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Faculty Member

Sisir Sahana
Professor of Ceramic & Glass
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Department
Design

   
 Date of Birth       09.07.1963
 Date of Joining  22.11.2012  

CONTACT ADDRESS: 
Kala Bhavana 
Visva-Bharati 
Santiniketan 731235 
West Bengal, India 

Cell; 09849009862, 9635193510

E-mail; sisirksahana@gmail.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
• B Fine Arts in painting from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Visva Bharati University, WB. 1982-1987. 
• M Fine Arts in painting from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Visva Bharati University, W B. 1987-1989. 
• Advanced Diploma in Stained Glass, Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London. 1993-1994.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
• 1989 to 1994: The Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad. 
• 1991: Visiting Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, JNTU, Hyderabad.
• 2012: Presently Professor of Ceramics and Glass, Kala Bhavana, 

SCHOLARSHIPS:
• Merit Scholarship from Visva Bharati University,1982-1989. India. 
• Commonwealth Scholarship, nominated by The Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Department of Education, Government of India, sponsored by Commonwealth Universities Commission, United Kingdom. 1993-1994.

FELLOWSHIPS:
• Junior Research Fellowship in the field of Glass Painting for 1992,1993 
• Senior Research Fellowship for 2008 and 2009 from Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Department of Culture, Government of India. 
• Invited on a Fellowship by Creative Glass Center of America, USA to participate as a Fellow artist from January to April, 2000 (three months) and from January to April, 2004 (three months). 

AWARDS:
• 1986: Kala Bhavan Annual Exhibition, Santiniketan, West Bengal.
• 1989: Samakalin Chitrakala, Assam.
• 1993; Bombay Art Society, Mumbai.
• 1993; Highly Commanted Certificate from Hyderabad Art Sociity. 
• 1995; Cash Award from Hyderabad Art Society. 
• 1997; Highly commanted Certificate from AIFACS in Hyderabad. 
• 2000; AIFACS Regional Award. 
• 2001; AIFACS National Award.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
• 1989: Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
• 1992: The Heritage, Madras.
• 1995: Surya Gallery, Hyderabad.
• 1996: Alliance Francaise, Hyderabad.
• 1998: Threshold, Visakhapatnam. AP.
• 1998: Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Hyderabad. 
• 2006,2001,1998,: Galerie 88, Kolkata. 
• 2000, 1998: Apparao Galleries, Chennai.
• 2002, 2001: L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
• 2005:2001, Jehangir Art Gallery, Organized by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
• 2010: 2008; Forum Art Gallery, Chennai.
• 2011,2007,2003,2000,1998,1996: Gallery Ganesha, Delhi.
• 2012,2011,2010,2007,2006,2004,;Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
• 2011: 2004: 2002. Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore. 

EXHIBITIONS OUTSIDE INDIA:
• 1993: The Cochrane Theatre, London. 
• 1994: Conn & Wolfe Young artists Exhibition, London.
• 1994: Knapp Gallery, London.
• 1994: The Cochrane Theatre, London.
• 2000: Bank Side Gallery, London.
• 2000: Creative Glass Center of America, USA.
• 2004, 2006: Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Singapore.
• 2004: Creative Glass Centre of America, U S A.
• 2005: Arts India Gallery, New York.
• 2007: International Contemporary Art Biennial, Turkey

FILM MAKING:
Direction 
• Directed two feature films, one is on the life of an artist named Prithvi in 2006 in Bengali and Telugu.
Film was shown in Kolkata International Film Festival, 2006
Dhaka International Film Festival, 2007.
Kochi International Film Festival, 2007.

• Maati-O-Manush (The Soil and the People), is another feature film Directed and Produced by Sisir in 2009 in Bengali.
Received a Jury Award from The New Hope Film Festival,USA in 2010.
Received Nomination in The Religion Today Film Festival, Italy,2010.
Shown in Kolkata International Film Festival, Kolkata,2009.
Kochi International Film Festival, Kerala, 2010.
Rainbow Film Festival, London, 2010.

• Documentary Film; Directed on an artist Suryaprakash titled ‘Suryaprakash: A journey through Life and Art in 2012.
Selected for screening in New Hope Film Festival, USA on 20th June, 2013