Bio Data of Shuvaprasanna

About

1947Born in Calcutta
1969Graduated from Indian College of Art (R.B. University, Calcutta).

Solo Exhibition

1972Birla Academy, Calcutta.
1973Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
1974Gallery "Les Hirondelles", Geneva, Switzerland.
1975Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, Gallery Atlantis, Aix-En-Provance, France.
1976Gallery Denbarg, Geneva, Switzerland.
1977Decor Art Gallery, Calcutta.
1978Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
1979Walburgischule, Werl, Germany, Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta.
1980National Museum, Singapore, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
1981Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
1983Calcutta Art Gallery, Calcutta, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Kreissparkasse, Ludwigsburg, Germany, Volkshoschule, Essen, Germany
1985Painter's Home Gallery,, Calcutta.
1987Birla Academy, Calcutta.
1988IDM Gallery, Munich, Germany, inaugurated by Gunter Grass, St. Paulus Pastelite, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
1989Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, The Gallery, Chennai.
1990Indian Museum, Calcutta, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1991Art Age Gallery, Calcutta, La Gallerie, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1992Birla Academy, Calcutta.
1993Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany, Studio Helmi Precther, Augsburg, Germany.
1994"Metropolis": Portraits of Calcutta, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, ABC Gallery, Benaras.
1995Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, Gallerie Grewal Mohanjeet, Paris, France.
1997Painter's Home Gallery, Calcutta, Gallery Sanskriti, New Delhi.
1998Joint Show with Shipra Bhattacharya, Art Today, New Delhi.
1999An Appreciation of Ted Hughes, Exhibition of Crow Paintings, British Council, Calcutta., Art Indus, New Delhi
2000'Shuvaprasanna's Icon & 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'Icons and Illusions' organized by Gallery Arts India, New York, USA. 'Madhura' at At Art Indus, New Delhi.
2004'Lila' at Sridharni Art Gallery organized by Art Indus, New Delhi, 'The Golden Flute" at Gallery Artsindia, New York.
2005'The Golden Flute" at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai organized by Indian Fine Art & Cymroza Art Gallery.
2006"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"Madhura - The Golden Flute" at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre by Indian Contemporary.
2008"Night Watch" at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, "Beyond the dark" at Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata
2011Recent & Retrospective, a traveling exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy organized by Gallerie Nvya and Art Indus, Recent Works, at Cima Gallery Pvt Ltd, Recent & Retrospective, a traveling exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, Recent & Retrospective, a traveling ex
2012Anarchy and the Blue, at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2015Recent Works at Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2018Mixed Media Small Format, at Art Exposure, Kolkata., The Last Human Kingdom, at Art Indus, New Delhi.

Group Exhibition

1969Arts and Artists, Calcutta
1970Calcutta Painters, Calcutta and Mumbai, Epar Bangla Opar Bangla, Calcutta.
1975Gallery Kunsthaus Stuttgart, Germany, Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Dehli, Inaugural show, Dcor Art Gallery, Calcutta.
1977Gallery 26, New Delhi
1979Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Birla Academy, Calcutta
1985Graphic Art in India since 1950
1987Indian Drawings Today, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1989Centenary invitees' show of Bombay Art Society, Human Rights by Arts of Bengal, Alliance Francise de Calcutta and Birla Academy, Calcutta.
1990300 years of Calcutta show by Birla Academy, Calcutta, Contemporary Paintings on War and Peace, Max Muller Bhavan, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai.
1991Art of Spastics Auction, Chennai, "The Downtrodden and We" by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1992Silver Jubilee exhibition of Birla Academy, Calcutta.
1993"Sonar Bangla" Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art, Mumbai, Fourth Anniversary Exhibition 'Shraddha Samarpan', Tributes to the Mentally-ill Downtrodden, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1994From India: 28 Contemporary Artists Presents New Graphic Work, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, Canada.
1995'Art from the Heart', Exhibition by the People for Animals, Mumbai, Delhi, 'Bombay - An Artist's Impression' RPG, Jehangir Art Gallery, "The Tree of My Life", The Village Gallery, New Delhi, Inaugural Exhibition 'La Mere Art Gallery', Calcutta.
1996'Autumn', Exhibition by CIMA, New Delhi, H.K.Kejriwal Collection 1830-1995, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.
1997'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', C
1998'Krishna', Art Indus, New Delhi, 'Devi', Art Indus, New Delhi, 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, Ne
1999Art for Spastics, at Taj Coromandel, Chennai, Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 'Water' Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Small Format Works, Art Today, New Delhi, Ar
2000'Shatabadi' reflextion on a century past- exhibition organized by CIMA at Calcutta and Mumbai, 'The Miniature Formet Show 2000' Sanstache Art Gallery Mumbai, The Best of Bengal at Art Today, New Delhi.
2001'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
2002'Ma' exhibiton of Indian Contemporary Art organized by Art Indus in New Delhi, 'Art for Hearts Sake' Auction at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, 'Ninth Anniversary Exhibition' at Gallery Surya, Hyderabad.
2003'The 8th Harmony show' at Mumbai, "Shakti" at Anant Art Gallery & curated by Ratnottama Sengupta., 'Call of the Real' exhibition by Sanskriti Gallery with Taj Group of Hotels at Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Colombo.
2004"Strokes for concern" at Oberoi Grand by Concern India Foundation, "Dhaara" at Academy of Fine Art, presented by Aryan Art Gallery & curated by Ratnottama Sengupta., "Freedom through Education" at Bangalore by Bangalore Round Table 7.
2005'Annual show' at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, "The 10th Harmony Show 2005" organized by Reliance Industries Ltd. at Mumbai, '2005 India- Korea contemporary art' at India Habitat Centre, new Delhi organized by Montage Arts, 'Hervest 2005' organ
2006"Group exhibition" at Sanskriti Art Gallery organized by Art Space India, "Annual exhibition" at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, Bengal Chromosome, group exhibition by artists from India and Bangladesh at Academy of Fine Arts organized by Artists
2007"Annual exhibition" at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, "Modern Trajectories" at Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai, "Togetherness" at Artists Circle, "Black & White" at Gallery Kanishka's, Kolkata, "Small is Beautiful" at Masters Collection Ar
2008"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, Ann
2009"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 or
2010"Annual exhibition" at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 'Drawing Exhibition' at Gallery Art & Soul, 'B&W' at Indian Fine Art, 'Evolve' by Tao Art Gallery, 'Colours of Life' by Cancer Patients Aid Association, 'Summer Show' by Cima Gallery Pvt Ltd,
2011"Annual exhibition" at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 'Colours of Life' by Cancer Patients Aid Association, 'Devotion Transformation' by Art Positive, 'Epilog' exhibition by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery.
2012CPAA's Annual Art Exhibition by 'Colours of Life' by Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai, 'Synergy 2012' Anniversary exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, 'Devotion' Art & Jewellery exhibition by Gallery Art Positive, Art Mela organized by CIMA Gallery Pvt L
2013Group exhibition by Artworld- Sarala's Art Centre, Chennai, CPAA's Annual Art Exhibition by 'Colours of Life' by Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai, Auction by Art Chutny at Bangalore, 'Space within Space' Group exhibition by Maya Art Space, Kolkata,
2014The color & life, at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, "Art for Concern" by Concern India, Kolkata, group exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, group exhibition at Gallery Kolkata, CPAA's Annual Art Exhibition by 'Colours of Life' by Cancer Patients Aid A
2015"Art for Concern" at Oberoi Grand by Concern India, Kolkata, group exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery by ICAC, 'Golden Tribute' a group exhibition by Artworld- Sarala's Art Centre, Chennai, group exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, group exhibition at Chawla A
2016'Conversation' exhibition at Gallery Nvya, New Delhi, 'Scaper & Scope' exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, "Art for Concern" by Secure Giving, Group exhibition at Chawla Art Gallery, Delhi, Annual exhibition by Emami Chisel Art Gallery.
2017'Power of 100' exhibition, Hyderabad, 'Pink filly' exhibition at Gallery Art & Soul, "Art for Concern" by Secure Giving, Art exhibition at Race Course by Aakriti Art Gallery.
2018'Gajotsava' at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts by Wildlife Trust of India, 'No Corners' at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, 'Art for Concern' by Secure Giving, 'Gandhi' exhibition organized by Rajya Charukala Parshad,.
2019"Art for Concern" by Secure Giving,

International Exhibition

1985III Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh
1986II International Biennial, Havana, Cuba
1990II International Biennial, Ankara, Turkey
1991VII International Triennial India, New Delhi. Visited United States under the auspices of the USIA, Visited England under the sponsorship of British Council.
1992"To Encounter Others", Kassel, Germany.
1993Visited Germany under the sponsorship of Inter Nations.
1995III International Biennial of Prints, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
1997Indian Contemporary Paintings, Christies', London
1998Contemporary Indian Paintings, Sotheby's', New York
20036th EME Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format 2003 in France
2004Scenes 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..
2005"Group exhibition" at Reflections Art Gallery, Hong Kong.
2006"Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Gallery at Positive, "Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Gallery Art Resource Trust, "Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art.
2007"Power of peace' at Bali organized by Tao Art Gallery, "Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art, "Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Rangoli art, Tehelka art auction at London, organized by Bonham's, 'Art Auction' at New York organ
2008"India Splendor" at Singapore organized by Habiart Foundation.
2009"Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art.
2010"Group exhibition" at Singapore organized by Fiidaa art.
2013'Close Impace' A small format show by Indian Contemporary at Hong Kong.
2014Group exhibition at NABC, Miami/ Orlando, USA.
2015Group exhibition at NABC, Huston, USA.

Workshops

1982Poster Workshop, British Council, Calcutta.
1983All India Painting Workshop, Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta
1988Workshop in Horniman Museum, London.
1990Painting Workshop in Coonoor, Chennai, War and Peace, Indo-German Artists Camp, Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta.
1991Advanced Lithography Workshop with Tamarind Institute, USA, and Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai.
1992Gangotsav Art Camp at Riverside Diamond Harbour, West Bengal.
1993Graphics 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.
1995International Workshop - Art and Nature, New Delhi, Graphics Workshop in Obegrabenpresse, Dresden, Germany.
1999Workshop on Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists, Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2000Painting Workshop at Taj Bengal, Calcutta, Painting Workshop at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, Painting Workshop at Taj Coromandel, Chennai, Painting Workshop at Maihar, Madhya Pradesh.
2001Art In Nature, Indo-German Workshop in connection with German Festival in India.
2002'Art workshop' organized by Sanghi Industries at Hyderabad.
2003'Le Royal Meridian Mumbai Art Camp' organized by Gallery Beyond.
2004Kodaikanal 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'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, ITC art Camp, Kolka
2006'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
2007'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' or
2008'Dubai Symposium' at Dubai, 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, orga
2009
2010'Art workshop' at Vedic Village, organized by Reflection of Another Day, 'Art workshop' at Bhutan, organized by Prashant Tulsyan.
2011
2012'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
2013Chennai art workshop by Artworld, Santiniketan workshop by SSVAD, Bali & Bangkok workshop by Vihaan Art Foundation.
2014'Mandawa Castle, The Desert Resort' at Jaipur by Deccan Enterprise,
2015London Art workshop by ICAC.
2016Tirupati Art workshop by Vishnu Manchu Art Foundation,'Vivanta by Taj' at Bekal, Kerala by Deccan Enterprise.
2018'Art workshop' at Bhutan, organized by Tanya Goyal

Awards

1977Awarded by Birla Academy, Calcutta.
1978Awarded by State Lalit Kala Akademi, West Bengal
1979Awarded by AIFACS, New Delhi
2008Taj Gaurav award by Taj Association for Art, Culture & Heritage
2010Manavata Vikas Award by IIPM
2012Awarded 'Banga Vibhushan' by Govt. of West Bengal, Awarded by West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Awarded by Ram Mohan Mission.
2014Swarna Samman by Senco Gold
2017Awarded 'Manojmohan Basu Memorial Award' for book 'Aamar Chobi Jiban' by Paschimbanga Bangla Adademi, Govt. of West Bengal

Art Organizational Works

1969Founder member, Art and Artists, Calcutta.
1970Joined Calcutta Painters, Calcutta
1972Jt. Secretary, Calcutta Art Fair
1974Member, CIRCA Geneva, Switzerland
1976Founded College of Visual Arts, Calcutta
1984Founded Arts Acre, An Artists' Village, Calcutta, Foundation by Pandit Ravi Sankar.
1987Arts Acre inaugurated by Gunter Grass in 1997
2014Founded Arts Acre Foundation at New Town, Kolkata. One of the largest private art centre in India.

Publications

Published "Them and us" a book on pet and "Beyond 70" an autobiography by Shuvaprasanna.
1976Edited with Shakti Chattopadhyay, Anarchy and the Blue
1977Published Artist, a Collection of Woodcut Prints
1981Editor Art Today, a journal on movement of contemporary visual arts in India
1982Edited Portfolio The Dream and Reality (a collection of drawings)
1983Edited Portfolio The Eyes of Time (a collection of drawings)
1993Published Between the Earth and the Sky
1995Published Wondering Silence (Drawings and Contemporary Bengali Poems)
1998Published Shuttle Portfolio of Graphics and verses by Obergrabenpresse, Dresden and Calcutta.
1999Published Bishanna Swadesh (Drawings with Poems of Partha Raha)
2000Published Ma-Nishad (Drawings with Poems of Jay Goswami)
2002Published Shuvaprasanna: Vision Reality and beyond by Chitrotpala Mukherjee.
2003Published "Aamaar Chhelebela" an autobiography of Shuvaprasanna
2005Published "Swapna, Swapna noy" a Bengali short stories for children's by Shuvaprasanna, 'Call of the Real- Contemporary Indian Artists of Bengal' published by Mapin.
2008Published "Onno Nagorik" a collection of prose' by Shuvaprasanna, launched by Gunter Grass in Kolkata
2015Published "Sheth Aashwo Aar Yasmin O Onnanno Probondho" a collection of prose by Shuvaprasanna.
2017Published "Aamar Chobi Jiban" an autobiography by Shuvaprasanna.
2019Published "Aamar Chokhe Taara" a collection of prose by Shuvaprasanna.

Films

2005A documentary film 'Reality and Beyond' on Shuvaprasanna by Sujit Chatterjee.
2014A documentary film 'Shuva and me' by Goutam Goshe on Shuvaprasanna where in the duo visited Germany to meet and cover gunter grass.

Honorable Responsibilities

2009Became Chairman of Railway's Passenger Amenities Committee, Govt. of India.
2011Became Chairman of West Bengal Heritage Commission. Govt. of West Bengal.
2013Became member of Board of Trustee of Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata.

Permanent Collection

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.