(Last Updated on : 04/06/2013)
Indrapramit Roy was born in Kolkata
in 1964. He studied printmaking at the Viswa Bharati University of Shantiniketan
and painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of MS University of Baroda, India. He subsequently studied MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. Indrapramit is the recipient of Kanoria Centre Fellowship (1989), Inlaks fellowship (1990-92) to study at RCA, London, Junior Research Fellowship (1993-95) from the Government of India
and more recently the Fullbright fellowship (2004-'05) for six months to the USA.
Indrapramit had shifted from printmaking to painting 'to be able to encompass a larger canvas of life where things happen simultaneously'. Mixed media and collage were incorporated that reflected a concern with surfaces which could be scored, rubbed, folded to involve a constant state of decision making, layering and change. The paintings expressed a whole range of associative or opposing meanings. Recently, he has returned to watercolors. The territory between the real and the imaginary has undergone various changes in the very approach to representation in his paintings.
Some of his Solo Exhibitions:
2007 Indrapramit Roy: The Texture of the Drift - Collection, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
2006 This, That and Everything, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 This, That and Everything, Gallery 808, U Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2004 This, That and Everything, Usdan Gallery, Bennigton, USA
2001 Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses' - Artcore Gallery, Baroda and Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
1998 Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses' - Artcore Gallery, Baroda and Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
Some of his Group Exhibitions:
2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Freedom: What it Means To Me, Aakriti Art gallery, Kolkata
Artist of the Month, Saffronart.com online show
Whispering Palette, ABS Lanxess gallery, Baroda
2006 EVAM; Painting the New Theatre, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Cutting Edge, Art Edge, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
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