Born in Kerala, T.V. Santosh completed his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, specializing in sculpture, from Kalabhavan, Santiniketan, in 1994. He then studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S. University, Baroda, completing his Master’s degree in the same there in 1997. T.V. Santosh’s first solo show ‘One Hand Clapping/Siren’ was presented by the Guild Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2003. Santosh has since held several solo shows including ‘Blood and Spit’ at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, in 2009; ‘Living with a Wound’ at Grosvenor Vadehra, London, in 2009; ‘A Room to Pray’ at Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, in 2008; ‘Scars of An Ancient Error’ at the Singapore Art Fair in 2006; ‘False Promises’ at Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 2005; and ‘Unsolved Stories’ at Nature Morte, New Delhi, in 2004. Santosh has also participated in group shows like ‘Expressions at Tihar’ at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, in 2009; ‘Passage to India, Part II: New Indian Art from the Frank Cohen Collection’ at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, in 2009; ‘My little India’ at Marella Gallery, Beijing, in 2009; and ‘Where In The World’ at the Devil Art Foundation, New Delhi, in 2008-09. The artist was awarded Kerala Lalit Kala Academy State Award, a National Scholarship and the Kanoria Scholarship, Ahmedabad, all in 1997. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.