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Prof. Niren Sen Gupta


Born in January 1940 in Bengal

Former Principal, College of Art, New Delhi

Teaching experience of over 30 years in graduate & post-graduate levels in various art institutions



Graduated in Science from Calcutta University

Graduated from Govt. College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta in 1965



Founder member of ‘Gallery 26’

Member of Calcutta painters, Academy of Visual Media

Art advisor to various Art Organisations and member of Habitat Centre, Delhi

Curated the Millenium shows ‘Their Story’ organized by VHAI and ‘Artists connection with Bengal’ organized by Dhoomi Mal Gallery.


Solo Exhibitions:

Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1967

Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1975

Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1982

Information Centre, Calcutta 1984

Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1984

Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996

Aurobindo Gallery, Pondicherry 1992

Gallery 42, New Delhi 1993

Akarshan Gallery, New Delhi 1998

Grindlays Bank - Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi 1995

Freedom Gallery 1999

Aurodhan Gallery, Pondicherry 2000

Art Forum, New Delhi 2001

Damyanti Gallery, New Delhi 2002

Dhoomimal Mega Art Gallery, New Delhi 2003

Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2005

Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi 2008


Group Exhibitions:

Participating in National Exhibition, and AIFACS annual Exhibition since 1969

Group shows by Calcutta painters in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Shantiniketan since 1972

Group shows in aid of Bangladesh in Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi 1971

Gallery 26 in New Delhi in 1976 and 1977

Biennale, Bhopal 1988

Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi 1990

Dhoomi Mal Gallery ‘Ravi Jain memorial show’ since 1990

Participated in ‘Artists who are teachers’ at Habitat Centre, New Delhi 1991

Group shows organized by ‘Udayan Care’ New Delhi 1994

Birla Academy, Kolkata 1994

Banladesh Biennale, Dhaka 1995

Exhibition of Paintings at Damascus 1995

Uravasti, New Delhi 1995

Gallery Petite, New Delhi

Aurodhan Exhibition in Hyatt Regency, New Delhi 1995

Tanjore Gallery, New Delhi 1996

20 Artists show at AIFACS, New Delhi 1996

Mexico Festival 1996

21 Artists show at AIFACS, New Delhi 1997

Delhi for Delhi, and People for Animals at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi 1997

‘The End of Silence’ organised by Gallery Mirage, New Delhi 1997

Delhi Art Gallery shows at Park Royal, New Delhi 1998

‘Song of Summer’, Gallery Mirage 1998

‘Jodhpur Musing’ by Gallery Ganesha 1998

‘Vision 98’ by Uruvasti Gallery, New Delhi 1998

‘Art for Spastics’ Chennai 1999

Anniversary show by Gallery Ganesha in 1999 and 2001

‘The Art Show’ by Art Junction, New Delhi 1999

‘Dreams and Realities’ LKA New Delhi 1999

‘An evening with figures’ Art Junction, New Delhi 1999

‘Their Story’ by VHAI, at LKA New Delhi 2000

Group show by Academy of Visual Media, LKA, New Delhi 2002

‘International Exchange Exhibition’ at Seoul 2001

‘Principals of Art’ by Art Forum,New Delhi 2002

I’m Gallery, New Delhi 2002

Freedom Gallery, New Delhi 2002

Kalanjali, New Delhi 2002

Daffodils Gallery show at Grand Hyatt, New Delhi 2002

Dhoomimal Mega Art Gallery, New Delhi 2003-08

Indo-Russian Show, New Delhi 2005

Indian Art Forum 2005

Indo-French Show, Alliance Francaise 2006

Indo-France Show, Paris Nov 2006

Indo-Korean Show, Seoul 2007

International Art Festival Seoul 2007

Dhoomimal Gallery 70 years, 2007

Calcutta Painters, Kolkata and Singapore 2007

Indo-Korean Show at Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi 2008

Navarasa organized by Birla Academy, Kolkata 2009

Drawing Show by Dhoomimal Gallery, at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi 2009




Artists Camps:

Attended various national and international artist camps in India, France, Australia, Italy, Bangladesh, South Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Russia etc.



Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

College of Art, New Delhi

Taj Hotel Group, Mumbai

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Goenka, Mumbai

Raj Bhavan, Kolkata

Japanese Prime Minister

And with many other private collectors in India and abroad



Received major awards like AIFACS Award and NBT Award - New Delhi; Award for Humanity Udayan Care; DSCWOS  etc



Article published in Financial Express, New Delhi – ‘Art education in India

‘Meaning of Art in the contemporary context – Higher and technical and professional education’ DTE New Delhi

‘Bangladesh Biennale’ Dhaka


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