Kalidas Karmakar

Born in 10 January 1946, Faridpur, Bangladesh

Education

1969 : Graduation in Fine Arts (5-yr LNM), Govt. College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, India
1964 : Pre-degree study in Fine Arts (2-yr), Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Scholarship/Fellowship

2006 : Asian Cultural Council NY, Fellowship-Artist in Residence program
1997 : Govt of India ICCR Special Scholarship for research in Contemporary Modern Sculpture, West Bengal Lalit Kala Academy Studio, Kolkata
1988 : Nikho Artist Area, Fellowship, Resident Artist for research on Japanese Washi Paper Ar, Alfa Hill Studio, Japan
1987 : Japan Foundation Long-term Fellowship on Japanese Wood-block Fine Art, at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1981: French Govt Superior Scholarship in Fine Arts, for research in multicolor etching at Atelier-17, with Prof. S W Hayter, Paris (1981-84)
1977 : Polish Govt Scholarship in Graphic Art at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art, Warsaw University
Solo Exhibitions

2009 : ‘Alluvial Diary’, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 : ‘Image of Nature’, Garden Gallery, Dhaka
2007 : ‘Soul Soil Symbols’ -Retrospective Graphic Art Exhibition
& French Colour Technique Graphic Art Workshop,
La Gallerie, Alliance Française, Dhaka
2007 : ‘Alluvial Dream & Reality’, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2006 : ‘Alluvial Soul & Symbol’, Studio Point B, New York
: ‘Alluvial Image’, Bangladesh Embassy, Washington DC. USA
: ‘Alluvial Pain & Salvation’, La Gallerie, Alliance Française, Dhaka
2002 : Gallery Yamaki, Osaka, Japan
2000 : ‘Sail Art’, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
: Siraj Cultural Center and Kerman Cultural Center, Iran
: Yazd Academy of Fine Art, Iran
1999 : Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1998 : West Bengal Lalit Kala Studio Gallery, Kolkata, India
: Santiniketan Open Art Space (Hiralini), India
: ‘Liberation ’71 – Homage to Blue’, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (National Art Gallery), Dhaka
1997 : Multimedia Art Exhibition ‘Soul of an artist and his Land’, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
: ‘Pain and Salvation’, Alliance Française Art Gallery, Dhaka
: ‘Love Lyrics Lamentation’,National Museum, Dhaka
1996 : Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
: Gallery 4, Los Angeles, USA
1995 : Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1994 : ‘Realisation of soul’,Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
: International Island Arts & Music Festival, Enoshima, Japan
: ‘Neo-Image of Holy Symbol’, Washi Paper Art Exhibition National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1993 : ‘Holy Image-1’, Yamaki Art Gallery ,Osaka, Japan
: Gallery-4, L A, USA
: ‘Reality and Dream’, Alliance Francaise Art Gallery, Dhaka
1992 : ‘Holy Image-2’,Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
: ‘Vision of Life’,Gallery JAA, Tokyo, Japan
1991 : Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
: Gallery JAA, Tokyo, Japan
: ‘Love and Nature’, La Gallery, , Dhaka
1990 : “Holy Symbol” Yamanashi Museum of Art, Yamanashi Pref. Kofu, Japan
: Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
: Contemporary 5 Artist Show, Gallery Memory, Japan
1990 : ‘Harmony in Vision’,Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
: Los Angeles International Art Fair, LA, USA
1989 : Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
: Gallery JAA, Tokyo, Japan
: Los Angeles International Art Fair, LA, USA

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