Boisali Biswas

Mixed Media Fiber Artist

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MFA      Bowling Green State University, USA, 1994

BFA      Visva-Bharati University, India, 1984 

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS: 

 

 Art Prize : 2016, Sept - Oct, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI

Lasting Impressions : Art Quilts, Whistler House Museum, August 2016      Lowell, MA 

Midwest Fiber Artists, a group show, Vale Gallery, 2014                   Chicago, IL

Reaching for the light, Rackham Graduate School, U of MI, Nov 2014    Ann Arbor, MI

Fiber Invitational '13, Ludington Area Arts Council    Ludington, MI  

Shilpa, Colors of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh, Walkers' Gallery, 2012

 

San Marcos, TX

From Tradition to Innovation, University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School, 2010

 

Ann Arbor, MI

No Restrictions, A Fiber Exhibit presented by MWG, BBAC, 2009

 

Birmingham, MI

Six Person Show, River Gallery, 2009

 

Chelsea, MI

Art In Sight, Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, 2008

 

Ann Arbor, MI

MSDA Members Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, 2008

 

Ypsilanti, MI

Sum of the Parts, Members Exhibit at SDA conference, 2007

 

Kansas City, MO

Back ToThe Floor, part of HGA Convergence, Elaine Jacob Gallery, WSU, 2006

 

Detroit, MI

Heritage Festival, Costick Center, 2005

 

Farmington Hills, MI

Detroit Scarab Club Fiber Arts Show, 2004

 

Detroit, MI

MSDA Exhibit, Ave Maria Gallery, 2003

 

Ann Arbor, MI

Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, 2001

 

Paducah, KY

One Vision: Women in Art, Oakland Community College, 2000

 

Farmington Hills, MI

Seeing Thru Surfaces, 2000

 

St. Charles, IL

Surface Treatment Exhibit at Fine Line, 2000

 

St. Charles, IL

Several MSDA Exhibitions, 1998 – 2008

 

Detroit Area, MI

Alumni Exhibition, Art Center BGSU, 1997

 

Bowling Green, OH

Art Tees, 1997

 

Rockford, IL

Art Anonymous, 1996

 

Calcutta, India

100 In The Sun: Art Fabric By The Yard, 1995

 

Seattle, WA

Shown at the Surface Design Association Conference, 1995

 

Portland, OR

The Group, Academy of Fine Arts, 1995

 

Calcutta, India

Annual Spring Art Show, Lima Art Center, 1994

 

Lima, OH

Graduate Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, 1993

 

Bowling Green, OH

Mannings Show, 1993

 

 

 

 

SOLO SHOWS:

 Multicultural Art Center, April-Jun, 2016 Cambridge, MA

Henry Ford Hospital, Oct-Dec, 2015 West bloomfield, MI

Ferndale Public Library, June-Aug, 2015 Ferndale, MI  

Middleton Public Library, March/April 2015 Middleton, WI

Christensen Heller Gallery, Jan 2015  Oakland, CA

An Introspective Journey, Caroll Community college, Nov 2014                                             Westminster, MD 

Melange, Grove Gallery, Sept-Oct,  2013                          Lansing, MI

The Layered Surface, Padziesky Gallery  Aug, 2011

 

Dearborn, MI

Foundry Art Center, Aug – Oct 2010

 

St Charles, MO

Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (Arts for the Spirit), 2010

 

Dearborn, MI

Transcending Boundaries, Central Michigan University Library, 2010

 

Mt Pleasant, MI

University of Michigan Hospital Main Lobby (Gifts of Art), 2008

 

Ann Arbor, MI

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor Art Center), 2000

 

Ann Arbor, MI

Waterford Township Public Library, 2000

 

Waterford, MI

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, 1994

 

Bowling Green, OH

Worthington Public Library, 1992

 

Worthington, OH

Upper Arlington Public Library, 1992

 

Upper Arlington, OH

Lancaster Public Library, 1991

 

Lancaster, OH

Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 1990

 

Columbus, OH

Orinoco Gallery, 1989

 

Columbus, OH

Tagore Art Gallery, 1987

 

Calcutta, India

Academy of Fine Arts, 1986

 

Calcutta, India

 

 



   

 

AWARDS AND  RECOGNITIONS :

3 pieces selected for Art in Embassies program in Dar-es-salaam And Tanzania, 2014 

Published in Textiles : A History of Mankind by Mary Schoeser 

A piece placed in the new St. Josephs Hospital front lobby    Chelsea, MI

Invited to teach the Weaving class at Wayne state University, Winter 2013     Detroit, MI

Selected as one of the artists as part of the Public Art Program at the City Hall, 2012-2014             Farmington, MI           

Featured Artist at Vale Craft Gallery, Sep 10 - Nov 10, 2010 

 

Chicago, IL

Art in Stitches:  An invitational Fiber Exhibit by 6 Artists, The Art House, 2009

 

Northville, MI

No Restrictions, MWG exhibit at BBAC, 2009 ~ Honorable Mention

 

Birmingham, MI

Featured artist at Christensen Heller Gallery, Nov 2008 - Jan 2009

 

Oakland, CA

Quilt Commissioned by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Main Lobby, 2008

 

Ann Arbor, MI

MSDA Exhibitions, 1998 onwards 5 First Place Awards, 3 Second Place Award, 3 Honorable Mentions

 

Detroit Area, MI

Art Tees, 1997 ~ First Place Award

 

Rockford, IL

Surface Treatment, 2000 ~ Honorable Mention

 

St. Charles, IL

Our Visions: Women in Art, Oakland Community College ~ Honorable Mention 2000

 

Farmington Hills, MI

American Stitches, 2000 ~ Invited to Contribute a piece to the Quilt for Detroit

 

Detroit Area, MI

 

 

 

REPRESENTED BY :
   

 Vale Craft Gallery   Chicago, IL

 Handscapes Gallery                                                                                                           Beaufort, NC

The Village Artisans Gallery                                                                                                            Boiling Springs, PA

River Gallery                                                                                                                                          Chelsea, MI

Battle Creek Art Center                                                                                               Battle Creek, MI

Global Artisan Showcase

Christensen Heller Gallery                                                                                                                      Oakland, CA

 

 

 EXPERIENCES:

 

Invited to conduct workshops, classes at Center of Creative studies, Bowling Green State University, with Michigan Surface Design and various local groups.

Few Art fairs.

Curated many shows, always been been artfully active in the community, schools, etc.

Iinvited to many guilds, over last 4 years to talk about my work as an artist from a different culture. Title for the Powerpoint presentation, being "Intersections of Cultures and Traditions: My journey as Fiber Artist"

Art Instructor, Bowling Green State University, Taught Undergraduate Level Foundation Art Courses 1992-1994, Bowling Green, OH

Invited to City Beautification Project,  joined a team of eminent artists, led by Shanu Lahiri, Fort William, 1995, Calcutta,  India.          Fort William Murals

 

 


FEW FAVORITE LINKS:

http://www.surfacedesign.org/

http://www.saqa.com/

http://fiberartnow.net/

http://www.friendsoffiberart.org/

http://fiberartsnetwork.org/

http://www.artclothnetwork.com/

http://www.dharmatrading.com/

http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/home.php