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"Every Child is an artist. The Problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"-Pablo Picasso.

Ananta Mandal

Born: 5TH February 1983. India
 
Education: 
Graduate B.V.A. (1st class) From Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta University (Kolkata) – 2007
 
Solo Exhibitions
The Journey – IFM Art Portfolio, 2012. Chandigarh
MUMBAI, Nehru Center Art Gallery (A.C), 2011. Mumbai
The journey from Reality- 2. Jehangir Art Gallery, 2010. Mumbai
The journey from Reality. Jehangir Art Gallery, 2010. Mumbai
Triveni Kala Sangam – 2008. New Delhi
‘Colour Scape’ Sponsored by Ray Art Gallery – 2008. Pune
‘Divine Reflections’ The Museum Gallery – 2007. Mumbai
‘The City of Joy’ Lokayata M.R.A.C. “Sponsored – Planet Art” – 2007. New Delhi
‘The Kolkata’ Academy of Fine Arts – 2006. Kolkata
Watercolor Painting at Academy of Fine Arts – 2004. Kolkata

Awards: International
2013: First Place Award - 36th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A
2012: The Winsor & Newton Excellence Award - Northwest Watercolor Society, USA
2011: Award - The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, USA
2010: Award - Outstanding Acrylic. Bold Brush Painting Competition, October 2010
2010: Best of Show Award - Western Federation of Watercolor Society, Utah, U.S.A.
2009: “ Award ” North East Watercolor Society. New York, U.S.A.
2009: “ Award ” – San Diego Watercolor Society, California, U.S.A.
2009: ‘’Merit Award’’ 32th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A.
2008-09: “Honorable Mention” The Art Renewal Center’s International Competition, New York.
2007: “ Award of Excellence ” – Western Federation of Watercolor Society, U.S.A.
2007: “ J. R. C.M. Award ” – Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, U.S.A.
2006: “ Award of Excellence ” – San Diego Watercolor Society, California, U.S.A.
 
National & Regional
2013: AIFACS Award - 14th all India Watercolor Exhibition, New Delhi
2012: AIFACS Award - 100 Years of the city of New Delhi 2011. New Delhi
2011: Award for Best Landscape in Watercolor “All India” – The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2010: Best Painting Award “All India” – R.A.D Presented an Exhibition “Arannya 2010”. Kolkata
2009: Best Entry Award “All India” – The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2009: Award “All India” – The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2006: Camlin Award – “ 7th Eastern Region”, Kolkata
2006: Award “All India” – The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2006: Award “All India” – Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition. Pune
2006: Gold Medal – “Agnipath” A All India Art Exhibition. New Delhi
2006: Certificate of Merit – “ Golden Brush” The Eye Within. Kolkata
2005: Award “All India” – The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2005: Award “All India” – ‘S.C.Z.C.C’ ministry of culture. Govt. of India. Nagpur
2005: Birla Academy Award “All India” – Birla Academy Art & Culture. Kolkata
2005: Best Painting Award with Gold Medal “All India” – K.N.A.C, Ujjain
2005: Best Painting Award “All India” – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2005: Award – “Agnipath” An All India Painting Exhibition, New Delhi
2005: Best Award – R.A.D Presented an Exhibition “Arannya 2005”. Kolkata
2005: Award – Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
2005: Best Water Colour Painting – Kolkata Information Center, Kolkata
2004: Award – Govt, College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2004: Camlin Award – “ 5th Eastern Region”, Kolkata
2004: Best Water Colour Painting Award – ‘ E.Z.C.C’ Govt of India, Kolkata
2004: Jury Award “All India” – ‘Varnika’ Art Contest, Ujjain, M.P
2004: Gold Medal – ‘Avantika’ Regional Art Exhibition, Kolkata
2003: Gold Medal for Best Painting “All India” – ‘K.N.A.C’ Ujjain
2003: Certificate of Merit – ‘Avantika’, Kolkata
2003: Certificate of Merit – Information Centre, Kolkata
2002: Award Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
 
Participation
2013: The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, 34th International Exhibition.USA
2013: Color of Life II an exhibition of CPAA a charitable NGO, Mumbai
2013: Project 7, an exhibition of contemporary paintings, Mumbai
2012: The Royal Watercolour Society’s International Exhibition, London, UK
2012: Color of Life an exhibition of CPAA a Charitable NGO, Mumbai
2011: 12th A.I.F.C.S. Watercolor all India Exhibition. New Delhi
2010: Colours Changing Hue ll, Camlin Art Foundation, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010: INFAC Presents an All India Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
2009: 51st National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2009: Annual Exhibition, The Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
2008: Art Fusion Show - 2008, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2008-07-06-05: Annual Exhibition – The Art Society of India. Mumbai
2007: 30th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A.
2007-06-05: Annual Exhibition – Birla Academy Art & Cultural. Kolkata
2006-05: Annual Exhibition – Lokayata, (mulk raj anand center) New Delhi
2006-05: Annual Exhibition – The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai
2006: Annual Exhibition – Indian Academy of Fine Arts. Amritsar
2006: R.A.D Presents an Exhibition “ E.Z.C.C ”. Kolkata
2006: An Exhibition “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”-Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
2006-05: “Arannya 2006” R.A.D Presented annual Exhibition “Birla Academy”. Kolkata
2005 & 06: Exhibition of W.B.S.A ‘ Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
2004: Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
2003: 76th A.I.F.C.S Regional Art Exhibition. Kolkata
2006-05-04-03: All India Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2007-06-05-04-03-02: Annual Exhibition Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
 
Group Exhibitions
2009: ‘The Art Group’ at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009: ‘Terrorism’ R.A.D Presents an Exhibition, Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006: International Exhibition at World Trade Center, Jakarta. Indonesia
2006: Birla Academy Presents an Exhibition ‘FIGURE IN NATURE’. Kolkata
2006: Group Exhibition of Young painters – Academy of Fine Arts. Kolkata
2005: International Exhibition at ‘Barli Museum’. Bandung City. Indonesia
2005: Award Winners Exhibition, Presented - Birla Academy Art & Culture. Kolkata
2005: International Exhibition at ‘ World Trade Center’, Jakarta. Indonesia
2004: Birla Academy Presented an Exhibition ‘ Young Faces in Contemporary Art’. New Delhi
 
Publication in International Magazines, Books
2013: Colors of the World, International Watercolor Society, Turkey.
2013/09: Watercolor Art Society-Houston, U.S.A 36th International Exhibition. Catalog
2013: Houston Chronicle, Hearst Newspapers - 22 March, Houston, USA
2009/06: San Diego Watercolor Society, California, USA. Catalog
2011: Cambridge University Press publishers, an English language textbook for foreign students. London. UK
2011: Watercolor Artist Magazine, February Issue, USA
2008/09 - 2006: The Art Renewal Center, New York, USA, Catalog.
2007: American Artist Magazine, January Issue, U.S.A.
 
Achievements: 2008: Harmony Art show, ( in Reliance Industries all - India art exhibition ). Mumbai
2006: Selected Top 100 Artist- The Art Renewal Center’s International Competition, New York.
2007: Selected for Traveling Show - Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, U.S.A.
 
Work Shop :
2008: 4 Days watercolor workshop from 25th to 28th September, organized by Ray art gallery in Pune. India
2008 : 3 Days workshop(October 2008).organized by Reflection of another day in Hyderabad. India
 
Art Camp :
2009 - R.A.D Presents an Art Camp in Vaidik Village, Kolkata
2003 - 8th National Art Festival, Kalavart Nyas, Ujjain, M.P.
2008 - R.A.D Presents an art camp in Silparamam, in Hyderabad, A.P.
 
Demonstration :
2011 - Demonstration of Watercolor at Artist Center, Mumbai
2008 - The Art Society of India presented a Demonstration of Watercolor in Mumbai C.S.T. Mumbai
2008 - Demonstration of Watercolor at Ray Art Gallery in Pune
 
Memberships :
Member of San Diego Watercolor Society, U.S.A,-2008/09
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, U.S.A.- 2008/09/2011/2013
Life Time Member of ‘The Bombay Art Society’. Mumbai
Member of Reflection of another day, Kolkata /
Life Time Member of ‘The Art Society of India’. Mumbai

Collections: Fardeen Khan, Raj Thackeray, Sanjay Bhattacharya, India Art Fund (Mumbai), E.Z.C.C. (Kolkata),
S.C.Z.C.C. Govt. of India. (Nagpur) & And the Mejor Cities like in India, France, U.S.A. U.K. Hong
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