born in 1974, he received his Bachelor of Visual Art in Painting from the Rabindra Bharati University of Calcutta, in 2001. He has been exhibiting at various national and international galleries, and art events from the year 1996. He has received the best work in watercolour 1995-1996, Academy of Fine Arts (Visual Arts). Award and Certificates of merit, in 1996-1997 (Rabindra Bharati University). He has also been invited to various international art camps and workshops in India and across the world.
He has participated in many important projects , in 2017 he was invited to participate in Souls of Wide Walls ( Group Exhibition) at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad and by ICA and Art 18|21 (Norwich) gallery ” MY PRIVATE MUSEUM “ at the India art fair , New Delhi. In 2016 he had a solo show, ‘Life is a Deck of Cards’ at the Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad and was invited by ICA and Art 18|21 (Norwich ) gallery to exhibit his solo show at the India art fair. In 2015 he was invited to participate in ‘INBOX’ a contemporary sculpture exhibition held at Srishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, the same year he was also invited by Shaanxi Art Museum to participate in ‘SILK ROAD’ an exhibition in Xian (China).
He has curated the art exhibitions in 2014, entitled ‘Lost in Transition’ (the forgotten art of letter writing) at The Harrington Street Arts Centre (Kolkata) and a show on watercolour with artists from India and China, titled ‘Tradition & Transition’ at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
In 2012 he participated in Art Basel Miami River Art Fair, Miami, USA. In 2013 he was invited by Shun Art Gallery (Shanghai) for The International Artist Group Exhibition: Metamorphosis.
He was the Jury member for the International Biennale held in Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 2011.
Avijit was invited to conduct workshops, to demonstrate the use of watercolour on canvas in New Zealand and Greece. In the same year, he was invited to participate in a creative workshop to re-design the auto-rickshaw at New Delhi. He has conducted a workshop based on the Indian ‘Guru-Shishya’ tradition at Angkorwat, Cambodia in 2010 which resulted in a travelling exhibition in India.
Avijit Dutta lives and works in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
MY PRIVATE MUSEUM ( series) 65”x 52” - tempera on canvas board - 2015
TIMELESS PASSAGE 24” x 36” - tempera on canvas board - 2012