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Born:  16TH OCTOBER 1982, WEST BENGAL.

PAINTER , PRINT MAKER  & VISUAL ARTIST

Art Education

B.F.A.  PRINT MAKING 2008.
M.F.A. PRINT MAKING 2010, KALABHAVANA, VISVA-BHARATI UNIVERSITY, SANTINIKETAN, INDIA.

Exhibitions

2017- SOLO SHOW ‘’URBAN KALEIDOSCOPE’’ AT GALLERY ARTCHILL, AMBER FORT , JAIPUR.
2017- GROUP SHOW AT LDFT QUEST, SHIVIKA GOENKA, KOLKATA.
2017- ART CAMP AT STATE ART GALLERY, HYDERABAD.
2016- ALL INDIA GROUP SHOW AT GALLERY ARTCHILL, AMER FORT, JAIPUR.
2016- GROUP SHOW AT TAO ART GALLERY, MUMBAI.
2016- GROUP SHOW AT TIME & SPACE GALLERY, BANGALORE.
2015 - ‘ART WALK’ ALL INDIA SHOW BY JUNEJA ART GALLERY, JAIPUR. 
2015- PARTICIPATION IN JAIPUR ART SUMMIT.
2015 - GROUP SHOW AT GALLERY ALLIANCE FRANCAISE GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2015 -GROUP SHOW AT GALLERY “INCH”, SWITZERLAND.

2014-  GROUP SHOW AT GWANGJU INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, KOREA.
2014- GROUP SHOW AT GALLERY SPACE, HYDERABAD.
2014- PARTICIPATED AT BUSAN INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, KOREA.
2014- EXHIBITED AT INDIA ART FAIR SPONSORED BY CREATIVITY ART GALLERY, INDIA.

2013- GROUP SHOW AT CREATIVITY ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2013- PARTICIPATED AT UNITED ART FAIR , NEW DELHI.
2013- GROUP SHOW AT HABITAT CENTRE, NEW DELHI.
2013- GROUP SHOW AT NIV ART CENTRE, NEW DELHI.
2013- GROUP EXHIBITION AT FORUM ART GALLERY, CHENNAI ORGANIZED BY  ENGENTED ART.
2013- GROUP EXHIBITION AT GALLERY BEYOND, MUMBAI, ORGANIZED BY   ENGENTED ART.
 2013- SUMMER SHOW AT PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2013- ART CAMP AT GANGOTRI ORGANIZED BY GALLERY 1000A, NEW DELHI.
2013- GROUP SHOW AT PALLETE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI
2013- GROUP ART EXHIBITION “WOMENS WORLD DAY WITH SENIOR PAINTERS’’AT AMERICAN  CENTER, NEW DELHI, ORGANISED BY ENGENTED ART, NEW DELHI.
          
2012- SOLO ART EXHIBITION AT TIME & SPACE GALLERY, BANGALORE.
2012- GROUP EXHIBITION AT LALIT KALA ACADEMY NEW DELHI.
2012- GROUP EXHIBITION AT GALLERY RAGINI, NEW DELHI.

2011–2010

        PARTICIPATED IN ANNUAL EXHIBITION, BIRLA ACADEMY  OF ART & CULTURE, KOLKATA.
        GROUP EXHIBITION AT SREE ART GALLERY, KOLKATA.
        SOLO EXHIBITION AT EMAMI CHISEL ART WALK, KOLKATA.

2010-2009
      GROUP SHOW AT ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, KOLKATA.

2008-2007
      GROUP SHOW AT NANDAN ART GALLERY, SHANTINIKETAN.
      GROUP SHOW AT SAGA ART GALLERY, JAPAN.
      PARTICIPATION IN NANDAN MELA, KALABHAVANA, SHANTINIKETAN, W.B.
      PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, KOLKATA.

Scholarship:
     M.F.A 1ST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP, KALABHAVANA, SANTINIKETAN. 
 



Urban Kaleidoscope
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw
 
The Urban Kaleidoscope is a new passage to the Jaipur Journey by Suparna Mondal. 
The fusion of neons, bright colours and the precision of lines speak vociferously of her work as it denotes her style and philosophy of the art produced. Art, in which traditional norms are broken, to liberate oneself to the spirit of experimentation. Contemporary artists are now open to experimentation  on new ways of visualization and Suparna has also explored fresh ideas & use of varied materials and medium. She has moved away from the narrative, towards stylised abstraction to portray the energy, pulse & dynamism in these Urban fantasies.

In a very heart to heart conversation with the artist, Suparna Mondal says ,her journey started from Haldia, a small town in West Bengal where she was born. After schooling, she moved to Shantiniketan to pursue her higher studies in the field of fine arts. Thereafter, Viswa Bharati became her second home for nearly seven years. She recollects for a moment and says, “Shantiniketan was not a very buzzing place like Haldia because it was silent and calm, mainly surrounded with nature. It was unlike Haldia which was bubbling with activity, the beaming lights and sounds of honking. My seven years at Viswa Bharati helped me to understand the harmony and coexistence between sound and silence.” 

Urban Kaleidoscope showcases a culmination of bubbles titled  ‘The Touch of Life’, New Galaxy’, ‘Romancing Streets’, ’Forest Window’, ‘You Are Here’. These bubbles are waiting to burst with their spirit of energies to celebrate the ease, the play of colours, tones, lines and forms. The collage of acrylic and mixed media, that have become intrinsic to her style, add essentials to understand each painting. Each of these paintings works as a timeline in the artist's journey. The apparent depiction of Urbanization and its hazards, the way we humans are dealing with it now & will deal with these hazards in the near future, is something each one of us needs to introspect.

The true picture of where we are heading to, is what the artist conveys though her works, and it also happens to be her personal journey. The one she has travelled all along searching to find herself, identify herself, adapt herself to each of these metros or cities. A transition in her life comes each time she looks out of the ‘window’, the window that plays a major role in her life. Suparna says, “windows have always held importance in this journey of mine. I have seen stories of different cities through it and have spoken to the beaming lights and their sounds too. My prime focus remained to be able to narrate stories of yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Metros have now become home to the artist and the window substituted with the canvas on which she narrates tales of these cities as each city inspired and was creatively captured on these canvases by the artist - covering all the context from the streets to skyscrapers, nature to city heights, pace to peace and from shimmering lights to fragile windows with controlled drawing of lines , use of bright colour tones and  use of interesting mixed media. 

The artist specifically focuses on the transitions happening in the city life surpassing through various seasons. Attempting to capture surprises that life brings each day and will continue to do the same in the coming years, she reminisces of how life used to be and shares her experience of the changes. Graphing the cities - where skyscrapers kiss the sky and the aroma of the falling raindrops overpowers the buzzing life in the city.

In this cosmos, fascination with art and use of intense warm colours in these architectural urban scapes , SHE composes a rhythmical succession of the different features of the city life – living or nonliving to convey the feelings of emotional liberation which needs to be corrected in time.
 
Kiran K. Mohan
Curator
2017