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Artist Name:
Sohini Dhar

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Year of Birth:1963


Style: Abstract, Figurative

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  • Ph.D. Awarded in 1992, from Visva Bharati University
  • Theme "Landscape as Expression in Indian Traditional Painting"
  • Supervisor: Dr. Jayanta Chakraborty
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA ): 1st Class: 1983-1985, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA):1st Class :1978-1983, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
  • School Leaving Certificate: 1st Division: 1978, Patha Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

Scholarships / Awards

  • University Merit Scholarships at BFA & MFA levels ,( 1978-1985) Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
  • U.G.C National Educational Talent (NET) , Fellowship for Ph.D, 1986 – 1991
  • Awarded, "Outstanding Young Person of Kolkata (Fine Arts) 2002", Junior Chamber

Professional Enrichment

  • Invited to participate in the joint exhibition , "Painted Parallels" along with Sudeshna
  • Sengupta at Las Cruses, New Mexico, USA, July 2016
  • Invited to participate in "Asia: Talk to Asia" a Six Nation South Pacific show at Jeju, South Korea, 2015
  • Invited as a Resource person to conduct a workshop on "Indigenous Vegetal forms and its Artistic Appreciation" at Prokritee, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012
  • Invited as a Delegate to the South Pacific Crafts Council Meet at Daegu, South Korea,November 2011
  • Invited to Participate as a member of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival:
  • Authentic Voices; Eastern Routes, Edinburgh, October, 2010
  • Invited to participate in the SSA ,109th Annual Exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, along with a paper presentation on Indian Art and workshop, June, 2006
  • Dean of Visual Arts Faculty, Rabindra Bharati University, 2003-2006
  • Home Décor " Home Is Where The Art Is "published in INSIDE OUTSIDE, Feb, 2003
  • Lecturer in History of Art, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, 1994-‘95
  • Teaching experience at Sree Shikshayatan College, Calcutta, 1993-‘94
  • Edited & compiled "Rural Terracotta’s of Eastern India", Crafts Council of India, 1991-92
  • Studied & Researched the miniature collections at the Centre’s of Bharat Kala Bhavan, Beneras; American Institute , Ramnagar; National Museum , New Delhi; City Palace Museum, Jaipur; Sangram Singh Collection , Jaipur; Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai; State Museum , Baroda; Indian Museum, Calcutta.
  • Worked on a Project "Existing Miniature Painting Traditions in the centre’s of Rajasthan; Jaipur, Kishangarh, Bhilwara, Udaipur & Nathadwara.
  • Obtained guidance in Painting from Prof. K.G Subramanyan, (Emeritus Professor ) Visva Bharati, Santiniketan since 1982 onwards.

Lectures at Art Appreciation Course

  • The UNESCO supported Advanced Course in ""International Understanding for Human Unity"", Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark,Kolkata,2006,2007, 2008, 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
  • The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata , 2002,2003, 2004, 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010, 2011,2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
  • The Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, Lecture on Art Appreciation,2009, 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
  • Charukala Parshad, Kolkata, 1998,1999, 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2014,2016

Participation as Resource Person

  • Selection Committee Member ( For Lecturer, Reader & Professor Post), Rabindra Bharati University , Calcutta, since 1996 onwards.
  • Jury Committee Member, 43rd Annual Exhibition, Birla Academy Of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2009
  • Presentation of paper for the " Bhunath Memorial Lecture, org  by Institute Of Historical Studies, 13th September, Kolkata,2008
  • Selection Committee Member, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 2008
  • Jury Committee Member, 4th NESEA Exhibition,  Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati,2007
  • Moderator and Paper setter for Visva Bharati University, Assam University, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, Tripura University, Agartala..
  • Selection Committee Member, Govt. College Of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 2007
  • Selection Committee Member, Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Calcutta, 2006
  • Jury Committee Member, Camlin Awards( Eastern Region), 2005
  • Selection Committee Member, Assam University, 2004, 2008
  • Interviewed for a 30 minutes T.V Program, " Tara Sundari", Tara Bangla Channel, 23 Feb, 2002
  • Anchored The T.V Program On Ramananda Bandopadhyay & Adip Dutta "Parampara" for ATN Channel, 28 May, 2001
  • Member of the Editing Committee for the catalogue, " Prabaha" Charukala Utsav, Calcutta, 1999
  • Board of Studies Member, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta,
  • Selection Committee Member, Sree Shikshayatan College, Calcutta

Papers : Presentations & Publications

  • Delivered an illustrated talk on "Indian landscape Painting: Its variants of expression", Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 24th November, 2017
  • Delivered a talk on Abanindranath Tagore and his disciples at rabindra Bharati Museum, Jorasanko, Kolkata, 2017
  • Book review : ‘Lives of Indian Images by Richard . H .Davis " for the Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Springer ,DOI 10.1007/s40961-017-0110-1,ISSN 0970-7794, May, 2017
  • Invited to deliver a talk on Tagore’s birth Centenary, "Rabindranath Tagore: The vivified vision of nature", Rabindra Bhavan, Visva Bharati, 2014
  • "Bridging the soul: The notions of Spirituality in Indian Painting:1905-2005", National seminar to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata 15th November, 2013 (Paper presented and published)
  • "Art as the promoter of human Unity and understanding"’, for the book "The Quest for Human Unity: A multilayered Approach", Edited by Prof. Radharaman Chakrabarti, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, 2013( Paper presented and published)
  • The Rajput Miniatures: A brief note",Appreciation of Indian Art: Selected Writings, VOL –I, The Ramakrishna Institute of Culture, Kolkata,2011
  • Catalogue Write up on Haren Das, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka,2011
  • "Shilpacharya Abanindranath Tagore and His Disciples" article in Historical Development of Contemporary Indian Art: 1880-1947, Ed: by Ratan Parimoo & Sandip Sarkar,Published by Lalit Kala Akademi, 2009
  • "An Interview on Sri . Ganesh Haloi, Charukala, Vol IV, Published by Rajya Charukala Parshad, Kolkata, 2009
  • Catalouge write up for the International Students Show, Sponsored by ICCR, Kolkata, 2008
  • Book Reveiw on Lalu Prasad Shaw's "Myraid Minded Artist", India Today ( Bengali), 2008
  • "Visual Arts: Women & Bengal", Corpus Research Centre Workshop, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2008
  • Catalogue Write Up for Sri. Subadrage Nuwan Nalaka for his first solo show, at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2007
  • Interview & Write up on K.G.Subramanyan, India Today ( Bengali), 2007
  • Panel discussion  with Sri Samik Bandopadhay & Smt Bani Basu ,on " 20th Century and Urbanization in the context of Art", Sree Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, 2007
  • Presentation and Publication of the paper " Art as the Promoter of Human Unity and Understanding" at the UNESCO project undertaken by Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
  • "Communing with Nature in Art" Nandan, vol: XXIV, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati, 2004
  • "Manifestations" no’s: I, II,III, Articles on Haren Das, Ganesh Haloi, Partha Pratim Deb, Paritosh Sen, Bikash Bhattacharya, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, DAG Collections, New Delhi, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • "Children , Creativity and Calcutta", Rabindra Bharati University Faculty Seminar, March, 2003
  • "Approach to Landscape in Indian Contemporary Painting", Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, 2003
  • "Rasa in Indian Art", Seminar, Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata 2002
  • "Shilpo Shiksha’r Pratibandhakata o Pratikar", Seminar, Calcutta Information Centre, 2002
  • Editorial, Vichitra, Vol – II, Rabindra Bharati University, 2001
  • "Bharatiya Bhaskarjer kramabibartan o Devi Prosad Roy Choudhury" Rabindra Bharati University Patrika,( In Bengali) ,2000
  • "Sansar seemar sudure,dirgha ratrir kole", Charukala, Vol- II, Published by Rajya Charukala Parshad,( In Bengali) Kolkata,2000
  • "Rabindranath Tagore: The Pictorial Sojourns to Nature", Vichitra, Vol: I, Rabindra Bharati University, 1999
  • "Re –Reading of Indian Art: Present & Future" Seminar, org. Lalit Kala Akademi, Calcutta, 1996
  • "The Appeal Of Nature, Art Heritage Catalogue, New Delhi 1994
  • "The Blue Canopy Of Earth", Nandan , Visva Bharati, December ,1990
  • "Miniature Landscapes", India Magazine, October , 1990
  • "Month of Art", Alliance Francaise de Calcutta, 1990

Seminar : Participation / Organization

  • Invited to speak at the Seminar on "In search of Three Spaces: The Artist, The Institution and the Gallery", Faculty of Fine Arts, Kalyani University, 2014
  • "Concept of Spirituality in Art: Past, Present and Future", Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture National Seminar, Kolkata, 2013
  • "Art and Aesthetics", Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, 2003
  • " Construction of Art History Syllabus", National Musuem, NewDelhi,1997
  • ‘Art of Orissa’, Bhubaneswar, 1989
  • ‘International Seminar on Ajanta’ , M.S. University, Baroda,1988.
  • ‘Panorama of Bengal Painting’ , Indian Museum Calcutta ,1987 .


  • Co- convened The UGC sponsored Seminar "Textile, Art and Design"’, Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, March 2011
  • "The Role of Ramkinkar Baiz in Modern Indian Art", Centenary Seminar, Rabindra Bharati University , 2006
  • Organized the Felicitation programme of Mr. H.K.Kejriwal at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 2005
  • "Benode Behari Mukherjee Centenary Seminar" Rabindra Bharati University, 2005
  • "Bengal school of Art" Conducted by Partha Mitter , org. British Council, Calcutta,1999
  • "Myth & Narration in Indian Contemporary Art ",Rabindra Bharati University,1999
  • Organized the felicitation Program  for Sri. Paritosh Sen & Sri. Prasanta Dawn, Rabindra Bharati University, 1999
  • "Trends in Modern Indian Art : Present And Future", Rabindra Bharati University, 1997.
  • "Significance of Folk Art in the Contemporary Indian Art Scene", Rabindra Bharati University ,1996
  • ‘Re-Evaluation of Art Education’, Rabindra Bharati University,1995.

Solo Exhibition:

  • 2008 Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2007 Gallery Kanishka , Kolkata
  • 2006 Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2016 Joint show with Sudeshna Sengupta, Las Cruces, USA,

Major Group Exhibitions:

  • 2017-’18 Annual Show, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 2017 "Parama", Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2017 "Independence", gallerie La mere, Kolkata
  • 2016 RBU, Teacher’s Show, ICCR, Kolkata
  • 2016 Group Show, Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2015 Women Artists Show, Maya Art gallery, Kolkata
  • 2014 Art for Concern, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • 2014 Group Show, Emami Chisel, Kolkata
  • 2014 RBU, Teachers Show, Jaipur
  • 2013 "Parama"Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2013 RBU, Teachers Show, Gallery Ganges, Kolkata
  • 2013 Group show, EMAMI Chisel, Kolkata
  • 2012 RBU Teacher’s Show, Dhaka
  • 2012 Group Show at RMIC, Golpark, Kolkata
  • 2012 "Concern India Foundation" Shows at Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata
  • 2011 "Uttar Purab", Group show, Emami Chisel, Kolkata
  • 2011 "Yesterday, Today , Tomorrow", Art Yatra Group, Mumbai
  • 2011 Parama, Group Show, Gallerie La mere, Kolkata
  • 2010 Annual Show, Birla Academy Of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 2010 "Parama", Group Show, Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2009 "Contemporary Indian Art", Annual Group Show, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
  • 2008 Gallery Sanskriti Group 18 years, Group Show, Kolkata
  • 2008 Annual Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 2008 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers’ Show, Time & Space, Bangalore
  • 2008 "Neel", Weaver’s Studio, Kolkata
  • 2008 "Pastels", Art Motif, New Delhi
  • 2007 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers’ Show, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2007 "Beyond Boundaries", Mahua Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore
  • 2007 "Spandan II", Gallery Articulate, Mumbai
  • 2007 "Celebrating India", curated by Suneet Chopra, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore
  • 2007 Landscape in Modern Painting, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2007 "GREENSCAPE" auction by Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai
  • 2006 Art of Bengal, New Delhi
  • 2006 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers’ Show, Artists Circle, Kolkata
  • 2006 Annual Show & "Parama", Gallery La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2005-07 Annual Exhibition ,Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 2005 "Colours and Palettes of Bengal", New Delhi
  • 2005 "Versions", Zest Group, Kolkata
  • 2005 Summer Show, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2005 Group Show, Mahua Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2004 Annual Show, Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2004 "Young Contemporary Artists", Art Motif, New Delhi
  • 2003 "Recent Works" , CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2003 "Parama", Gallerie La Mere; "Nadir Sathe Dekha",Kolkata
  • 2003 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers’ Show, Birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 2002 "Landscapes & Contemporary Indian Painting", Art Motif, New Delhi
  • 2002 Women Artists, Artworld, Chennai
  • 2002 "Artexquisite", Group Show, Singapore
  • 2002 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers’ Show, Gallerie 88, Kolkata
  • 2002 "Art in Art College of West Bengal," Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2001 Group show, Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 2001 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers Show, Gallerie 88, Kolkata
  • 2000 The Group, Calcutta Information Centre, Kolkata
  • 2000 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 "Different Strokes", Gallery 42, New Delhi
  • 2000 Charukala Utsav, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
  • 2000 "Visions & Attitudes", Jehangir Art Gallery , Mumbai
  • 2000 Joint Show with Ramlal Dhar, Art World, Chennai
  • 2000 "Contemporary Indian Painting", Art Motif, New Delhi
  • 2000 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers Show, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 1999 "Shakti", Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 1999 Group Show, organized by Birla Academy at Mumbai
  • 1999 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers Show, Gallerie 88, Kolkata
  • 1998 Annual Show, Surya Gallery, Hyderabad
  • 1998 Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
  • 1998 Rabindra Bharati University Teachers show, Birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 1997 "Panchadashi", Gallerie La Mere, Kolkata
  • 1996 Eight Women Painters, org. Birla Academy of Art, Kolkata
  • 1994 Annual Exhibition ,Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 1994 Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1994 National Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1994 Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • 1993 Joint Show with Ramlal Dhar, Alliance Francaise de Madras, Madras
  • 1993 Summer Show, Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
  • 1993 "A Tribute to Nature", Gallery BF 14, Kolkata
  • 1991 Open Air Exhibition, Birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 1991,93 West Bengal State Academy, Kolkata
  • 1986 Group of Four Painters, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
  • 1983,85 Annual Exhibition ,Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 1982–85 Annual Exhibition, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan

Workshops / Art camps

  • 2007 Scindia School Art Camp, Gwalior
  • 2006 Workshop for Indian Life Saving Society, Kolkata
  • 2006 All India Senior Artist Camp, A.I.F.A.C.S , New Delhi
  • 2005 Art Camp with Artists from North East, Artists Circle, Kolkata
  • 2005 Art Camp for Short Film festival, Kolkata
  • 2005 "Art Camp", Centenary Celebration, G.C. Laha, Kolkata
  • 2005 Mayo College Art Camp, Ajmer
  • 2004 INDAL Art Camp, org. by Zest Group, Muri
  • 2002-03 "Nadir Sathe Dekha", Kolkata
  • 2001 Art Camp, org. Taj Krishna & Aurodhan Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • 2001 "Art Beat", Rotary Club, Pondicherry
  • 2000 Stained Glass Workshop, org. Ms. Katayun Saklat, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
  • 2000 Women Artists of Bengal, org, Rajya Charukala Parishad, Kolkata
  • 1998 "Art & Industry" org. TATA STEEL, Jamshedpur
  • 1995 West Bengal Women Painters, org. Rajya Charukala Parishad, Kolkata


  • Birla Academy of Art & Culture
  • Bharat Bhavan (Bhopal)
  • Ebrahim Alkazi
  • Jogen Chowdhury
  • Art World (Chennai)
  • Calcutta Information Centre
  • artsindia.com (New York)
  • Art Exquisite (Singapore)
  • Numerous private collections in India, USA, UK, Germany, France, South Korea, etc.


Traveled to several cities of USA, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, England, Scotland, South Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mauritius etc.

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