Born in Mangalore, Sudarshan Shetty completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai (1980 to 85). He received Fellowship at the Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad. He participated in the ‘Private Mythology: Contemporary Art from India’ (Tokyo) in 1998, ‘Kwangju Biennale’ (Korea) in 2000, and ‘Century City’ (UK) in 2001. Among his major art exhibitions are III Biennale of Indian Art, Roopankar Museum, Bhopal (1990), Solo show at the Holland Art Gallery, Rotterdam (1993), ‘Paper Moon’, solo show at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai (1995), ‘Tryst with Destiny’, Singapore Art Museum (1997), ‘Art in the World’, hosted by Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris (1998) and ‘Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis’, Tate Modern (2001). The artist is currently based in Mumbai.