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Curriculum Vitae


London, UK

Paul Gopal-Chowdhury was born in India in 1949 and moved to London when he was ten. He studied at Camberwell School of Art, London 1967- 68 and the Slade School of Fine Art, London 1968-73. In 1973-74 he taught at Chelsea School of Art, London and won a Boise travelling scholarship and a French Government scholarship to paint landscapes in France. He was awarded The Gregory Fellowship, 1975-77, Leeds University; Artist in Residence at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Kettle's Yard, 1983-84.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Everything in the Garden - Art Space Gallery, London

2008 Down Deep - Art Space Gallery, London

2006 Habits of Eating, Sleeping and Anxiety - Art Space Gallery, London

2004 A Time of Demons - Art Space Gallery, London

2002 Paintings of Heaven and Hell - Art Space Gallery, London

1991 Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London

1988 Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight

1986 Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London

1984-85 Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge touring to Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham and Oldham Art Gallery

1981 Ian Birkstead Gallery

1980 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Art Gallery Arts Centre, New Metropole, Folkston

Selected Group Exhibitions


2013 Flashback, Celebrating 25 Years - Art Space Gallery, London


2009 Anglo-Indian Express - Grosvenor/Vadehra Gallery, London


2009 Winter Journey - Art Space Gallery London

2007 Winter Journey - Art Space Gallery, London


2005 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London


2004 Visions of London - Art Space Gallery, London


2003-04 The Divine Comedy - Art Space, London


2003 Different Landscapes - Art Space Gallery, London (with Ray Atkins, Miguel Barcelo, Rainer Fetting, Alex Katz and John Lessore)


2002 From the Figure - University Gallery Northumbria University


2001 Garden of Earthly Delights - Art Space Gallery, London


1997 British Figurative Art - Painting the Human Figure - Flower East Gallery, London


1996 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 19 - Walker Gallery, Liverpool


1995 Phyllis Kind Gallery - New York with Gladys Nisson, Barbara Rossi and Ray Yoshida


1994-95 Small is Beautiful - Part 12 - Flower East Gallery, London


1993 Beautiful Blooms - Lamont Gallery, London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London - (Invited Artist)


1992 Heads - Lamont Gallery, London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London - (Invited Artist) As I See Myself, Artist in their Works - Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery


1991 Modern Paintings - A Memorial Exhibition for Peter Fuller, Manchester City Art Gallery The Face - Prema Art Centre, Dursley, Gloucester


1988 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London - (Invited Artist) Guirey and Gopal-Chowdhury - Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London Benjamin Rhodes Gallery Opening Exhibition, London

1983 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition XIII - Walker Gallery, Liverpool The Whitechapel Open Exhibition, London


1981 Tolly Cobbold Third National Exhibition and Tour Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award, 2nd Prize - National Portrait Gallery, London


1979 Hayward Annual - Hayward Gallery, London Drawings - The New Ashgate Gallery Surrey The Whitechapel Open Exhibition, London Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award - National Portrait Gallery, London Summer Show 3 - Serpentine Gallery, London


1978 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London


1975 Painters of Mystery, Reality and Illusion - Rochdale Art Gallery


1974 British Painting '74 - Hayward Gallery, London John Moores Exhibition. Liverpool Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London


1973 Royal Society of Oil Painters, London 1972 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London


1971 The London Group

Public Collections


Bolton Art Gallery

British Council

The Peace Palace, The Hague

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Gonville and Caius College

Cambridge De Beers Limited

The Cavendish Laboratory


Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic

Contemporary Art Society

Chelmsford and Essex Museum

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Coopers Deloitte

Amma Foundation, Mexico 

European Parliament Collection, Brussels

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