Santhosh Kotagiri (b.1979)


B.F.A in Painting at JNTU College of Fine Arts in 2003 and M.F.A in Painting at JNAFAU in 2009 - 2011.


He has participated in many exhibitions like ‘The International Art Exhibition’ by The Hyderabad Art Society at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India Art Festival, New Delhi by Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, 2016, ‘Padme’ in 2015, ‘Interface’ for Art Chennai in 2014 at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, India Art Festival, Mumbai by Forum Art Gallery Chennai in 2013, 2014 and 2016, for Concern India, Hyderabad, INV Art at NIV Art Centre, New Delhi, ‘Vision Beyond’ at Gallery Sara Arakkal, Bengaluru, ‘Sonyog’ at Chatrapati Shivaji Museum, Mumbai, ‘Concurrence’ and ‘Looking Inwards|Looking Beyond’ - two men show at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, in 2013, ‘Concurrence’ at The Oberoi, Kochi, ‘Luxury & Art’, at The Oberoi, Bengaluru by Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, ‘India Art Festival, Mumbai by Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘Life Together’, ‘The Divine Feminine’ and ‘Buddha the Awakening’ at Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘Deep in the Wood’, ‘Cloth, Paper, Scissors’, ‘Abstact Paintings & Sculptures’ and ‘Aquarelle’ at Earth Gallery, Hyderabad, for Camel Art Group Foundation at Chitrakala Parishad in 2012, for Concern India, Hyderabad in 2011, at Srishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2010 and 2011,  for Camel Art Group Foundation at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, at New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa in 2010, at Hyderabad Art Society in 2008, at JNTU College of Fine Arts in 2001 and 2003, at Telugu University in 2002, 2003 and 2007.


His solo show ‘1001 Nights’ was at Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2012.


Santhosh Kotagiri has received awards from Nizam College - The Deep Nizam Poetry and Art Fest and from the Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh in 2002,  The National Acorn ImQ Contest in 2001, Young Envoys International by Lalit Kala AkademiNew Delhi in 1994, and Andhra Pradesh Art and Craft - the Best Child Artist Award in 1992.


The artist lives and works in Hyderabad.

Looking inwards
Looking beyond
 - March 9 - 9 , 2013
IAF 2013 - December 19 - 22 , 2013
Interface - February 11 - 12 , 2014
PADME - June 30 - 31 , 2015
IAF - Delhi 2016 - January 14 - 17 , 2016
IAF - Mumbai 2016 - October 6 - 9 , 2016
THE SUBCONSCIOUS RATIONALE - January 21 - 18 , 2017

Santhosh Kotagiri