Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting – M. M. K College of Visual Arts, Gulbarga.
Solo Shows: 2012 Solo Show in Moldova and Romania 2008 Art 2 day Gallery, Pune 2006 Time and Space, Bangalore 2002 Art Heritage, New Delhi 2001 Disa Art Gallery, Germany 2000 Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore 2000 Fine Art Company Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Bhownagfree Art Gallery, Common Wealth, London, UK 1998 Kala Yatra, Sista Art Gallery, Bangalore 1997 Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1994 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 1990 Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune
Group Shows: 2017 The Park Hyatt Hotel 2011 Helsinki, Finland 2010 Sara Arakkal gallery, Bangalore 2008 Pundole Art Gallery, Bombay. 2007 Celebrating India 1st Delhi, 2nd B’lore, 3rd Kolkatta 2007 Finland & Romanya 2007 Abintara at Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore 2006 Time and Space Gallery, Bangalore 2006 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore 2004 Dayara Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2003 Dayara Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2002 Tao Art Gallery, Bombay 2002 Hyatt Residency Art Alive Gallery, Delhi 2002 Lakshana Art Gallery, Germany 2000 Birla Academy, Kolkata 2000 Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2000 Alliance Francais, Hyderabad 1999 Kalaghoda Festival, Mumbai 1999 MSSI Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Fine Art Company, Mumbai 1997 Heritage of Karnataka, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997 50 years of Indian Independence Show. Ahemedabad 1996 Young Artist of Karnataka, Art Consult, New Delhi 1996 Mid Night Show Part Hotel, New Delhi 1995 Art for Hope, Windsor Manor, Bangalore 1995 Varsha Utsav Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai 1996 Young Artists of Karnataka, Art Consult, New Delhi 1996 Mid Night Show, Park Hotel, New Delhi 1995 Art for Hope, Windsor Manor, Mumbai 1995 Varsha Utsav Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai 1995 Apparao Gallery, Chennai 1994 Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi 1994 Alliance Francais, Bangalore 1993 Kala Parishad, Bhopal 1991-1995 Rashtriya Kala Mela, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Calcutta & Bangalore 1988-1991 Kala Mahotsava, Gulbarga Awards: 2011 Diploma from Central Cultural Artlit, Moldova 2001 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 2000 Lok Manya Tilak, Pune 1999 State Award Karnataka Lalit Kala Academi, Bangalore 1997 National Award, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi 1995 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academi, Bangalore 1994 S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur 1992 All India Miniature Format
Participation & Camps: 2012 International Symposium, Romania 2011 International Sculpture & Painting Symposium, Gulbarga 2010 Deccan Art Society, Gulbarga 2010 Gulbarga Kampu Organized by Basawaraj Patil 2009 International Camp at Siddhganga Institute, Tumkur 2009 International Camp organized by Karnataka Lalit Kala Academi, Gulbarga 2007 Kannada & Culture Dept., Hampi 2007 International Symposium “Ever Dream” at Finland 2006 The Ideal fine Art Society, Gulbarga 2006 Bharat Bhavan International Camp, Bhopal 2004 Painting Camp, Hyderabad 2005 Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore 2003 Graphic (Litho) Camp, Gulbarga 2000 All India Camp, Lalit Kala Academi, Bangalore 1998 Hampi Utasav, Kannada & Culture Dept., Hampi 1997 Aptech Computer Camp, L.K.A. Bangalore 1997 K.K.Hebbar Memorial Camp, Bangalore 1997 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academi, Davangere 1994 All India Camp B.L.D. Bijapur 1994 International Symposium by I.A.P.C. Rajasthan 1993 International Symposium by M. M. K College Gulbarga
Painting is an act of alchemy. Virendra’s paintings are narratives are based on a non- literal representation of the world. He tries to capture light and sound in a self-defined space. The ever changing scenarios allows for its own unique interpretation in terms of colour on his paper.