Sunil Gawde

Born: 1960, Mumbai


1980 – Completed training in Fine Art from Sir. J.J School of Art, Mumbai

1995 – Awarded the Charles Wallace Award 95/96 by British Council with a residency at Glasgow School of Art, U.K., for the period of one year

Solo Exhibitions:

2005 – ‘Blind bulb etc.’, sculptural installations, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and New Delhi (
2002 – ‘8 seconds ahead of time’, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
2001 – ‘1mm’, exhibition at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (
1998 – ‘Oblique’, exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, which travelled to Chennai, Baroda and New Delhi (
1997 – ‘Radium Grass’, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, U.K. (
1996 – ‘Swirling Blade’. ARKS Gallery, London (
1995 – Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai (
1995 – ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi (
1994 – Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta (
1993 – Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, in association with Jindal Art Foundation, Mumbai (
1990 – Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (

Selected Participation:

2008 – IndiGenius , in collaboration with Soka Gallery and Sakshi Gallery , in Taipei
2008 – Sakshi show , Sakshi Gallery in Kochi
2008 – Art Dubai, Dubai
2007 – Kashi 10 Light Years, anniversary show at Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin
2007 – Frame/ Grid/ Room /Cell, curated by Gayatri Sinha at Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007 – Art on the Corniche, organised by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage & Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E represented by Enrico Navarra, Paris
2007 – Art Singapore 2007, Suntec Exhibition Hall, Singapore
2007 – Sh Contemporary 2007, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai
2007 – China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing
2007 – Gulf Art Fair, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Dubai
2007 – Inaugural show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (ex. cat)
2006 – ‘Bronze” at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India (
2006 – ‘Bombay, Maximum City’, Lille 3000, Paris
2006 – ‘Made by Indians’ at St Tropez Beach organized by Gallery Enrico Navarra, Paris
2006 – ‘The Art Mill at Berkeley Square Gallery’ curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2006 – ‘Entrusted’, organised by British Council for Charles Wallace Scholars in New Delhi (
2006 – ‘Strangeness’ curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata (
2006 – ‘Young Masters’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi (ex. cat)
2005 – ‘Span’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (ex. cat)
2005 – ‘Young Masters ‘, Palette art Gallery, New Delhi (ex. cat)
2005 – Khoj International Workshop, with artists from many countries including India.
2005 – ‘Are we like this only?’ organized by Vadhera Art Gallery, at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi (ex. cat)
2004 – ‘Bombay Boys’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi (ex. cat)
2004 – “Subtlety-Minimally’ show curated by Marta Jakimowicz for Sakshi Gallery, held in Lalit Kala Academy in New Delhi (ex. cat.)
2004 – “Bombay x 17, curated by Bose Krishnamachari held in Ruia House, Mumbai and in Kashi Art Centre, Kochi, Kerala (ex. cat.)
2003 – ‘Highlights’- Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (ex. cat.)
2003 – Commissioned by National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai to do a collaborative mural with four other artists for their permanent collection
2003 – Viart Gallery, New Delhi (ex. cat.)
2003 – ‘Rain’- exhibition curated by Bina Ellias Sarkar – Editor Galeria magazine at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (ex. cat.)
2003 – ‘ShantiPath’ exhibition at Tao Gallery, Mumbai (ex. cat.)
2002 – Creative Space- exhibition in Habitat Centre, Delhi organised by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (
2002 – Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay as part of their 50 years celebrations.
2002 – Birla Gallery, Mumbai
2001 – ‘Architect and Artist’ – an exhibition of collaborative work between architect and artist held at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai . Architect collaborated with Ratan J.Baltiboi (
2001 – ‘Palette 2001′ – Exhibition of works by Indian Contemporary artists, held at The Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (
2000 – ‘Memos for the new millennium from artists of a moulting world’ at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai (
2000 – ‘Memoirs for the past image of the present and picturing the future’ at The Fine Art Company, Mumbai (
1999 – ‘Legatee’ held at The Fine Art Company, Mumbai .an exhibition by the artists from the Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai (
1999 – Exhibition of works by contemporary artists to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Sir. J.J. Parsee Benevolent Institution held in Mumbai (
1998 – ‘Indian Contemporary Art'; from the collection of Mr. Harsh Goenka presented in association with Bayer in Germany (
1998 – ‘The Harmony Show’, exhibition of Indian contemporary art by Reliance Industries Ltd. held in Mumbai, organised by The Arts Trust, Mumbai (
1997 – 8th Asian Art Biennial held in Dhaka, Bangladesh (
1997 – 9th International Triennial Artists Camp organised by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1997 -‘Vision Recaptured’, an exhibition of the works of the British Council returned scholars held in British Council Art Gallery, New Delhi. A supportive event to ‘Enduring Image’ exhibition, from British Museum, London. This exhibition later travelled to Chennai and Calcutta (
1996 – ‘Modern & Contemporary Indian Paintings of 100 years’, Sotheby’s auction held in London, U.K. (
1996 – ‘The Harmony Show’, exhibition of Indian contemporary art by Reliance Industries Ltd. held in Mumbai, organised by Arts Trust, Mumbai (
1992 – ‘Nest for Sparrow’, exhibition of Indian contemporary art, organised by Sparrow at Artists Centre, Mumbai (
1982 – Group exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1981 – ‘Monsoon Art Show’ exhibition sponsored by Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai