Sandeep Joshi: CV


 ‘Shri Nivas’, Brahmpuri, Dandia Bazar,

Vadodara 390001, Gujarat.

Contact: +91-98980 36396


Artist and art historian


2013          NET in Visual Arts, University Grant Commission

2012          M.V.A. in Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts, The M. S. University of Baroda

Art Teaching Experience

2016-present   Art teacher, at St. Kabir Indian International School, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

2022                Visiting faculty at Design College, Auro University, Surat, India.

Practicing visual artist and have experience in teaching at all levels.

Resource person

2020-Present   Member, Editorial Board, Abhidha-Journal of Art, Archaeology, and Cultural                          Heritage, Assam.

2018-Present         Hon. Adviser (Research), Pragjyotish Centre for Cultural Research, Guwahati, Assam.

2018-20     Member, Conservation and restoration of heritage buildings, The M. S. University of Baroda.

2017          Shree Sayaji Pratishthan, Faculty of Management and Leadership, The M. S. University of Baroda.


Participated in number of group shows and art camps (painting) in India including

2007          Bombay Art Society, Mumbai

2007          Watercolor Camp, Pune

2008-10     Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad

2012          Tagore Exhibition (150th birth anniversary), Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, Vadodara

2015          Phoenix City Mall Gallery, Bangalore

Seminars and Workshops

2022          Illustrated lecture on ‘Ajanta Caves: Beyond Paintings (History, Architecture, and Patronage) – A Virtual Tour’, online webinar conducted by Amity University, Jaipur.

2020          Participated Karle and Bhaje Caves site seminar

2019          Participated Kanheri Caves site seminar 

2018          ‘Nathdwara Paintings – Haveli Traditions and Bazaar’, paper presented in a National Seminar organised by Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. 7-8 March, 2018

2017          ‘Sayajirao Gaekwad’s Contribution in Art and Architecture’, three lectures organised by Shri Sayaji Pratishthan, Faculty of Management and Leadership, The M S University of Baroda.

2014          ‘Multi-disciplinary Workshop, December 2014’, art history fellow, Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. 

2014          ‘Thresholds of Modern Art in Gujarat’, UGC sponsored national seminar on ‘Evolution of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art’, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

2010          Madhubani Painting, a workshop and exhibition of Madhubani paintings for school students at Akruti Art Gallery, Kirtimandir, Vadodara. 


      Study of the Ajanta caves (among other monuments) with several field tours and in-situ research.

      Few field tours to Nathdwara and Kankroli, Ahmedabad, Chhota Udepur and Pune to study various folk, tribal and popular cultures.


2017          Nathdwara Paintings: Shrinathji Cult, Haveli Traditions and Bazaar. In, an Encyclopaedia of Indian Arts, Culture and Heritage, New Delhi.

Kalamkari of Gujarat: Mata ni Pachhedi. In, an Encyclopaedia of Indian Arts, Culture and Heritage, New Delhi.

Baroda Patronage: Sayajirao Gaekwad III as a patron of art. In, an Encyclopaedia of Indian Arts, Culture and Heritage, New Delhi.

2016          Threshold of Modern Art in Gujarat, Chinha, an annual art journal of Gauhati Artists’ Guild, 2016. ISSN 2320-0464.

2015-16     Modern Indian and Western Art (ten modules) for UGC’s PG Pathshala, online programme, University Grant Commission, New Delhi.

2015          Pithora Paintings: Art and Ritual Performance of Rathwa Tribe of Gujarat. In, New Delhi.

Politics of Disagreements: Attacks on Art and Artists. In, New Delhi.

2014          Reflections: A story of visual communication in India, an exhibition catalogue of prints printed during pre & post-freedom struggle by various presses of India, Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. 

2013          Baroda Architecture: Semblance of Modernity,Choreomag, a cultural magazine, Vadodara. 

2012-13     Created short summaries of  jataka stories painted in Ajanta based on the seminal research by Dieter Schlingloff as contained in Ajanta: Handbook of the Paintings 1, I-III (New Delhi: IGNCA, 2013). The short summaries are published in Singh, R.K. An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves (Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012).

2012          Baroda Architecture: Reading the Patronage and Modernity under Sayajirao III, Art and Deal Magazine, Delhi, Issue 54/ Vol. 8, No. 23. 


2016          Modern Art in Gujarat, Collector’s Office Mahiti Dirgha on 1st May 2016, Gujarat Gaurav Divas, featuring early revivalists/modernists of Gujarat (1890-1950) whose efforts contributed to the development of modern art.

2012          Interpreting Vishwamitri. The show was based on the issues of the cleaning and the development of the bank which has been undertaken as a river front project for Vishwamitri river in Baroda. The artists explored the possibilities of representations of Vishwamitri river and Vishwamitri Riverfront Project. April 2012.

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