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Born 1957 Calcutta, India.
 
Graduated with first class in fine arts from the Govt., College of Arts & Crafts, Calcutta -1981.
Awarded Cultural Scholarship by Department of Culture, Government of India, 1981- 82.
 
 
SOLO SHOWS
 
Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1986.
Pundole Art Gallery, Bombay 1989.
Display Gallery, N. Delhi (Organised by Pundole Art Gallery) 1991.
Galerie ’88, Calcutta 1992.
Galerie ’88, Calcutta 1993.
Park Hotel, Calcutta 1994.
Pundole Art Gallery, 1994 (title "Works on Paper").
The Gallery, Madras 1995.
Crimson, Bangalore 1996.
Art Today, New Delhi 1997 (2 men show).
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998.
Galerie '88, Calcutta-2001.
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai  2002.
Maximasia – Jakarta, Indonesia  2006.
Gallery Nvya – New Delhi 2007.
Aakriti Art Gallery,Kolkata 2010.
Kalakriti Art Gallery,Hyderabad  2012.
 
 
GROUP SHOWS ABROAD    
 
"Painters from Calcutta" - Stockholm, Sweden 1985.
"Impressions from Calcutta" - Mannheim, Germany 1992.
‘Impressions from Calcutta"- (9 Indian Artists) Werkstatt galerie, Hidelberg, Germany 1993.
Malarei and Grafik Indischer Klunstley - Schlob Datzingen, Grafenau, Germany-1994,1997.
Visit Germany, The Netherlands, France etc. and joined painting workshop Angelbachtal.Germany by the invitation of Ind-Art, Stuttgart  1994.
Contemporains Indians d’artistes, Yvelines, France 1996.
Indian Contemporary Art, Gallery Sumukha, New York 1998.
International Exhibition of Art, Organised by Japan Afro-Asian Latin American Artists Association, Tokya, Japan 1998.
A Panorama of Indian Contemporary Art, at Art Circle, Hong Kong 2001.
An Indo-Bangladesh Art Exhibition at High Commission of India Cultural Centre, Dhaka  2002 .
Colours of India – an exhibition jointly by Maximasia & Sanskriti Art Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia  2004 and visit Bali, Jakarta & Singapore.
Indian Contemporary Art, Singapore  2005.
Indian Contemporary Art, by KI Gallery, Malasiya 2006.
"Kolkata" an group show organized by Varandah at Bagash Art Gallery,Dubai  2006.
Mystic Inspiration, exhibition featuring best of Bengal at Total Arts Gallery, Dubai 2007.
 
 
GROUP SHOWS
 
Rabindra Bhavan, N.Delhi-1982.
Tata Centre (along with M.F. Hussain) Calcutta-1984.
British Council, Calcutta-1985. 
Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay-1985 & 1988.
Gallery Chemould, Calcutta-1989. 
Genesis Art Gallery, Calcutta-1989. 
Sanskrit Art Gallery, Calcutta-1990, 1991 & 1992; 
N.Delhi-1996 ;Galerie La mere, Calcutta-1996. 
Galarie"88 at Calcutta-1991.
Bombay-1993, 97  and at N .Delhi -1994, 1996, 1997. 
Om Gallery, New Delhi-1997. 
National Exhibition of Art, New Delhi-1994. 
Birla Academy of Art & Cultural, Annual Exhibition-1981, 82,83,84,89 & 90.  
Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta-1982-83; 
West Bengal State Lalit Kala Academy-1986; 
St. Xavier Art Awards Festival, Calcutta - 1986 ;
First All India Exhibition of Art, Patna-1986 ; 
"Young Faces in Contemporary Indian Art", Birla Academy of Art and Culture-1988.
"Young Contemporary Artists" an exhibition to commerate the Birth Centenary of Pandit Nehru, Ramakrishna Mission, Golpark-1989. 
An Ambassador’s Choice-National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi-1990.
Lalit Kala Academy of Eastern Regional Art Exhibition-1989,90 & 91. 
"Human Rights by artists of Bengal", organised by Alliance Francis de Calcutta-1989.
"Centenary Invitees Show" Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay-1989. 
Images and words, artists against Communalism, travels through the country, 1991-92.
Calcutta-Thru eyes of Painters, Birla Academy, Calcutta & Bombay-1990.
Five Painters from Bengal-Sarala’s Art Centre-Madras-1991. 
Bengal Art Today-The society for promotion of arts, Hyderabad-1992. 
An exhibition of paintings, organized by The Oberoi & Gallerie’88. 
The Oberoi, Bangalore 1992. 
An exhibition of contemporary artists, ABN AMRO Bank, Calcutta 1992.
10th Anniversary Show, Galerie ’88, 1998. 
Calcutta Metropoliton Art Festival 1997.
"Save the Children" Art of Heart’s Sake, Nehru Centre, Bombay 1996. 
Art Vision, Rotary Club of Calcutta, Chitrakoot Art Gallery 1997, 1998.  
Human form and Art, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai-1997. 
Annual Show, Surya Gallery, Hyderabad-1996, 1997. 
Trends of Bengal in 90’s,Art Today, N. Delhi 1996. 
Sixth Biennal of Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 1996. 
Annual show of Contemporary Art, Center Art Gallery, Calcutta-1996, 9828. 
Indian Artists, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad-1998.
Artists from Bengal, Gallery Freedom, New Delhi  1998. 
The Art of Bengal, Art Today Delhi 2001. 
"Their story", Exhibition Org. by VHAI, New Delhi-2001.
"Figurative Symbolism" in Contemporary Bengal Art, at Lalit Kala AkademiNew Delhi, Organised by Galerie’88  2002. 
An Indo-Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine arts, Calcutta  2002;
"Vote Tumikar" – a workshop & exhibition at CIMA Gallery, Kolkata  2004.
Summer Show at CIMA Gallery, Kolkata – 2004,
'05 "Face-to-Face", 19th Century to Contemporary portrature at CIMA Gallery, Kolkata  2005.
"Selected Works" an all India Show at CIMA Gallery, Kolkata  2005.
"Roots in hue" an exhibition of contemporary artists, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005.
"Evam" an exhibition organized by The Company Theatre at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai  2005.
"Different strokes" exhibition at Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi  2006.
"Exhibition on animals" at Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata  2006.
"Evam" an exhibition organized by The Company Theatre, Mumbai  2006.
"Figurative works" an exhibition organized by Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata 2007.
"Unayan"an exhibition org. by Nvya art gallery,N.Delhi,- 2006
"Digressing Domains" exhibition org, by Nitanjali art gallery,N, Delhi 2006.
(curated by Sushma k Bahl)
Earth on Canvas- the enviormental perception of 84 artists,N. Delhi 2007.
Agony andEcstacy- org. by Aakriti Art Gallery,Kolkata 2007.
Indian Surrealism at Aakriti art gallery,Kolkats 2008 (curated by Prof. Sovon Som).
"Freedom" exhibition at Galerie La Mere,Kolkata 2008,2009
Opening Show of Gallery Artchill at Amber fort, Jaipur 2008.
"Art Against Terriosm" at Aakrity Art Gallery Kolkata 2009.
Maihar Art Camp Show at Gallery Sanskrity, Kolkata 2009.
People For Animal (a charitable trust of Sm.Maneka Gandhi) exhibition,Kolkata 2009.
Art of Drawing- show at Art & Soul, Mumbai,(curated by Shuvaprasanna) 2010.
"Calling Bengal" an exhibition at Nitanjali Art Gallery,N.Delhi 2010
'Confluence des Arts' a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort, jaipur  2013.
 
 
PARTICIPATED IN WORKSHOPS 
 
Young Artists Workshops, Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta 1980 & 88. 
All India Artists Camp, organized by Genisis Art Gallery and Hudco, Calcutta 1980.
Painting Workshop with French & German Painters at Gallery BF 14, Calcutta 1992. 
National Artists Camp, Mantalai, Jammu, Organised by J & K Tourism 1993.
‘Found Object-Metamophosed Object Max Muellar Bhavan, Calcutta 1997. 
Terracotta Workshop, Arts Acre, Calcutta  1997. 
Book Making Workshop-conducted by Iwan Koshmider, Max Muellar Bhavan, Calcutta-1998, 1999, 2000. 
Project, Their Story-Workshop in Imphal, Manipur 1999.
Painting Workshop, Taj Krishna, Hyderabad 2000.
Painting Workshop org. by TATA Steel, Jamshedpur 2000.
Artists workshop, Hotel Hindustan International-2000; 
Painting Workshop, org. by Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad 2001.
Painting Workshop, Rotary Club of Calcutta Metropoliton, at the Kenilworth Hotel, 2001. 
Painting Workshop, org. by Sanskriti Art Gallery, at Maihar, M.P. 2002, '03, '05.
Art Camp- Org. by Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur, Rajasthan at Jaipur & Jaiselmer - 2005.
Artists Workshop Org. by Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan  2005.
Artists Workshop, by Inner wheel club at Darjeeling & Guwahati 2005.
Artists Workshop & Demo, Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur 2006; 
International Artists Workshop org. by Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2006. 
Artists Workshop at CCMB, Hyderabad 2006.  
100 years of Cellular Jail, workshop & Exhibition at Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2006.
Artists Workshop at Corbet National Park, Uttranchal 2007.
Artists Workshop at Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia 2008.
Artists Workshop at Colombo, Srilanka 2008.
India-Bangladesh art camp at Khulana Art College,Khulana,Bangladesh- 2008.
Artists Workshop at Koh-samui,Thailand- 2009.
Artists Camp cum Tour In London,Paris,Rome,Vennis,Florence etc. Org. by Gallery Sanskriti,Kolkata 2007.
 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bhopal. Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan. Indian Hotels Ltd (Taj Group of Hetels, at Bombay, Calcutta & Colombo)
M.F Hussain , Mrs. E.M Schoo - The Netherlands Ambassador, New Delhi British Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta. Pundole Art Gallery, Bombay.  Artchill permanent collection, Sarala’s Art Centre, Madras . I.T.C Group , Bombay Park Hotel Group, Calcutta.  Sanskriti Art Gallery, Calcutta. Surya Gallery, Hyderabad .The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai. India International Art Centre, Calcutta & Hong Kong.
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.Times of India Group, New Delhi. Nvya Gallerie, N. Delhi. Ahuja Museum Of Art, Kolkata.
T. Vaikuntam ,Jogen Choudhury, Maximasia, Jakarta, Indonesia and Several Collections in India and aboard.