Erasing Borders: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art  Feb-June 2008

Bivas Chaudhuri
Bivas Chaudhuri Bivas Chaudhuri

Artists Statement

My current work is involved with space, which is full of energy. I use repetitive visual elements and meditative process to energize the whole space. The highly structured slowly changing imagery is a close resemblance of my deep state of mind It is emblematic of modern times mixed with personal feelings and impression.


1989-1991 Master of fine Arts, M.F.A.City University of New York.
1986-1988 Architectural Design, Mechanics Institute, New York, NY.
1983-1984 Graphic Design & Art Direction, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
1977-1979 Professional Diploma in Modeling & Sculpture, Govt. College of Art, India.
1977-1978 Teacher's Training Certificate Art Appreciation, University of Calcutta, India.
1972-1977 Professional 5 years Diploma in Drawing & painting, Govt College of Art, India.
1970-1972 Bachelor of Arts B.A. Scottish Church College, India.

Solo Exhibitions

2007 CanSarrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain.
2006 Red Mill Gallery, Vermont.
2004 LalitKala Academy, Diaspora Conference, New Delhi, India.
2003 Resnic Gallery, Long Island University, NY.
2003 Chamould Art Gallery, India.
2001,YWCA,NY.Alternative Art gallery, India. Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Virginia.
2000 Biennial International, Steavens Institute of Technology, NJ.
1999 School of Design, NY.
1998 Asian American Art Center, NY.
1996 The Center Art Gallery, India.
1992 Brooklyn College Gallery NY.
1991 Westbeth Gallery, NY.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Erasing Borders, Queens Museum of Art, The guild Art, NY. Silk Road, Rosenthal Gallery, CT.
2006 Shimmer International juried Exhibition, TransCultural exchange, Boston, Lalitkala Academy, Delhi, India, Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, The Congress Cntr.Balatonfured, Hungary, Diaspora Conference, Hydrabad, India. Consulate of India, NY.
2005 Schloss Pluschow, Mecklenburg, Germany, Project Diversity, A multi-venue exhibition, Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. North American Bengali conference, Madison Square garden, NY.Nandan Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2004Triangale Artists' workshop, NY.
2004,1998 The Gallery, Passport to contemporary Indian art, NY.
2002,2005 Asian American Art Center, NY.
2000, 2001 Y.W.C.A. Brooklyn, NY.
1999 Installation by 25 International Artists, Downtown Television, NY.
1995 Gallery at 678, NY.
1994 LaGuardia Gallery, Brooklyn.NY. Permanent mission of India, NY.
1993 Bharatya Bidya Bhavan, NY.Queens public library, Queens, NY.
1992 Queens Art Center, NY.
1992 Jacob Javit Center, NY.
1980 Indian Society of Oriental Art, Birla Academy, India.
1976 Annual Exhibition, West Bengal State Academy of fine arts, India.

Honors & Awards

  • Residency/Stipend, CanSarrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • Institute for Civil Society Award, Massachusetts, USA 
  • Special Full Fellowship, Vermont studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
  • International Artists' Residencies/Seminar, Budapest, Hungary
  • VCCA International Residency, Schloss Pluschow, Mecklenburg, Germany
  • Triangle International Artists' Workshop, New York, New York
  • Full Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Virginia, USA
  • Full Fellowship, Robert Blackburn's Print making Workshop, New York
  • Assistantship, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
  • Society of Oriental Art Award for outstanding work, India

Publications & Media

Work has been reviewed and appeared in Art News, Art Forum, Ostee Anzeiger, The Telegraph, Economic Times, Seawanhaka, The Pioneer, Indo American Arts Council handbook, India in New York, World journal, Artspiral, India abroad, Deshi talk, News-India Times, Desh, Indian Express, Prabashi Anandabzar, Basumati and elswhere. Work was shown and appeared on National TV, India, MalayasianTV, South African TV, Fix TV, Hungary.TV Asia, NY. ITV, NY. Online Magazines.


Work is represented in many public and private collections in India, Germany, Hungary, and United States including Hungarian Multi-cultural Center, Asian American Art Center, Schloss Pluschow, 1999,2005,2006 Work was auctioned by Christi's attended by former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Shalman Rushdie and others, 2006 Show was inaugurated by Prime minister of India.

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