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About 15 artists: short biodata
A printed brochure published on the opening day that contains a declaration on behalf of the show and 15 artists’ short biodata. Please follow the abbreviations given below.
Asutosh Bhattacharjee (b.1964) lives in Kolkata. After completing Diploma in Visual Art from RBU in 1988, Art appreciation course from Calcutta Information Centre. In 1997 he participated major group shows, annual shows of BAAC, AFA, Nijanta, Nehru Centre, group shows in Bangalore, Charu-o-Karu Mela by AFA, gallery Karma, Charukala Utsav by Govt. WB, Panart etc. At present he is engaged as a visual consultant in industry and actively performs a skillful co-ordination between art and industry. He is passionate to study and discuss on art and art writings along with huge collection of art books. His works are collected by Avijit Majumdar and various collectors of Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. He is founder member of Nijanta.
Bilendra Nath Mondal (b.1965) lives in Kolkata. After completing Diploma in Visual Arts from RBU in 1986 and Teacher’s Training Certificate (Art Appreciation) from CU in 1988 he started to exhibit his works in different galleries, solo, annual shows, group shows of Indian Art College, BAAC, Rashtriya Lalit Kala Academy, Dept. of I&C, State Academy, AIEFA, Print Biennial by LKA, 8th Akhil Bharatiya Kala Pradarshani, IFACS, National Exhibition by LKA, Trivent Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, EZCC, Bahrain Arts Society-Namana, Panart, Charukala Utsav etc. He participated in painting camp by Max Muller Bhawan, Bahrain Arts Society-Bahrain, Jagriti Art Initiative, EZCC and awarded by AIFACS in 1997. His works are collected by NGMA, LKA, private collectors in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, UK, USA, and Germany. At present he is a faculty member of Swar-Sangam, Birla Institute for Visual & Performing Art. He is a founder member and Treasurer of BAI.
Biswa Basu (b.1969) lives in Kolkata. He completed his study in visual arts from Indian Society of Oriental Art, Swar Sangam, Birla Academy in 1986-1990, Academy of Fine Arts Sketch Club & Rajya Charu Kala (Art Appreciation Course). He participated in major shows in Ganges, Emami Chisel Art Annual Show, Rad Annual Show, Birla Academy, A.F.Arts, Rajya Charukala, Monon Group, Birla Academy, Sarjan Art Gallery, Boroda, Megh Utsav, Gorky Sadan, Installation Show, Group, 278 Jodhpur Park, One Man Show (Solo), Aifacs, Neo Bengal, Museum Art Gallary, Six Senses, Jahangir Art Gallery, Biennial Members, Shimul, Gorky Sadan, AFA-Group Mark, Chemould Art Gallery, ITC Sonar Bangla, Red Dot Gallery,‘Friends’ Gallery Kaatayun, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Aranya, Rad Xii Artists, Aesthetic Excellence, Birla Academy, Angan Art Gallery, West Bengal State Academy, Rabindra Bharati, Charukala, Art Space India, Rad, Regional Fair, Lalit Kala, Over The Ayodhya, Metropolitan Art Salon, Meghutsav, Ezcc,, Rad; also he joined workshops of Dokra Camp, Bengal, Orissa (Rad), Birla Academy of Art And Culture. Biswa was focused by Emami Chisel’s Art News Magazine, 2011, July Edition; article written on under “Young Contemporary” and he was awarded Aranya, All India Exhibition, 08, 2nd Award of Rad.
Deep Saha (Pradipta Saha, b.1974) lives in Kolkata. After the completion of BVA from Govt. College of Arts & Craft, Kolkata, in 1998 he started his life as art teacher in Air Force School, New Delhi, in 1999. He participated in various shows in Jehangir, AIFACS, galleries in Mumbai, New Delhi & Kolkata, Oriental Art Society, N.Y.C.A., Urashwati Art Gallery, AFA, AIFACS, Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Thakur at Town Hall, art show by Sudrak at AFA, Charukala Utsav, Govt. of WB. He was awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ in Annual Exhibition by Govt. College of Art & Craft, also awarded from Annual Exhibition of Govt. College of Art & Craft in 1996 and E.V. Havell Award in 1998. He participated in All India Casting Workshop for DHOKRA process and Sculpted 8 ft. High Bronze Statue of Dr. S. Hahnemann. His works are collected by private & govt. collectors in India & abroad. At present he is involved in self-enterprising environmental exterior and interior art object development to decorate the entire city. He is a founder member of BAI.
Manjushree Ghosh (b.1974) lives in Kolkata. She completed his BVA from Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata in 1998 and participated in various exhibitions of Urashwati Art Gallery, Dhomimal Art Gallery, AFA, Three Men Show in Jehangir Art Gallery, group show at AFA etc., and she was recipient of National Scholarship of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 1998-2000. Manjushree’s works are collected in India and abroad. At present she is involved in self-enterprising environmental exterior and interior art object development to decorate the entire city. She is a founder member of BAI.
Naba Kumar Chakrabarty (b.1970) lives in Kolkata. He completed his Diploma program in visual art from RBU and participated in group, annual shows of Pryag Sangeet Samiti, Roopkala Kendra, AFA, Steel Junction- Knowledge Centre, TATA, BAAC, Gallery’79, Chemould, Artline Gallery, G. C.Laha, Angan Art Gallery, FFA-MSU, Gallery Art Indus, Genesis, IFACS, Bajaj Art Gallery, Private Gallery-USA, Chitrakut, Chitrakala parishad, SSVAD, Nehru Art Center, Gallery Gold, LKA etc., and his numerous works are collected by private collectors and art galleries in India, USA, Germany, UK and Newziland. He is awarded by AIFACS in 2014 and participated in camps like AIFACS also joined seminar on folk-art. He is a founder member and Secretary of BAI. At present he is engaged as a visual consultant in industry campaigning.
Prabal C Boral (b.1956) lives in WB. A self taught creative person who passed B.Com in 1978 and participated in major group, solo and annual shows of BAAC, AFA, AIFACS, Art-Show@SSVAD, Charukala Utsav, (Art Fair) by Charukala Parshad (Art Council) under the Dept. of I & C, Govt. of WB, Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore also in different art galleries in India. His works are collected by Jogen Chowdhury, Hemen Barua, Alek Padomshi & others. He traveled Europe for visiting museums of old and modern masters. Prabal is invited member of BAI.
Parag Roy (b.1965) lives in Kolkata. As a well known talented Print Maker Parag completed his BFA program from Kala-Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan in1989, MFA from same university in 1991,’Qualified NET’ from UGC in 1991. At present he is Professor of Dept. of Graphics-printmaking, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He was recipient of AIFACS Regional Award from AIFACS; New Delhi, Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India, Academy Award from Academy of Fine Arts; Kolkata, Lalit Kala Research Grant from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. He exhibited in solo exhibition and special display: Urban metaphors; Triveni Kala Sangam; New Delhi, Artwalk, Leela Kempnisky; Gurgaon, Prikrama; Society of Oriental Art. Parag is invited member of BAI.
Partha Pratim Mondal (b.1973) lives in Howrah. He was graduated in Honors ( Painting) from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1998 and completed Post Graduation in Painting from the same college in 2001. At present he is a faculty member of BAAC, Kolkata. He participated in major group shows, annual shows, solo at BAAC, AFA, VIBES, Gallery Paramahansha, AIFACS, Creative Wave, E–Painting, Gallery Modern, Second Fine Arts Festival, Canvas-2004, EME-AWWA-ART Camp and Workshop at Krishna Art Gallery, Camlin Art Foundation, Rajya Charukala Parsad, State Academy of Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Arts, JARO-2001, IMPULSE’99, 9th Rashtriya Kala Mela etc. and awarded by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, society of graphic fine art, U.K., Rajya Charukala Award–2005, Indian Society of Oriental Art, AIFACS AWARD, Certificate of Merit, Govt. College of Art & Craft, AFA award, Kanoria Scholarship, Atul Bose award, Camlin awards etc. also participated in Chintamoni Kar memorial art workshop, camp organized by G.C.Laha, painting workshop organized by EME–AWWA–Art Camp and workshop at Army Officers’ Institute, painting workshop on Girl Child of New Millennium etc. His works are preserved in private collections in India & abroad. He is a founder member of VIBES.
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Sandhyakar Kayal (b.1963) lives in Baruipur, WB. After completing his Diploma in Visual Art from Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship under Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 1990 he started to participate different shows, group shows, open air shows, and annual shows of AFA (Mid Summer), 9th Rashtriya Kalamela, 40th National Exhibition by LKA, Annual shows by BAAC, “The Frame” in AFA,T.G. Art Gallery, Jehangeer Art Gallery, Via-a-Vis Gallery, “Enigma of Arrival” by Cymroza Art Gallery, “Figure in the mind” by Kanvas Art Gallery, “Entity” in Karma Art Gallery, Group Shows “The Frame” etc. He is passionate to study and discuss on art and art writing and published articles in web or art journals. At present he is a full time painter.
Sarabita Das (b.1980) lives in Kolkata. She completed her study in B.Sc (Bio Science) from CU in 2003, BFA (Painting) from College of Visual Art [affiliated to IKSV. Khairagarh (CG)] in 2008 and MVA (Print making) from Govt. College of Art & Craft. She participated in major group shows, annual shows, gallery shows of State Academy, Birla Academy of Art & Craft, AFA, Govt. College of Art & Craft, “International Women’s Day” by Gorki Sadan, Charukala Barshik Utsav, Chitran by Helix, College of Visual Art, “POETIC” at AFA, Group shows at Torento, Canada, Chitrakala Parishath, Chemould Art Gallery, Metropolitan Art Salon, “Ultramarine 8” at AFA, also she was awarded by WB State Academy, “Certificate of Merit” by Govt. College of Art & Craft. Sarabita exclusively participated in very important print making workshops such as “Print Making Workshop” organized by ICAD, “Solar Etching Print Making Workshop” by Seraphina Martin & Reena Mitra (Sydney) org. by GCAC, UGC sponsored workshop by GCAC, “Viscosity Workshop” by SCA in collaboration. with GCAC, “Print Making Workshop” by Prof. Rokeya Sultana (Bangladesh) org. by GCAC, “Digital Art” workshop by GCAC, “Viscosity” workshop by GCAC, “Gagan Mela” by CVA. At present she is Guest Lecturer at College of Visual Art, Kolkata.
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Sudip Rakshit (b.1972) lives in Kolkata. He completed BVA from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1997 and started to participate in annual shows, group shows of Govt. Art College, Kala Mela Utsab, AFA, AIFACS, BAAC, Dept. of I & C, Govt. of WB, Proscenium Art Centre, Oriental Art, LKA, INFAC, ‘Paramhamsa’ by Floting Art Gallery, ‘Vibes’, ‘Kolkata Dateline’ by Hello Heritage Art Gallery, Emamichisel etc., also the founding member of ‘Vibes’ art group. He participated in painting workshops organized by INFAC and AIFACS. He was awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ by Govt. College of Art & Craft in 1997. His works are preserved in several private collections in India & abroad. At present he is involved as a full time painter.
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Sukti Roy (b.1960) lives in Kolkata. She was graduated in Visual Arts from RBU in 1983 and participated in major shows of ICAD, AFA, Mid-Summer, BAAC, Art Fair, Kolkata. Kala Bharati, Xaverian Art Festival, Rajya Charukala Pradarshani, National by LKA, Oriental Art, Solo Show at Metro Art Gallery, Visual World of Women Artists by Samokal Gallery, Entity, Gallery Karma etc., and joined camps of Govt. Art College Artists’ Camp, Joy Krishna Library Artists’ Camp, Soumen Charukala Utsav Artists’ Camp. At present she is engaged as private tutor in visual art training. She is a founder member of BAI.
Sumit Choudhury (b.1965) lives in Kolkata. By profession as a graphic artist he have been working painterly and participated in major group shows after completing 5-year Diploma in Visual Art from RBU. He participated in solo show in Grindlays Bank, Kolkata, annual shows of BAAC, SAMOBHAV at BAAC, AFA, 8th Rashtriya Kala Mela in Bangalore, 9th Rashtriya Kala Mela in Kolkata, Panart group shows, Charu-o-Karu Mela-2010 (Art Fair) in AFA, Kolkata, Charukala Utsav, 2012, 2014 (Art Fair) by Charukala Parshad (Art Council) under the Dept. of I & C, Govt. of WB. He is a founder member of Panart journal and his works are collected in Bangalore and Kolkata. At present working as a Creative Artist for media services and he is fundamentally experienced in Photoshop, Freehand, and Illustrator for pre-press & print production, also Interested in Trekking. Sumit is founder member of BAI.
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Nilotpal Sinha (b.1960) lives in Kolkata. Being a Kolkata based artist he is engaged in painting and new media projects during last thirty years. He started his life with a painters’ group to exhibit his works in the pavement exhibitions to project artworks for public viewing. Later, he joined major gallery shows, group shows, national shows, solo and few workshops, also founder member of two art journals and artists’ group BAI. By profession he started his living as a graphic designer from early life which is existed till today. At present worked as a graphic artist in http://www.viswayan.com, a Bengali cultural portal. He is founder member and President of BAI. For more info please visit his Blogs.
RBU – Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
BAAC – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
Dept. of I & C – Dept. of Information & Culture.
WB – West Bengal.
AIFACS – All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Delhi.
SSVAD – Santiniketan Society of Visual Art & Design.
BAI – Bengal Art Initiative, Kolkata.
LKA – Lalit Kala Academy (Lalit Kala Akademi), Delhi.
INFAC – Indian Foundation of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
EZCC – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata.
NGMA – Natinal Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
FFA-MSU – Faculty of Fine Arts – MS University, Boroda.
RAD – Refection in Another Day, Kolkata.
ICAD – Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata.
GCAC – Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata.
UGC – University Grand Commission.
CU – Calcutta University, Kolkata.
CVA – College of Visual Art, Kolkata.
Photo Credit: Naba K Chakrabarty & others.