Gopikrishna completed his BFA from the College of Art, Trivandrum, 1987 and his MFA from the College of Art, New Delhi, 1989. A consummate storyteller, Gopikrishna peoples his universe with myriad creatures and characters, each conveying their own subtle wisdom. His paintings appear as though they were pages from a book of fairytales. In his surrealistic canvas, one can witness the ordinary and the impossible, unity and solitude, illumination and darkness.

He won the Kerala State Award for Drawing from the Lalit Kala Akademi, 2000 and the All India Fine Arts Society Award, 2002. The artist’s solo exhibitions include Perceptions from the Precipice, 2013; Carnival of Rising Emotions, 2010; Dream Conservatory, 2007 with Art Musings, Mumbai. He has also participated in several important group shows in India, Singapore, Amsterdam and New York, and in the India Art Fair with Art Musings in 2016, 2012 & 2011. The artist lives and works in Trivandrum.