Gourishankar Soni was born in 1980, in Shrimadhopur (Sikar), Rajasthan. He received his diploma in Drawing and Painting from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur in 2000 and later completed his M.F.A in Painting from the Faculty of Finer Art Rajasthan University, in 2003.
Indian art, culture, ethnic traditions, and practices have a huge influence on Gourishankar’s paintings. He finds inspiration in different art forms — architecture, cinema, paintings, music — and cultures deeply rooted in India and the daily lifestyle of Indian people. Apart from Indian art and culture, Gourishankar is also intrigued by various other customs, philosophies, and art and it is also prominently visible in his works.
Over the years, Gourishankar has showcased his art at many different solos and group shows in numerous Indian and international galleries, including the prestigious, Lalit Kala Academy at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, NCPA, Mumbai, Rang Malhaar Art Festival, Jaipur, etc. He has also received awards from the prestigious Lalit Kala Academy, All India Fine Art and Craft Society, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy.