UTSHA CHAIRPERSON

 

Jagannath Panda

Mr. Panda is an internationally acclaimed Artist, Artist-curator based in New Delhi, India. He is the founder member and Chairperson of Utsha Foundation. He lives and works in New Delhi.

Born in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, Jagannath Panda earned his Bachelor’s degree in sculpture at the B. K. College of Arts and Crafts there in 1991, and his Master’s degree in the same at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda in 1994. He served as a visiting researcher at the Fukuoka University of Education, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1997, and as well earned another master’s degree in fine sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, 2002.

The artist’s solo shows include ‘Nothing is Solid’ at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, in 2007; Berkeley Square Gallery and Saffronart Online, London, in 2006; Nature Morte, New Delhi, in 2005; and Zamoca Foundation Gallery, Tokyo, 1998. His work has been included in many group shows like those at the Hockney Gallery, London, 2002; KHOJ International Exhibition at British Council, New Delhi, 2000; and Saffronart and the Guild Gallery, Mumbai, 2004. In 1990 he won the Lalit Kala Akademi Award, and was also honoured with the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award, New Delhi, in 1996. Mr. Panda is an internationally acclaimed Artist, Artist-curator based in New Delhi, India. He is the founder member and Chairperson of Utsha Foundation. He lives and works in New Delhi.

BOARD MEMBERS

G Ravinder Reddy

G Ravinder Reddy is one of the first contemporary Indian artists to draw critical attention in America, following his show at Deitch Projects in 2001. He appears in collections such as that of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Frank Cohen Collection, UK; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; in addition to attracting attention at various international contemporary art auctions. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad.

 

Pranati Panda

Pranati Panda studied BFA at the College of Art and Craft, Bhubaneswar and pursued her MFA from Delhi College of Art. Provoking grief and menace, Pranati Panda’s paintings are symbolic in their showing of inner feelings and mental disturbances. Her paintings offer meticulous detail, with easy flowing lines and interesting textures and motifs. The artist has participated in several group shows, and was awarded the Orissa State Akademi Award in 1993.

She lives and works in New Delhi.

 

Ramakanta Samantray

Ramakanta Samantray studied Painting from B.K. College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar in 1994. He further pursued M.A. in Oriya Language & Literature and Ph.D. from Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa in1996 and 2004 respectively. His Solo and group exhibitions include Jamshedpur, Bihar, Organized by PRABASI, 2000; Tribute to Bapuji, Rashtriya Lalitkala Kendra, Bhubaneswar, 2007; Six to the Coast, Modern Art Gallery, Bhubaneswar, in collaboration with MEC Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2007, naming a few. The artist has been awarded with State Youth Award, Govt. of Orissa – 2007,  Painting Award by Youth Integrated Organization, Puri, Orissa – 1996, Ankur Bansidhar Samman, from Ankura Sahitya Sanskruta Pratisthan, Balasore, Orissa – 1996, Navaprativa Katha Award, for Best Short Story Writer from Eastern Media Ltd., BBSR – 1995, naming a few. Junior Research Fellow, UGC, New Delhi – 1997 – 2003, Travels Grant, Central Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi – 2004, are amongst one of his achievements.

 

Ramahari Jena

Ramahari Jena completed Bachelor of Fine Art from Berhampur University, Orissa, 1985 and was a visiting fellow, Printmaking Department, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow. 1998. Ramahari is a leading light of the Odia art scene and was the first Oriya Artist to receive National Academy Award by Lalit Kala Akademi. His work has been displayed at numerous national and international exhibitions including Bharat Bhavan Triennale of Graphic Art (1992-95), 1st Egyptian International Print Triennale, Cairo 1993 and 'A.R.K.S.' Gallery London 1998. He has numerous publications to his credit and is passionately interested in literary journalism and book designing among his many interests.

 

Raghunath Panda


 

Pradosh Mishra

Prof. Pradosh Kumar Mishra is the Head of Art History department in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. After his completing his graduation in Art History from BK College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar and Post Graduation from Panjab University, Chandigarh, he has been teaching in BHU for more than 20 years, with specialization in Modern and Contemporary art in India. He has received the prestigious Fulbright Nehru Fellowship to teach at University of Connecticut, US in 2012. During his stay in the US, he also did a part research on the ‘Academic outreach by the American Museums’ and also lectured in various American universities in Chicago, Boston, and New York. Prof. Mishra has also curated significant exhibitions like Fellowship: Fulbright Alumni Artist in New Delhi, Taking Shape- a working exhibition in UConn, US; Bapu ko Karyanjali and Cosmic Geometry of Varanasi, being organized by Govt of India in collaboration with Central Lalit Kala Akademi and National Gallery of Modern Art and Banaras Hindu University. Prof. Mishra has conducted extensive field work and documented artists’ life and work by Traditional Stone carvers of Odisha and also published several articles and a book on Stone to God. 

 

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