Shekhar Paul


1959       Born in Andaman
1986       Bachelor of Visual Arts in Painting, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
1989       Master of Visual Arts in painting, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
1992-99 Part-time lecturers in Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
Participated Exhibition
2000    - 42nd National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi & Jaipur.
-   ‘Prabaha exhibition of Art of Bengal 1850 to 1999 organized by Biswa Banga Sammelan Millennium Festival, Kolkata.                                                            -    ‘Annual Exhibition’ Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
1999    -    ‘Rajya Charukala Utsave’ Govt. of W. Bengal, Kolkata.                                                               
1998    -    41st National Exhibition of Art,  Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
            -    Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
            -    12th All India Art Contest & Exhibition, SCZCC, Nagpur.
            -    First All India Exhibition of Art in small format, Hyderabad.
1987-91    Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata.     
1986-88    West Bengal Govt. Fine Arts, Kolkata
1986&89   Annual Exhibition of West Bengal State Akademi, Kolkata.
1985    -    ‘Calcutta Arts Fest Exverian Arts’, Kolkata.
Group Show
2006   -    essence’ organized by Nandan The Art Paradise, Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.                       
2005    -    ‘Monsoon Show’ organized by Nandan The Art Paradise, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
            - ‘Namaste India’ an exhibition of Indian contemporary art, organized by bcA galleries, Mumbai & Milan [Italy].
            -     ‘Group Show’ organized by Mumbai Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2004    -     ‘A Journey’ a charity Art show for Passages, organized by Gallery art & soul,Mumbai.
2003    -    ‘The 8th Harmony Show’ co-ordinate by Reliance Industries Ltd., Nehru Centre, Mumbai.                                 
1999    -     “Friendship 99     “organized by forty young artists from Assam, Bengal and Manipur, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.      
’Recent Works’ organized by Teachers of the Faculty of Visual Art, R.B.U. Galirie 88, Kolkata.
1998    -    ‘Out of Focus’ organized by Teachers of the Faculty of Visual Art, R.B.U.
Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
1997   -    ‘A Journey through the Camp Days’ organized by the cultural department of the
                   Russian Federation, Consulate, Gorky Sadan, Kolkata.
            -    ‘Group Show’, Gallery CB-56, Kolkata.  
1996    -    ‘Kala Mela’ organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Kolkata.
1994    -   ‘Friendship 94’ organized by young artists from Assam & Bengal, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
            -    Group show at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
1992    -    ‘Friendship 92’ organized by young artists form Assam & Bengal, Kolkata.
            -    Group show at Bajaj Art Gallery.
1991    -    ‘New Generation’ The Center Art Gallery, Kolkata.
1990   -    ‘Introduction 90’ organized by India International Arts Centre, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
            -    ‘Friendship 90’, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata.
1988    -    Painting & Drawings Exhibition, Sarala’s Art Centre, Chennai.
1987-91    ‘War & Peace’ Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
Workshops & Camps
1993   -     “All India Visual Artists Camp” organized by SZCC, Chennai.
1989   -    ‘Creative Workshop for juvenile and delinquent children’ organized by INTACH, Murshidabad,W.Bengal.
1988   -     ‘Inter University Youth Festival’ Sambalpur University.
1987   -     Work with ‘Forum One’ under its ‘Love Calcutta Project, Kolkata.
1985   -     Painting workshop by students of Four Arts Colleges in West Bengal, organized by Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
1998   -      Junior Fellowships by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource 
2000          Development,Govt. of India.
1998   -     Honorable mention for the creative work in the First All India Exhibition of Art in small Format, Hyderabad.
Collections: Several public & private collections in India and abroad.