Born in 1955 – in Srinagar, Kashmir. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1981.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions at 2009 'Shrapnel: The Chamber + Pandit Houses', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2008 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2006 Art Alive Gallery at India Habitat Center, New Delhi , 2004 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2004 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2003 Gallery Espace, New Delhi , 1997 E C Galleria, Edinburgh, Scotland , 1996 Gallery, Burswood, Perth, Australia , 1996 United Nations, Geneva, Australia. He has participated in:2007 'On The Edge of Vision: New Idioms In Indian and Italian Contemporary Art', organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and New Delhi, 2004 11th Asians Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2003 India-Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kwang Hwa Moon Gallery, Seoul, Korea. Amongst the numerous awards he received the Research Grant Fellowship from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1991.
For Munshi, viewing pleasure plays no role in his objective as an artist. His work is very personal and at most times disturbing. It is his reaction to a specific event - in this case, the ongoing political situation in his home, Kashmir - and he wants everyone who views his work to understand what is happening there. Rather than leaving viewers with a light hearted happy feeling, Munshi wants his works to cause reflection and spread awareness. He is a painter with a clearly defined course In Veer Munshi's paintings we see a reflection of the anguish and fear he felt whilst living in his own home, a fear that plagued so many other Kashmiris as well. Munshi was forced to give up his home and heritage, and witness how men he once knew turned into vicious, killing animals - a theme often recurring in his large canvases.
He Lives and works in Delhi.
US AMONG THEM - 48” x 60” - acrylic on canvas - 2005
NAT: NATRAJA - 26”x18” - pen & ink on paper - 2005