Born in 1967, in the North Eastern part of India, Ganesh Gohain graduated from the Govt College of Art and Crafts, Guwahati, Axom and went on to get a Post Diploma in Sculpture Specialization. He walked out with a First Class First with Distinction from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara, Gujarat. He was invited to the Ecole Superieure Des Beaux-Arts, Le Mans, France in 1998-99 on a French Government Grant.
From 1997 to 2002 Ganesh exhibited widely in India and abroad including several solo shows in Ecole Superieure Des Beaux Arts (France), Lakeeren Art Gallery (Mumbai), Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), a collaborative show with his wife Santana Gohain at The Fine Art Company Art (Mumbai), the Faculty of Fine Arts (Vadodara). Since his visit to France Ganesh has initiated three residencies and exhibitions with international artists in Vadodara from 2001to 2005. The residency with Peter Bevan from Scotland resulted in a collaborative exhibition titled "Jugalbandi", at the Sarjan Art Gallery (Vadodara) in 2005.
From 1995 to 1997 Ganesh received a Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, and in 2001 he received the Harmony Excellence Award for the best Emerging Artist. In 2002 he received the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship to work in the United Kingdom. During his visit to the UK, he worked as an Artist in Residence at the Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Wales. Thereafter he was also invited to be an Artist in Residence at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. This culminated in an exhibition at the Nehru Centre (London), the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and at the Museum in Glasgow. Ganesh has participated in several Artists Camps in India and abroad held under the auspices of Art Home (2007), The Fine Art Company and Gallery Espace (2005).
He has participated in several workshops in India and France from 1993 to 2002, including those at the Ecole Superieure Des Beaux Arts, Le Mans in France and the RPG Artists camp in Mumbai.
Recently in April 2007, he went on to present an ambitious solo show titled "Temple of the Future" with The Fine Art Company, Mumbai.
Gohain was invited as Visiting Faculty for the Sculpture Department, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda from 2003 to 2005.
Gohain's works are in private and corporate collections: ALEMBIC Group, RPG Group, Reliance Group, The Fine Art Company and several art collectors in India. They are also at the Ecole Superieure Des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans, France, in private collections in London, at the Glasgow School of Art and are a part of the Glasgow City Council Contemporary Art Collection, at the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow UK.