Bhavani Katoch was born in 1956. He studied art at the Government College of Art in Chandigarh, after which he left for France in 1984 on a French Government scholarship to study painting and lithography at the Ecole National des Beaux-arts in Paris.
Bhavani Katoch creates his art with pure pigments and resin binders applying a very thin layer over the half dry layers to get the tones and transparency. Applying colour layers this way helps in seeing one colour through the other like veils. Up to some extent non-mixing of pigments this way keeps alive memory and charm of each colour. Katoch plays with light and colour to convey time and space, stillness and movement.
He has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards. Bhawani has held solo and group shows within India and abroad since 1980. He obtained a diploma in Drawing and painting from government college of Arts Chandigarh from 1976 to 1981. He then obtained Scholarship from the French Government from 1984 to 1985. He got a diploma in lithography from Ecole Nationale, Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris during 1985 to 1989.