About ArtistNaik was born in Goa in 1975. He completed his Bachelor's degree in painting from the Goa College of Art in 1998, and later, his Master's degree from the University of Hyderabad in 2000. Although already proficient and established as a printmaker, Vasant Viraj Naik displays a natural flare for watercolors 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 â€“ an influence of his strong roots. He has held several solo shows as well as participated in various group shows across the country. In 2001, Naik received the Young Artists Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, and, in 2005, won the Silver Medal at the Anvantika Awards, New Delhi.
Silver Medal at the Anvantika Awards, New Delhi