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Rajiv Mandal

Artist Rajiv Mandal

Joined Craft Tatva: January 2022

I am an Artist and Academician, Assistant Professor of History of Visual Arts & Design at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. I earned a doctorate from Wuhan University of Technology, China where I specialized in Arts Studies, and an MFA specialization in Painting from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. My research interests include theories of art and its history, different art expressions on the creative skills ability to create the paintings and different art forms of visual psychodrama, in which I reverse roles with the people through the paintings. Much of my creative practice functions as an attempt to expand the practical sessions of art, the scope of philosophy’s pedagogy via structured conversations, dialogical games, improvisational scores, contemplative audio guides and performative lectures.

Focus Areas: Figures, Concepts, etc.

Artworks by Rajiv Mandal

About Rajiv Mandal

Professional Qualification

• Intermediate : CBSE, Vinay Nagar Bengali Sr. Sec. School, New Delhi, year – 2006
• BFA Specialization in Painting from Faculty of Visual Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, year – 2007-2011
• MFA Specialization in Painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, year – 2011-2013
• Qualified NET, (National Eligibility Test) UGC, Examination December, 2013
• Ph.D. (Research Scholar), Specialization in Painting, Faculty of Visual Art, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, year – 2014-2016
• Ph.D. (Research Scholar), History of Art, School of Art & Design, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China – 2016-2019

Scholarships

• Merit scholarship from Bengal Association, year – 2008
• Merit scholarships from JMI, year – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
• Merit scholarship from Delhi Govt., year – 2010
• UGC Ph.D. Research Scholarship, year – 2014, 2015
• Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship JRF for Research 2015 – 16
• CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) International Scholarship for Ph.D. year – 2016 – 2020

Awards

• Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Spot Painting Competition, 1st trophy (Senior), year-2006
• The Times of India, Festival of Colours, 2nd ( trophy), year-2007
• The Youth Festival, Hindustan Times , 2nd ( trophy) , year-2008
• CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council), Doctor of Philosophy Honorary Award (Gold Medal on PhD), Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, 2019.
• SEED Grant under IoE (Institution of Eminence) for 03 Years – 2020-21, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 2020
• Creative Award, WCAA 26th International Art Festival 2020, “JUMP OVER” 7th Youth Art Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2020

Participation

• The First WHUT International Young Scholars Forum Held, Wuhan University of Technology, China, April, Year – 2017.
• International Forum on New Concept of Contemporary Asian Design Education Held in WUT, Wuhan University of Technology, China, June, Year – 2017.
• Professor Thomas E. Mallouk, Academician of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Lectured in WHUT Forum, Wuhan University of Technology, China, August, Year – 2017.
• One Belt One Road, Doctors Forum Experiencing China, Wuhan University, China, November, Year – 2017.
• The 5th International Interdisciplinary Forum Opening Ceremony in WHU, Wuhan University, China, May, Year – 2018.
• WHU’s Third 3D Printing Competition—a creative & artistic spark, Wuhan University, China, December, Year – 2018.

Exhibitions

• 1st & 2nd Print Making Exhibition, MF Hussain Art Gallery, JMI, Delhi, 2008, 2009
• 4th & 5th Painting Exhibition, Bangya Samaj Bhavan, Delhi, 2008, 2009
• Group Exhibition, SPECTRUM, Painting and Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village, Delhi, 2010.
• 3rd University Annual Exhibition of Painting, Sculptures and Graphics, MF Hussain Art Gallery, JMI, Delhi, 2011
• Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Photographs, ART2 Gallery, Delhi, 2011
• Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Photographs, 2nd Bengal Art Show, India Habitat Center, Delhi, 2011
• University Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramic and Pottery Works, Textile, Graphics and Photographs, Fine Arts Academy, Kolkata, 2012
• Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Textile, Ceramic Works, and Graphics, Sponsored by Aranya (RAAD), Birla Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2013
• Group Exhibition ‘IMAGING REALITIES: ECHOING DESCENT’, Paintings, Sculptures and Ceramic Works, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi, 2016
• Online Printmaking Exhibition 2020 (First Edition Online International Exhibition), ‘PRINT MAKERS 016’ Santiniketan, 2020
• National Online Art Exhibition ‘LIFE OF LORD SHRI RAMA’ Sanskar Bharati, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2020
• WCAA 26th International Art Festival 2020, ‘JUMP OVER’ 7th Youth Art Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2020
• ‘AKHRABARI ANNUAL’ 1st Virtual Online An International Art Exhibition, Akhrabari, Bangladesh, 2021
• ‘BETTER TOGETHER’ A Global Contemporary Artist Platform; Online International Exhibition, “CONNECTION” United Kingdom, 2021
• ‘MANGO (RESIDENCIA PARA ARTISTAS)’ International Artist in Residency RIO III Program, International Open Studio Virtual Show, International Art Exhibition, France, 2021

Workshop / Seminar

• Research Methodology Workshop at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India, Days- 17, June, year – 2015
• Seminar on Tribal Art at Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India, Days – 02, August, year – 2015
• WUT Hosted the First International Conference on Micro/Nano Machines, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Days – 03, August, year – 2017
• 2017 International Conference on Industrial Informatics held at WUT, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Days – 02, December, year – 2017
• First International Conference on Sustainable Major Infrastructure Projects and the Third International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials in Design, Performance and Application, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Days – 03, August, year – 2018
• The Third International Forum for Young Scholars was held in WUT, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Days – 02, March, year – 2019
• National Webinar on Revisiting the Traditional Art of Calligraphy in Rajasthan, Sessioned the Chair, Department of Painting, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi, Days- 01, September 15th, year – 2021
• International Virtual Conference on Indian Art Craft and Heritage, Collaboration with Department of Applied Arts, faculty of Visual Arts, BHU, and School of Art and Design, Woxsen University, India, Days – 02, September, year – 2021
• ‘MANGO (RESIDENCIA PARA ARTISTAS)’ International Artist in Residency RIO III Program, International Open Studio Virtual Show, International Art Exhibition, France, Days – 45, August-September, year – 2021

Publications

• Rajiv Mandal, “Ornamental Surface of Nakshi Kantha”, Anukriti: An International Refereed Research Journal, ISSN: 2250-1193, Vol. 4, No. 7, Srijan Samiti Publication, Varanasi, October-December, 2014.
• Rajiv Mandal, “Pata Painting Tradition of Bengal”, Tribal Art: Proceedings of National Conference, ISBN No. 81-85865-04-3, Almora Book Depot, Uttrakhand, 2016.
• Rajiv Mandal, Professor Yang Xian Yi, Associate Professor Wang Mei Yan, “Indian Architecture: With the Special Reference of Mughals”, Interdisciplinary Journal on Contemporary Research, ISSN: 2393-8358, Vol. 4, No. 5, Assam University Press, Assam, October-November, 2017.
• Rajiv Mandal, Professor Yang Xian Yi, Associate Professor Wang Mei Yan, “Art, Culture & Religious Aspects of Mediaeval India”, Shodh Drishti: An International Peer Reviewed Refereed Research Journal, ISSN: 0976-6650, Vol. 8, No. 15, Srijan Samiti Publication, Varanasi, December, 2017.
• Rajiv Mandal, Yang Xian Yi, Wang Mei Yan, Chandra Bhushan Sah, “Art & Cultural Aspects of Medieval China and India”, North American Academic Journal, ISSN: 1945-9098, Vol. 1, No. 5, TWASP Open Access, USA, October, 2018.
• Rajiv Mandal, Yang Xianyi, Wang Meiyan, “Historical Ornamentation of Chinese Scroll Painting and Bengal Pata Painting”, The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design, (E-ISSN 2456-978X), Vol. 2, No. 3, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.21659/cjad.23.v2n308, December, 2018.
• Sarmanbetova Ulbossyn, Rajiv Mandal, “Symbolism and Sementics Colors in Kazakh Culture”, North American Academic Journal, ISSN: 1945-9098, Vol. 2, No. 4, TWASP Open Access, USA, April, 2019.
• Rajiv Mandal, Yang Xianyi, Wang Meiyan, “中国卷轴画和孟加拉帕塔画的装饰历史” “Historical Ornamentation of Chinese Scroll Painting and Bengal Pata Painting”, The Art and Design Research Journal, ISSN: 2095-0705, Vol. 7, No. 3, Wuhan, China, June, 2019.

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