1940   Born in Mumbai 
Self Taught Artist

1964   Graduated as Doctor of Medicine from Grant Medical College, Mumbai






2011-12    The Body Unbound, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

2011         The Intuitive: Logic Revisted, from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

2008-09    Modern India, organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in  collaboration with the
                 Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain

2008         Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-200', Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

2007         Gateway Bombay, Peabody Essex Museum, USA

2003         Crossing Generations: Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

1987         Coupe de Coeur, Geneva, Switzerland

1986         Contemporary Indian Art, Grey Art Gallery and Study Centre, New York University

1986         Contemporary Art of India: The Herwitz Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts

1986         Festival of India, Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris

1985         Contemporary Indian Art, Grey Art Gallery and Study Centre, New York University

1982         India: Myth and Reality -- Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford,UK
1976         Menton Biennale, France



2011         Wells Clouds Skulls, Bose Pacia, New York

2009-10    Gieve Patel: Select Works 1971-2006, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi; Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

2007         Eklavya/Daphne, Museum Gallery; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003-04    Gieve Patel, Gallery Chemould; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Vadehra Art Gallery,  New Delhi

2002         Sakshi Gallery; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001         Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

2000         Gieve Patel Paintings 1997-2000, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

1995-96    Gieve Patel – Looking into a Well – Paintings and Drawings, organized by Gallery  Chemould at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1994         Gallery Chemould, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1992         Exhibition of Paintings, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1990         Art Heritage, New Delhi

1989         Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1987         Drawings by Gieve Patel, Gallery Chemould, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1984         Exhibition of Paintings, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1979-80    Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

1979         Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1975         Gieve Patel, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

1973         Kunika Chemould, New Delhi

1972         Gieve Patel, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

1970         Gieve Patel Paintings and Prints, Kunika-Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi

1967         Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi

1966         Gieve Patel Paintings and Pastel Drawings, sponsored by Indian Committee for Cultural Freedom,
                 Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


2012         The Conscious Stream, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2012         Synergy 2012, 12th Anniversary Show, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

2011         The Art of Drawing, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008-09    Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir,
                 P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant  Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum
                 Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia  Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur;

                 Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik

2007         1st Anniversary, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

2007         Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

2006         Gieve Patel and Sudhir Patwardhan, Bose Pacia, New York

1998         Gallery Espace, New Delhi

1997         Indian Contemporary Art Post Independence, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

1989         Timeless Art, exhibition and auction by Sotheby's, Mumbai

1985         Exhibition of the Collection of Richardson Hindustan Company, organized by Mr. Gurucharan Das, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1985         Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, New York

1982         Inaugural Exhibition, Roopankar, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

1982         Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, London

1981         Place for People Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi

1979         Focus: 4 Painters 4 Directions, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai. Artists included: Bhupen Khakhar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Gieve Patel

1978         Six Who Declined to Show at the Triennial, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi

1977         Pictorial Space, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

1976         Gieve Patel and K. G. Subramanyan, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai



1984         Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, The Wilson Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

1992         Rockerfeller Fellowship, University of Chicago

2003         C. R. Parekh Writer in Residence, Nirman Foundation Grant, University of Pennsylvania


Gieve Patel has published three books of verse. He has written three plays, which have been performed in Mumbai. His collected plays are published by Seagull Books, Calcutta.




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