Subrat Kumar Behera
Born on 4th April 1988 in Odisha, Subrat Kumar Behera completed his B.F.A in Printmaking from B. K. College of Art and Crafts, Utkal University of Culture Bhubaneswar Odisha in 2008 and later Post Graduate Diploma in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda in 2013. He has been the recipient of many awards like Gujarat State Lalit Kala award in 2012 (in the student category) as well as in 2013. He was awarded the National Young Artist Scholarship by the Ministry of Culture in 2010 for his outstanding performance in printmaking. He has attended art camps like the regional printmaking camp organised by Lalit Kala Academy BBSR in 2013 and the Vice-Versa, National Student Printmaking Camp conducted by Walter D’Souza at Goa in 2012. He has also participated in various state level art camps at Jaipur and Odisha between 2006 and 2008.
He has been a part of many group shows and important projects like the “The Five Story Teller” curated by Satyajit Dave at The Guild Art Gallery, Alibaug in 2018, “lapses 2” curated by Anuskha Rajendran at Sakshi art gallery in Mumbai 2018, “Forming in the pupil of an eye” “Kochi-Muziris Biennale 3rd edition, curated by Sudarshan Shetty 2016, “Lapses” curated by Anushka Rajendran at Harrington Street Art Centre, Kolkata 2017, India art fair 2017 represented by Blueprint12 Gallery at New Delhi, “Lay in Midst of Local” at gallery OED 2016, “Morphology of Archive” (Connected Histories of Goa) at the Museum of Goa (MOG) in 2016; 57th National Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition, Lucknow in 2016; “The Bird Project” at Open Studio, Baroda in 2016; “Reviving the Retinal” -curated by Kathleen Wyma at Gallery OED, Kochi in 2015; “Back to College Graphics” (a part of the VadFest-2015) at Vadodara in 2015; “Sleeping Through the Museum” -A collaboration with Waswo X Waswo, Collateral Projects at Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi in 2014 and also at the Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2014 to name a few. He was also a part of “Between the Lines” (from the private collection of Waswo X Waswo) at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai in 2013. He has also been a part of many group shows in Vadodara. He is the founder of LITHOLEKHA studio which promotes printmaking nationwide. He currently lives and works from Vadodara (India).