ANANDAJIT RAY
Born 1965, in Kolkata
Master of Fine Arts in Painting, M. S. University, Baroda (1991)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, M. S. University, Baroda (1989)
Anandajit Ray controlled formats recall diverse genres, from the miniature tradition to the comic strip. He laboriously creates this hybrid form which ultimately project on areas of adolescence: avenues of escape from a potentially dreary reality; desires materialized through the popular media.
Ray simultaneously explores the mundane, phantasmal, the ridiculous and the horrific. The seduction and intimacy offered by these themes, Far from being repelled, Ray is actually seduced by these themes' intimacy.Ray calls himself a 'surface painter', subscribing to a position abset of judgment. Incidents of illogical violence scattered over the surface of a painting therefore metamorphose into decorative detailing, finding complete acceptance in our minds.
The artist lives and works in Baroda.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 Anandajit Ray: Inflate, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 I Fear, I Believe, I Desire, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2004 For the Future XI, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Fractured, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2000 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1999 S.M.T.W.T.F.S, Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda
1998 Syrup, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Eicher Gallery, New Delhi
1994 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Aicon Gallery, New York
Bapu, presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2008 Anxious, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2007 Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story, The Gallery in Cork Street, London
2006 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York
2003 Gallerie 88, Kolkata
2002 New Indian Art: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, London
Kapital and Karma, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2001 In Conversation, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Private Languages, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

Participations
2008 Artparis 2008, AbuDhabi presented by Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
Awards
1999 Sanskriti Award, Government of India