Praveen Kumar was born in Mangalore in 1971. He studied BFA in painting from DMS Mysore. Praveen taught himself the intricacies of drawing and painting following a deep interest in art and a necessity to express himself visually from a young age. Praveen shows a keen understanding of architecture in his paintings.
He has held solo shows and attended art camps in India and has been a part of many group shows in India and abroad. He has received awards from All India Lokamanya Tilak Art Foundation, Pune in 2005 and Lalitha Kala Academy, Karnataka in 2008.
His works are a part of many private and public collections in India and abroad. He works as an Art Director at Mesmerizers and does freelance work for architectural design in Bengaluru.