Artist's Biography

Kaushik Gupta

02 January 1979, Born in Kolkata, India

Lives and Works in Kolkata

Education

 

2002-2006, Studied B.F.A.(Painting) from College of Visual Art (Kolkata) under Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidalaya, (Chattisgarh), India.

Awards & Grants

 

Receipent of Overseas Travel Grant from ‘Institute for Regional Economics & Social Design, IRESD’ Volgograd, Russia to participate in the the prestigious event of Artist-in-Residence program in Volgograd titled "Creation of the Mir" which was held at Volgograd, Russia in May 2019.

International Artists Residency & Exhibitions

 

 

2019, July - Invited and participated in a month long ‘Artists Residency Program’ at the prestigious ‘Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art’, Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka Poland and conducted a short solo exhibition of works titled ‘Czy jesteśmy szczęśliwi?’ literally means ‘Are we all happy?’, which took place in the ‘Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art’, Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka. The exhibition featured Digital Prints, Photography, Experimental Drawing and Creative Writings which the artist created and wrote during his stay at Ustka.

2019, (February-March) - Participated in the International Exhibition titled ‘Celebrating Mother Language In The Light Of Art’ organised by ‘Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy & Artopolitan’ held at the ‘National Art Gallery’ (Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy) in Dhaka. Bangladesh.

2019, January - 1st Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China held at Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen (Second Phase)

2018, November - 1st Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China held at Red Cube Public Art Museum, Shenzhen (First Phase)

2016, December - 17th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh held in The National Academy of Fine & Performing Arts, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2016, (June & July) - Invited and participated in an Artists Residency Program at AIR Frosterus (Kattilakoski Cultural Cooperative) in Karasamaki, Finland.

2013, June - Remembrance of Things Past’ held in ‘The Nehru Centre’ London UK, ‘Cultural Wing of The High Commission of India’, Organized and sponsored by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India.

209, June - A Group Exhibition of Paintings titled ‘Artshumana’ held in Galerie La Tafona, Hotel La Residencia, Deia Mallorca Spain.

2008, September - A Group exhibition of paintings titled ‘International Joint Exhibition’ of Five artists from four countries held at ‘Sunny Art & Culture Museum’ in Taipei, Taiwan.

2007, (November & December) - Three men (Artists from Chili, Hong Kong and India) exhibition of paintings titled ‘Orange memories ’held at ‘Artists’ Commune (Hong- Kong Arts Development Council, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Exhibitions

ONE MAN SHOWS

 

2016, July - 'An Exhibition of Small Format of Works' created as a Resident Artist of AIR Frosterus, organized by 'Kattilakoski Cultural Cooperative' in Karsamaki, Finland, held at the premises of AIR Frosterus.

2013, June - 'Remembrance of Things Past’ held in ‘The Nehru Centre’ London UK, ‘Cultural Wing of The High Commission of India’, Organized and sponsored by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India.

 

2012, August - ‘Down Memory Lane’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, National Gallery of Art, Chennai.

2011, April - 'Through Lines and Colours’ held at ‘Lokayata Mulk Raj Anand Centre, New Delhi.

2010, November - 'Through Lines and Colours’ held at ‘Lokayata Mulk Raj Anand Centre, New Delhi.

2009, July - 'Through Concepts & Ideas’ held at ‘Chemould Art Gallery’, Kolkata

2006, August - ' First Solo Exhibition of Paintings' at ‘Chemould Art Gallery’ Kolkata.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2016, December - Participated in the 17 th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh held in The National Academy of Fine & Performing Arts, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2016, June - Curated and participated the inaugural Edition of ‘Kolkata International Art Exhibition’ held at Rabindranath Tagore Centre (ICCR), Kolkata.

2013, August - Participated in a Group Exhibition Organised by Niv Art Centre, Titled ‘ NIV Saturday The Last’ held at Niv Art Centre, New Delhi.

2010, March - Participated in a group exhibition titled ‘ Between known and Unknown’ as a member Artist of ‘Artists Cluster’ held at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

2009, September - Participated in a group show of small format works, sponsored by Sparklers Ice cube titled ‘Small is Beautiful’ held at Halo Heritage Gallery, Kolakata.

2009, April - Participated in a group show Organized by Environmental Art, Titled ‘Go Green’ at Gallery Katayun Kolkata.

2009, February - A Group Exhibition of Paintings by ‘Artists Clusters’ Titled ‘Non Representational’ held at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, Kolakata

2009, June - A Group Exhibition of Paintings titled ‘Artshumana’ held in Galerie La Tafona, Hotel La Residencia, Deia Mallorca Spain.

2008, February - A Group exhibition cum Art fair titled ‘We Paint for Joy’ sponsored by Gallery Exposure, Kolkata.

2008, March - A Group exhibition of paintings presented by Artist Brothers (with Artists from India, Spain, Chili, Hong Kong & Egypt) titled ‘Confluence’ held at ‘Birla Academy of Art and Culture’, Kolkata.

2008, September - A Group exhibition of paintings titled ‘International Joint Exhibition’ of Five artists from four countries held at ‘Sunny Art & Culture Museum’ in Taipei, Taiwan.

2008, December - Group Show of Four artists organized by ‘Akar Prakar’ Titled ‘Confluence’ held at 'Akar Prakar Gallery', Kolkata.

2007, March - Participated in an Art fair (South East Asian Artists) titled ‘Art Walk’ organized by 'Karin Weber Art Gallery, Arts Foundation' Hong Kong.

2007, October - Participated as a member artist of ‘Artists Cluster’ Group Exhibition Titled ‘Harmony Show’ held at 'Birla Academy of Art and culture’ Kolkata.

2007, November & December - A Three men (Artists from Chili, Hong Kong and India) exhibition of paintings titled ‘Orange memories ’held at ‘Artists’ Commune (Hong- Kong Arts Development Council, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

2005, December - An exhibition of paintings sponsored by ‘Poseniums Art Gallery’ held in Kolkata.

2005, May - An exhibition of paintings organized by Metropolitan Art Salon titled ‘Young Artists from Kolkata’ held in Kolkata.

SELECTED NATIONAL LEVEL PARTICIPATION

2013 - Participated in Third All India Digital Art Exhibition of AIFACS New Delhi.

2012 - Participated in Second All India Digital Art Exhibition of AIFACS New Delhi.

2011 - Participated in 11 th & 13 th Third Eye Photography exhibition and slide shows held at Academy of Arts & Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

2010 - Annual Exhibition of Calcutta Information centre.


2009 - Annual Exhibition of West Bengal State Academy.
2009 - Participated in 10th Eastern Region Art Exhibition by Camel Art Foundation, under Professional Category held in Jamini Roy Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata..

2008  - Annual Exhibition of Bombay Art Society held in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008  - INFAC All India Art Exhibition, held in Tagore Centre Kolkata.
2008  - Annual Exhibition of Golden Brush, held in Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
2008  - Annual Exhibition of Calcutta Information centre, held in Kolkata.
2008  - Annual Exhibition of Samakal Art Gallery Exhibition, Kolkata
2008 - Annual Exhibition of ‘Indian Society of Oriental Art’ held at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

 

2007 - East Calcutta Photographic Association's Annual Exhibition of Digital Prints & Photographs held in ICCR Gallery, Kolkata.
2007 - Kolkata Information Centre’s Annual Show held in Rajya Charukala Parshad’s Gallery.

2007 - Annual Exhibition of ‘ Artists Centre Mumbai’ held in ‘Kalaghoda’ Mumbai.
2007 - Annual Exhibition of West Bengal State Academy
2007 - Annual Exhibition of Samakal Art Gallery Exhibition,
2007 - Annual Exhibition of ‘South Central Cultural zone’ held in Nagpur.

 

2006 - Annual Exhibition of West Bengal State Academy, Kolkata.
2006 -Art Society of India, Annual Show held in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 -Participated in All India Fine Arts exhibition of ‘Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata’ 2005-06.
2006 -‘Rajaya Charukala Parshads’ Annual show held in ‘Calcutta Information Centre’,Kolkata.

2005 - Annual Exhibition of 'India Academy of Fine Arts' Amritsar.

2005 - Annual Exhibition of ‘Akriti Art Galleryt’ held in Kolkata.

2004 - 2005 Participated in 70th All India Fine Arts exhibition of ‘Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata.

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 - Annual Exhibition of 'College of Visual Arts' Kolkata.

Workshops & Art Fair

 

2009 - Workshop conducted by Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata.


2008 - Participated in a Three Day Workshop under Gallery Exposer, Kolkata.

2007 - Participated in an Art fair (South East Asian Ar tists) titled ‘Art Walk’ organized by Karin Weber ArtGallery, Arts Foundation Hong Kong, March, 2007.
2007 - Lalit Kala Akademi , Regional Centre, Kolkata.
2007 - National Forum Art and Culture, Kolkata,

2005 - Participated in an Art Fair organized by Metropolitan Art Salon for The relief of Tsunami held in Kolkata.

2005 - Participated in a three day workshop held in Lake Land Country Club Howrah, organized by Artist Circle Gallery Kolkata.

Art Curation

 

2016, June - Curated the Inaugural Edition of ‘Kolkata International Art Exhibition’ at the Prestigious Gallery of ‘Rabindranath Tagore Centre’ (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), Government of India.

 

Countries Visited

 

2019, July - Visited Poland for participating in the Artists Residency Program organised by ‘Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art’, Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka.

2019, May - Invited in Volgograd, Russia for ‘the 4 th Annual Festival, ‘Excuse me, have you seen Mr Losev’ on receipent of Overseas Travel Grant from ‘Institute for Regional Economics & Social Design, IRESD’. Also visited Moscow.

2018, November - Shenzhen, China for Dafen Oil Painting Biennale

2016, December - Invited & Visited Dhaka (Bangladesh) for the event of 17th Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh

2016, June - Visited to Tallinn (Estonia).

2016, June - Travelled to Finland on an invitation for participating an Artists Residency Program at AIR Karasamaki (Norhern Ostrobothnia) and other cities of Finland.

2016, August - Visited to Stockholm (Sweden).

2013, June - Travelled London for a Solo Exhibition of Paintings at ‘The Nehru Centre’ ‘Cultural Wing of The High Commission of India’, and travelled extensively to other parts of UK, cteincluding Scotland.

Collections

Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen China

Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art (BGSW), Poland

Gallery Time and Space, Bangalore India

NIV Art Gallery, New Delhi India

Prakrit Art Gallery, Chennai

 

Also several art works are being collected other art galleries, curators and general art lovers from India, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Finland, Spain, Austria and more.

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