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Viraj Naik

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Viraj Naik completed his BFA from Goa college of Art, Panjim, Goa in 1998 and later completed his MFA at Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Art, Hyderabad in 2000. He has been guest faculty at Sarojini Naidu School of fine arts, University of Hyderabad in 2002; and an Artist-in-Residence, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium in 2012. Some of his select exhibitions include the solo exhibit ‘Ordinary Superheroes: Tales from the AniMan Kingdom’, Sunaparanta Goa centre for the Arts, Goa India, 2019; ‘Ambrosia de Fabulae’ The Art Walkway, Park Hyatt, Hyderabad, 2017. He has participated in various Print Biennales and Triennales in India; La Boverie, Liège, Belgium;  Italy; Taiwan; Portugal; Bangladesh; Egypt;“Hybrid Identities” Edinburgh, UK; U.S.A;  Japan; Australia; Mexico; Canada; Zurich; Abu Dhabi; Thailand. 

Viraj Naik displays a natural flare for watercolours as well as acrylics. His works involve enchanting figures, which reflect his fascination with Greek mythology, and at the same time possess a distinct Goan feel – an influence of his strong roots.