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RESUME
 

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
1984       BFA (Painting), Delhi College of Arts, New Delhi, India
1987       MFA (Printmaking), Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India                       
2002       MFA (Painting) Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, USA
2009       IFCO Filmmakers of Diversity Workshop Series, Ottawa, Canada
2009       Glass Art workshop, Northern Art Glass Inc. Ottawa, Canada
2010       Video and film Workshops at Saw Video, Ottawa, Canada 
 

EXHIBITIONS
2020       The Beginning, Art Pilgrims, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India
2020       HINDSIGHT, City of Ottawa art collection, City Hall, and Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2018       Embodiment of Identity, Solo Show at Gallery Luz, Montreal, Canada
2016       Art Instructor’s show, Nepean Visual Art Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2015       Art Instructor’s show, Nepean Visual Art Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2012       Jumpstart, Animation-Third Space, at Saw Video, Ottawa, Canada
2012       Third Space, Solo Show at ASP gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2010       Annual Exhibition, AOE Arts Council, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2010       Extinction, Solo Show at Atrium Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2009       Annual Exhibition, AOE Arts Council, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2007       34TH Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, ON, Canada
2007       Canadian artist without borders, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, Canada
2007       Earth Bound IV, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, Canada
2006       Transmigration, Solo Show at Gloucester Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2006       A Fine Balance, National Capital Network of Sculptors, Old City Hall, Ottawa
2006       East/West, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, Canada
2006       SSC Member’s Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005       New Members 2005, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, Canada
2005       Dimensions 2005, National Capital Network of Sculptors, Ottawa, Canada
2005       International Art Exhibition, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA
2005       Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Nathan Philip Square, Toronto, Canada
2005       Group Show, Foyer Art Gallery, Nepean Visual Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2004       Passage, Solo Show at Sarah Spurgeon gallery, Ellensburg, WA, USA
2003       Annual Juried Art Show, Sarah Spurgeon gallery, Ellensburg, WA, USA
2002       Annual Juried Art Show, Sarah Spurgeon gallery, Ellensburg, WA, USA
2002       Annual Art Show, Color and Form Society, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
2002       Group Show, Color and Form Society, Hummingbird Center, Toronto, Canada
2002       Annual Art Show, SAVAC, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Canada
2001       Annual Art Show, Annex Patio, Toronto
2001       Annual Art Show, SAVAC, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Canada
2001       Fool’s Gold, Pteros Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1988       Group-8, Shridhani Art Gallery, New Delhi, India                                                                         
1988       Art Forum – Contemporary artists from Delhi, Russian Embassy, New Delhi, India                           
1988       Exhibition of mini prints, French embassy, New Delhi, India                                                                
1988       Group-4, Academy of Fine Arts, West Bengal, India                                                                          
1987       Contemporary Art Exhibition, Modern Art Gallery, New Delhi, India                                      
1987       National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy (National Academy of Fine Arts), New Delhi, India
1987       Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, WB, India                         
1986       Drawing – 86, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, (AIFACS), India                                       
1986       Yuva Mahotsav, Sahitya Kala Academy, New Delhi, India                                                                   
1986       National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy (National Academy of Fine Arts), Orissa, India
 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CRITICAL REVIEWS AND MEDIA RELEASES
Agarwal Devki, Kala Bhavaner Charjon (Four Artists from Kala bhavan), Anandabazar Patrika, (Newspaper
in Bengali language) Kolkata, India 1987
Art News, Selections 2009 Review, AOE Arts Council, Ottawa, December 2009
AOE Arts Council, 2010 Arts Network Ottawa Annual Report, AOE Exhibition news release, 2010
Artist-Run-Culture Reviews, MIX 31.4 a declaration of creative independence, Mix Magazine, pg44
Art Reviews, Fool’s Gold, gallery@pteros.com, Toronto, 2000
Art published, 2020 Exhibitions / City of Ottawa, 2020 City of Ottawa art collection 2020
Arts link, Canadian Artists without Borders, York Region, On, Oct 12, 2006
Chaitanya Krishna, Rich Variety of Dreamland Landscapes, The Hindustan Times Weekly, ND, India, Feb 14, 1988
Chaitanya Krishna, Woman as master and mistress, The Hindustan Times Weekly, ND, India, Oct 18, 1987
Clay Chris, Artist receive recognition for their efforts, The Mississauga News, May 18, 2007, pg. 17
Clay Chris, Pair of Mississauga artists wins at Peel Exhibition, Arts and Entertainment, Mississauga.com On, May 20, 2007
CBC channel, Ranajit Sinha -Visual artist / CBC.ca, film by Brett Kelly, Entertainment, Ottawa, 2010, 2:23pm
Datta Santo, Graphics better than paintings, Indian Express, New Delhi, India, February 9, 1988
Dasgupta Pranabendu, A show of four painters, Anandabazar Patrika, India, (Newspaper in Bengali
Language) Calcutta, July 11, 1986
Kirby Patricia, Is it a painting? Is it a sculpture? The Star, Ottawa, Canada, July28, 2006
Malik Keshav, Some fine work in modern art gallery, The Times of India, New Delhi, India, May 25, 1988
Malik Keshav, Bold Expressionism, Indian Express, New Delhi, India, February 11, 1988
Novgorodoff Danica, the 2005 SoHo/Chelsea International art Competition, Art Reviews, www.agoragallery.com, New York, 2005
Orissa Lalit Kala Academy Awards, The Statesman, Newspaper, Orissa, India, May 28, 1988
Press release, Varley Art Gallery, Canadian Artists without Borders, Arts link, York Region, Ontario, Thu Oct 12, 2006
Press Release, October 2017 – Galerie Luz, Solo Show, Gallery-1, 2017
Press Release, Past Exhibitions 2005 - Toronto - Sculptors Society of Canada  
Press release, What' On Galleries, Toronto Star thu.,2007
Press Release, 2017 RIA Salons 70 – 78 / Research in Art (wordpress.com) Presentation, Tue, Jan17, 2017
Press release, Art Pilgrim's hosts 'The Beginning' at Triveni Kala Sangam, The Luxury Chronicle Nov 2020
Profile, Ranajit Sinha Artist, (beaumarisartgroup.org.au) Artists Catalogue
Racism still burns, PressReader.com – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions, 24 Oct 2020
RANAJIT SINHA + SANDRA HAWKINS @ luz – ratsdeville, the webzine of diversity in visual arts| the visual arts' diversity webzine, Oct 2017
Rogers Television, Mississauga Life, Interview with Kim McClear, Television Interview, Sept 24, 2007
Sarkar Sandip, Art and Culture, Desh, (Journal in Bengali Language), Calcutta, 1986, pg. 101
Smith Gerald, Artists offer cool Comfort at Foyer Gallery, Nepean This Week, Nepean, March 18, 2005
Staff reporter, Arts Council names top talents, Mississauga News, Ontario, September 19, 2007, pg. A9  
Staff reporter, Racism still burns, Arts. Society, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, On, Oct 24, 2020
Young talent to spread the message, The Statesman, New Delhi, March 26, 1987
 

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2020      Awarded public art project “Microcosm”, City of Ottawa, Canada
2017       Project Grant Award-Professional Artist category, Arts Funding Ottawa, Canada
2012       Jumpstart grant, Saw video, Ottawa, Canada 
2010       Juror’s Award, Annual Exhibition, AOE Arts Council, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, Canada 
2009       Project Grant Award, Ontario Arts Council, Canada 
2009       Juror’s Award, Annual Exhibition, AOE Arts Council, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2007       Mississauga Arts Awards, Nominated as one of the three finalists in professional artist category, Mississauga, On, Canada 
2007       Jurors’ Award, 34TH Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Ontario, Canada
2007       Project Grant award - Ontario Arts Council, Ottawa, Canada
2006       Project Grant Award-Professional Artist category, Arts Funding Ottawa, Canada 
2005       International Art Exhibition Award, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA
2003       C2F Award, Juried Show, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, WA, USA
2002       Juried Art Show Award, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA, USA
2002       Teaching assistantship, MFA grant, Central Washington University, USA
1987        National Academy Research Grant, Fine Arts (Painting Section), New Delhi, India          
1987        National Award (Print Section), Orissa, India                                                       
1986        Drawing 86’ National Award, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS), India                         
1986        Visva Bharati MFA Scholarship, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India                                                  
1986        Sahitya Kala Parishad, Yuva Mahotsav National Award (Painting Section), India                                           
80-84     Annual Art Show Award, Delhi College of Art, New Delhi, India 
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
2021       Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, Canada
2016       Art Wise committee member, Ottawa, Canada
2015       RIA (Research in Art) group member, Ottawa
2010       Saw Video, Ottawa, Canada
2009       AOE Arts Council, Ottawa, Canada
2009       IFCO Independent Filmmakers Co-Operative of Ottawa, Canada
2007       Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005       Arts Ottawa East/NCNS, Ottawa, Canada
2005       Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2005       SAVAC, South Asian Visual art Centre, Toronto, Canada 2004 Foyer Art Gallery, Nepean Visual Arts Centre, Canada
2001       Color and Form Society, Toronto, Canada  
 

JURORSHIP 
2016       Served as Juror for AOE art council, Juried Award Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada
2014       Served as Juror for ARTEAST, Juried Award Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada
2013       Served as Juror for Exhibition Mosaic, ARTEAST, Ottawa, Canada
2008       City of Ottawa, juror for exhibition 2009, Canada
2009       City of Ottawa, juror for exhibition 2010, Canada
 

TEACHING
2010       Art Instructor, Nepean Creatively Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2009       Art Instructor, Ottawa School of Art, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2004       Guest Lecturer- Advanced drawing, CWU, WA, USA
2003       Instructor - Drawing, Central Washington University, WA. USA
2002       Teaching Assistant - Survey of Art History, Central Washington University, USA
1987       Visiting lecturer, College of Art, New Delhi, India
 

GRAPHIC ART
1999       Team Young & Rubicam Advt. (Illustrator) Dubai, U.A.E                          
1997       Saatchi & Saatchi Advt. (Illustrator) Dubai, U.A.E
1993       Madco-Gulf Advt. (Illustrator) Dubai, U.A.E
 

COLLECTIONS: PUBLIC, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE  
City of Ottawa, public art collection 2020; Varley Art Gallery - Markham City, On, Canada; Raganjali School of Music, MA, USA; Central Washington University, WA, USA; Al Fardan Centre, Sharjah, UAE; National Academy of Fine Arts, Orissa, India; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India; Lalit Kala Academy (National Academy of fine Arts), New Delhi, India; Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE and in many private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, UAE and India. 

Ranajit Sinha is a contemporary Canadian artist. He was born in India and now lives and works in Ottawa. His sculpted paintings cause the viewer to physically engage in the subjective activity of discovery. Through visual representations, his work reflects tangibility, the sentient reality of changing identities.

 

Ranajit has received BFA degree from Delhi College of Art, New Delhi, and MFA in Print Making from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. Before journeying to Dubai, he has received many awards in India including prestigious Lalit Kala Academy Award (the highest award honoured by the Government of India for visual arts), All India Fine Arts & Crafts society Award (AIFACS), National Research Grant award.

 

He earned a second MFA degree in Painting from Central Washington University, USA where he was awarded the TA award (teaching assistantship award). Ranajit has showed his work worldwide and received numerous awards and grants from Canada, US, and India. His work has been in notable public and private collections across the world.

 

Ranajit has worked in the advertising world with reputed companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Young & Rubicam in Dubai, UAE for a period before migrating to Canada.