Sangita Maity, born 1989 in Kanthi, West Bengal
Lives and works in Kolkata. Sangita graduated in Print Making from Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University in 2012 and pursuing M.F.A. in Print Making from the same university. Her recent projects are based on socio-cultural, geographical, political and environmental issues of Barbil Iron Ore Mines area, India’s one of the largest iron ore mines located in Keonjhar district of Orissa. She interacts with the land and its inhabitants (mostly Santhal tribes of Orissa & Jharkhand) to understand the landscape and the politics to research and develop her art practice. She uses photographs, photo-etchings and various other mediums to describe her experiences, research and communications with the locale.
Maity receives the Society of Oriental Art Award in 2010 and Certificate of Merit in Students’ Annual Exhibition in 2012 & 2013. She is part of Galerie Mirchandani+Steinruecke’s 2014 edition of Art for Young Collectors Show.
Selected group Exhibitions: 2014- Annual Exhibition of Emami Chisel Art; Birla Academy of Art & Culture; and State Academy, Kolkata; 2013- Industrial Portraits at Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; Annual Exhibition of State Academy, Kolkata; 2012- Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata; Students’ Annual Exhibition, RBU, Kolkata; 2011- Students’ Annual Exhibition, RBU, Kolkata; 2010- Annual Show of Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata; Group show at Gorky Sadan, Russian Cultural Center, Kolkata.