Niren Sengupta



 

Born in January 1940 in Bengal
Former Principal, College of Art, New Delhi
Teaching experience of over 30 years in graduate & post-graduate levels in various art institutions
 
Education:
Graduated in Science from Calcutta University
Graduated from Govt. College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta in 1965
 
Member:
Founder member of ‘Gallery 26’
Member of Calcutta painters, Academy of Visual Media
Art advisor to various Art Organisations and member of Habitat Centre, Delhi
Curated the Millenium shows ‘Their Story’ organized by VHAI and ‘Artists connection with Bengal’ organized by Dhoomimal Gallery.
 
Solo Exhibitions:
Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1967
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1975
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1982
Information Centre, Calcutta 1984
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1984
Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996
Aurobindo Gallery, Pondicherry 1992
Gallery 42, New Delhi 1993
Akarshan Gallery, New Delhi 1998
Grindlays Bank - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi 1995
Freedom Gallery 1999
Aurodhan Gallery, Pondicherry 2000
Art Forum, New Delhi 2001
Damyanti Gallery, New Delhi 2002
Dhoomimal Mega Art Gallery, New Delhi 2003
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2005
 
Group Exhibitions:
Participating in National Exhibition, and AIFACS annual Exhibition since 1969
Group shows by Calcutta painters in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Shantiniketan since 1972
Group shows in aid of Bangladesh in Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi 1971
Gallery 26 in New Delhi in 1976 and 1977
Biennale, Bhopal 1988
Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi 1990
Dhoomi Mal Gallery ‘Ravi Jain memorial show’ since 1990
Participated in ‘Artists who are teachers’ at Habitat Centre, New Delhi 1991
Group shows organized by ‘Udayan Care’ New Delhi 1994
Birla Academy, Kolkata 1994
Banladesh Biennale, Dhaka 1995
Exhibition of Paintings at Damascus 1995
Uravasti, New Delhi 1995
Gallery Petite, New Delhi
Aurodhan Exhibition in Hyatt Regency, New Delhi 1995
Tanjore Gallery, New Delhi 1996
20 Artists show at AIFACS, New Delhi 1996
Mexico Festival 1996
21 Artists show at AIFACS, New Delhi 1997
Delhi for Delhi, and People for Animals at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi 1997
‘ The End of Silence’ organised by Gallery Mirage, New Delhi 1997
Delhi Art Gallery shows at Park Royal, New Delhi 1998
‘ Song of Summer’, Gallery Mirage 1998
‘ Jodhpur Musing’ by Gallery Ganesha 1998
‘ Vision 98’ by Uruvasti Gallery, New Delhi 1998
‘ Art for Spastics’ Chennai 1999
Anniversary show by Gallery Ganesha in 1999 and 2001
‘ The Art Show’ by Art Junction, New Delhi 1999
‘ Dreams and Realities’ LKA New Delhi 1999
‘ An evening with figures’ Art Junction, New Delhi 1999
‘ Their Story’ by VHAI, at LKA New Delhi 2000
Group show by Academy of Visual Media, LKA, New Delhi 2002
‘ International Exchange Exhibition’ at Seoul 2001
‘ Principals of Art’ by Art Forum,New Delhi 2002
I’m Gallery, New Delhi 2002
Freedom Gallery, New Delhi 2002
Kalanjali, New Delhi 2002
Daffodils Gallery show at Grand Hyatt, New Delhi 2002
Dhoomimal Mega Art Gallery, New Delhi 2003, 2004, 2005
Indo-Russian Show, New Delhi 2005
Indian Art Forum 2005
Indo-French Show, Alliance Francaise 2006
Indo-France Show, Paris Nov 2006
Indo-Korean Show, Seoul 2007
International Art Festival Seoul 2007
Dhoomi Mal Gallery 70 years, 2007
Calcutta Painters, Kolkata and Singapore 2007
 
Artists Camps:
Attended various national and international artist camps in India, Australia, Italy, Bangladesh, South Korea, Thailand etc.
 
Collection:
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
College of Art, New Delhi
Taj Hotel Group, Mumbai
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Goenka, Mumbai
Raj Bhavan, Kolkata
Japanese Prime Minister
And with many other private collectors in India and abroad
 
Awards:
Received major awards like AIFACS Award and NBT Award - New Delhi, Award for Humanity Udayan Care etc
 
Publications:
Article published in Financial Express, New Delhi – ‘Art education in India’
‘ Meaning of Art in the contemporary context – Higher and technical and professional education’ DTE New Delhi
‘ Bangladesh Biennale’ Dhaka.
 
Participated in many group exhibitions in India and abroad.