Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pradosh Mishra and his doctoral research on Emerging Trends in Contemporary Indian Painting

PRADOSH MISHRA
Associate Professor, Department of History of Art
Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi-221005
Topic of Doctoral Research

Emerging Trends in Contemporary Indian Painting during 1990 and 2004: A Study in the perspective of Globalisation and National Identity

Area of Specialisation

Contemporary Indian Art, Traditional Sculpture Workshop in Orissa

Fieldwork

Since 1994 documenting living and working conditions of Master Artists, their behaviour and attachment to the traditional stone carving workshops in Lalitagiri, Bhubaneswar, Puri and Mathura in Orissa

Professional Experience

Teaching 11 years

I) Post Graduate courses in History of Art (Indian Aesthetics, South East Asian Art, Pahari Painting, Contemporary Indian Art, Art Exhibition Management)
II) Graduate Courses in History of Art (Western Art, Indian Sculpture, Indian Painting, Fundamentals of Indian Art)
III) Post Graduate and Graduate Courses in History of Art at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (Western Art-Modern and Post Modern) as a guest faculty.
IV) Post Graduate and Graduate courses in History of Art at Faculty of Visual Art, BHU Varanasi (Modern Indian Art- Painting and Sculpture, Modern Western Art) as a guest faculty.
V) Graduate Courses in Mahila Mahavidyalaya, BHU, Varanasi (Indian Painting) deputed by Department of History of Art, BHU


Publication/ Editorial Association

Workshop Tradition in Orissan Sculpture (in Press)

Co-Author, ‘Chandrasekhar Rao- Life and Work’, with Dr. Dinanath Pathy, published by Working Artists Association, 2000

Editorial Assistant, Kala Samvad, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1995

Associate Editor, ‘Tribal Art, Primitivism and Modern Relevance’, published by
Working Artists Association, 1990


Papers and Articles Published

Contemporary Indian Art: New Imagery and the Question of Identity, paper published in NAFA Symposium on New Asian Imaginations, Singapore, 2008

Globalisation and contemporary visual art: A case study of India, paper abstract published by the ICAS 5, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007

Shifting Mind-Engaging Space, Bronze, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2006

The Problem of Art Historical Studies in Orissa: Vision and Contribution of Dinanath Pathy. (paper accepted for publication)

Spelling the Regional Flavour, ‘Let a Thousand Flower Bloom- Contemporary Art Of Orissa’, Aryan Book International, New Delhi and Working Artists Association of Orissa, 2001

Figurative Transformation, Oddiyan: Six Contemporary Painters of Orissa, Herman Publishing House, New Delhi, 1997

Reverberation, Exhibition Catalogue of Chandrasekhar Rao, 1997

Into the Realms of Unknown, Beyond the Shores, Viswa, New Delhi, 1995

Primitive Influence on Udayagiri Cave Sculptures, Tribal Art, Primitivism and Modern Relevance, Working Artists Association of Orissa, Bhubaneswar, 1990

Number of Reviews, Art analysis on contemporary art and Book reviews published in the Daily Newspapers in Orissa.




Catalogue Publications

Art Interaction, Documentation of Indo-German Artists Workshop, Varanasi, 2003

Regional Art Exhibition, Varanasi Zone, Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, 2002



Seminar Participation and Papers presented

Contemporary Indian Art: New Imagery and the Question of Identity, paper presented in absentia in NAFA Symposium on New Asian Imaginations, Singapore, 2008

Possibilities of Lacquer in Contemporary Art as a medium: New Dimensions, National Seminar on Lac in Indian Art and Culture, Balasore, Orissa, 2007

The Living Tradition of Stone Carving in Orissa: Texts and their present Relevance with reference to Master Artist Khirod Chandra Maharana of Lalitagiri, National Seminar on Silpa Texts and its Relevance, Jnana Pravaha, Varanasi, 2003

Shift in Stone Workshop Practices- a case study in Lalitagiri, National Seminar on Art Practices in India Today, Bhubaneswar, 2001

Traditional Linkage in Contemporary Orissan Art: Towards a Regional Vocabulary, National Seminar in Millennium Multimedia manifestation, Bhubaneswar, 1999

Concept of time in Dancing Sculptures of Konarka, International Symposium on Sculpture and Dance, Varanasi, 1999

Urban Experience of the Contemporary Artists of Orissa with reference to Working Artists Association, National Seminar on Urban Image in Contemporary Indian Art, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi, 1998

Himalayan Landscape Painting by some Contemporary Indian Painters: An Observation on treatment of Space, National Seminar on Himalayan Glory, Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, 1998

Participated as an Observer in the National Seminar on Terms and terminologies in Indian Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1994

Primordial Influence on the Paintings of some Contemporary Painters of Orissa, National Seminar on Primitive Vigour as a part of Festival of India to Moscow, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1991

Importance of Art Education in Primary Schools in Orissa, State Seminar on the Status of Art Education in Orissa, Bhubaneswar, 1989

Contemporary Art Situation in Orissa, National Seminar on the Contemporary Art and Artists of Orissa, 1988



Workshops Attended

Workshop on Indian Bronzes, Sarabhai Foundation, Ahmedabad, 1998

Art Appreciation Workshop, Lalit Kala Akademi, Orissa, 1996

Technical Workshop on Conservation and Preservation of Art Objects, by Indian Conservation Institute, Lucknow, organised at Govt. Museum, Chandigarh, 1993

Painting Workshop organised by HABITAT, Bhubaneswar


Member of Professional Bodies

Member, Working Artists Association of Orissa, Bhubaneswar

Member, Indo-German Art Forum, Varanasi, India


Projects

Art Interaction- Exhibition of the produce of Indo German Artists Workshop, Jointly Organised by the indo German Art Forum and Department of Fine Arts, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapth, Varanasi, 2003

Joint Organiser of Indo- German Artists workshop held at Department of Fine Arts, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, 2003

Graphic Prints and Paintings by four German Women Artists, ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi, 2003

Visualised the Regional Art exhibition organised by State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, 2002

Visualised Painting and Photo Exhibition, Himalayan Glory, Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, 1998

Art Director, Swang Manch Theatre Group, Chandigarh, 1994

Audio- Visual Documentation of Contemporary Orissan Artists, Central Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1993

Awards

Award by Orissa Media Centre, Sunanda Pathy Foundation and Bhubaneswar Sahitya Samaj for Art Historical Studies and Art Criticism in Orissa, 1997

State Award for Painting, Working Artists Association of Orissa, Bhubaneswar, 1997

Chhanda Caharan memorial State Award, 1997

Award for Best Painting and Cartoon in Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1994


Exhibitions Participated

Working Artists Association, Orissa
State Lalit Kala Akademi, Orissa
Rashtriya Kala Mela, Bangalore
Regional Art Exhibition, Bangalore
State Level Art Exhibition by All India Fine Art and Crafts Society, New Delhi
Beyond the Shores, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
Spring is Not Over, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh

Solo Exhibition

WASH, Watercolour Painting Exhibition held at Hotel Oberoi and Hotel Kalinga Ashoka, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Pradosh Kumar Mishra received his education in Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh and Varanasi. He completed his Doctoral research on Emerging Trends in Contemporary Indian Painting, a Study in the Perspective of Globalisation and National Identity from 1990 to 2004.
He has produced an audio-visual documentary on Two Contemporary Painters of Orissa for National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1993, and has extensively documented various living Master Artists, their behaviour and attachment to the traditional stone carving workshops in Lalitagiri, Bhubaneswar, Puri and Mathura in Orissa (India) under the project Workshop Tradition of Orissan Sculpture from 1994 to 2000.
Mishra also co-authored a monograph entitled Chandrasekhar Rao: Life and Work, published articles on Contemporary Art in publications entitled Bronze (2006), Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom (2001), Oddiyan (1997), Beyond the Shores (1995), and Tribal Art: Primitivism and Modern Relevance (1990).
He has presented papers at several national seminars on art historical studies and participated in an international symposium on sculpture and dance, organised by Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas (1999), and Art Interaction, organised by Indo-German Art Forum (2003) at Varanasi.
Pradosh Mishra is an alumni of BKCAC and he is working as a Exceutive member of the organization
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