Born

1963 -   Kolkata,India

 Education

1995 Post -graduate diploma in printmaking, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

1989 BFA in Drawing and Painting, Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, University of Calcutta. India

 Honours and Awards

2020 Finalist: Gottlieb Foundation Grant USA

2018 Alfa Art Gallery Award for the best work in New Brunswick Art Salon, New Jersey, USA

2011-12 Senior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Culture. Govt. of India.

2005,1996 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

1996-97 Bendre Husain Scholarship,Mumbai

1995-97 Junior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Culture,  Government of India.

1990,95 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Award, New Delhi

1994 Bomaby Art Society, Mumbai

 Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 ‘The Perilous Home’, The Gallery, Summit Free Public Library, Curated by Visual Art Center of New Jersey, USA

2015 ‘The Imperfectionist’ Exhibition Gallery Faculty of Fine Arts,M S University of Baroda

2013 ‘Power of black’ Artworld Chennai

2007 'Humanscape', The Art House, Singapore

2007 ‘Open Ended’, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, USA

2006 ‘B Positive’ Gallery Katayun, Kolkata, India

2005 ‘Face 2 Face’Art World, Chennai, India

1999 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1998 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, India

1997 Gallery Katayun, Kolkata,India

1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Online Fine art show at India Cultural Center, Greenwich, Connecticut,USA
2020 Centennial: Online International Visual art exhibition, University of Lucknow. India

2019 ‘We attract’ Art Pilgrim Live Gurgaon, India

2017 Hammond Museum, New Salem NY

2017 Alfa Art Gallery, New Jersey

2016 ‘Contemplations: A Tableau of the Real and Imagine’ at Tapi Utsav Science Center, Surat, India

2015 ‘Vadfest’ Faculty of Fine Arts M S University Baroda

2014 9th Print Triennial Mondial of Chamelieres.France.

2014 ‘Seamless encounters’, EmamiChisel Art Gallery, Kolkata

2013 ‘Knotted Narratives’, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi

2012 ‘Head to Head’, Samsara Art Gallery, Mumbai

2011 'A Material Difference', Paradox, Singapore

2010-11 'Figure/Landscape: Part Two', AICON Gallery, London.

2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan',   AICON Gallery, London.

2008 ‘Gaze Within Gaze Without’ Gandhara Art gallery Kolkata

2007 ‘Diverse Idioms’ Indian Contemporary, Hong Kong Visual Art Center

2007 ‘Flow Freeze Focus’ Gallery Kolkata

2007 ‘Whispering palette’ Red Earth Gallery, Baroda

2007 ‘Winter Show’, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, USA

2007 ‘Artists of Baroda’ Artworld Chennai

2006 ‘Confluence 2006’, Aicon Gallery, New York.

2006 ‘Framed Spaces Boundless Limits’ Gandhara art Gallery Kolkata

2005 ‘Metamorphosis’ Asian  Cultural Center, New York

2005 ‘Bridges’, Art Alive, New Delhi.

2005 ‘Detour’, Project 88, Mumbai.

2005 ‘Are we like this only?’   Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2004 ‘A New Mediatic Realism’, ABS Gallery, Vadodara, India

2004 ‘Looking Back Looking Forward’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, India

2003 ‘Paradigm Of References’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2003 ‘Homage To Bhupen Khakhar’, M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2002 ‘Banyan City’, Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara, India

2002 ‘Self Portrait’,  RPG Enterprise, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.

2002 ‘Voices against Violence’, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India

2001 ‘Art of Bengal’, organized by RPG Enterprises at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai.

2001 ‘Perceptual Reflections’, Ravindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

1995 ‘Young Baroda’, Art Today, New Delhi.

1994  Bharat Bhavan Print Biennale, Bhopal, India

1992 Tata Centre, Kolkata, India

 Art Residencies/Workshop/Print portfolio

2109 National Printmaking workshop organized by Lalit Kala Akademy and Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S University of Baroda,India.  

2018 Microcosm” curated by Lina Vincent and coordinated by the International Print Exchange Program of 40 International printmakers

2010 Painters workshop at Srinagar organized by J&K Police, India.

2008 National level Artist’s residency at Srinagar, by Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi. 

2008National printmaking workshop at Baroda organized by West Zone Cultural Center, India.

2006 “Confluence” by AICON Gallery, New York.

 2004‘Local Train Painting’ by the artists from Baroda and Mumbai organized by  Open Circle for World Social  Forum. Mumbai 

  Painters workshop at Srinagar organized by J&K Police, India.

 Painting workshop at Jamnagar IPCL Township, India, organized by Reliance Industries.

 International Art Workshop organized by Govt. of Goa and Tellus Art Foundation, Sweden.

2004 Painting Workshop at Kolkata and Jamshedpur by Tata Steel.

 Publication, Art talk/presentation

2019  Solo Show 'Perilous Home', Reviewed by Dr. Sunanda K. Sanyal. Professor, Art History & Critical Studies, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA —  Essays-Reviews-Reports:: www.globalthek.com

2020: Interview published at Art Soul Life magazine. India - artsoullifemagazine.com/featured/the-versatile-virtuoso/

2020: Art talk(virtual) with Banglablog. Moderator: Dr Sunanda K Sanyal

2021: Art talk(virtual) at UConn. Department of Art, Moderator: Kathryn Myers

 Works in Collection

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi

Library of Congress, Washington DC, and several private collections in India & abroad.

Currently lives and works in New Jersey, USA.

© 2021 Sajal Sarkar