Born 1968 Orissa India
1998,2000 M.F.A. (Painting) from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.
1993,98 B.A Fine Arts (Painting) from Kala-Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.
1986,87 Training in Electrical Engineering under O.S.E.B., Orissa, India.
1983,86 Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Barapada School of Engineering & Technology, Orissa.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
'Confluence des Arts' group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , jaipur.
“Diverse Palette”, group show at Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts; M.S. University Vadodara.
“Art in Santiniketan - today” group show curated by Pranab Ranjan Roy, organised by Pegasus art gallery and
Santiniketan art hub, part-I at the state art gallery , Hyderabad And part –II at Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad.
“Beneath the black”, group show at Gandhara art gallery, Kolkata.
Group show in Mauritius, organised by Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.
“The Big Picture-II” group show at gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
“ Negotiated Positions” group show at gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore, curated by Neha Jaindani.
“Art Ensemble” group exhibition at gallery alliance francaise de, Delhi.
“Uncovered” group show at Sanstache art gallery, Mumbai.
“Art for Concern” a charity auction by Concern India Foundation, Mumbai.
“ALT + REFRESH”, group exhibition; at Gallery Romain Rolland Alliance Francaise de, Delhi, Curated by Anoop Kamath, Organised by Pigment art, New Delhi.
“Leap”-a group show at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
“Dali's Elephant”, group exhibition at Aicon gallery, London. Curated by Niru Ratnam.
“Irreverent Gene” group show at Crimson art gallery, Bangalore, curated by Nalini S.Malavia.
“Mother-Child” a group show at Kolkata art Gallery, Kolkata.
“Nothing will ever be the same again”-a group show at Hirjee Gallery, Mumbai, Curated by Jashmine Shah Verma.
“Global Peace”-a group show of Thai-Indian artists under art and cultural exchange programme between Silpakorn University, Thailand.and Visva Bharati University, India, at Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
“Art against Terrorism” – a group show at Emami Chisel, Kolkata, - a Joint project by 8 galleries in Kolkata.
“The Big Picture” – a group show at gallery Sumukha and Welcome art gallery, Bangalore.
“Life is a Stage” – a group show at ICIA gallery, Mumbai, Curated by Vikram Sethi.
“Urban Discord”- a group show organized by Indian contemporary; at Gallery Romain Rolland Alliance Francaise de, Delhi, and later on in Hong Kong: Catalogue Essay by Sandhya Bordewekar.
“Janus: A Generational Juxtapose”, a group show in Delhi.
Group show at Aicon Gallery, New York.
“Small Format Show” – a group show at Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata.
“Art for freedom” a group show cum auction in London, Jointly organized by Tehelka art and Aicon gallery, London.
Group show in Dubai, at 1x1 art gallery, Catalogue essay by Anshuman Dasgupta.
“Image of one’s own self” Gallery Kolkata ;Curated by Pranab Ranjan Ray.
“13th Harmony Show” Mumbai.
“Indian Contemporary Art” an auction show by Asta Guru , Mumbai.
“Miniature Format Show-2008” Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“A MAZ ING” a group show at Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, organized by RPG Enterprises.
“Synchrome-IV” a group show at Tao art Gallery, Mumbai. Jointly organized by Tao art Gallery and Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata.
International Art Fair, Rome.
“Flow, Freeze, Focus” a five person show at Gallery Kolkata, Catalogue essay by Sushma K.Bahl.
“Young guns”-a group show at The Arts Trust Gallery, Mumbai.
“Embodied” – a group show of paintings and sculptures at Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai, Curated by Jasmine Shah Verma.
“Emerging India”–a group show of young contemporary artists at The Henry Moore Gallery, Royal.
College of Art, London. Presented by, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi and S.A. Fine Arts, London.
“Generation Next- New Trends in Contemporary Indian art” a group show at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, Curated by Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi.
“V I S (V) A” a chronicle of difference, three person show at AICON art Gallery, New York, Catalogue essays by: R. Siva Kumar & Anshuman Dasgupta.
“Modern to Contemporary” a group show at Kolkatta Art Gallery, Kolkatta.
“12th Harmony Show”, Mumbai.
“Pastiche” –a group show at Gallery Red Earth, Vadodara.
“The Rock Show”, a group show curated by Himanshu Desai, at Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai.
“Artist of the month” (Nov-2006), an on line show at Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi.
“Synchrome-III”- a group show at Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata.
“Critical Imperatives-The Ethics of Identity” a group show at Nakshatra art Gallery, Kolkata.
“New Voices” a Group show at The Guild, New York; Catalogue essay by Jasmine Shah Varma.
“Art of Young Bengal” a group show curated by Pranab Ranjan Ray at Aakriti Gallery, Kolkata.
“Real-2006” a group show at India Habitat Center, organized by 'mattersofart.com'.
“Drawing show” a group show at Priyashree Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“The Essence” a group show at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“Evam” charity group show at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“Merging Culture” group show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda.
“Palette-II” group show at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Group Show at Vi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
“Bird on a Wire” on line group show organized by The Arts Trust, Mumbai.
“Synchrome” group show at Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata.
“Change of Address” Inaugural group show at Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“Ways of Seeing” a group show at India Habitat Center, Curated by Sushma K. Bahl, Organised by Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi.
“Art for God Sake” group show at India Habitat Center, Organized by Arts Trust, Mumbai.
“Summer Exhibition” at CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata.
“Versions” group show at Birla Academy of Art & Culture.
“New Wave in Bengal Art-A Critics Choice” group show at Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata, Catalogue essay by Pranab Ranjan Ray.
“10th Harmony Show” at World Trade Center, Mumbai.
“Allegories” three person show at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.
“The Sense of Touch” two person show at Guild art Gallery, Mumbai, catalogue essay by Nancy Adajania.
“The Chair Project” Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, Catalogue essay by Sandhya Bordewekar.
“A Journey” a charity art show at Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai.
“Concepts and Ideas”-curated by Rakhee Sarkar, a group show at CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata.
“The world of Serigraph” Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda.
“Generation-I”, curated by Zehra Jumabhoy, jointly organized by Saffron art and Guild art Gallery at Saffron Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“Looking Back-Looking Forward” curated by Sandhya Boderwekar, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda.
“A New Mediatic Realism?” at ABS Bayer’s Gallery, Baroda, Catalogue essay by Nancy Adajania.
"Recent Works” works on paper, a group show at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.
“Migration, City-Home” group show at Birla Academy, Kolkata, organized by Lalit Kala, Kolkata.
“Transition” group show at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
'Kala Bhavana Teachers’ workshop and exhibition at Nandan gallery, Santiniketan.
“The RPG Exhibition of Self-Portraits” – at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
“From Brahma to Bapu – New icons and symbols in Indian art” – a group show, curated by Sovan Som, organized by CIMA Art
Gallery at India Habitat Center, New Delhi and later at CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata.
“New paradigms” – a group show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, organized by Gallery Threshold, at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
“7th Harmony Show” Nehru Center, Mumbai.
“Tribute to Picasso” a group show at Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Selected young artists from Santiniketan” organized by Gallery Espace,New Delhi; at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
“Indian Contemporary Art” an auction show by Saffron Art.Com, Mumbai.
“Nudes” – a group show at Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“Self Portraits by Artists” – NGMA, Mumbai, from the collection of Mr. Harsh Goenka.
“6th Harmony Show” – Nehru Center, Mumbai.
“National Exhibition” at Bangalore, organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
"Miniature Format Show-2000” Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai.
“Stepping Out” a three man show at Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
2012 Art camp in Jaipur,Rajasthan ,at samode palace, organized by Ganges art gallery, kolkata.
2012 Art camp with Indo-Bangladesh artists, part of Joint Celebrations (CUP) to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.Organised by Ministry of Culture,Government of India.
2009,07,06 “Marve Camp” – at Mudh Island, Mumbai, organized by Vickram Sethi & Harsh Goenka.
2009 “Art Workshop”- at Burapha University, Thailand.
2009 “Global Peace”-at Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2009 “Indo-Thai art and cultural exchange programme-2009”, at Visva Bharati University, India.
2008 Art Camp in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
2007 Confluence’2007, international art camp at Aicon art gallery, New York.
2007 Indo- Bangladesh art camp, Kolkata.
2007 Art Camp in Bangkok.
2007 Art camp in Switzerland.
2007 Art camp at Vedic Village, Organised by gallery Kolkata, Kolkata.
2006 Art Camp at Hyderabad, organized by Krishna Kriti art gallery, Hyderabad.
2005 “Contemporary Art Camp” at ITC. Sonar Bangla Kolkata, organized by Popular Prakasan, Mumbai.
2004 “A New Mediatic Realism?”- Uttarayan Art Camp at Baroda, Curated by Nancy Adajania, organized by ABS Bayer Ltd.
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2001 Awarded Gold Medal for securing first position in Dept. of Painting, M.S. University,Baroda.
2000 Nasreen Mehmodi Trust Award, M.S. University, Baroda.
2000 Camlin Award.
1998 Awarded by Kala Bhavana for securing 1st position in B.F.A. degree course in Dept. of Painting, Kala Bhavana.
1996,98 Received National Scholarship of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India.
1995 Awarded in first Eastern Print Biennale, by Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata.
1993,96 Visva Bharati Merit Scholarship.
2011 Visiting faculty to Department of Fine arts, University of Hyderabad, Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts and Communication; Hyderabad.
Since 2001, Teaches in the Department of Painting, Kala Bhavana(Faculty of Fine art), Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India.