Debangana Banerjee is not only a visual artist; she is also a board member of the San Marcos Area Arts Council in Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Graphics/Printmaking in Santiniketan, India and then earned her Master of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She has earned National Scholarship and University Scholarship for her M.F.A. in Graphics as well as a silver and bronze medal at the “All Indian Art Contest and Exhibition” in Dhanbad. Banerjee has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in Texas, Louisiana, and India. She also co-curated an art exhibition entitled, “Shilpa: Colors of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh,” at Walkers’ Gallery in San Marcos. In addition to graphics and printmaking, Banerjee has published her poetry and short stories, designed covers for books, and narrated a documentary film. In her free time, she has volunteered at the Wittliff Collections archive at Texas State University and at the Public Library in San Marcos. Her works are about her journey through life and reflect her experiences in both India and the United States. Originally from Santiniketan, India, the philosophy of India’s national poet, Rabindranath Tagore, has deeply moved her as an artist. The earthy, dark colors of her works reveal the poet’s view on the relationship between human beings and nature. This artist’s hardships and successes have been exposed through her art, in which she shows her journey of self-exploration through the emotional tension within her works. 


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