Vinita Dasgupta is an upcoming contemporary Indian Painter, whose name stands at par with that of the other talented artists of India. She is considered as one of the most expensive and an important woman painters of India. She is sometimes known as ‘The Story Teller’. She has worked with lot of reputed galleries and participated in many Art Fairs. Vinita Dasgupta was a recipient of the “Art for Social Change Award” by the UN Population Fund, New Delhi in 2008. She was also awarded the National Scholarship in Painting by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in 2009-2011.
Early Life of Vinita Dasgupta
Vinita Dasgupta was born on 30 April, 1983 to a Bengali family. She spent most of early childhood in different states. In 1998 her family moved to New Delhi for higher studies, where she began learning painting and fashion designing professionally. She completed Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts from College of Art, New Delhi in 2008.
Specialization of Vinita Dasgupta
Vinita Dasgupta weaves layers, colours, shapes and textures into her artworks, to softly bring out balance and harmony. The metaphors of her arts are mostly inspired by the natural world, traditional culture as well as pop art and the layers of life.
Solo Exhibitions by Vinita Dasgupta
Some of her Solo Exhibitions are as follows:
‘Story Teller: Stories Told and Retold - V’ at New York Art Expo, New York. (2016)
‘Story Teller: Stories Told and Retold - II’ at Art Lounge Gallery, Lisbon. (2015)
‘BOLLYWOOD REVERIE: Rustic reveries of Bollywood’ - at Gallery Art Konsult, New Delhi, and Mumbai Art Fair presented by Gallery Art Konsult. (2011)
Special preview of ‘Bollywood Reverie’ by Mr. Parvez Damania at Art Konsult, New Delhi. (2011)
‘MY WINDOW SHUT TO OPEN’ - at Gallery Art Konsult and Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi. (2010)
Fashion and Attitude/ Womanhood under Scanner - at Open Palm Court, Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (2009)
Exhibitions by Vinita Dasgupta
Some of the recent exhibitions she has participated in are as follows:
‘India Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Art Lounge Portugal (2015), (2014)
‘India Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Art Lounge, New Delhi (2015), (2014)
A group show ‘VAMA’ organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi (2015)
A group show organized by Gallery Beyond, New Delhi (2015)
‘India Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Nvya, New Delhi (2015)
‘Dubai Art Fair’ represented by Gallery Cross Borders, Dubai (2015)
‘Dubai Art fair’ represented by Gallery Lexicon Art, New Delhi (2015)
A group show organized by Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2015)
A group show organized by Gallery Beyond, Mumbai (2015)
A group show ‘Greenathon’ organised by Gallery Sree, New Delhi (2015)
A group show ‘Unseen Places’ organised by Gallery Apparao, New Delhi (2014)
A group show organised by Gallery Nvya at T3, New Delhi (2014)
A group show ‘Democracy: Possibilities and Impossibilities’ at Gallery Art Konsult, New Delhi (2014)
‘India Art Fair’ - Gallery Art Konsult, New Delhi (2013)
‘Bangladesh Bienale’ organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Bangladesh (2013)
An auction "Save Tigers" organized by Aircel and Gallery Art Eterne, New Delhi (2013)
"Colours" show organized by Gallery Artland (2013)
An auction organized by Art Bull India, New Delhi (2013)
Achievements of Vinita Dasgupta
Some of the prestigious awards received by Vinita Dasgupta are as follows:
"Art for Social Change Award’’ from United Nations Population Fund-India, New Delhi 2008.
National Scholarship in Painting by Ministry of Culture from 2009-2011, New Delhi.
Her work ‘Trinity’ won the best prize for Graphics in national level organised by Lease Plan Fleet management group, New Delhi 2004.
“Modi Arc Award” for the painting on Ratha Yatra Festival in 2002.
Vinita Dasgupta remains an inspiration to many young contemporary Indian artists. She has also become the inspiration behind promoting ancient miniature and folk art silently through her art mediums and practices.