Paula Sengupta

Biography: Paula Sengupta

Born: 6 May 1967
Place of birth: London, United Kingdom
Nationality: Indian

Occupation:  
 
Practising Artist, Academician, Writer & Curator
Assistant Professor, Department of Graphics (Printmaking), Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India
Secretary, Khoj International Artists Association, Kolkata, India

Education:    
1993-2000:        PHD in Printmaking, Department of Graphic Art, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India.
1990-92    :       MFA in Printmaking, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India
1985-89    :       BFA in Painting, College of Art, New Delhi, India 
 
Previous Employment: 
2004       :    Visiting Faculty, Wigan & Leigh College, Kolkata, India
1999–2003  : Guest Faculty, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata, India
1995-96    :    Visiting Lecturer, Jamshedpur School of Art, Jamshedpur, India
1992-93    :    Art & Craft Teacher, Assembly of God Church High School, Kolkata, India

Exhibitions  SOLO:
2011    :    Lv, Pony, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
2010    :    Rivers of Blood, Exhibition of installations, objects, and artist’s books at Chemould Prescott Road,
                Mumbai, India
2009    :    Trousseau Tuck, Exhibition of assemblages, objects, artists’ books, and broadsheets at Gallery
                Open-eyed Dreams, Kochi, India
2007    :    No.8 Shorts Bazaar/#8 Short Street? – The Nuptial Chamber, Exhibition of installations, artists’         books,and broadsheets at Akarprakar, Kolkata, India
2006    :    No.8 Shorts Bazaar/#8 Short Street?, Exhibition of installations, artists books, and broadsheets at
Project 88, Mumbai, India
2004    :    Real & Constructed Memories, Exhibition of broadsides, artist’s books, and installation-performance at Right Lines Gallery, Bangalore, India
2000-01    :    Exhibition of Prints, Atelier 2221, New Delhi, India
2000    :    Exhibition of Prints, Right Lines Gallery, Bangalore, India
1997    :    Exhibition of Prints and Collages, Russi Mody Centre for Excellence, Jamshedpur, India
1997    :    Exhibition of Drawings, Prints and Paintings, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
1995    :    Exhibition of Drawings, Prints and Paintings, Emerald Isle Gallery, Kolkata, India
1992    :    Exhibition of Prints, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India
1990    :    Exhibition of Paintings, Alliance Francaise, Kolkata, India
DUO
1999    :    Exhibition of Prints, Jamshedpur School of Art, Jamshedpur, India
1999    :    Exhibition of Prints, ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi, India   
1998/99 :    Exhibition of Prints, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India
1998    :    Exhibition of Prints, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California, USA
1994    :    Exhibition of Paintings and Prints, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India
1994    :    Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

GROUP
2012    :    Objects, Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata
2012    :    Narratives of the Self, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2012    :    The Skoda Prize Show, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2011    :    State of being so divided presented by the Citizens Archive of Pakistan & Vasl Artists Collective,     VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan    
2011    :    Pattern Matters curated by Teresa Cole of Tulane University, New Orleans, presented at IMPACT 7 
Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2011 & 2012     Enduring Legacy, Celebrating The 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore - A Show Of
Contemporary Artists presented by Akar Prakar, Kolkata & Galerie Neumeister, Munich in association
with Indien Institut, Munich & ICCR, New Delhi at Galerie Neumeister, Munich, Germany & ICCR, Kolkata
2011    :    The Faculty Exhibition, Exhibition by the Past & Present Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts,         Rabindra Bharati University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the University & the 150th birth           anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, India
2011    :    44th Annual Exhibition of the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2010    :    Writing Visuals curated by Adip Dutta, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, & W+K Exp, New
Delhi, India
2010    :    Artists Unite, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
2010    :    Imagism, Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Birla
Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2010    :    Stains on my Chintz curated by Dr. Paula Sengupta, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, India
2010    :    Roots presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai, India
2009    :    Intimate Lives curated by Anupa Mehta, The Loft & Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2009    :    Art Against Terrorism, Khoj Kolkata – Chisel Crafts Presentation, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata,         India
2009    :    Tell-Tale: Fiction, Falsehood & Fact - I curated by Dr. Paula Sengupta, Gallery Experimenter,             Kolkata, India
2009    :    Imagism, Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Birla
Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2008-09 :    Moving Beyond the Frame, Gallery Espace, New         Delhi, India
2008-09 :    Beyond Convention – A Glimpse of Contemporary Trends in Bengal Art curated by Mrinal Ghosh,
Anant Art, Kolkata, India
2008-09 :    Whose touch this is, I think I know …, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2008    :    A Celebration of Life – The Right Lines 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Venkatappa Gallery, Bangalore,
India   
2008    :    Art full Women – an exhibition of paintings by contemporary women artists, Weaver’s Studio Center for the Arts, Kolkata, India
2008    :    Off the Beaten Path – South Asian Exhibition organised by the Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka at Drik         Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008    :    The Magic of Monochrome, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2008    :    Canvas 2008, Legends of India & ICCR, Kolkata, India
2008    :    To all whom it may concern, Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2008    :    Exhibition of prints, Kanvas Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2008    :    Parama, Galerie La Mere, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata, India
2008    :    Changing Images, Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati         University, Time & Space Gallery, Bangalore, India
2007-08 :    Synchrome 4, Akar Prakar, Kolkata & Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2007    :    Inaugural Show, Ganges Art, Kolkata, India
2007    :    Spring, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2007    :    Parama, Galerie La Mere, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata, India
2006    :    Pastiche, Gallery Red Earth, Vadodara, India
2006    :    Mark, Etch and Print curated by Bhavna Kakar, Art Konsult, New Delhi, India
2006    :    Synchrome 3, Akar Prakar, Kolkata, India
2006    :    Addressing Unreason, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India
2006    :    Other Directions, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2006    :    Footprints – Women in Indian Printmaking, Colab Art & Architecture, Bangalore, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, & Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India
2006    :    Artists Care for Children, Exhibition in aid of Shishutirtha, Santiniketan, Birla Academy of Art &         Culture, Kolkata, India
2006    :    20 Drawings in Support of Khoj Kolkata, Akar Prakar, Kolkata, India
2006    :    Parama, Galerie La Mere, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata, India
2006    :    Creativity & Disjuncture, Akar Prakar, Kolkata, India
2006    :    Art Exhibition, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata
2005    :    Synchrome 2, Akar Prakar, Kolkata, India
2005    :    Art for Giving, Spandan Gallery, Kolkata, India
2005    :    Versions, The Zest Group, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2005    :    Are we like this only?, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2005    :    Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2004    :    Art Watch, Galerie 88, Kolkata, India
2004    :    Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, State Gallery     of Art, Hyderabad, India
2004    :    Parama, Galerie La Mere, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata, India
2003    :    Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2002    :    Exhibition by the Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Galerie 88,     Kolkata, India
2001    :    Harvest 2001, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2001    :    The Printmakers, Right Lines Gallery, Bangalore
2001    :    Printfest, Ulverston, UK
2001    :    Art of Bengal, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, India
2000    :    Art of Bengal, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
2001    :    Art in Life, Workshop and Exhibition, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, India
1999/00 :      Prabaha III, Biswa Banga Sammelan, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1999    :    Sanjog, Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1997&98 :    Annual Exhibitions, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
1997    :    Kala Art Institute Annual Auction, The Presidio, San Francisco, USA
1996    :    9th Rashtriya Kala Mela, Victoria Memorial grounds, Kolkata, India
1994    :    Exhibition for Emerald Isle Annual Challenge Trophy, Kolkata, India
1993    :    Exhibition of Prints, Gallery Katayun, Kolkata, India
1992    :    Exhibition of Prints, Gallery BF14, Kolkata, India
1992    :    Exhibition of Prints, Centre Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
1992    :    Impressions: The New India; Tata Steel Art Workshop and Exhibition for Young Artists, Tata Centre, Kolkata, India
1992    :    National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
1990-93 :    Art Age Street Exhibition, Kolkata, India
1991    :    Exhibition for Young Talents, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
1991    :    All India Fine Art Exhibition, Gadag, Karnataka, India
1991    :    Introduction 91, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India
1991    :    Composition 91, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1989    :    Exhibition of Prints, Group 8, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, India
1988/89 :    Yuva Mahotsav, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, India
1988-89 :    Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Exhibition, New Delhi, India

Exhibitions: In Search Of Lost Time | DHAKA ART SUMMIT 2014 | India Art Fair 2014, New Delhi | The Print & Beyond | To All Whom It May Concern