Focus Areas: Life, Figures, etc.
Artworks by Runa Biswas
About Runa Biswas
Runa’s creative journey began when she took up the paintbrush at a very tender age of six, and watching her play with colors was put under the tutelage of an accomplished Kolkata artist – Santanu Mitra.
Being born and brought up in north Kolkata she used to be a regular at Baghbazar Ghat on the banks of Ganga, so painting fluid landscapes came naturally to her. The river of many hues and moods became a source of inspiration to her artistic journey. Thus began her journey of exploration, discovery and the experiments with colours.
She was also academically inclined and pursued finance during her college days. But art was her destiny. After her marriage to a Mumbai-based Ad Professional she settled down in Bangalore, and started pursuing art professionally. Since the last few years she has participated in many shows and her paintings has been panned both by art critics, senior artists and art lovers for her unique style and technique including layer by layer pouring. For Runa art has become a part of her daily life. She works both in Alla Prima style, which is fast and spontaneous; and detailed work. Runa has not restricted herself to any particular subject or topic, and has painted wildlife, landscapes, people, portraits, flowers, architecture, culture with her signature pouring style.
The theme of her recent series is around a very interesting and intriguing subject – Headgears of people across the world. During one of her artistic journey she came across the profoundness of how different headgears are related to culture, traditions, festivals, ego, pride, valour, power… right down to a basic human necessity.
Runa’s passion for watercolor is evident in her playful yet dynamic style. She considers herself as a realistic-abstract artist. She also works with acrylic and mixed media. In this current series she has experimented with abstract composition.
Educational Qualification : Masters in Economics from Calcutta University
Diploma in Fine Art From Rabindra Bharati University
Hyderabad, 2009: Indo-Bangladesh Group Exhibition at National Gallery of Art, Hyderabad curated by Ms. Chandana Khan, IAS and Minister of Youth Affairs, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Ms. Nahid Osman, Art Club Bangladesh.
Dhaka, 2010: Group Exhibition curated by Ms. Nahid Osman at Art Club Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Bangalore, 2010: Group Exhibition at Renaissance Art Gallery.
Bangalore, 2011: Two women show at Hobitute Art Gallery and Foundation.
Bangalore, 2011: Group Exhibition at Alliance De Françoise.
Bangalore, 2012: Group Exhibition curated at Sublime Galleria, UB City.
Bangalore 2013:Group exhibition at Swasti contemporary art gallery
Bangalore 2014:Group Show at Hyatt Bangalore Curated by Art mantram
Bangalore 2014:Group show at Gallery third eye Curated by Mrs. Jasemine Khanna
Bangalore 2015 March: Group show at Taj hotel By Gallery Third Eye
Bangalore 2015 May: Group show at Chaya Art gallery at Rangoli Metro Art Centre
Bangalore 2015 July: Group show at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
New Delhi 2015 December: Group show at India Habitat Centre
Budapest,Hungary 2016: Budapest International Aquarelle festival 2016
HongKong 2016: First International Watercolor Biennale 2016
Italy Fabriano Aquerello 2017 :Watercolour Exhibition
Bangalore 2018 :Solo show at Art Houz gallery
Bangalore 2019: Women show at Art Houz gallery
Mumbai 2019 : India Art Festival with Gallery Artisera
Bangalore 2020 : Women show at Art Houz Bangalore
Bangalore 2020 : Kala for Vidya show through Rotary Bangalore
Many more group shows and online shows
Awards 2017 Prafulla Dahunukar Bangalore City Artist award
Awards 2017 Honourable Mention Award from International Watercolor Society (Hungary)