NITIN DUTT

 

 

Nitin Dutt was born and brought up in his hometown of Chandigarh. He earned his BFA in sculpture from Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh and MFA in Plastic Arts from Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University. He received a fellowship in 2000 to pursue post graduation in sculpture from Michigan State University. In addition, he has also studied architecture from University of Toronto. On his return to India in 2010, he taught Visual Arts at School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University – Punjab for almost five years. At Present he teaches at the Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University as Assistant Professor of Sculpture.He has won awards constituted by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi,AIFACS, and international accolade such as All University Excellence in Diversity Recognition Award (MSU), Graduate Students International Travel Grant, and Special College Research Abroad Money Fellowship. He has so far six solo exhibitions to his credit. He has exhibited in various group shows in India and North America and has been invited to attend various artist workshops, symposiums, camps, and conferences. His work is part of government at private collection in India and North America.

 

EDUCATION & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2007-08 - M. Arch. I, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.
  • 2000-03 - MFA (Sculpture), Department of Art & Art History, Michigan State University.
  • 1998-00 - MFA with Gold Medal (Plastic Art), The Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • 1994-98 - BFA (Sculpture), Government College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.
  • 1999      - UGC – NET, Visual Arts.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2015 - Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Art, Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University – Varanasi.
  • 2019 - Visiting Faculty, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU).
  • 2010-15 - Professor, Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.
  • 2000-03 - Instructor of Records, , Department of Art & Art History, Michigan State University.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 2003-07 - Freelance Sculptor, New York.
  • 2008 - Barry Bryan and Associates, Toronto.

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS:

  • 2000 -02 — Teaching Fellowship - Instructor of Records, Department of Art & Art History, Michigan State University
  • 2002 - All University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Award, Michigan State University
  • 2002 - Graduate Students International Travel Grant, awarded by International Studies Program and The Graduate School, Michigan State University.
  • 2002 - Special College Research Abroad Money Fellowship, College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University
  • 1998 - First Place in Sculpture, Artist Under 30 Years, Regional Art Exhibition, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi and Lalit Kala Akademi – New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Best Sculpture in Show, Awarded full one year Scholarship, All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delhi, Chandigarh Chapter.
  • 1994 - Best Painting in Show, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi Annual Exhibition, under 30 years category.

 

EVENTS COORDINATED & ORGANASIED:

  • 2020 - Session Coordinator /Keynote Speaker “Shifting Paradigms for Visual Arts Education in India for better Future”, Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2019 - Organized “5 Day MFA Dissertation Writing Workshop”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2018 - Organized “Innovative Building of Resume Artist Statement & Portfolio”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2018 - Coordinator “Swachhagrah: Bapu ko Karyanjali”, organized jointly by Ministry of Culture - Government of India, NGMA, and NCZCC, Varanasi.
  • 2018 - Coordinator “Namai Gange” Event, Varanasi.
  • 2016 - Coordinator of “Invocation Rock Seed”, Sculpture Workshop & Symposium organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh.
  • 2015 - Conducted Workshop on Terracotta Murals titled “From The Womb of Earth & Fire” at Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.
  • 2013 - Coordinator of Water Colour Workshop conducted by Sh. Bhim Malhotra, Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.
  • 2013 - Conducted Joint Sketching Sessions for 1st years Students of BFA (Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh) and B.Arch Students (Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University – Punjab.

 

AUDIO-VISUAL TALKS PRESENTED & ORGANASIED:

  • 2019 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “How to Address Indian Social Concerns through Social Design”, Day Workshop on Social Design, organized by Department of Applied Art & SPARC, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2018 - Organized Audio- Visual talk by renowned artist Vibha Ghalotra, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2018 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “Understanding Sculpture”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2017 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “Vision – MFA Programme at Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU” Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh.
  • 2017 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “Pilloo Pochkahanawala”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2017 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “Bodies”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2016 - Organized Audio- Visual talk by renowned sculptor Adwaita Gadhnayak, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2016 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “Metal Fabrication as a Process of Sculpture Making”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2016 - Presented Audio- Visual talk titled “The Volume and the Ethereal: An Introduction to Tension in Sculpture”, Department of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
  • 2002 - PChanging Planes, Slide Lecture at the Department of Art & Art History, Michigan State University.
  • 2002 - Making Art In Diaspora, Slide Lecture at the Government College of Art, Chandigarh, India
  • 2000 - Two-part Slide Lecture on Development of Contemporary Indian Sculpture and Contemporary Asian Trends In Environmental Stone- Sculptures, at Government College of Art, Chandigarh, India.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS & PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES/SEMINARS:

  • 2020 - Paper Abstract included in Souvenir “Re-approaching Stone as Contemporary Sculptural medium in India Visual Art Education amidst prevalence of Global Art Practices and Pedagogies” Seminar on Higher education in the 21st Century India and Mahamana’s Vision, International BHU Alumni Meet 2020, BHU, Varanasi
  • 2020 - Presented Paper “Nurturing Individuality: Revisiting the Pedagogy of Visual Arts in Secondary and Primary Education in Indian School System” Shifting Paradigms for Visual Art Education in India for Better Future, One Day Symposium, BHU, Varanasi.
  • 2017 - Presented Paper” Marginalization of Stone as a Sculptural Medium in Current Globalized Indian Art Climate” International Seminar on Contemporary Aspects of Art, Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow
  • 2017 - Presented Paper” Inward Journey with a Global Outlook: Contemporary Stone Sculptures of Balbir Singh Katt.”, National Seminar “Kalamanthan 2017”, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lucknow.
  • 2016 - Paper Published “Nationalism and its Manifestation in the Modern Indian Sculptures”. Shabdarnav – International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.
  • 2016 - Presented Paper “Sculptural Narration of Historic Events in the Immediate Pre and Post-Independence Years of India”. National Seminar, Sanskar Bharti
  • 2015 - Participated in International B.H.U. Alumni Meet (IBAM-2015) & Seminar on “Science and Religion: Mahamana’s Vision”.
  • 2014 - Presented Paper” Encapsulating Geometric and Organic Forms: A Formative Sculptural Approach in the Works of Balbir Singh Katt”, 4th Chandigarh Social Science Congress, Panjab University.
  • 2014 - Presented Paper “Aligning With the Contemporary: Stone Sculptures of Balbir Singh Katt” at National Seminar, UGC and Dept. of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University.

 

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:

  • 2019 - 17th Ref. Course in Woman & Gender Sensitization Studies, UGC Human Resource Development Center, BHU.
  • 2018 - 79th Orientation Course, UGC Human Resource Development Center, BHU.
  • 2015 - Refresher Course on Learning Technologies, Chitkara University Research & Innovation Network.
  • 2015 - National Seminar & Workshop, ICSSR and Chitkara University – Punjab.
  • 2013 - Participated in International Workshop-cum-Training Programme ” Filling The Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century”, CSPA and NIASA (Council of Architecture).
  • 2000 - Teaching Assistant Program, Michigan State University.

 

CURATORIAL PRACTICE :

  • 2015 - Curator “Related Fragments”, Exhibition of Photography by students of Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.
  • 2015 - Curator “Reminisce”, Exhibition of Photography by students of Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.
  • 2015 - Curator “Exhibition of Posters & Photography” by students of Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES :

SOLO

  • 2011 - Exhibition of Recent Wood Constructions & Drawings at Art Gallery Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh, India.
  • 2002 - Diaspora, Displacement and Dilemma of Maintaining an Identity, Exhibition at Art Gallery Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh, India.
  • 2002 - Sun Moon Orange Blue & Triangle- II, Exhibition of Drawings at Artfolio, Chandigarh, India.
  • 2000 - Apple Series, Gallery Ganga Tat, Varanasi, India
  • 1998 - When I met myself (River Piece), Performance Installation at Samne Ghat, Varanasi, India.
  • 1998 - My Diary, Chandigarh, India.

GROUP

  • 2020 - Annual Art Exhibition, Ram Chhatpar Art Foundation, Varanasi.
  • 2019 - Annual Art Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
  • 2019 - Annual Art Exhibition, Ram Chhatpar Art Foundation, Varanasi.
  • 2019 - “India in the World”, Group Show of All Faculty Members, Faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U.
  • 2018 - “Kala Acharya”, Uttar Pradesh State Lalit Kala Akademi, Varanasi
  • 2018 - “Structures”, Exhibition of Assemblages, Sculptures, Wall Installations, ArtCentrix Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2018 - Group Show of Chandigarh Artists organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Lucknow.
  • 2018 - 59th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 2017-18 - Annual Art Exhibition, Ram Chhatpar Art Foundation, Varanasi.
  • 2017 - Group Show of Chandigarh Artists organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
  • 2017 - Bodhgaya Biennale, Bodhgaya.
  • 2016 - Group Show of Chandigarh Artists organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Lalit Kala, New Delhi.
  • 2013-15 - Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Annual Art Exhibition, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh (Invited).
  • 2012 - Untitled, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh.
  • 2012 - Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Annual Art Exhibition, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh (Invited).
  • 2011 - Confluence, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh.
  • 2010 - Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Annual Art Exhibition, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh (Invited)
  • 2010 - Change Exchange, Tamarind Art Gallery, New York.
  • 2003 - MFA Show, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
  • 2003 - Consumption, Jane Speaks Gallery, Detroit.
  • 2002 - Repeat Offenders, Department of Art & Art History, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
  • 2002 - Hyphenation, The Otherwise Gallery, Lansing.
  • 2001 - Trans, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • 2000 - Unrelated Fragment, Department of Art & Art History, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • 1999-00 - Myself, ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi, India. (Two Person)  
  • 1998 - Young Artist Association, Chandigarh, India. 

 

ARTIST WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIUM :

  • 2019 - Arthshila Sculpture Symposium, organized by Parivartan, Bihar.
  • 2019 - Stone Sculpture Workshop, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh.
  • 2018 - National Bronze Sculptors’ Camp, Kerala Lalith Kala Akademi.
  • 2006 - International Stone Carving Residency, Art Ichol, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 2006 - International Scrap Metal Workshop conducted by DMRC, New Delhi.
  • 2015 - Healing Hill Art Residency, Morni Hills, Haryana.
  • 2000 - Found Objects and their Manifestation in Installation Art, Worked with Prof. Randolph A Williams, Manhattan Ville College, New York at Banaras Hindu University, India.
  • 1998 - Painting Workshop, Young Artist Association, Chandigarh, Government Museum and Fine Art Gallery.
  • 1997 - Ceramic Workshop, Chandigarh State Art Academy and Chandigarh College of Architecture at Chandigarh College of Architecture.
  • 1997 - Young Sculptors Re-enforced Concrete Cement Workshop, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh.
  • 1996 - All India Wood Carving Camp at Chandigarh, organized by Garhi Artist Studios at National Academy of Art, New Delhi in Collaboration with Punjab State Art Academy.
  • 1996 - Stone Carvers Camp, North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala, Punjab. 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN :

  • 2019 - SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration), Co- Principal Investigator - History of Social Design in India and USA with special reference to Info-Graphics, Advertising, Human Centered Design & Marketing, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

 

FORMULATION OF POLICY DOCUMENTS WITH FINANCIAL PLANNING :

  • 2018 - Formulated proposal for “Higher Education Financing Agency” programme on behalf Dept. of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU to UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
  • 2017 - Formulated proposal for “Institute of Eminence” programme on behalf Dept. of Plastic Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU to UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

 

COMPILATION :

  • 2015 - Compilation of Research Papers and Presentations by students of AR V2-411 (Art & Architecture-I), 7th Semester into 4 Hardbound Volumes for Library, Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University - Punjab.

 

COLLECTION :

Art Gallery Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh, India. North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala, Punjab, India. Punjab State Art Academy, Chandigarh, India. Chandigarh State Art Academy, Chandigarh, India. Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, India. Beant Singh Memorial Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Chandigarh, India. Government Museum and Fine Art Gallery, Chandigarh, India. DMRC, New Delhi. Art Ichol (Gallery Sanskriti), Madhya Pradesh, India.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY :

  • 2003 - Abstract Qualities, State News, Michigan.
  • 2002 - What’s Happening, State News, Michigan.
  • 2002 - “Sculpting a Story” Indian Express, Chandigarh Newsline, 19th July.
  • 2002 - Punjabi Tribune, 18th July.
  • 2002 - Chandigarh News, Amar Ujala, 18th July.
  • 2002 - Chandigarh Bhaskar, 18th July. 
  • 2002 - “His Art Provokes, Stimulates too...” Hindustan Times City, Chandigarh 18th July. 
  • 2002 - Chandigarh Tribune 19th July.
  • 2002 - “Wedded to Stone” Indian Express, Chandigarh Newsline 15th July.
  • 2002 - MSU News Bulletin, March 28th
  • 2001 - “Kresge Exhibit Features Student Artist” The State News, January 26.
  • 2000 - Times of India, Varanasi Edition.
  • 1999 - Hindustan Times, Varanasi Edition.
  • 1998 - Indian Express, Chandigarh Newsline.
  • 1998 - The Tribune, Chandigarh.
  • 1994 - The Tribune, Chandigarh.
  • 1994 - Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur.

 

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