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About Artist

Devi Rani Dasgupta is a self taught expressionist painter born on 22nd Oct 1983 at Bapudham Motihari, a small town situated in north Bihar near India Nepal border. She graduated in Zoology from B.B.R. Ambedkar University in the year 2004. She belongs to a joint family. She had a knack for paintings since her childhood. In her younger days at the tender age of three, when her other cousins used to play she enjoyed drawing on the huge verandas of her house with a chalk. She learned painting from many renowned artists of Bihar, U.P and Kolkata. She was highly influenced by the beauty of the famous Folk arts of Bihar and West Bengal, also known as Madhubani painting and Pot Chitra respectively. She has done quite a few paintings and mastered in this art. She likes to work on both landscape and figurative, but her first love of painting is human expression based compositions using her folk art and surrealistic skills. She likes to work with acrylic colours. She applies rich and bright colours in different layers completing it by applying bold strokes and textures. Her painting has a unique style of surrealism and fantasy. The random and surreal elements in her works are rooted in her own perception. Geometrical shapes rule her paintings such as triangles, rectangles, polygons etc. She uses designs in her composition both in subject and background which gives it a royal appearance and traditional elegance. She paints like a child and everyday she experiments with her work and tries to explore some new things beyond the appreciation. She has done her five solo shows and near about twenty group shows, four annual shows, one Biennial show and number of art fairs and art camps in Kolkata since the year 2011. Her artworks have been collected by number of art lovers in India and abroad.

Academics

    Graduated in Zoology (Hons) from B.B.A. University, Bihar in the year 2004.

Exhibitions

    Solo Shows:
    2012 – Taj Bengal, Kolkata
    2013 – Art Walk Gallery, South City Mall, Kolkata
    2014 – Academy of Fine Arts West Gallery, Kolkata
    2014 – Taj Bengal, Kolkata
    2016 – Taj Bengal, Kolkata

    Group Shows:
    2011 – Hotel Hindustan International, Kolkata
    2011 – Hotel Chrome, Kolkata
    2012 – Bimal Mitra Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2012 – Birla Academy, Kolkata
    2012 – Gallery Gold, Kolkata
    2013 – Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2013 – Birla Academy, Kolkata
    2014 – Gaganendra Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2014 – ITC Sonar Bangla, Kolkata – Workshop & Group Show
    2014 – ICCR, Nandalal Bose Gallery, Kolkata.
    2015 – Gallery Gold, Kolkata
    2015 – ICCR, Abanindranath Gallery, Kolkata
    2016 – Ellora Art Gallery, Kolkata.
    2016 – Artist Circle Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2016 – Creative Strokes Art Gallery, Kolkata

    Annual Show:
    2014 – Birla Academy, Kolkata, Sreejan Annual Show.
    2015 – Calcutta Art Biennale 2015, Birla Academy, Kolkata.
    2016 – Alta Mira Art Gallery Annual Show
    2016 – Chemould Art Gallery Annual Show – ‘PRAYAS 2016’
    2016 – Gallery Gold Annual Show.
    Art Fair:
    2014 – Paschim Banga Rajya Charukala Mela, Kolkata (Organised by Dept. of Information & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal)
    2016 – Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai – Spandan Kala International art & photography festival, 2016.
    2016 – Emami Chisel Annual Art Fair
    2016 – Mirage Art Gallery – Art Mela Project, Art Utsav 2016

Award & Recognition

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