Ravikumar Kashi was born in Bangalore in 1968. He completed his B.F.A. in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Bangalore in 1988. He then did his M.F.A. in Printmaking from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda in 1990 and M.A. in English, from Mysore University in 1995. In 2001 he studied handmade papermaking under Ms J. Parry at the Papermaking Resource, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK, with a grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust. In 2009 he learnt Hanji – traditional Korean paper making from Jang Yong Hoon and Seong Woo at Jang Ji Bang, Korea, with funding from INKO Centre, Chennai.
Since 1991 he has had several solo shows in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad in India and London & Glasgow in U.K., Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., and Shanghai, China.
His works have been part of several museum shows, numerous curated shows, group shows and art fairs in India and in New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Berkeley, Munich, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Perth, Mexico, Toronto, Dubai, Nairobi, Burma including 10th Triennale of India in New Delhi and 11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Japan; Arad Biennale, Romania. ‘Edge of Desire’ traveling show of Recent Indian art shown in Perth - Australia, New York - USA, Mexico- New Mexico, He was selected for ‘Best of Discovery’ section in Sh 07, International Art Fair, held in Shanghai, China. His works have been shown in Santa Fe International Art Fair and ArtAsia Fair in Miami in U.S.A and KIAF- Korea International Art Fair in Seoul, represented by Gallery Sumukha.
He has won Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi award three times and National Award in 2001. He also writes on art in Kannada and English in various magazines and newspapers.
Ravi lives and works in Banglore.