Welcoming Sangram Majumdar
Senior Oonagh Davis examines the artwork of visiting artist Sangram Majumdar. Davis, assisted in the installation of Majumdar's paintings in the Dow Center of Visual Arts Gallery. Visual Arts students gain hands on gallery experience through the community service program. We were thrilled to welcome Sangram to Interlochen for a special exhibition. Here is his biography:
Born in Kolkata, India, Majumdar has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has lectured on his work at numerous colleges including RISD, PAFA, SUNY-Purchase, Princeton University and the New York Studio School. Recent solo exhibitions include Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY; Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; the Jerusalem Studio School, Israel, and the Kresge Art Museum, MI. Recent selected group exhibition venues include Tracey WIlliams Ltd, NY; Alpha Gallery, MA; the 2010 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; US Embassy, Sierra Leone; the International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy and the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan. His awards include a MacDowell Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo, the 2009-10 Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program Grant, a MICA Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, two Maryland State Art Council Individual Grants in Painting, and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants. His work has been published in drawing textbooks: Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation (Oxford University Press, 2008), Drawing: Structure and Vision, (Prentice Hall, 2008) and Exploring Life Drawing (Thompson Delmar Publishing, 2007). Majumdar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2003 he has been teaching painting and drawing full time at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is represented by Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY.