V. Ramesh (1958) was born in Andhra Pradesh and graduated in Fine Arts from M.S. University, Baroda following it with a Post-Graduation in Fine Arts from the same university. He received the Junior Fellowship from the Department of Culture in1990-93, Sanskriti Award in 1993 and a Senior Fellowship, Department of Culture in 1995-97.V.Ramesh is the first practicing artist to be invited to show solo at the National Gallery Of Modern Art, Bangalore in March 2014. He has been teaching at the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, since 1985.
His major solo shows have been at Centre of Contemporary Art, New Delhi in 1990; Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, in 1991; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1993,1997; Gallery Threshold, Visakhapatnam in 1998; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1988; A Thousand and One desires ‘,Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai & Gallery Threshold, New Delhi in 2005; Painted Hymns Gallery Threshold, New Delhi 2007, My Heart Would be Enough, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2008, Why Cross the Boundary, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2011-2012, Sanctum: a corner for four sisters- Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2012, Remembrances of Voices Past, NGMA, Bangalore in 2014; and at Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington in Apr - May 2015. He has been part of many important group shows & biennales across the globe over the years such as- Second Biennial at Havana, Cuba in 1982; Second Biennial of Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1988; Sakshi Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1992; Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra
Art Gallery in 1995; Mapping Memories, 2008; Revisiting Intuitive Logic, Davos, 2011. V. Revisiting Beauty, 2016 and Verdant Memory 2018 at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi and has been represented at the India Art Fair by Threshold Art Gallery in the years of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2019;
Hashiya the border, curated by Mamta Singhania at Bikaner House, 2018.
Ramesh has developed a distinctive narrative vocabulary, rooted in our sacred and literary culture. His engaging iconographies lend themselves to powerfully suggestive narratives particularly in terms of literary and sacred traditions. In doing so, they create their own powerful visual vocabulary, compelling the viewer to tend to look deep within even while re-visiting the past. Ramesh’s work has been sustained and nourished over the years through his interaction with his students.
V. Ramesh lives and works in Visakhapatnam.