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									Curriculum Vitae

Gautam Kar
Dob: 1st June 1962,
Kolkata (W.B.) India.

C.W 49 (2nd Floor), Malibu Towne,
Gurgaon, Haryana,
Pin: 122001

Res: 0124 4251193
Mob: 0 9910511633
       0 9910900633

Educational / Professional Qualification:
1989 MVA, Graphics (Print making) 1st class from Rabindra Bharati University,
1981-86 BVA, Graphics (Print making) 1st class from Rabindra Bharati
University, Kolkata.
1983       B.A. (Part 1) Hons. In History of Art-Rabindra Bharati University,
1981-86 Advanced course in Water Colour & Oil from College of Visual Arts,
Kolkata. Under guidence of Mr. Subhaprashanna Bhattacharya.
1991 Certificate Course in Photography Federation of Indian Photography,
2003 Advanced course in Metal Enamellings –Enamellist society of India. New
Delhi. Member of Enamellist society of India.

Scholarships & Awards:
2005- State Academy Award, Chandigarh Lalit Kala.
2001- National Akademi Award (43 National Exhibition of Art, Bangalore) Lalit
Kala Academy. New Delhi
1989-91 National scholarship on Print making from Govt. of India, (Dept. of
1988 State Scholarship from Govt. of West Bengal, (Depts. Information &
1984 & 1986 Certificate of merit (Water colours & Oil paintings) from Dr.
Ashoke Mitra / Prof. Shivnarayan Roy. (College of Visual Arts, Kolkata.)
1981-82 Rabindra Bharati University Scholarship.

Teaching Experiences:
2004-07 Assistant Professor, (Graphics) Govt. College of Arts, Chandigarh.
Vice-President academic, Post Graduate Program.
2000-04 Visiting faculty, NIFT Delhi.
1999-01 Apeejay Institute of Design (HOD Graphics /Advertising)
1992-93 Visiting faculty, Delhi College of Art

Painting Exhibitions / participations:
2005 State Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh
2004 “Group show at Mongolia”, Organized by L.K.G. Delhi,
2004 “Swarnrekha” Exhibition of National & Triennale Awardees,
      Lalit Kala Academy. New Delhi
2004 Group show at north gallery, Academy of fine arts. Kolkata
2003 Group show of Indian Artists at Ulmen, Germany
2003 „Togetherness” two persons show at Ulmen, Frankfurt Germany
2003 Goa Kala Academy. Panjim. (LKG)
2002 Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery. Delhi
2002 “Realism” a Group shows at Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi
2001 National Exhibition of art at Chitrakala Parisath, Bangalore (Lalit Kala Academy
New Delhi)
2001 International Biennial (Prints & Drawings) at Taipei Museum. Taiwan
2001 & 2007 “Art for Prabhat” an exhibition to help children with mental handicaps at
Academy of Fine Arts. New Delhi & Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2001 “Just another day” group show at AIFACS, New Delhi
2001 “Symphony of Colours” group show at Visual Art gallery, India Habitat Center,
New Delhi
2000 Time & Space Art Gallery, Bangalore.
2000 Art & Soul Art Gallery, Taj Palace, New Delhi.
2000 AIFACS Millennium show, New Delhi.
1999 Exhibition for “Kargil Heroes, New Delhi.
1988All India Exhibitions of AIFACS, New Delhi,
1984- 91 All India Exhibitions at Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
1987 All India Exhibitions at Oriental Society of Art, Kolkata
1990 Alliance Francoise de Calcutta. Kolkata
1985-88 Charukala Exhibitions by Govt of West Bengal
1987 Inaugural Ceremony of Arts Acre, Kolkata
1985 Xavierian Art Exhibition at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
1984-85 Painting Fair by Apeejay, Park Hotel, Kolkata
19982-90 All India Art Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

Camps / Workshops:
2006 All India Painters Camp, Barog ( Himachal Prodesh) By Art Mall, Delhi.
2006 Drawing Camp, Chandigarh Lalitkala Academy,
2003 All India National Artists Camp- by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, at
Goa Kala Academy, Panjim.
2003 Metal Enamellings workshop –on copper & silver at Delhi.
2001 “Bamien Buddha” Art Camp organized by Habiart gallery. New Delhi.
2000 Two-person show (sponsored by IIC) at India International Center Gallery,
New Delhi.

    2000-02 Coordinated Art Workshops for children. Organized by CASP-PLAN
    (NGO) Delhi
    2000-02 Coordinated Art- Camps for Children, at Pragati Maidan Organized by
    Bengal association, Delhi
    2002 All India Artist Camp organized by AIFACS, New Delhi.
    2000 “Art & Soul” All India Artist camp at Taj Palace Hotel, Organised by Art
    World, Chennai.
    1985-90 Organized “Shilpi-Shibir” (an all Bengal artist/artisan camp) Uttarpara,
    Hooghly, W.B
    1986 Fine Arts Workshop organised by Govt.of West Bengal, dept. of Information
    & Culture.

    Demonstrations / Work / Contribution:
    2001-02, Participated Art & Crafts workshops with destitute children from
    different slums of Delhi. Designed & published a newspaper, named Bal-darpana
    with the children. Organized by CASP-PLAN (NGO) Delhi

    2000- 03 Organised Art & Print Camps at Delhi, with Bengal association Delhi.
    1984-85-87-89-99 Organised Art Camps “Silpi- Sibir” Kolkata, with the
    participation of local people, artisans of Dhokra & terracotta artisans from
    Bankura,W.B. as well as junior & senior eminent painters, sculptors, printmakers.
    It was not only a good exchange of ideas or experience but also an awareness
    process for both sides.
    1987 Organising member of “Etching & Drawings” show by eminent German
    scholar Mr. Gunter Grass at Inaugural Ceremony of Arts Acre, Kolkata.

    Advertising & Designing Experience.
    2005-06 – Consultant Vice president, Creative services, Business School of
    Fashion, Fashion Technology Park, Chandigarh, Mohali.
2001- Grand Maratha Sheraton, campaign with J.WalterThompson Ltd.

1997-99 Creative Consultant -Mudra Communications Ltd., New Delhi.
(Clients- Samsung CTV & Whites, Nestle, Lay’s food, McDonald’s, Business
Standards Newspaper, Dabur hair oil etc)
1994-97 Creative Director-Millennium Advertising & Marketing Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
(Clients- Canter Mitsubishi, Eicher Motors & Tractors, Ranbaxy, Mody
pharmaceuticals, Mody-Mundi pharmaceuticals, Group-4 Securities etc.

1992-94 Sr.Art Director – Pamm Advertising Pvt. Ltd.
(Clients- Indian Railways, Delhi Police, Vimal Furniture, UP Tourism, Sir’s &
Her’s Stores, Sharin Harba etc.

1992-94 Art Director –Hindustan Thomson Associates Ltd., New Delhi.
(Clients- Horlicks, Maruti, I.T.C. Maurya Sheraton Delhi, Pepsi etc.)

1991-92 Visualiser & Illustrator-Indian Express Newspaper Kolkata &
Chandigarh. Design development for “Classified”

1992-94 Freelance Illustrator-Businesses Today

1987-91 Freelance Photographer of “The Statesman” newspaper, Kolkata

1987 Organized, Solo Exhibition of Eminent German Scholar Mr. Gunter
Grass, Arts Acre, Kolkata.

(Other clients (freelanced) - U.P. tourism, HFCL group, PNB, J.K. tyre annual
report, AT&T, Uttaranchal tourism, website design / concept development for
British council, campaign design for Encyclopedia Britannica India, King, etc)
Works are in the collection
    Kala Academy, Goa
    Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
    All India Art & Crafts Society, New Delhi
    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Mentor Graphics India , Noida .
    Taj Palace Hotel
    Sonodyne Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
    Sony India Ltd.
    Siemens Electronics & India Ltd
    Indian Embassy, Cairo,

    (Private Collections)
    Mr. Dig Vijay Sing, (Former CM, MP)
    Mr.N.L.Kanodia, (Kanodia Shipping & Industries)
    Mr.Gulzar, (Lyricist & Film Maker)
    Mrs. Gita Singh (Gallery Art Pilgrim)
    Also in Egypt, Australia, Ulmen, Frankfurt, Switzerland, and Singapore.


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