Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Sir J.J. School of Art; M.F.A., Texas Christian University
Vilas Tonape is an internationally recognized artist and a teacher. A native of India, Tonape has been creating art for almost three decades. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting with distinction from the Sir J.J. School of Art, University of Bombay, India. He earned an MFA in Painting from Texas Christian University in Texas. His work has been exhibited internationally, including venues in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ontario and Bombay. Tonape has won numerous awards throughout the United States and India and his work has been critically acclaimed. Palm Beach Post says, “Tonape’s painting can be described as classically inspired, contemporary-realism— interpretive images that enchant the eye.” Professor Tonape works in figurative as well as non-representational mode.