About Minakshi De
Education:Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with honours from University of Chittagong, 1980
Post Graduate diploma from “Fashion & Art Institute”, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1982.
Art is my love and inclination. My passion for love is what keeps me going and I create art because it makes me happy. It is my outlet for expression, my place to escape from the rest of the world around me. For me each painting is a new experience. Each day seems to include not only the creation of something new, but also the discovery of other intriguing things. I keep filling the canvas, my desired color, light and subject is spread all over in achieving the perfect emotion that fills my heart.
My paintings are based mainly on psychological and physical states with the aid of a number of images. I conceptualize and serialize my many experiences. I believe that the original power of my works lies in the span between their inwardness and their externalization.
I prefer to paint simple processes with a strong single character; I feel a simple character has more emotion. My preference for stylization lies in the tenets of expressionism, with gestural brush work, within the existence of colors on a textured surface and a deviation of form from retinal reality. Now however, my paintings are influenced by the style of Indian miniature paintings from the 11th and 12th century and also the patterns and rich architectural designs of various Indian temples. I have also shifted the emphasis in my paintings from composition to textures. I hope that my works are able to create an impression on the viewer’s mind.
5563 57th Way
Vero Beach, FL – 32967
Phone – 772 794 4499.
Artist Website: www.minakshide.in
1993 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1994 – Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
1996 – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
1999 – Divine Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2000 – Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India
2003 – Giri Art Gallery, Chittagong,
Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata, India Sponsored by ‘The Art Collector’ and ‘Gallery
2004 – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by ‘Gati’
2006 – ‘By The Way’, Taj Bengal, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Taj Bengal
2007 – Samokal Art Gallery, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Samokal Art Gallery
2008 – “RAGA” Gallery 14 Vero beach Florida, US
2008 – Samokal Art Gallery, Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Samokal Art Gallery
1977 – Young Artists Exhibition, Sponsored by Shilpa Kala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1978 – Annual Exhibition of Alliance Françoise, Chittagong,
1979 – Annual Exhibition of Bangladesh Parishad,
Exhibition of Contemporary Art in China
1982 – Annual Exhibition of Fashion & Art Institute of Dallas, Texas, USA.
1989 to 1993 – Mid summer Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India
1989 – Annual Exhibition of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.
1993 – Three Person Show at Goa Kala Academy, Goa, India.
1996 – Participated in Kala Mela, Kolkata, organize by Lalit Kala Academy, India.
1997 – Four Person Show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India.
Participated in Special Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition for Celebration of Golden
Jubilee Year of India, organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai, India.
Participated in an exhibition to commemorate 50 years of independence of India, jointly
organized by the Institute of International Social Development & Alliance Françoise De
Participated in Open Air Exhibition organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture,
2002 – Four Person Show at AIFACS at Delhi, India.
2003 – Participated in Open Air Exhibition, Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture,
2004 – “Friends of the Academy” Exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.
2005 – Group Show at the Taj Bengal, Sponsored by Master’s Collection Art Gallery, Kolkata,
2006 -Master collection presents group show at Taj Bengal Kolkata. India.
2006 – Four Person Show at the European Art Gallery, Sponsored by the European Art Gallery,
2008 – “Art by the sea” show at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2008 – Backus Gallery &Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL
2009 – Ridge Art Association Gallery, Winter Haven, FL
2009 -”Art by the sea “ show at the Vero beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2009 – Annual show Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India.
2009 –The Strawbridge Art League, Heneger center for the art, Melbourne, FL.
2009 – Ridge Art Association, Gallery, Winter Haven, FL
2009 – Bakus Gallery & Museum, Ft.Pierce, FL
2010 – Art by the sea show at the Vero Beach museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL.
2010 – Ridge Art Association gallery Winter Haven, FL, 60th Anniversary show.
2010 – Bakus Gallery & Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL
2011 – Bakus gallery & Museum Ft Pierce, FL
2011 – Art by the see show at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. FL.
2012-Art by the sea show at the Vero Beach Museum of
2012 – Crossing Art Gallery, New York . 9thAnnual Erasing Exhibition,
presented by Indo American Arts Council.
2012-Brony charter school for the arts. Barony, New York
2012 –ART 6 ,Richmond , Virginia.
2012- Miami Art Fair 2012 at JAMES L. KNIGHT INTERNATIONL CENTER. MIAMI CONVENTION CENTER.
2013 -‘Art by sea’ show at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
2013 – Exhibiting Artist at DARBY FINE ART Gallery .Vero Beach .FL.
2013 –Art Fest @ Doral ,Miami. Represent INDIA .This exhibition curate by Minakshi de.
2013 –Bakus Gallery &Museum ,Ft Pierce.
2014 –‘ Art by the Sea’ show at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. FL
2014- Art Fest @ Doral, Miami .Represent INDIA. This Exhibition Curate by Minakshi De.
2015 – “Art by the sea” show at the Vero beach Museum of Art .FL.
2015- “Under the oaks show “ at Vero Beach . FL
2016- Artbravo show at Art serve Fort Lauderdale FL.
2016 – Annual Show at Bakus Museum. Fort Pierce
2016- Spectrum Miamishow. FL.
2017-Florence Biennale2017 show at Florence.
2017-Artbravo show at Art Serve ,Fort Lauderdale. FL.
2018- Art by the sea show at Vero Beach Museum.
2018 – Artbravo show at Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale.
2018- Art is our Weapon show, at Village Design Art Gallery. Fort Lauderdale Beach,FL.
2018 – Group show of Drawing and Graphics at Art&Design gallery,Miami, FL.
1996 – 2ndplace in oil painting in Annual Exhibition of Rabindra Bharati University.
2009 – 1stplace in Pastels in “Art by the Sea” show, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2009 – Honorable mention in “Miniature” Show, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL.
2009 – Honorable mention in “The Face” show, Strawbridge Art League, Heneger Center for the Arts,
2010 – 1stplace in Acrylics in “Art by the Sea” show, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2012- Merit Award in acrylic/oil medium in UNDER THE OAKS Show, Vero beach .Florida.
2013 – Merit Award in acrylic in ART BY THE SEA show Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero beach .FL.
2014 – 2ndplace in Acrylic in ‘Art by the sea’ show, Vero beach Museum of Art. FL.
2014 – Prize for Out standing work Acrylic /Oil Painting at “Under the Oaks” show. Vero Beach. FL
2015 – Honorable mention in Acrylic medium at Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven ,FL .
2016- 1STPlace in 2-d with pizzazz at 3D show at Marsh Island ,Vero Beach ,FL.
2017- Prize for Out standing work Acrylic/Oil painting at “Under the oaks “ show .Vero Beach. Fl.
2018- Merit Award in Acrylic ’Art by sea show’ at Vero Beach Museum .
2018 – Prize for Out standing work Acrylic /Oil painting at Under the oaks show ,Vero Beach .FL
2008 – Sponsored by Pink Ginger Arts (Mumbai, India), Italy