Samir Mondal

Samir Mondal’s most amazing contribution to Indian art of modern times is a continual revival of water colour.
Graduated from Government College of Arts, Calcutta in 1975
Born in Bengal , based in Bombay , global in thinking , that is Samir in a nut shell . Working only with watercolours on paper, Samir is a master of his medium. His control over the colour, the way he makes them dance and flow and move to his wish, is a delight to see. The mix of colours, the subtlety of tone, the play of space and block , is the work of an expert in charge . His figures, his still lives, his florals, are each a joy. No adjective is too excessive. Samir has shown in galleries all over the world and his collectors are private and institutional.

1982 Basirhat, West Bengal
1983 Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
1984 Basirhat, West Bengal
1984 Kala Yatra,Madras
1989 Bajaj Art Gallery, Bombay
1989 K. C. Das, Bangalore
1990 Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Bombay
1991 Galerie 88, Calcutta
1991 Jehangir Art gallery, Bombay
1992 K. C. Das, Bangalore
1992 Galerie 88, Calcutta
1992 Masterpiece Art Gallery, New Delhi
1994 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
1995 Prithvi Art Gallery, Bombay
1995 Galerie 88, Calcutta
1995 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1995 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
1996 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
1997 Galerie 88, Calcutta
1998 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1998 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
2000 Prithvi art Gallery, Bombay
2000 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
2001 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
2002 Jamaat Art Gallery, Bombay
2002 Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
2002 India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2003 Art Indus, New Delhi
2003 Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
2003 Amethyst, Chennai ( by Sumukha )
2004 Jamaat Art Gallery, Bombay
2004 Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2006 Jamaat Art Gallery, Bombay
2007 Ki Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
2008 Jamaat Art Gallery, Bombay
2012 Jamaat Art Gallery, Bombay
2012 Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
2013 Aakriti Art Gallery, Calcutta
2016 Jamaat Art gallery, Bombay

National Art Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta Birla Academy of Art, Calcutta AIFACS, New Delhi
A.P.Council of Artists, Hyderabad West Bengal State Academy Kala Yatra:
Goa – Madras – Bangalore
Lalit Kala Academy: Karnataka – Orissa
Bombay Art Society Centenary Show People For Animals: Bombay – Delhi ‘BOMBAY’ and ‘50 Years of Independence’ by RPG Enterprises ‘Harmony Shows’ by Reliance group ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’ by Lakeeren, Bombay ‘Watercolours’ by Gallery Espace, Delhi ‘Pages from my Diary’ by Sans Tache Art Gallery, Bombay ‘Celebrations-97’at Napa Art Gallery, Nepal ‘Confluence’ at Art Connoisseur Gallery, London and Gallery Asiana, New York organised by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore ‘ Jesus Christ’ at National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay Anniversary show of Jamaat, Bombay Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore Art Indus, Delhi Art Musings, Bombay ‘Bombay Artists-Progressive Perspective’ and ‘Self Portrait’ at National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay ‘Art of Bengal’ and ‘Works on Paper’ by CIMA, Calcutta Colours on Canvas, Dubai Pao Art Gallery, Hong Kong Golden Jubilee of Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay Asian Art Fair, Singapore The Art on Paper Fair at the Royal College of Art, London Ki Gallery, Malaysia The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo The Royal Watercolour Society, London International Watercolor society, Turkey Masters of watercolor, St. Petersburg, Russia World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand The World Watercolor Triennale 2015, Korea Re-Interpretation 2016: International Contemporary Watercolor Exhibition tour in China Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong and many other group-shows all over the country and abroad.

National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi Archaeological Museums of Karnataka RPG Enterprises Morarjee Mills Brooke Bond K.C.Das, Bangalore Peerless Reliance Pvt. Ltd. Citibank Calcutta Club Qwality Inn, Calcutta Tata Steel Birla group of companies ICI India Ltd. Benson & Hedges Rolta India Ministry of External Affairs, India Russian Consulate, Calcutta Standard Chartered Bank Office of Star Plus DSP Merrill Lynch Solomon Smith Barney India Ltd. J P Morgan and many private collections in India and abroad.

Children Book Trust, Delhi Poster for Drama by National School of Drama Artists in residence — an Indo-US workshop on art and science Workshop by Lalit Kala Akademy, Karnataka Conducted Watercolour Workshop organised by Birla Academy, Mumbai RPG Art Camp at Madh Island, Mumbai Oberoi Art Camp at Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai Monsoon Magic–an art camp by Leela Kempinski at Leela Palace, Goa Artists Entente, Dubai Seminar on ‘Productivity through Creativity’ at Numaligad Oil Refinery, Assam Media & Methods–workshop on material behaviour in art, organised by ‘the art club’, Mumbai With children for Akanksha Foundation, Mumbai Art camp in Dubai Art camp in Mauritius Art camp in Australia and Bangkok Art camp in Kenya Art camp in Israel Art camp in Egypt Art camp in Russia Art camp in Morocco Art camp in China Art camp in Japan and other workshops at many art colleges and art institutions.

Govt. College of Arts, Calcutta -1970, 1972, 1973, 1974 Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta -1978, 1983 West Bengal State Academy -1979, 1983 AIFACS, New Delhi -1986 A.P.Council of Artists, Hyderabad –1995 and others.

Artist's Artworks