Sudeshna Chattopadhyay

Sudeshna Chattopadhyay

York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

About Sudeshna Chattopadhyay

I am a painter based in York, UK.
I was born in India and lived there until 2000 at which point I left the country. I lived in Alicante and Mexico City for the next six years. My daughter was born in 2005 and the following year I moved to York.
I recently graduated with BA (First Class Hons) in Contemporary Fine Art by University of Leeds.
My paintings feel like pages in my diary through which I explore everyday feelings associated with the experiences of relationships to the self, other, objects. Recently I have developed an awareness of my life- long love for collecting folk art and my paintings currently express mental maps of these collections.

I use acrylics and oils to work in an intuitive and playful way exploring their materiality and juxtaposing thick paint with thin to create an interesting contrast on the surfaces of my paintings.

My chosen palette consists of pastel shades as I see them as colours which offer a quiet and contemplative mood to the viewer’s eye. Sometimes I change this to livelier colours depending on the mood in the painting I am working on.

I think of Amadeo Modigliani, Gwen John, Peter Doig, Winifred Nicholson, Henri Matisse, Elzabeth Blackadder, amongst many others when I work.
I prefer to let the viewer give meaning to my work in time and space; after all, I am of the view that what a piece of work means to me keeps changing.

Education

2013: BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art, York St. John University ( First Class )
2001-06: Lessons with Arturo Krohnengold, Ingrid Fugelie and Catalina in Mexico City, and Simon Pico in Alicante, Spain.
1995-98: Lessons with Shyamal Roy in Calcutta1991-93: BA History, Psychology and Education, University of Calcutta ,

Exhibitions

July 2018 Number Four Gallery. Summer show
April 2018 Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley
April 2018 York Open Studios, York
July 17 Leaping Hare Gallery, Easingwold, ongoing exhibition
July 17 Number Four Gallery, Scotland, Summer Show
November 16 New Light Art (North) 100 for 100
September 16 Great North Art Show
April 16 York Open Studios
March 16 Launch exhibition at Blossom Street Gallery
November 15 York Hospital Art Gallery, Junction 7 (Until Feb 2016)
October 15 The Guildhall. York against Cancer
August 15 The Great North Art Show
April 15 York Open Studios
March 15 Blossom Street Gallery YOS Launch Exhibition,
Jan 15 'Be Drawn In' Group exhibition Customs House Gallery South Shields
August 14 Group exhibition Blossom Street Gallery
July 14 Ongoing group exhibition Flax and Twine, York
June 14 The Secret Art Show Multiple Sclerosis Trust
April 14 Participant in York Open Studios
March 14 Group exhibition at Blossom Street Gallery
Jan 14 Art in the Priory, Wetherby
Oct 13 Masham Arts Festival
May 13 Group exhibition at Create 13 at York St. John University, York
March 13 Group exhibition at Blue Tree Gallery, York
Jan 13 Group exhibition at New School House Gallery, York
Nov 12 Solo exhibition at York Theatre Royal, York
Dec 12 Group exhibition at Gray’s Court, York
Sept 11 Group exhibition at Art in the Mill Gallery, Knaresborough
July 11 Solo exhibition at Pocklington Arts Centre
April 11 Participant in York Open Studios
July 10 Group exhibition at Bar Lane Café Gallery, York
May 10 Group exhibition at Back o The Shop Art Gallery, Terrington
April 10 Participant in York Open Studios
Dec 09 Group exhibition at Salt Box Gallery, Helmsley
July 09 Participant in Festival of Rivers, York
March 09 Participant in York Open Studios
Dec 08 Solo exhibition at the Blake Head Bookshop, York
April 07 Commission Artist, Hotel Bloom Brussels