Shailesh BR has received his Bachelors in Fine Arts, specializing in painting from Chamarajendran Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore and has a Post Graduate Diploma from Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda. He has participated in various group shows, CIMA Art Award Show, Kolkata (2014); Drawing 2014: Seven Decades of Indian Drawing by Gallery Espace, Delhi (2014); and Students Biennale Exhibition, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi (2014). He has been part of the Khoj Peers 2015 as an artist-in-residence and was invited for the Khoj Peers Share in October 2013. In 2014, Shailesh has received the Inlaks Fine Arts Award and was also invited to Sandarbh Art Residency, Partapur, as an artist-in-residence. Shailesh BR lives and works in Vadodara.