Sisir Kumar Sahana

Born in 1963, Bankura, West Bengal.



B Fine Arts and M Fine Arts in painting (First Class) from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Viswa Bharati Viswa Bharati University, 1982 -1987 and 1987-1989.

Advanced Diploma in Stained Glass Painting and Print Making from

The Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London 1993-1994.



Merit Scholarship from Viswa Bharati University form 1982-1989.

Commonwealth Scholarship, nominated by The Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Department of Education, Government of India, sponsored by The Commonwealth Universities Commission, tenable in the UK, 1993-1994 nominated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India.



Junior Research Fellowship in the field of Glass Painting in 1992 and 1993 and Senior Fellowship for the year of 2008 and 2009  from The Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Department of Culture, Government of India.

Invited on a Fellowship by The Creative Glass Center of America, USA to participate as a Fellow artist in the Spring Session from January to April, 2000 ( three months) and 2004 ( three month).



Held 21 solo exhibitions in Gallery- 88, Kolkata, Gallery Ganesha, Delhi, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai, Forum Art Gallery, Chennai. Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore beside many group shows in  many Galleries in India and abroad.



1986: Kala Bhavan Annual Exhibition, Santiniketan.

1994, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1989: Samakalin Chitrakala, Assam.

1993: Bombay Art Society, Mumbai.

1993. Highly Commented Certificate from Hyderabad Art Society.

1995. Cash Award from Hyderabad Art Society.

2000: AIFACS Regional Award, Hyderabad

2001: AIFACS National Award, Delhi.


Making  film

Directed a feature film ‘Prithvi’ (The Earth) in Bengali and Telugu in 2006 produced by Kalakriti Art Gallery.

Film was exhibited in many film Festivals including – Kolkata International Film Festival, Trichur International Film Festival, Lalitkala Film Festival, Delhi, Hyderabad International Film Festival, Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh.

Second feature film; ‘Maati-O-Manush’ (The Soil and the People) in Bengali Directed and Produced in 2009.

Film received Jury Award in New Hope Film Festival, USA, in 2010 and nominated for Special Jury Award in Religion Today Film Festival, Italy, 2010.

Film is being exhibited in the International Film Festivals in India and abroad. 



From 1989 to 1994 in The Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad and from 1991 to 1992: Visiting Lecturer in The College of Fine Arts, JNTU, Hyderabad.




ConCurrenCe at Kochi - December 8 - 16 , 2012
Deccan Musings - July 16 - 16 , 2011
Heart of Sculpture - March 22 - 23 , 2011
ConCurrenCe - January 2 - 4 , 2013
Herbs Within - October 30 - 11 , 2010
India Art Festival 2011 - November 17 - 20 , 2011
A Dialogue with Soil - February 8 - 7 , 2020

Sisir Sahana