Gieve Patel is a painter and writer. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections including The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangharalaya, Mumbai; Museum of Modern Art, Menton, France; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA; and others. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows in India and abroad, including: Touched by Bhupen, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2013); The Body Unbound, Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2011); Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (2008); Coups de Coeur, Halles de I’lle, Geneva (1987); Biennale de Menton, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (1976); Gateway Bombay, Peabody Essex Museum, Mass., USA (2007); and others. Gieve is also a well-known poet and playwright. He has published three collections of poems. His Collected Poems was published by Poetrywala, Mumbai, in 2017. Mister Behram and Other Plays, a collection of his plays, was published by Seagull Books, Calcutta, in 2007. For the past twenty-three years, he has conducted a poetry workshop for school students at Rishi Valley School. Gieve is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and the Rockefeller Fellowship.