Atul Dodiya

(b. 1959) Born in Mumbai, Atul Dodiya, one of the most sought after contemporary artists today, completed his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Sir J. J. School of Arts in 1982. Dodiya came into prominence in 1999 with his series on Mahatma Gandhi, where the painter sought to reconstruct images from a forgotten biography of the leader. His other series that won him international acclaim was the Bombay:labyrinth/laboratory show at the Japan Foundation Asia Center in Tokyo. In 1999, the artist won the Sotheby’s Prize for Contemporary Art. The crowning glory was his works being shown at the Tate Museum, London, in 2000, as part of the exhibition ‘Centuries Cities Art And Culture in Modern Metropolis’. He is one of few Indian artists whose work was shown at the museum as part of a major exhibition nine cities of the world. Besides having held several solo exhibitions in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Amsterdam, he has participated in many group exhibitions both in India and abroad. Atul Dodiya lives and works in Mumbai.