Gunarathne was born in 1976 Sri Lanka, currently lives and works in London.

2017 – 2018 The Drawing Year Postgraduate Programme, Royal Drawing School, London

2003 – 2004 Miniature Painting Programme, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.

1998 – 2002 Four years course in Fine Art, VIBAVI Academy of Fine Arts, Colombo,

            Sri Lanka.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 - Me, Myself & I, Exhibition of drawings, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2004 - Exhibition of Paintings, ROHTAS 2 Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

2000 - Exhibition of Paintings, VAFA Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1995 - Exhibition of Paintings, City Council Hall, Matale, Sri Lanka

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021- 'Missing You', Windsor Castle, England

2021 –  Highly Commended works -The Self-portrait Prize 2021, Ruth Borchard Collection, UK.

2020 – Royal Drawing School Summer Show 2020, London

2018 – Best of the Drawing Year- Christi’s, London

2018 - Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London

2018 - Space Studio, London

2018 - One Hundred Thousand Small Tales, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala

            Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

2008 - Artful Resistance, Crisis & Creativity in Sri Lanka, Museum of Ethnology, Vienna.

2007 - Chilli Group, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2007 - Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2005 - Sri Lankan Contemporary Art, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2004 - Aham Puram, Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


  • ​Contemporary British Art Collections.

  • The Royal Art Collection- UK.

  • Contemporary Art Collection -India

  • Art Collections - Sri Lanka


Ways of Drawing by Themes & Hudson, London, United Kingdom

Artists Book, Art Basel (9 artists respond to 3 alphabets to create the A-Z of Conflict, a tri-lingual artists book project by Raking Leaves Publishes)

2010 – Me Myself & I, OKRM, London

2010 – Artful Resistance: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka by ZKF Publishers, Germany (Asia Art Archive)


2021-'Poetry in Aldeburgh'-Festival Artist in Residence.

2021-'Draw the Build' - Project at Royal Drawing School, London

2021- IFLA- Issue 7

2019 -Artist Residency at Dumfries House, Scotland


pen on paper,2010

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pen on paper, 2010

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Ink on paper
Ink on paper

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pen on paper,2010

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