Puja Sarkar

Cell- +91- 9433226233 / 9748111642 (INDIA) 

Email- poojasarkar.artist@gmail.com

Website- www.poojasarkarart.com/www.pujasarkarart.com                                                                                                                          

Educational Profile:

2009: MFA (Master of Fine Arts) 1st Class with Specialization (Honors) in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.

2007: BVA (Bachelor of Visual Arts) 1st Class with Specialization (Honors) in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University,Kolkata, IN.

2004:  6th Year in Fine Arts from Sarba Bharatiya Charu Kala Mandir (All India Fine Arts Association) Registered with The Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2003: “Chitra Visharad Final” (5th Year) in Fine Arts (Painting) from Pracheen Kala Kendra Chandigarh, India.

2003:  6th Year in Painting from Surabharati Sangeet Parishad, Registered with The Govt. of West Bengal, India.

Exhibitions:

Solo Shows:( National & International )

2014 - 2016 : ‘The Eye Within’ Organization, Presented at Online Sponsored Solo Exhibition of Puja Sarkar.

2010: Solo Show in ‘’Ananda Mela 2010’’,Presented by Bay Area Prabasi, A Nonprofit Organization,California, USA.

Awards, Achievements & Grants: 

2010:   AWARD - Paintings Published in the 2010-2011 Edition of “New Art International’’ Art Book Book Art Press, New York, USA.

2006:  GRANT Student Stipend from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

Honors:

2019:  Judge in Asian Paints Sharod Samman 2019, West Bengal, India

2019:  Judge in Kolkata Police Sharod Safar 2019, Organized  by Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2019:  Judge in the Sit  & Draw Competition, Sponsored by Rajya Charukala Parishat, The Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2018:  Judge in Kolkata Police Sharod Safar 2018, Organized by Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2018:  Judge in Asian Paints Sharod Samman 2018, West Bengal, India

2018:  Judge in the Sit & Draw Competition Organized by  Rajya Charukala Parishat , The Govt. of  West Bengal, India.

2018:  Judge in the Draw & Slogan Competition Sponsored by Rajya Charukala Parishat , The Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2018:  Judge in the Sit & Draw Competition, Sponsored by Rajya Charukala Parishat , The Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2018:  Judge in the Painting Competition Sponsored by Durgapur Vishwagandha Science Society Durgapur West Bengal, India. I

2018:  Judge in the Sit & Draw Competition, Sponsored by EMAMI Company,West Bengal, India.

2017:  Judge in Kolkata Police Sharod Safar 2017, Sponsored by  Govt. of West Bengal, India.

2017:  Judge in SWACH, NIRMAL, SUSTHA  BANGLA  CONTEST 2017, Sponsored by Daffodil Group,West Bengal, India.

2017:  Judge in the Sit & Draw Competition, Sponsored by Rajya Charukala Parishat , The Govt. of  West Bengal, India.

2017:  Judge in the Sit & Draw Competition, Sponsored by EMAMI Company, West Bengal, India.

2017:  Judge in the Sit & Draw Competition, Organized by Bagbagar Sarbojanin, West Bengal, India. 

2007:  Judge  in the Sit & Draw Program, Organized & Sponsored by The Govt. of West Bengal, India.

Camps:

2017 : National Painting Camp, Sponsored & Organized by Lalit Kala Akamedi , Regional Centre (Kolkata), in Collaboration with Vibgyor Media Solution, at Pobitora, Guwahati , Assam, from 1st Dec to 5th Dec, 2017.

Workshops:

2019: "SMS" A GROUP OF ARTISTS Organized & Sponsored a Painting Workshop with a Unique Idea - ADDA WITH CHOBI & COFFEE on 23rd October, 2019

2019:  Invited Artist at ABID ART WORKSHOP at the ABID Interiors Fair, 2019.  Sponsored by ABID from 19th to 25th Jan 2019 at Science City | EM By Pass,

2018: Painting Workshop of Kolkata Art Festival 2018, Organized & Sponsored by “BONDHU” NGO on 13th April, 2018  at The Spring Club, E.M Bypass, Kolkata India.

2008:  Workshop on Fresco Painting (Fresco Buno) with Prof. Nandadulal Mukherjee (Head of the Department - Painting) Viswa Bharati University Santiniketan, at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India. 

 

Group Shows, Participations, Competitions & Art Fairs :

International Exhibitions:

  1.  2019:  Winner Women Artist of “HER STORY” which Celebrates the Idea of Feminism, Women Empowerment and Social Responsibility” Project - Sponsored by SeeMe Gallery from 28th – 31st March, 2019 at: The Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, New York, United States, USA.

  2. 2016:  Selected Artist in Creators Deserve to be Seen" Project” -- ‘’The Beauty of Art - Sponsored by SeeMe  & Chashama Gallery, display of Images presented at the Annual Chashama Gala. on 8th June, 2016, 4 Times Square New York, NY, USA.    

  3. 2015:  Selected & Honored as '' The Voice of the Artist ''  my works exhibited at SCOPE Art Fair. Sponsored by Scope Art at Miami Beach, FLORIDA 33139 USA. from 1st-6th December at: SCOPE Art | Booth 236 

  4. 2010:   Paintings Selected to Appear in the 2011 - 2012 Edition of ''New Art International''  Art Book Sponsored & Published by Book Art Press, New York, USA.

  5. 2008:  Exhibition of Paintings, by Artists of Chittagong & Kolkata titled “Vicinity” Sponsored by Assistant High Commission of India, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 

National Exhibitions:

PARTICIPATION:

  1. 2019: “Charukala Exhibition 2019” Sponsored & Organized “Rajya Charukala Parisad”-Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department.

  2. 2019:  Invited Artist in Kolkata Art Festival 2019, Exhibition Organized & Sponsored by “BONDHU - Ek Asha” NGO Kolkata,

  3. 2019 :  ANNUAL ALL INDIA FINE ARTS EXHIBITION 2019 Sponsored & Organized by Academy of Fine Arts  Kolkata, India.

  4. 2018: Kolkata Art Festival 2018, Organized & Sponsored by “BONDHU” NGOat The Spring Club, E.M Bypass, Kolkata India.

  5. 2018: BIRLA ACADEMY OF ART & CULTURE Presented 51st  Annual Sponsored Exhibition 2017, Kolkata 2018.

  6. 2017: Participating Artist of “Charukala Exhibition 2017” Sponsored & Organized “Rajya Charukala Parisad” - Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department  at Academy of Fine Arts , Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, India.

  7. 2017:  Selected & Participated Artist of “81st ANNUAL ALL INDIA FINE ARTS EXHIBITION 2017” Sponsored Show of Academy of Fine Arts  Kolkata, India.

  8. 2016: Invited & Selected Artist & Sponsored by IMA Foundation (London) , for ANUBHAV Tour Exhibitions in 3 Cities The Schedules are :

      1st ANUBHAV Exhibition is in Ahmadabad at the Hutheesing Visual Art Centre

      2nd ANUBHAV Exhibition is in Jaipur at the IV Jaipur Art Summit. IMA Foundation

      3rd ANUBHAV Exhibition is in Vadodara at the SITE Art Space 16th and 17th December 2016. All Exhibitions are curated by            IMA Foundation and Working Together with Hutheesing Visual Art Centre Ahmadabad, Jaipur Art Summit Jaipur, Site Art Space       Vadodara, and IMA Foundation London.

  1. 2016:  Selected & Participated Artist of “Charukala Exhibition 2016” Sponsored & Organized “Rajya Charukala Parisad” - Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department  Kolkata, India.

  2. 2016:  Galerie La Mere Presented '' FREEDOM '' 2016  a Sponsored Exhibition by Eminent Artists 2016,Kolkata, India

  3. 2016:  Galerie La Mere Presented & Sponsored '' Parama 2016 ''a Exhibition by Eminent Female Artists,Kolkata, India.

  4. 2016:  BIRLA ACADEMY OF ART & CULTURE Sponsored & Presented 49th Annual Exhibition 2016

  5. 2014:  Indian art Collectors - Art Gallery, Presented at Online Sponsored Group Exhibition titled "Year End Sale"

  6. 2014:  Indian art Collectors - Art Gallery, Presented at Online Sponsored Group Exhibition titled “The Square Foot’’

  7. 2013:  Indian Art Collectors - Art Gallery, Presented at Online Sponsored Group Exhibition of Three Artists titled “Women Artists“ as An Honor on International Women’s Day from 1st to 15th March 2013

  8. 2011: City Art Factory Presented Internal Hotel Display of Contemporary Paintings at the Hotel Hindustan International, Kolkata,

  9. 2011:  City Art Factory Sponsored Internal Hotel Display of Contemporary Paintings at the Hotel Chrome, Kolkata, India.

  10. 2010:   All India 43rd Annual Sponsored Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.     

  11. 2009:   All India 42nd Annual Sponsored Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.

  12. 2009:   Annual Exhibition of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.

  13. 2008:   International Camel Art Foundation the 9th Eastern Region Art Sponsored Exhibition, Kolkata, India     

  14. 2008:   All India 41st Annual Sponsored Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.

  15. 2008:   Annual Exhibition of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.

  16. 2008:   All India Sponsored Exhibition of the ‘Eye Within’, “The Golden Brush”, Kolkata, India.

  17. 2007:   All India Seventy-Second Annual Fine Arts Sponsored Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.

  18. 2004 to 2007:   Annual Exhibition of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.

 

GROUP SHOWS:

2019: “SMS” Group Presented Online Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures “RUPAM DEHI” at www.smsgroupartist.com

2018: “SMS” Group Presented Online Group Show of Paintings & Graphics “FREEDOM at MONSOON at www.smsgroupartist.com

2017:   Group Exhibition of Fellow Members of Youth Guild in the Occasion of International Women’s Day Organized by Youth Guild for Friendship, Russian Centre of Science & Culture Kolkata at Gorky Sadan, Kolkata. India.

2015:   Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, at Nazrultirtha Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

2012:   Group Exhibition of Recent Works at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata India.

2012:   Bliss Art Gallery Presented & Sponsored Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures of ‘’SMS’’ GROUP in Pune, India.

2011:    Invited Artist in  Exhibition Organized & Sponsored by ''Samayer Canvas'' - Contemporary Group Artists of Paschimbanga Ganasanskritik Parishad at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.

2011:   “SMS” GROUP Presented “Coalesce” Group Exhibition of Paintings at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India.

2011:   A Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.

2010:  Group Show of Paintings & Graphics of ‘’SMS’’GROUP Sponsored by Servaria at X-Bose Pacia Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

2009:  Invited Artist in Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sponsored by ‘’Anastasia’’ Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

2009:  Group Exhibition of “SMS” Group at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kol, IN

2009:  Group Exhibition of Paintings of “Blue Petals” Group at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.

2009:   Invited Artist in Group exhibition of Paintings titled “Unmesh” (Blossom) – Sponsored by Gallery “Upstairs’’ Kolkata, India.

2008:  Group Exhibition of “Creativity” Group at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

2008: Invited Artist in Group Exhibition titled “Tribute to Durga’’ Sponsored by Spectrum Arts Gallery, Kolkata, India.

 

ART FAIRS:

2019 :  A  display of Paintings & Art Works of “SMS’’ Group at “Charukala Mela 2019” Sponsored by “Rajya Charukala Parisad” Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department at Rabindra Sadan & Nandan Cultural Centre Premises, Kolkata, India

2018 : A  display of Paintings & Art Works of “SMS’’ Group at “Charukala Mela 2018” Sponsored by “Rajya Charukala Parisad”  Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department at Rabindra Sadan & Nandan Cultural Centre Premises, Kolkata, India.

2017 :  A  display of Paintings & Art Works of “SMS’’ Group at “Charukala Mela 2017” Sponsored by “Rajya Charukala Parisad” Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department at  MOHOR KUNJA (Opposite of Academy of Fine Arts) Kolkata, India.

 

2016:  A  display of Paintings & Art Works of “SMS’’ Group at “Charukala Mela 2016”  Sponsored by “Rajya Charukala Parisad” Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department at Rabindra Sadan & Nandan Cultural Centre Premises, Kolkata, India.

2016: “5th Edition of Emami Art Fair” Sponsored & Organized by ECA (Emami Chisel Art) at Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

2015:   A  display of Paintings & Graphics of ‘’SMS’’ Group at ‘Charukala Utsav 2015’ Organized by ‘’Charukala Parisad ‘’- Govt. of  West Bengal, Kolkata, India.

2012:  A display of Paintings & Graphics of ‘’SMS’’ Group at ‘Charukala Utsav 2012’ Organized by ‘’Charukala Parisad ‘’- Govt. of  West Bengal, Kolkata, India

 

TALK SHOWS CURATED BY PUJA SARKAR:

2020: SMS" A GROUP OF ARTISTS Organized a Talk Show (LIVE) - ADDA WITH CHOBI & COFFEE (4th Edition) TOPIC – “PRACTICE OF SCULPTURES IN THE NEW NORMAL SITUATION”  on 10th July, 15th July, 20th July, 2020 on Facebook Live

2020: SMS" A GROUP OF ARTISTS Organized a Talk Show (LIVE) - ADDA WITH CHOBI & COFFEE (3rd Edition) TOPIC – “PRINTMAKING TODAY” on 15th June, 2020 .

2020: SMS" A GROUP OF ARTISTS Organized a Talk Show (LIVE) - ADDA WITH CHOBI & COFFEE (2nd Edition) TOPIC – ARTISTS IN LOCK DOWN on 8th June, 2020 at ZOOM

Illustrations:

2017:  Sukhabar Daily Newspaper 30th July 2017, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

2016:  Jagobangla Utsav Sankha 1423 (Bengali Magazine) Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2015:  Jagobangla Utsav Sankha 1422 (Bengali Magazine) Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2014:  Jagobangla Utsav Sankha 1421 (Bengali Magazine) Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2013:  Jagobangla Utsav Sankha 1420 (Bengali Magazine) Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2012:  Jagobangla Utsav Sankha 1419 (Bengali Magazine) Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2012:  Aajkal Sarod Sankha 1419 (Bengali Magazine) Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

      

Bibliography:

Review on Exhibitions & Published in the Following Electronic Media:

•          Saltlake Barta News – You Tube Channel – 10th July 2020 – Special Story about Activities of “SMS” Group for 11 Years and Online Talk show Programs (Adda with Chobi & Coffee) in the World Wide Crucial Time of Corona Pandemic 2020.

•          Short Film News – You Tube Channel – 7th Dec 2019 – Interview about Artistic and Social Activities and Performance of “SMS’’ Group for last 11 years and Presentation of “SMS” Group at “Charukala Utsav 2019”  Sponsored & Organized by “Rajya Charukala Parisad” - Govt. of West Bengal Information and Cultural Affairs Department,

Newspapers :( India)

Review on Some Exhibitions & Paintings Published in the Following Indian Newspapers----

  • Colour Canvas – 1st to 15th July 2020 - New Delhi 

  • Saltlake Barta – 20th December 2019, Kolkata

  • Dainik Statesman –- 14th December 2019, Kolkata

  • Ei Somay – 2nd November 2019, Kolkata

  • Banglar Khabor – 1st November 2019, Kolkata

  • Best Kolkata News – 1st November 2019, Kolkata 

  • Saltlake Barta – 1st December 2018, Kolkata  

  • Dainik Statesman  – 17th December 2016,Kolkata - Review on SMS Group at “Charukala Utsav 2016”Organized by-Govt. of W.B

  • Dainik Statesman  – 5th March 2016, Kolkata – Review on'' Parama 2016 '' A Sponsored by Galerie La Mere Kolkata, India.

  • Ei Somay  – 28th March 2015, Kolkata – Review on SMS Group at  “Charukala Utsav 2015” Organized by  - Govt. of  W.B. Kolkata

  • Dainik Statesman  – 16th June 2012, Kolkata – Review of Group Show of Recent Works at Academy of Fine Arts Arts,            

  • Aajkaal – 19th May 2012 , Kolkata – Review of Group Show of Recent Works at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata India.           

  • Ganasakti - 13th May 2012, Kolkata - Review of Group Show of Recent Works at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata India.

  • Eenadu -Telugu Newspaper – 5th December 2011, Bangalore  – Review on “SMS” Group at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore,

  • Ganasakti - 2011, Kolkata - Review on Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures  at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.

  • Dainik Statesman – 23rd October 2010, Kolkata – Review of Sponsored Exhibition of ‘’SMS’’ Group in X-Bose Pacia Gallery, Kolkata

  • Pratyahik Khabor – 10th October 2010, Kolkata – Review of Sponsored Exhibition of ‘’SMS’’ Group in X-Bose Pacia Gallery,Kolkata

  • Dainik Statesman – 5th September 2009, Kolkata - Review on “SMS” Group’s Exhibition at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

  • Dainik Statesman – 11th July 2009, Kolkata - Review of Sponsored Exhibition titled “Unmesh” at Gallery “Upstairs” Kolkata.

  • Dainik Statesman – 20th June, 2009,Kolkata – Review of Show of Blue Petals at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.

  • Anandabazar Patrika - 15th Dec, 2007, Kolkata - Review on Painting titled – “He & She” Exhibition of The Golden Brush, 2008, Kolkata,

  • Dainik Statesman – 22nd July 2008, Kolkata – Review on Exhibition of “Creativity in Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.

 

Newspapers: (Bangladesh)

Review about Sponsored Exhibition titled “Vicinity” in Bangladesh Published in the Following Bangladeshi Newspapers-

  • “Daily Suprobhat Bangladesh” - Bangladesh, Chattagram, 19th October, 2008, Sunday.

  • “Dainik Ajadi”- Bangladesh, 23rd October, 2008, Thursday.

  • “Dainik Purbocon “- 23rd October, 2008 Thursday.

  • “Pratham Alo” – Bangladesh, 23rd October, 2008, Thursday.

  • “Anandan” – Bangladesh – 23rd October, 2008, Thursday.

  • “Dainik Purbocon” - Bangladesh –19th October, 2008.

 

Magazines: (India)

Review on Some Exhibitions & Paintings Published in the Following Indian Magazines-

  • Art And Cart” – 5th March 2013 Mumbai & Delhi, Brush with femininity “Review of Sponsored Exhibition of Indian Art Collectors online art gallery, pays honor for the contributions that women have made in every stratum of society. On this year’s International Women’s Day, the gallery presented a group show of three artists in a show titled ‘Women Artists’.

  • “Saptahik Bartaman” - 6thJune, 2009 Kolkata, Review on Exhibition of “Blue Patels’’ Group.

  • “Desh” – 2nd July, 2009 Kolkata, Review on Exhibition “Creativity” 2008.

  • “Sonar Tari” (2006-2007) & (2007-2008) Kolkata  – Annual Magazine of Rabindra Bharati University (Published My   Paintings).

 

Magazines: (Bangladesh)

Review about Sponsored Exhibition titled “Vicinity” in Bangladesh Published in the Bangladeshi Art Magazine—

  • “Silparup” A quarterly Magazine of Art – Bangladesh, 2nd year 4th Issue October to December 2008 – Exhibition “Vicinity” Sponsored by Assistant High Commission of India, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

 

Teaching Experiences:

  • Art & Craft Teacher at ARTY e ZONE, Kolkata, India.

  • Art Instructor - Painting Class for Drawing, Study, Composition in an art school administered by Saradacharan Aryan Institution Alumni Association, (January 2007—July 2009) Kolkata, India.

  • Art Instructor  at  “Sur-o-Silpo”, A School of Fine Arts (Yrs. 2001- 2006) Kolkata, India 

 

Member :

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  • Youth Guild for Friendship, Russian Centre of Science & Culture ( Painting Sub Committee Member ).

 

 

Extra Knowledge & Experiences :

 

  • Story-Writter ( Story – “PRIO BONDHU” Published in Sukhabar Bengali Indian Newspaper on 23rd  July, 2017 ) Kolkata, Westbengal , India.

  • Web Designing and Developing.

  • Interior Decorations.

  • Fashion Designing – 2016 : Working as VIDA Voices Designer, San Francisco, CA 94105- Visit My Official SIGNATURE COLLECTION of Scarves and Women’s Top at  - http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/puja-sarkar

 

Collections:          California, New York, (USA), Canada, UK, Germany, Japan, Dubai, Turkey, Italy & Bangladesh.

                                 Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune (All over India). 

                                 Many Galleries, Private Collections.(All over The World)

    

 

2010 - present
2010 - present

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