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EDUCATION

MFA in Painting, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

BFA in Painting, Sir J.J. School of Art, University of Bombay, Mumbai, India

 

SELECTED INVITATIONAL CURATED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Murta-Kruti, Sechrest Gallery, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina

Rasa-Kruti, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina

Masterworks, Shiva Mandir Art Festival, Ambarnath, India

Masterworks, Times Sanskruti Arts Festival, Thane, India

Representational Textures, Fayetteville Tech Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Distinct Impressions, Gunnison Art Center, Gunnison, Colorado

Kruti, Melvin Art Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida

Varṇa, Krempp Gallery, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, Indiana

Indic Roots, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Unfinished/Finished, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

Local Artist Spotlight, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana

MFA Thesis Exhibition, J.M. Moudy Art Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

 

SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CURATED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Pastel Invitational, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Drawing Invitational, Ellington-White Contemporary, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Pictorial Space, The Arts Council, Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Portrait Show, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai, India

Half Drop, 14 artists featured (7 from Colorado and 7 from Brooklyn, NY), Gallery 81435 Telluride Arts, Telluride, Colorado

Creative Endeavors, Elm Street Gallery, Trinidad, Colorado

Group Art Exhibition, Rainbow Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Group Art Exhibition, Tay-Cho Art Gallery, Bartow, Florida

Group Art Exhibition, Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida

Colours of India: Exhibition of Paintings and Prints, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Group Exhibition, West Main Art Gallery, Statesboro, Georgia

Group Exhibition, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Nudes, two-person show, The Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

Guru-Shishya, two-person show, Shagun Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Palms and Portraits, two-person show, Martin County Arts Council, Cultural Center Gallery, Stuart, Florida

Group Exhibition, Art Space at City Place: Visual  Arts & New Urbanism, West Palm Beach, Florida

Spirit that is India, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Four-Person Exhibition, Gallery Ten, Fort Worth, Texas

Group Exhibition, Gallery Ten, Fort Worth, Texas

In One Room, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Monsoon Art Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Group Exhibition, Plaza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

Regional Artist Project Grant award, The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Honorable Mention, 19th Annual Pastel 100, The Pastel Journal

Honorable Mention, Watermedia Showcase International

Grand Prize and Honorable Mention, 10th Annual Pastel 100, The Pastel Journal

Canson Award & Purchase Award, 34th National, Pastel Society of America, National Arts Club Grand Gallery, New York

Honorable Mention, 3rd National Exhibition, Art League of Northern California, Novato Arts Center, Novato, California

Martin and Sanford Award, 37th Annual National Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, Texas

Finalist Winner, 21st Annual Art Competition, Artist’s Magazine

Honorable Mention, International Multi-Media Biennial Exhibition, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

Third Place, Fourth Biennial National Art Exhibit, Charlotte County Arts Guild, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

Faculty Professional Development Grant award, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

Honorable Mention, The Face of Alabama, The Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama

First Place, Juried Competition, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida

Best Titled Interpretation, Wabash Artists Alliance Art Competition, Lafayette, Indiana

Third Place, “Cross Talk”, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

First Place, “Cross Talk”, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Award for Figurative Painting, Annual Art Competition, The Art society of India, India

Award for Portrait Painting, State Art Competition, India

Second Place, “On the Spot” portrait painting, Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik, India

First Place, “On the Spot” portrait painting, Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik, India

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Over 40 National and International Exhibitions

 

WORK

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Professor, Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, Colorado

Associate Director, Center for Arts and History, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho

Professor, Polk State College, Winter Haven, Florida

Visiting Artist, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Visiting Artist, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

Instructor/Coordinator, Painting and Drawing Program, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

Teaching Assistant, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

Up and Coming Weekly, Fayetteville, NC, Page 14—November 4-10, “Contemporary Realism of Vilas Tonape,” by Soni Martin

The Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, CO, Page 4 September 17, “He’s a long way from Mumbai,” by Anthony A. Mestas

The Chronicle News, Trinidad, CO, Page 3—September 11, “Colorful professor makes splash on Trinidad arts scene”

The Chronicle News, Trinidad, CO, Page 3—March 19, “Art professor wows crowd with painting demonstration,” by Scott Mastro

The Chronicle News, Trinidad, CO, Front Page—August 28, “Noted Artist Joins TSJC Faculty,” by Pankaj Khadka

Khaasbaat, FL, Page 17—September, “Lakeland Artist/Teacher Vilas Tonape takes Center Stage,” by Nitish S. Rele

Today and Tonight, Polk County, FL, Page 13—September, “A Teacher that Remains a Student of Life,” by Mary Joye

Pastel Journal, USA—April, by Jessica Canterbury

The Ledger, Winter Haven, FL, March 20, “PCC Professor: Art, Teaching Are Natural,” by Donna Kelly

The Indian Express, Mumbai Newsline, Mumbai, India—December 17, “Art Beat” (Culture Club), by Georgina L. Maddox

SAHARA Metro TV Channel, Mumbai, India—December 3, Telecast: Exhibition and Interview

Mahanagar Daily, Mumbai, India—November 25, “Guru Shishya,” by Mahendra Damle

Palm Beach Post, FL, November 17, “Cultural Collage on Display for Viewing, Collecting Pleasure,” by Katie Deits

The Palm Beach Post, TGIF, West Palm Beach, FL, Page 46 December 7, “Art,” by Larry Aydlette

The Observer of Business & Politics, Mumbai, India—March 11, “High Order Art Again,” by Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni

 

SELECTED ART JUDGING/JURYING

Fuel for the Fire, National Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Park Art, International Folk Festival, Arts Council of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Park Art, International Folk Festival, Arts Council of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Second Art and Flowers National Juried Exhibition, Ellington-White Contemporary Art, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Park Art, International Folk Festival, Arts Council of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Colorado Show, Spanish Peaks Arts Council, La Veta, Colorado

TALAS (Trinidad Area Local Artists Show), Annual Juried Exhibition, Trinidad Art League, Trinidad, Colorado

Strawberry Festival Art Exhibition, Plant City, Florida

Figuratively Speaking, Art League of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, Florida

Winthrop Art Festival, Riverview, Florida

Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Arts on the Park, Lakeland, Florida

Visual Arts Alliance, Annual Juried Exhibition, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, Florida

Fifty-Ninth Annual, Under the Oaks, National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Vero Beach, Florida

Fourth Annual Plein-Air, Bartow Art Guild, Bartow, Florida

Platform Art 15 - Art in Motion, Lakeland, Florida

Tenth Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Winter Haven, Florida

Mayfaire by-the-Lake, 38th Annual, Lakeland, Florida

Municipal Fine Art Show, Lake Wales, Florida

Ninth Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Winter Haven, Florida

Central Park Arts Festival, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida

Polk County High School Invitational Art Exhibition, Arts on the Park Gallery, Lakeland, Florida

Race for the Arts, Polk Arts Alliance, Lakeland, Florida

Annual Student Art Exhibition, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida

Art From the Found Objects, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida

Wild Life Exhibition, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, Georgia

Members' Annual Juried Art Show, Lake Worth Art League, Lake Worth, Florida

9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, Florida

 

SELECTED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Presentation, North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA) Professional Development Conference, Wilmington, North Carolina

Guest Professor, South View High School, Hope Mills, North Carolina

Guest Artist, Lecture, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Sai Art College, Pune, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Chitnavis Art Centre, Nagpur, India

Guest Professor, Painting Demonstration/Lecture, Fayetteville Tech Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Sanjoy Kurhe College of Modern Art, Amravati, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Kalasagar Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Kalavishwa Kala Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Sankalp School of Art, Vashind, India

Visiting Professor, Portraiture Workshop, Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik, India

Visiting Professor, Workshops on Various Topics, Visual Art Academy, Thane, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, K.K. Wagh College of Fine Arts, Nasik, India

Guest Professor, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Fine Arts, Pune, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Workshop, Spanish Peaks Art Center, La Veta, Colorado

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Vasai Vikasini College of Visual Arts, Vasai, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Yashwant Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Bodhi College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, India

Visiting Artist/Professor, Portraiture Workshop, Visual Art Academy, Thane, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration, Pastel Society of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Abhinav Art College, Pune, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, Shiny Colors Academy, Bangalore, India

Guest Artist, Portraiture Demonstration/Lecture, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, India

Guest Artist, Portrait Painting Demonstration, Visual Art Academy, Thane Kala Bhuvan, Thane, India

Guest Artist, Lecture, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai, India

Instructor, one-week Art Educator Summer Institute, Polk County School Board/Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

Guest Critic, Bartow Art Guild, Bartow, Florida

Guest Artist, Oil Portraiture Workshop, Tampa Regional Artists, Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa, Florida

Guest Artist, Professional Development Workshop, Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, Texas

Guest Artist, Watercolor Workshop, Tampa Regional Artists, Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa, Florida

Visiting Artist, Art Educator Summer Institute, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Guest Artist, Lecture, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

Guest Artist, Demonstration, New Era School, Panchgani, India

Visiting Artist, Watercolor Workshop, Tampa Regional Artists, Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa, Florida

Guest Artist, Demonstration, Bartow Art Guild, Bartow, Florida

Visiting Artist, Art Educator Summer Institute (NAEA co-sponsored academy), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Visiting Artist, one-week Art Educator Summer Institute, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Guest Artist, Portrait Painting Demonstration, Bartow Art Guild Annual Plein Air festival, Bartow, Florida

Guest Artist, Pastel Portraiture Demonstration, Lakeland Art Guild, Lakeland, Florida

Guest Critic, View & Review: Critiquing Emerging Artists, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

Guest Speaker, A discourse on Human Ego and Plein Air Painting, Bartow Annual Plein Air Festival, Bartow, Florida

Visiting Artist, one-week Art Educator Summer Institute, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Visiting Artist, one-week Art Educator Summer Institute, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Guest Artist, Slide Presentation and Critique, S.N.D.T. Women’s College of Fine Arts, Mumbai, India

Visiting Artist, Graduate Critique, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Guest Artist, Lecture and Demonstration, Martin County Arts Council, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, Florida

Guest Artist, Portrait Painting Demonstration, Lake Worth Art League, Florida

Guest Artist, Lecture and Demonstration, Portrait Painting, Stella Maris College of Fine Arts, Madras, India

Guest Artist, Portrait Painting Demonstration, The Riverbridge Art League, Greenacres, Florida

Guest Artist, Portrait Painting Demonstration, The Friends of the Lake Worth Library, Lake Worth, Florida 1999

Guest Speaker, A discourse on Art Appreciation, The Riverbridge Art League, Greenacres, Florida

One-week workshop, Life Drawing, High School students, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana

Artist Talk, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana

Guest Artist, Watercolor Landscape Demonstration, Jefferson High School, West Lafayette, Indiana

Two One-Day Workshops, Life Drawing, High School students, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana

 

EXHIBITION CURATION

Abstraction: 7 Artists, 7 Dialogs, Corazon Gallery, Trinidad, Colorado

Allegories with Sacred Canon, Center for Arts and History, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho

Prodromes, One-Person Exhibition, Center for Arts and History, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho 2010

Line Shape Color, Two-Person Show, Arts on the Park, Lakeland, Florida

Plein Air Exhibition, Sixteen Emerging Artists, Lake Wales Arts Center, Lake Wales, Florida

 

PUBLISHED EXHIBITION CATALOG REVIEWS

Empyrean Revelations, an Exhibition of Creative Works by Sanjay Sable, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Arcane Vista, Framing a View – Travel Diaries of Vijay Sakpal, One-Person Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Satyam Shivam Sundaram, One-Person Show – Nilesh Bharti, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Encounters: Vis-à-Vis, One Person Show – Pradip Raut, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

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