I paint to bridge the ordinary and the enchanting, sharing the beauty discovered in everyday corners. Through urban landscapes, I reveal nostalgia and hope, blending reality with surrealism. Vibrant colors and intricate details challenge perceptions, fostering deeper connections with our surroundings. My art sparks dialogues about the impact of urban environments on our lives, inviting viewers to find beauty, magic and hope in the chaos.

Shrey Purohit, born in 1997 in India, is an urban landscape painter, curator, and educator whose art transforms everyday scenes into enchanting visuals.

Drawing inspiration from the bustling energy of cityscapes, Shrey blends the real with the surreal in his paintings, encouraging viewers to find allure in everyday life.

Having graduated from the California College of the Arts in 2020, Shrey delves into the fusion of reality and fantasy, using vivid colors and meticulous details to provoke thought and challenge conventional views.

Shrey's art has been exhibited in several notable locations. His works have been displayed in galleries in both New York City and Mumbai, at the City Hall of San Francisco, and in an eclectic mix of coffee shops, taquerias, and galleries throughout San Francisco, drawing the attention of art lovers from various regions.

In addition to being an artist, Shrey is the founder of Ingleside Gallery and works with ArtSpan SF as exhibitions coordinator. He is dedicated to nurturing the development of emerging artists and providing a platform and community to highlight their work.


Ingleside Light, San Francisco Article - Nov 2020 

MidDay India Article - Jan 2022

Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (Jan 2018 - Dec 2020)
Diploma in Communication Design, ISDI- Parsons’ New School, Mumbai (Aug 2016 - Dec 2017)

Select Solo Art Shows:
Aug - Nov 2023: Taqueria Pancho Villa, SF.
Oct 2023: Farley’s Coffee, Potrero Hill, SF.
Nov 2022, July 2023: Cafe Seventy8, Outer Mission, SF.
May - Sept 2022: District 7 Supervisor’s office, City Hall, SF.
May 2021, May 2022: Farley’s Coffee, Potrero Hill, SF.
Jan 2020 & Jan 2021: YMCA, Mumbai.

Jul & Dec 2023: City Hall, ArtSpan Art-In-Neighborhoods at District 11 Supervisor’s Office, SF.
Aug 2023: Summer Breeze, at Ocean Ave Association, SF.
Sept 2023: West Portal Stars, Co-curated with Tom Colcord at Ballast Coffee, SF.
Sept 2023: Life in Paradise, ArtSpan Art-In-Neighborhoods at Mission Bowling Club, SF.

Select Group Art Shows:
Aug 2023: Summer Break, NYC. Curated by Chad Abbley at 13 Monroe St, NYC.
July 2023: Poolside, Curated by Dave Young at 111 Minna Gallery, SF.
June 2023: Delicious, Studio Gallery, SF.
May 2023: Bay Area Contemporary Art Show, Curated by Maurice Velasco at 678 Guerrero St. SF.
April 2023: Pyramid Scheme, Bass & Reiner at Minnesota Street Projects, SF.
Feb 2023: City That Knows How, Curated by Emily Fromm at Mothbelly Gallery, SF.
May - Sept 2022: ArtSpan Art-In-Neighborhoods at District 11 Supervisor’s office, City Hall, SF.
Sept 2021: Ingleside Gallery Group Show, SF.
March - June 2021: ArtSpan’s Art-In-Neighborhoods at Cumaica Coffee, SF.

Select Art Auctions:
2023: 6th Artist Benefit Art Auction at Incline Gallery, SF.
2022, 2023: Works of HeART, Maitri Benefit Art Auction, SF.
2023: ArtSpan Annual Benefit Art Auction, SF.
2021, 2022, 2023: Coalition on Homelessness, SF.
2022: Project Open Hand, SF.
2022: Western Neighborhoods Project, SF.

Solo Murals
Feb 2022: Artist in Residence - Meta Open Arts, Fremont, CA. two 30 x 10 feet murals adapted from plein air paintings.
May 2021: Parklet Mural at That’s Amore for Ocean Ave Assn, SF. 

Group Murals
Dec 2023: Butter Chicken Social, Sunnyvale.
Sept 2023: Artist Assistant to Emily Fromm for Community Murals for City of North Fair Oaks, Redwood City.
Aug 2022: Artist Assistant to Arthur Koch for Mural Restoration at McLaren Park for Rec and Parks, CIty of San Francisco.
June 2021: Artist Assistant to Tom Colcord for Facebook Open Arts, Burlingame, CA.