Profile - Harsha Biswajit (b.1988)

MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2012 - 2014 (expected)

MA International Political Economy, University of Warwick, UK, 2009 - 2010

BSc (Honors) Economics, University of Nottingham, UK, 2006 – 2009


Harsha Biswajit is a digital fine artist working in New York City. He works with a diverse range of media -from drawings, to digital photography, video and sculpture, often infusing them together in search of a balance/relationship between the traditional and the modern. Taking references from philosophy, literature, economics and politics, his works explore issues of dualities between humans and nature, ecology, and time. Recent work revolves around deconstructing the environment, thereby questioning the nature of different actors within (humans, nature, technology, etc), and the relationships between them. As an artist today, his interest extends deeper than moral propaganda, and lies in exploring and representing a world behind such choices. His works have been exhibited in the  “Open Studio”, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 2013, “South Indian Art Exhibition”, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India, 2013, “RE”, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery, New York City, 2012, “4th Bhiku Ram Jain Art Awards Group Show”, Art Mall, New Delhi, India, 2012, “A Working Title”, Art Chennai, India, 2012, “POPNI National Art Exhibition”, Pondicherry Art Society, Pondicherry, India, 2010, “The Madras Canvas”, India Cultural Center and Sutra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010.


The Commissions include A Cut Above, Chennai, India, 2012, Indix, Chennai, India, 2012, Aloft Hotels (W Hotels worldwide), Chandigarh, India, 2011, 136.1 Yoga Studio, Chennai, India, 2011 and Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India, 2011.

Awards and merits include, Academic and Creative Excellence Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, 2013, Winner of the Jury Award at Chandra Ilango Art Foundation, India, 2013, and Winner of Bhiku Ram Jain Art Awards, India, 2012.

The artist currently lives in New York, USA.


Harsha Biswajit – a personal statement

In terms of my artistic process, the computer has been a central tool through which I have been able to best express my ideas often combining digital outputs with dry pastels, ink, acrylic and oil paints. In the more recent past, I have started to incorporate photography adding a whole new dimension to my works. My works tend to be influenced by Indian imagery, symbols, etc but depicted in a way that is unique to itself. This comes from the experimentation and use of digital tools, which is still not prevalent or dominant in Indian art, unlike contemporary western art. The fact that I perhaps represent a new breed of Indian artists is what excites me and encourages me to continue exploring this genre of art.


In historic terms, technology is still relatively a new phenomenon, and sooner rather than later, digital and new media art is going to come to the forefront in what has largely been dominated by more traditional mediums so far. Perhaps this change has already occurred. I feel the digital fine art prints that I create fall in this cusp of change.

India Art Festival Mumbai - November 28 - 2 , 2012
A Working Title - March 12 - 12 , 2012
ConCurrenCe at Kochi - December 8 - 16 , 2012
ALOFT @ CHANDIGARH - July 16 - 1 , 2011
ConCurrenCe - January 2 - 4 , 2013
The Madras Canvas @ KL - April 1 - 30 , 2010
Lining the wall - January 1 - 31 , 2010
India Art Festival 2011 - November 17 - 20 , 2011
IAF 2013 - December 19 - 22 , 2013
Interface - February 11 - 12 , 2014
AlterVision - February 24 - 20 , 2016

Harsha Biswajit