A sculptor from Kolkata, Kishore Chakraborty has been a practicing artist for the last 27 years. He was a senior fellow in sculpture from the Ministry of Culture. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in India and abroad along with his national and international solo shows. Kishore is a founding faculty member at IIAD.
Kishore has completed his graduation and post graduation (Visual Arts) in sculpture from Rabindra Bharati University. He specialises in 3D & 2D Expressions such as Sculpture, Paintings, Photography, Video installation/Multimedia. What sets Kishore apart is his use of unconventional materials to create sculptures which are scathing indictments of the current state of affairs in our country.
Kishore has bagged a number of national and international camps, residencies and talks. In 2001-02 he was awarded Charles Wallace India Trust award to work in a professional sculpture workshop for six months in the United Kingdom, Berllendery Sculpture Workshop, South of Wales. He was awarded the Junior Fellowship in Sculpture from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 1994, and the Garhi Research Grant by Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi in 1996. From the early days of his career he was awarded by several prestigious institutions including W.B. State Akademy (in 1992), W.B. Tathya Kendra, information centre (in 1992), Birla Akademy (in 1990)
and R.B.University (in 1983,84,85).
- A Portfolio of 50 hand coloured photography (single edition).
- 2013-Known / Unknown Images Of Delhi —Hundred Years As A National Capital. Genre: Book
and photo show including materials accumulated during the process of research and
- 2012-By Lanes Of Chandni Chawk, Genre Photo Album (Sponsored)
- 2011-The God Makers Kumartuli, Kolkata , Genre – Photo Exhibition (Sponsored)
- 2009 – Hoogly Nodee (River), Genre- Photo Documentation. (Sponsored)
- WORLD SCULPTURE NEWS, an international magazine, in 2010
- KALA- The journal of Indian Art History congress (vol:XXI, 2015-2016)
Exhibitions (sponsored solo shows)
- 2018-19 : Art Konsult gallery , New Delhi
- 2012 : Academy of fine arts, Kolkata, 2013 Birla academy, Kolkata,
- 2013 : Ashutosh Centenary hall, Kolkata, 2010 Invited for Commonwealth Games Show.
Organised by Commonwealth Committee New Delhi.
- 2010, 2011 and 2012 : Invited for Art India Summit. New Delhi.
- 2009 : Threshold Gallery, New Delhi, November,
- 2008 : “Time and Material” dedicated sculpture show at Stainless Gallery New Delhi. “Harvest” at
- 2006 : Invited for a Show at President House, New Delhi,2004 British Council, New Delhi,
- 2001-02 : Nehru Centre, London, organised by Berllendery sculpture workshop & South Wales
- 2020 : Illustrated talk for consecutive three days with M.F.A.(P.G) students at Delhi College of
Arts, New Delhi,
- 2009 : Illustrated talk at Rabindra Bharati University with post graduate students,
- 2001 : Illustrated talk (slide show ) at Cardiff College of Arts , Haywards Garden Campus , South