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 Shuvaprasanna

About the Artist:

 

S H U V A P R A S A N N A

Born 1947 Shuvaprasanna or Shuva or Shuvada as he is fondly called, studied art at the Indian College of Art in Calcutta. His checkered career spanning over four decades includes a varied range of work as a graphic artist, painter, sculptor, educator, writer and art activist.

The urban milieu of Calcutta- its existential agony and survival instinct, its joys and people- the city to which he belongs, has figured prominently in much of his work that often comes in series ranging from cityscapes to clocks to crows and owls. Passion flowers with their discrete erotic undertones and divinities series of Durga, Krishna, Radha and other icons in vibrant hues with a textural use of gold and silver foil, reminiscent of Indian miniature paintings, pressed delicately onto the canvases, marked a creative breakthrough for the artist. Keen on experimentation he continues to explore new themes, forms and media and his work comes in as assortment of media- graphics, oil on canvas, drawings on paper, charcoal, and mixed media while he has also experimented with sculptural forms and installations…

Founder, College of Visual Arts and then Arts Acre, now refigured as Arts Acre Foundation- an Artists' Village in Calcutta; and member of Art and Artists, Calcutta Painters, CIRCA Geneva, Shuva has attended numerous workshops and artists residencies. He is recipient of several awards including the AIFACS, State LKA and Birla Academy Awards. Shuva has also written on matters of art and issues of social concern and his art has been exhibited in over 55 solo and group shows in various Indian cities and around the world including the Biennales at Bangladesh, Havana and Ankara and VII Triennale India. His work features in the collections of National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi and College of Art, New Delhi, Chandigarh Museum Punjab University, Birla Academy Calcutta; Times of India Group, WHO Geneva and Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan, amongst others. Shuva lives in Kolkata and works from his studio in the city.

 

1947

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Born in Calcutta.

1969

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Graduated from Indian College of Art (R.B. University, Calcutta).

 

Solo Exhibitions

1972

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Birla Academy, Calcutta.

1973

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Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

1974

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Gallery "Les Hirondelles", Geneva, Switzerland.

1775

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Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi; Gallery Atlantis, Aix-En-Provance, France.

1976

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Gallery Denbarg, Geneva, Switzerland.

1977

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Décor Art Gallery, Calcutta.

1978

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Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

1979

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Walburgischule, Werl, Germany; Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta.

1980

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National Museum, Singapore; Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

1981

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Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta; Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

1983

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Calcutta Art Gallery; Calcutta; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Kreissparkasse, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Volkshoschule, Essen, Germany.

1985

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Painter's Home Gallery, Calcutta.

1987

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Birla Academy, Calcutta.

1988

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IDM Gallery, Munich, Germany; St. Paulus Pastelite, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

1989

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Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; The Gallery, Chennai.

1990

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Indian Museum, Calcutta; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1991

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Art Age Gallery, Calcutta; La Gallerie, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1992

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Birla Academy, Calcutta.

1993

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Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studio Helmi Precther, Augsburg, Germany.

1994

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“Metropolis": Portraits of Calcutta, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta; ABC Gallery, Benaras.

1995

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Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallerie Grewal Mohanjeet, Paris, France.

1997

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Painter's Home Gallery, Calcutta; Gallery Sanskriti, New Delhi.

1998

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Joint Show with Shipra Bhattacharya, Art Today, New Delhi.

1999

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An Appreciation of Ted Hughes, Exhibition of Crow Paintings, British Council, Calcutta; Art Indus, New Delhi

2000

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‘Shuvaprasanna’s Icons & Retrospective, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, organized by Art Indus, New Delhi; Fine Art Company, Mumbai; Gallery Sumukha (Recent & Past) at Bangalore; Artworld, Chennai; Fine Art Company, Mumbai.

2002

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‘Icons and Illusions’ organized by Gallery & Arts India, New York, USA; ‘Madhura’ at Art Indus, New Delhi.

2004

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‘Lila’ at Sridharni Art Gallery organized by Art Indus, New Delhi; ‘The Golden Flute” at Gallery Artsindia, New York.

2005

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‘The Golden Flute” at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai organized by Indian Fine Art & Cymroza Art Gallery.

2006

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“Evocative Expressions” In Quest of Krishna at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi and same show at ITC Sonar Bangla Art Gallery, Kolkata; The Devine Flute, at Arts India West, USA.

2007

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“Madhura – The Golden Flute” at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre by Indian Contemporary.

2008

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“Night Watch” at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi; “Beyond the dark” at Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata.

2011

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“Recent & Retrospective” at Lalit Kala Academy organized by Art Indus and Gallery Nvya, New Delhi; “Recent & Retrospective” at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai; “Recent & Retrospective” at State Art Gallery organized by Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad; “Recent & Retrospective” at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad organized by Gallery Time & Space, Bangalore; “Recent & Retrospective” at Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Kolkata.

 

Group Exhibitions

1970

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Calcutta Painters, Calcutta and Mumbai; Epar Bangla Opar Bangla, Calcutta.

1975

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Gallery Kunsthaus Stuttgart, Germany; Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Dehli; Inaugural show, Décor Art Gallery, Calcutta.

1977

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Gallery 26, New Delhi

1979

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Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Birla Academy, Calcutta.

1985

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Graphic Art in India since 1950.

1987

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Indian Drawings Today, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1989

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Centenary invitees' show of Bombay Art Society; Human Rights by Arts of Bengal, Alliance Francise de Calcutta and Birla Academy, Calcutta.

1990

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300 years of Calcutta show by Birla Academy, Calcutta; Contemporary Paintings on War and Peace, Max Muller Bhavan, Calcutta; Hyderabad; Chennai; Bangalore; Mumbai.

1991

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Art of Spastics Auction, Chennai; "The Downtrodden and We" by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

1992

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Silver Jubilee exhibition of Birla Academy, Calcutta.

1993

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"Sonar Bangla" Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art, Mumbai.

1994

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From India: 28 Contemporary Artists Present New Graphic Work, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, Canada.

1995

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'Art from the Heart', Exhibition by the People for Animals, Mumbai, Delhi; 'Bombay - An Artist's Impression' RPG, Jehangir Art Gallery.

1996

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'Autumn', Exhibition by CIMA, New Delhi; H.K.Kejriwal Collection 1830-1995, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.

1997

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'Colours of Independence', N.G.M.A., New Delhi; 'Bengal Show', Singapore by Apparao Galleries; 'Indian Beast', New Delhi; 'Within the Frame', New York/London/New Delhi; 'Major Trends in Indian Art', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; 'Image - Beyond Image', Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Collection of Glenberra Art Museum, Japan, exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore; National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai; Heart, 'The Intuitive Logic II', Exhibition : Auction Modern & Contemporary Indian Paintings, The Park, New Delhi; The Nehru Centre, Mumbai; Kalanjali, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, 'A Tribute to Mother Teresa', Art Indus, New Delhi; Contemporary Art of Bengal, Victoria Memorial in collaboration with Calcutta Metropolitan Festival of Art.

1998

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Indian Contemporary Art, The RPG Collection, Bayer A.G., Germany; Confluence, Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; Art Connoisseur Gallery, London; Gallery Asiana, New York; First Group Show of The Fine Art Company, Mumbai; Indian Contemporary Art Show/Auction, Singapore; 'Unmaskings' Exhibition of Self-Portraits, Gallery Om, New Delhi.

1999

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Art for Spastics, at Taj Coromandel, Chennai, 'Water' Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Small Format Works, Art Today, New Delhi; Art and Cinema, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.

2000

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‘Shatabadi’ reflextion on a century past- exhibition organized by CIMA at Calcutta and Mumbai; ‘The Miniature Formet Show 2000’ Sanstache Art Gallery Mumbai.

2001

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‘Art of Bengal: Past & Present’ organized by CIMA at Mumbai in January, the same in Kolkata April; ‘Scapes 2001’ at Hong Kong; ‘The Harmony show’ at Mumbai; ‘Harvest 2001’ exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art; ‘A Treasure Trove’ at Birla Academy, Kolkata; ‘Works on paper’ organized by CIMA at Kolkata.

2002

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‘Ma’ exhibiton of Indian Contemporary Art organized by Art Indus in New Delhi; ‘Art for Hearts Sake’ Auction at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai; ‘Three Diemnsions’ at AIFACS, New Delhi.

2003

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‘The 8th Harmony show’ at Mumbai; ‘Call of the Real’ exhibition by Sanskriti Gallery with Taj Group of Hotels at Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Colombo.

2004

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“Freedom through Education” at Bangalore by Bangalore Round Table 7.

2005

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‘2005 India- Korea contemporary art’ at India Habitat Centre, new Delhi organized by Montage Arts; ‘Hervest’ organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi; “Devotion” at India Habitat Centre, new Delhi organized by Gallery Arts Positive; “40th Anniversary year” at Artworld, Chennai; ‘Art for God’s Shake’ by The Art Trust at India Habitat Centre; “Devine Inspiration” by Indian Fine Art, Mumbai; “Palette 2005” by Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi; “Chiaroscuro” at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai by Gallery  Sanskriti, Kolkata.

2006

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Harmony Art Show 2006; “Group Show” at Maurya Sheraton Hotel, Jointly by External Affairs Spouses Association and Chawla Art Show; ‘Khushii- India on canvas’ auction at Delhi.

2007

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“Modern Trajectories” at Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai; “Power of Peace” at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai; ‘Vistaar’ at Delhi and Mumbai organized by Limited Editions; 'Colours of Life’ at Cymroza Art Gallery organized by Cancer Patients Aid Association; 'Harvest 2007’ organized by Arushi Arts; 'Inaugural exhibition’ of Ganges Art Gallery;  'Femina auction’ organized by Tao Art Gallery; 'Round & Round’ organized by Polka art Gallery; 'Charity auction’ organized by Ashraya Art; 'Indigo’ at Delhi organized by Weavers Studio for the arts; ‘Art Addressing Violence’ at Samokal Art Gallery; 'The Sacred’ at India Habitat Centre organized by Galleria; ‘Indian Surrealism’ at Aakriti Art Gallery.

2008

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“Annual exhibition” at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; 'The Sacred’ at Jehangir Art Gallery organized by Galleria; 'Colours of Life’ at Cymroza Art Gallery organized by Cancer Patients Aid Association; 'Harvest 2008’ organized by Arushi Arts; Annual exhibition of Chawla Art Gallery; Black & White show at Tao Art Gallery; “Ananya” at India Hatitat Centre organized by Bajaj Capital Art House; Annual exhibition of Red Earth Galleries; “Dwawing exhibition” at Gallery Beyond, Mumbai; “Art Mela” at Studio 21; “The Mahatma” organized by Point of View Art Gallery; “Stylefile Winter 2008” by Stylefile.

2009

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“Annual exhibition” at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; 'Exhibition on Ashapurna Devi’ at Samokal Art Gallery; '1x1 India’ at Mumbai organized by Akar Prakar; 'art against violence’ at Gallery Sanskriti; 'Colours of Life’ at Cymroza Art Gallery organized by Cancer Patients Aid Association; ‘Group exhibition’ by Gallery Sanskriti; ‘Perfect Synergy’ by Genesis Art Gallery; ‘Living Art Expanse’ by Nakul Sen; ‘Hervest’ organized by Arushi Arts; ‘Sacred and Secret’ by Polka Art Gallery; Calcutta Painters exhibition; ‘The sacred and the secular’ by Indian Fine Art; ‘Mother-Child’ by Gallery Kolkata; ‘Group exhibition’ by Sanchit Art, Agra; ‘Annual Show’ by Cima Gallery Pvt Ltd; Golden Jubilee exhibition of Society of Contemporary Artists.

2010

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‘Drawings’ by Art & Soul; ‘Evolve’ by Tao Art Gallery; ‘Colours of Life’ by Cancer Patients Aid Association; ‘Summer Show’ by Cima Gallery Pvt Ltd; ‘Weaving Legacy’ by Indian Art Circle; ‘Group exhibtion’ by Maya Gallery of Contemporary Art; ‘Devotion Transformation’ by Art Positive.

2011

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“Annual exhibition” at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; ‘Portrait of an Artist’ at Indian Art Summit organized by Dhoomimal Art Centre.

 

International Exhibitions

1985

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III Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh.

1986

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II International Biennial, Havana, Cuba.

1990

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II International Biennial, Ankara, Turkey.

1991

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VII International Triennial India, New Delhi.  Visited United States under the auspices of the USIA; Visited England under the sponsorship of British Council.

1992

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"To Encounter Others", Kassel, Germany.

1993

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Visited Germany under the sponsorship of Inter Nations.

1995

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III International Biennial of Prints, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

1997

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Indian Contemporary Paintings, Christies', London.

1998

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Contemporary Indian Paintings, Sotheby’s', New York.

1999

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Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2003

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6th EME Triennale Mondiale D’Estampes Petit Format 2003 in France.

2004

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Scenes from a Voyage organized by Art Voyage in association with Art Pilgrim; ‘Parbon 2004’, group exhibition at Sheraton Hotel, Dhaka, organized by The High Commission of India in Dhaka, Real Concepts and MAA consortium, Dhaka.

2006

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“Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Gallery art Positive; “Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Gallery Art Resource Trust; “Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art.

2007

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“Power of peace’ at Bali organized by Tao Art Gallery; “Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Rangoli art; Tehelka art auction at London, organized by Bonham’s, ‘Art Auction’ at New York organized by Kmoma & Christies; “Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Artworld; 'group exhibition’ at Dubai organized by Mystic Inspiration.

2008

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“India Splendor” at Singapore organized by Habiart Foundation; Group exhibition at New York by Tao Art Gallery.

2009

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“Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art.

2010

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“Group exhibition” at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art.

 

Workshops

1982

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Poster Workshop, British Council, Calcutta.

1983

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All India Painting Workshop, Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta.

1988

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Workshop in Horniman Museum, London.

1990

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Painting Workshop in Coonoor, Chennai; War and Peace, Indo-German Artists Camp, Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta.

1991

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Advanced Lithography Workshop with Tamarind Institute, USA, and Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai.

1992

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Gangotsav Art Camp at Riverside Diamond Harbour, West Bengal.

1993

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Graphics Workshop in Obergrabenpresse, Dresden, Germany; Druck and Publikations GmbH and Kupferdruckerer Lothar Becker in Munich, Germany; Painting Workshop of Artists from Bangladesh and West Bengal, at Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Calcutta.

1995

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International Workshop - Art and Nature, New Delhi; Graphics Workshop in Obegrabenpresse, Dresden, Germany.

1999

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Workshop on Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists, Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2000

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Painting Workshop at Taj Bengal, Calcutta; Painting Workshop at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi; Painting Workshop at Taj Coromandel, Chennai, Painting Workshop at Myher, Madhya Pradesh.

2001

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Art In Nature, Indo-German Workshop in connection with German Festival in India.

2002

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‘Art workshop’ organized by Sanghi Industries at Hyderabad.

2003

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‘Le Royal Meridian Mumbai Art Camp’ organized by Gallery Beyond.

2004

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Kodaikanal Art Camp organized by Artworld, Chennai; ‘Artists workshop’ organized by Surya Prakash at Hyderabad; ‘Artists workshop’ organized by Eastern Command HQ; Dubai Art Camp organized by Intex, Dubai.

2005

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‘Art workshop’ organized by Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata; ‘Le Royal Meridian Mumbai Art Camp’ organized by Gallery Beyond; Kodaikanal Art Camp organized by Artworld, Chennai. South Africa Art Camp organized by Gallery Nvya, New Delhi.

2006

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‘Intercontinental art camp’ organized by Intercontinental Marine Drive and Indian Fine Art, Mumbai; ‘Cambodia art camp’ organized by Gandhara Art Gallery; ‘Art meet at Gwalier’ organized by Institute of Technology & Management; ‘Russia art camp’ organized by Gallery Art Resource trust; ‘London art camp’ organized by Old world Hospitality’; ‘Printmaking camp’ organized by Gallery Rasa; ‘Myanmar art camp’ organized by The Eye Within.

2007

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‘Art workshop’ at Hyderabad, organized by Gallery Space; ‘Camp Vatsayana’ at Varanasi organized by Different Strokes; ‘Art workshop’ at Hyderabad, organized by Ochre India; ‘Sculpture workshop’ at Jaipur organized by Gallery Sanskriti; ‘China workshop’ organized by Filmlogic; ‘Europe workshop’ organized by Gallery Sanskriti; ‘Edinburgh workshop’ at Edinburgh organized by Pritish Nandy Communication.

2008

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‘Dubai Symposium’ organized by Bhoruka Charitable Trust; ‘Art workshop’ at Gwalior, organized by Institute of Technology & Management; ‘Art workshop’ at Vadodara, organized by Uttarayan Art Foundation; ‘Art workshop’ at Bangamela 2008, USA, organized by The Eye Within; ‘Art workshop’ at Basal Art Fair, Switzerland, organized by Nitangali Art Gallery; ‘Art workshop’ at Black Forest, Germany, organized by Beyond Boundaries.

2009

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‘Art workshop’ at Vedic Village, organized by Reflection of Another Day; ‘Art workshop’ at Bhutan, organized by Prashant Tulsyan; ‘Art Camp’ by Ankan Arts Foundation’ ‘International Art Camp’ by Neerja Modi School.

2010

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‘Mandawa Castle The Desert Resort’ at Jaipur by Deccan Enterprise; ‘Art workshop’ at Mumbai, organized by Ankan Arts Foundation; ‘Art workshop’ at Jaipur, organized by Aatchill & Le Meridien

 

Awards

1979

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AIFACS, New Delhi.

1978

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State Lalit Kala Akademi, West Bengal.

1977

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Birla Academy, Calcutta.

2008

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Taj Gaurav award by Taj Association for Art, Culture & Heritage.

2010

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Manavata Vikas Award by IIPM

 

Art Organizational Works

1969

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Founder member, Art and Artists, Calcutta.

1970

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Joined Calcutta Painters, Calcutta.

1972

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Jt. Secretary, Calcutta Art Fair.

1974

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Member, CIRCA Geneva, Switzerland.

1976

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Founded College of Visual Arts, Calcutta.

1984

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Founded ArtsAcre, An Artists' Village, Calcutta.

2008

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Established Arts Acre Foundation at New Town, Kolkata.

 

Publications

1976

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Edited with Shakti Chattopadhyay, Anarchy and the Blue.

1977

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Published Artist, a Collection of Woodcut Prints.

1981

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Editor Art Today, a journal on movement of contemporary visual arts in India.

1982

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Edited Portfolio The Dream and Reality (a collection of drawings).

1983

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Edited Portfolio The Eyes of Time (a collection of drawings).

1993

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Published Between the Earth and the Sky.

1995

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Published Wondering Silence (Drawings and Contemporary Bengali Poems); Published Shuttle a Portfolio of Graphics and verses by Obergrabenpresse, Dresden and Calcutta.

1998

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Published Bishanna Swadesh (Drawings with Poems of Partha Raha).

1999

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Published Ma-Nishad  (Drawings with Poems of Jay Goswami)

2000

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Published Shuvaprasanna: Vision Reality and beyond by Chitrotpala Mukherjee.

2002

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Published “Aamaar Chhelebela” an autobiography of Shuvaprasanna.

2003

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Published “Swapna, Swapna noy” a Bengali short stories for children; ‘Call of the Real- Contemporary Indian Artists of Bengal’ published by Mapin.

2005

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Published “Onno Nagorik” a collection of prose by Shuvaprasanna.

2008

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Published “Sheth Aashwo Aar Yasmin O Onnanno Probondho” a collection of prose.

 

Permanent Collections

 

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National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Govt. College of Art, New Delhi; UP State Lalit Kala Akademi,; Chandigarh Museum; Punjab University; NCERT, New Delhi; Birla Academy, Calcutta;  Air India; Taj Group of Hotels; Times of India Group; WHO Geneva; Kratel SA Stuttgart, Germany; Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan; HEART, India; Radisson Ffort, Raichak, West Bengal; The Museum of Modern Art, Sitomo, Japan; Gujarat Heavy Chemicals, Delhi, Telecom Venture Group, Hong Kong amongst others

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