Suhas Roy is a well known painting artist born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Suhas Roy’s preoccupation is primarily with the female face and form, and his subjects are romanticized, inhabiting the dreamlike world between sensuality and innocence. His work is usually inspired by life around him, but his themes are as much influenced by the everyday world as they are rooted in fantasy. The vast and complex texture of life is seen as mystical and dark in his work.
It is his craftsmanship and consummate skill that ensure that his richly romantic subjects do not touch extreme syrupy and stereotypical portrayals. Instead, their very patent beauty veers towards melancholic grace and elegance. This graceful portrayal of his subjects has much to do with his choice of materials – his crayons, charcoal and brush have sensitivity and refinement.
Suhas Roy studied at the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, and under the tutelage of Prof. S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris. His works have been exhibited all over the world through exhibitions like the Asian Graphic Prints Traveling Exhibition, USA, the Tokyo Print Biennale, Japan, Contemporary Indian Art, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungry, and Wounds, at the Central Institute Modern Art, New Delhi, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Roy lives and works in Santiniketan where he is the head of the Department of Painting at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
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- 1953-58 Diploma in Painting, Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Calcutta.
- 1956-66 Studied graphic art under the guidance of S.W. Hayter, Atelier 17 and mural art at cole Superior Des Beaux Art, Paris.
- 1964 Solo Exhibition, Art and Prints Gallery, Calcutta.
- 1986 Solo Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
- 1986 Solo Exhibition, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta.
- 1988 Solo Exhibition, Genesis Art Gallery, Calcutta.
- 1988 Exhibition, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.
- 1989 Safdar Hashmi Memorial Exhibition, New Delhi.
- 1991 Collectors Choice Exhibition, Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi.
- 1991 Solo Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
- 1992 Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
- 1993 Trends and Images, CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta.
- 1995 Exhibition, Galerie La M?re, Calcutta.
- 1995 Drawing Exhibition organised by Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
- 1995 Heads and Faces, organised by Gallery Maya, Hongkong.
- 1996 Group Exhibition organised by Galerie 88, Singapore, Hongkong, Canada, New York.
- 1999 Exhibition, Miniature Format, organised by Art Today, New Delhi.
- 2000 Drawing Exhibition of four artists, organised by Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
- 2001 Art of Bengal, organised by CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata and Mumbai
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
- Punjab Museum, Chandigarh.
- Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
- National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
- ITC Ltd., Kolkata.
- 1957, 58 Award, Annual Exhb., Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Calcutta.
- 1968 Awarded, First all India Graphic Exhb., Group 8, Calcutta.
- 1969 Award, AIFACS, New Delhi.
- 1970 Award, West Bengal Academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Fine Arts, Calcutta.
- 1970 Award, AIFACS, New Delhi.
- 1973 Awarded Certificate of Merit, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
- 1986 Awarded Certificate of Merit, Symphony, Hoshiarpur.