"Hi Bivas! I remember that this is the image we used during the gala last year! Thanks again for letting us use it. When will we see you next? It has been a while since we have seen you at Town Hall. The next one is May 4, I hope you can make it."
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
“Bivas Chaudhuri is an award wining international artist. “ He has several degrees in his credit. Drawing and Paintings from the Government College of art, and Art Appreciation, University of Kolkata, India, an MFA in Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, New York. He has also studied Modeling and sculpture, Architectural Design, Graphic Design and Art Direction. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in Iceland, South Africa, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Zambia, India and the US including Queens Museum, Hammond Museum, NY. Honors and Awards include many International Artists Workshops and Full Fellowships from VCCA International Exchange Residency, Germany, Full Fellowship, VCCA, US. Residency at Skriduklaustur, Iceland, Thupelo International Artist Workshop, South Africa, Guest Artist, LKV, Norway, CESTA Cultural Exchange Program, Czech Republic, Residency, Can Serrat International Art Center, Spain, Triangle Artists workshop, New York, HMC International Residency, Hungary, Special Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, US. Institute for Civil Society award, Massachusetts, US. Society of Oriental Art award, India. Work is Represented in many Public and Private collections across the World. His works has been reviewed and appeared in Udresfeabifen, Chitrali, Art News Artspiral, Art foram, Art in America, Ostee Anzeiger, Queens Chronical, The Telegraph, Economic Times, India in New York World Journal, News- India Times, Prabasi Anandabazar, Desh, Doordurshan, national TV, India, Malaysian TV, South African TV, Fix TV, Hungary, TV Asia, NY. ITV, NY, India Talk TV, NY. Online Magazines & Blogs, Hypenated Spirit, sheepshead bites and elswhere. Work was auctioned by Christi’s. Teaching experience include Adjunct prof. City University of New York. Visiting Artist Pratt Institute, Queens Museum, New York. Bivas lives and works in Brooklyn New York.
"His current work has become more, or one could say, less geometric, far more colorful with a clear bright palette and greater sophistication in choices, and so musical, how much a parallel to jazz or Phillip Glass I would let others say. The simplicity of his forms has given way to a greater complexity but the fundamental structure of his work, the terms he selects for himself, is always quite explicit. Clearly, a greater momentum and confidence is evident." - Robert Lee, Director/ Curator, Asian American Art Center , New York
"The repetitive pattern-like compositions of Bivas are breathtaking. The choice of colors and the mesmerizing effect of the visuals shows an artist who understands the intricate working of the human mind." Hypenated Spirit, Online Magazine New York
In order to make a substantial stride in the development of his most recent art and historically most significant work that I have known from him.,
Michael R. Chisolm, Art Critic, Dir. Triangle Arts, Prof.
At the Asian American Art Center of his creations, the exhibition’s curator Robert Lee stated “…I see the abstractions of chaudhuri ( and Fiaro ) as a pointer to the use of human consciousness; to what to do with consciousness itself.”
Cecelia Levin, Art historian, Southeast Asian Art & Archaelogy
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"The painting emits a new orderliness," Michele Wilson, Queens Chronicle
"A space of his own", The Telegraph, india
Your Creative Influences
The dramatic changes in the weather in this part of Norway, that the artist ( as well as the rest of us ) has been experiencing this winter are expressed in pictures full of lively colors in combination with gray scales, where movement & overlapping transitions are dominant.
The pictures are characterized by an energetic approach to the sorroundings, however, the pictures avoid to end up in a chaos as the total image is built by square shaped areas that in total creates a system of harmony.
Gustav Shivus Borgersen, Art critic, Norway,18.03.10
Edvine Larssen (English translation ) 01.04.10