Significant Shows (Media covered)
*SMORGASBORD , Solo Debut Show curated by S Shankar Menon at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai in Feb 2009
*WOMAN BY WOMEN...a month- long 3 women show by invitation to celebrate International Woman's Day at Out Of The Blue , Mumbai in March 2009
*COLOURS OF LIFE 2009, 5th Annual show of Cancer Patients Aids Association CPAA curated by Piali Syam at Cymroza Art Gallery , Mumbai in June 2009
*SKETCH , Art Workshop organized by F N Design Studio at The JamJar Gallery, Dubai in May 2009
*MONSOON ART SHOW , 21st Annual show of Bajaj Art Gallery curated by Sunaina Kejriwal in July 2009
*INDIA ON CANVAS Art Camp organized by Khushii NGO and DNA with leading artists at Tao Art Gallery in June 2009
*INDIA ON CANVAS Art Camp organized by Khushii - DNA at The Viewing Room Gallery in August 2009
*ART EXPO INDIA 2009 at Nehru Centre represented by KALAVISHKAR, Bombay Art Society , in Sep 2009
Sumita Acharya paints in vibrant, expressive colours that jump off the wall into your heart. Smorgasbord, that's what she playfully calls her works using the word as a metaphor for the buffet of colours she uses, both hot and cold.
Sumita's works are inspired by Fauvism, an early 20th century art movement pioneered Henri Matisse....the real harbinger that brought the Modernist winds with it. Her subjects are a smorgasbord of expressive images in bold lines, intense colour planes,,sometimes abstracted, often distorted.
Sumita (born 1967) graduated from Calcutta University, earned a degree Fashion Design and launched her own pret and avantgarde label "Ritun" for export and domestic market. Later , as a category manager for a multinational footwear giant she proved her skill in marketing functions at a national level. Eventually, she moved away from her corporate career in 1997 to pursue her true passion under tutelage of eminent artists in Kolkata. She honed her skill in drawing , painting, sculptures and murals over the years that followed. Her recent shows in Mumbai were well received by the art fraternity.
Sumita lives and works in Mumbai..