Sangram Majumdar in his own words:
“I do try to be present fully when I am teaching, whether it is working one on one in a studio situation, presenting a lecture, or critiquing student work. I also think it’s important to create a space where discovery through experimentation is encouraged, especially where one can move past his/her tendencies to new territories.”
Born in Kolkata, India, Majumdar has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has lectured on his work at numerous colleges including SVA, Pratt, RISD, PAFA, SUNY-Purchase, Princeton University and the New York Studio School. Recent solo exhibitions include Georgetown University, DC; Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY; Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Kresge Art Museum, MI. Awards include a MacDowell Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo, the 2009-10 Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program Grant, a MICA Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, and two Maryland State Art Council Individual Grants in Painting. His work has been published in several drawing textbooks.
Majumdar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is a full-time Professor of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Objetives of the workshop:
n this 5-week workshop we will study the work of 5 distinct pairs of artists, one historical and the other contemporary, that work with the figure. We will use their work as a point of inquiry into composition, light, color, narrative, and abstraction. The studio work will include drawing and painting from the model, studying the compositions from paintings at the Prado, and drawing outside. Aside from this, the workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, and an exhibition of the work completed during the week