Atul Dodiya (b.1959) received his diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art (1982) and Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1991- 92). His strongly realistic works are subtly nuanced to provide a reflective medium to middle class homes, family life and his own life. Thin layers of painting and deftly painted strokes mirror suggestive situations. In his latest works he freely quotes his artistic peers like Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to reflect on the act of painting itself. He has held several solo shows in Mumbai and New Delhi (2007), Singapore (2006), New York and Vadodara (2005), Chicago and Madrid (2002), Berlin and Tokyo (2001). He has also extensively participated in several residencies and group shows, including “Saptapadi: Scenes from Marriage” (New Delhi), “Here and Now: Young Voices from India” (London), “New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India” (Chicago), and “Private/Corporate IV” (Berlin). His works have been part of tours and travelling shows, such as “Hungry God’ (China & Korea, 2006-07) and “Edge of Desires” that traveled to Australia, Mexico, Toronto and New York. Among his other prestigious participations are “I-con: India Contemporary”, 51st Venice Biennale (2004), “New Indian Art: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum” (Manchester, 2002), and “Century City: Art & Culture in the Modern Metropolis Bombay/Mumbai” (Tate Modern, London, 2001), amongst others. Mr. Dodiya is the recipient of several awards such as Sotheby’s Prize, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, the Sanskriti Award, the French Government Scholarship, and a Gold Medal from the Maharashtra Government, to mention a few. Atul Dodiya lives and works in Mumbai, Maharashtra.