Haren Vakil

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Haren Vakil was born in Mumbai, India on April 15, 1940. He holds a degree in Architecture as well as a Post Graduate Diploma from the Victoria College of Art, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Haren worked as an architect and urban designer in India and the Netherlands. In 1973, he came to Canada to pursue graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. Since then he has worked as an urban designer with various Vancouver and Victoria firms. He lives in Victoria and has been painting and drawing since the last 15 years. He has exhibited his work in several juried and group shows in local galleries and has had solo exhibitions in Victoria, B.C., and Mumbai, India. A number of his works are in private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and India.

Solo Exhibits

2010 Long on Logic, Hacienda Gallery
2009 Winchester Gallery, Victoria BC
2008 Stretching the Line, Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai, India
2005 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai India
2003 Frans Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
2001 Gallery 1248, Victoria, BC
2000 Artist Centre Gallery, Mumbai, India
      Gallery 1248, Victoria, BC
1999 Gallery 1248, Victoria, BC
1998 Winchester Gallery, Victoria BC
      Arch Gallery, Victoria, BC

Group Exhibits

2010 The Art of Luck: CARD-O-LOGY II, Samsara Art, Mumbai India
2009 CARD-O-LOGY, Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai, India
2002- ‘09 Moss Street Paint-in, by invitation from the Art Gallery of Greater Victiria, Victoria, BC
2006 Noah’s Ark, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India
2004 Island Illustrators Society New Years show, St. Ann’s Academy, Victoria, BC
      Island Illustrators Society spring show, Saanich Municipal Hall, Victoria, BC
2003 Island Illustrators Society annual show, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C.
      New Years show, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, B.C
2002 Fran Willis Gallery, summer show, Victoria, B.C.
      Island Illustrators Society, annual spring show, Saanich Municipal Hall, Victoria, BC
      Fran Willis Gallery, Christmas show, Victoria, B.C
      Island Illustrators Society New Years show, Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria, BC
2001 Summer show, Gallery 1248, Victoria, B.C.
      Gallery 1248, Visual Presentations, Victoria, B.C
1999 McPherson Library and Maltwood Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C