising professional. At present, he lives in New Delhi and works from his studio at Sohna Road, Gurgaon
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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.
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