Resume


Personal Data

- Date of birth: November 29, 1961
- Place of birth: Calcutta (Kolkata), India
- Profession: Professor / Astronomer
- Employer: University of California Santa Cruz / UC Observatories / Lick Observatory

Shows

- Aug 2011 Pacific Art League show: Figures and Faces, Palo Alto, CA; one oil painting and two pencil drawings accepted into the show; juror: JoAnne Northrup
- Jun 2011 Midsummer Art Celebration (with FALC and LGAA), Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; oil paintings, pencil drawings, and wood carvings
- Feb 2011 Pacific Art League show: Works on/of Paper, Palo Alto, CA; one pencil drawing accepted into the show; juror: Elizabeth Mitchell
- Nov 2010 Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show, Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA; one oil painting and two pencil drawings accepted into the show; juror: Jeff Bramschreiber
- Sep 2010 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Fest Juried Art Show, Cupertino Community Hall, Cupertino, CA; an oil painting and a pencil drawing; juror: George Rivera
- Sep 2010 Campbell Art Guild members' show, Rose Shenson gallery, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; three oil paintings and three pencil drawings
- Jun 2010 Midsummer Art Celebration (with CAG and LGAA), Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; oil paintings, pencil drawings, and wood carvings
- Feb 2010 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Winter Show: From the Heart, Main Street Cafe, Los Altos, CA; a pencil drawing
- Oct 2009 Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show, Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA; two oil paintings accepted into the show; juror: Preston Metcalf
- Aug 2009 Pacific Art League's Show: Figures and Faces, Palo Alto, CA; three oil paintings accepted into the show; juror: George Rivera
- Jun 2009 Alliance of Visual Artists ArtFest in the Park Annual Juried Show (with FALC), Pioneer Park, Mountain View, CA; several oils, pencil drawings, wood carvings
- Feb 2009 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Winter Show: From the Heart, Main Street Cafe, Los Altos, CA; an oil painting and a pencil drawing
- Sep 2008 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Fest Juried Art Show: EARTH Expressions, Cupertino Community Hall, Cupertino, CA; an oil painting, a pencil drawing, and a wood carving; juror: Stefan Baumann
- Jun 2008 Midsummer Art Celebration (with FALC), Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; oil paintings, pencil drawings, and wood carvings
- May 2008 Silicon Valley Open Studios (part of a group of six artists from FALC), Cupertino, CA; oil paintings, pencil drawings, and wood carvings
- Sep 2007 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Fest Juried Art Show, Cupertino Community Hall, Cupertino, CA; an oil painting, a pencil drawing, and a wood carving; juror: Preston Metcalf
- Sep 2007 SOLO Gallery, Los Gatos, CA - Art from the Heart - with Claws for a Cause fundraiser for Los Gatos Morning Rotary/art show and sale; a few oils and pencil drawings
- Sep 2007 Campbell Art Guild members' show, Rose Shenson gallery, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; an oil, three pencil drawings, and a wood carving
- Jun 2007 "Summer Days" Fine Arts League of Cupertino member show, Los Altos Library, Los Altos, CA; two pencil drawings
- Jun 2007 Alliance of Visual Artists AVArtFest Annual Juried Show (with FALC), Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; several oils, pencil drawings, wood carvings
- Apr 2007 "Spring Fever" Campbell Art Guild members' art show, Corinthian House, Campbell, CA; two pencil drawings
- Rolling FALC Quinlan Center show, Cupertino, CA; a couple of oils and/or pencil drawings

Awards

- Sep 2013 Best of show, Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Festival show; "Rocket Man" (pencil on paper); juror: Preston Metcalf
- Aug 2011 Pacific Art League's "Figures and Faces" show; 3rd place, "A Life of Indentured Service" (oil on canvas); juror: JoAnne Northrup
- Mar 2011 3rd place, Artist of the month competition, Los Gatos Art Association; "Inner Light" (pencil on paper)
- Jan 2011 2nd place, Artist of the month competition, Los Gatos Art Association; "The Young Monk" (pencil on paper)
- Nov 2010 Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show; Popular choice award, "Shades of White" (oil on canvas); 1st prize, dry media category, "The Young Monk" (pencil on paper); juror: Jeff Bramschreiber
- Sep 2010 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Fest Juried Art Show; 1st place, Mixed and Dry Media, "The Young Monk" (pencil on paper); 3rd place, Oils and Acrylics, "A Life of Indentured Service" (oil on canvas); juror: George Rivera
- Aug 2010 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Campbell Art Guild; "The Young Monk" (pencil on paper)
- Feb 2010 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Los Gatos Art Association; "Shades of White" (oil on canvas)
- Jan 2010 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Los Gatos Art Association; "A Life of Indentured Service (Mohinidi)" (oil on canvas)
- Oct 2009 Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show; Popular choice award, "Smiling Eyes" (oil on canvas); 3rd prize, painting category, "A Life of Indentured Service (Mohinidi)" (oil on canvas); juror: Preston Metcalf
- Sep 2009 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Los Gatos Art Association; "Smiling Eyes" (oil on canvas)
- Jun 2009 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Campbell Art Guild; "Smiling Eyes" (oil on canvas)
- Jan 2009 1st place, Blue Ribbon gallery (only recent winners of the "Artist of the month" competition are eligible), Campbell Art Guild; "Shades of White" (oil on canvas)
- Sep 2008 Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Fest Juried Art Show: EARTH Expressions; 2nd place, Mixed and Dry Media, "Inner Light" (pencil on paper); Honorable mention, Oil Painting, "Shades of White" (oil on canvas); juror: Stefan Baumann
- Aug 2008 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Fine Arts League of Cupertino; "Shades of White" (oil on canvas)
- May 2008 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Campbell Art Guild; "Inner Light" (pencil on paper)
- Apr 2008 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Fine Arts League of Cupertino; "Kaloo" (pencil on paper)
- Feb 2008 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Fine Arts League of Cupertino; "A Sudden Goodbye" (pencil on paper)
- Oct 2007 2nd place, Artist of the month competition, Fine Arts League of Cupertino; "Ganesha" (wood carving)
- Sep 2007 Best of show, Fine Arts League of Cupertino Fall Festival show; "Smiling Eyes #1" (oil on canvas); juror: Preston Metcalf
- Sep 2007 2nd place in tally of popular votes, Campbell Art Guild members' show, "Sorrow Within" (oil on canvas)
- Aug 2007 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Fine Arts League of Cupertino; "Smiling Eyes #1" (oil on canvas)
- Jun 2007 Award of Excellence, AVArtFest; "Polynesia" (oil on canvas)
- Jun 2007 2nd place (out of five nominees), Triton museum purchase award, AVArtFest; "Polynesia" (oil on canvas)
- Jun 2007 2nd place, Artist of the month competition, Fine Arts League of Cupertino; "Artist's Vision (Satyajit Ray)" (pencil on paper)
- Feb 2007 1st place, Artist of the month competition, Campbell Art Guild; "A Sudden Goodbye" (pencil on paper)

Demos

- May 2011 Sunnyvale Art Club, Portrait Drawing and Painting; contact: Angelo Lopez
- Aug 2011 Fine Arts League of Cupertino, Portraits and Figures; contact: Reema Sachar

Membership

- Los Gatos Art Association (2009-2011)
- Fine Arts League of Cupertino (2006-2011)
- Campbell Art Guild (2006-2011)