Kurchi Dasgupta

Kurchi Dasgupta

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Kurchi Dasgupta is an Indian painter, writer and translator from the state of Bengal. She is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has been living there for more than 12 years. As an artist she is associated with Abstract art, Miniature art, and oil painting, and specialises in abstracts and miniatures using gouache. She has also published a number of short stories and some screenplays for films. The Death Trap (2003), Possessions (2007) and Nekrer Chokh (illustration) (2007) are her published works till now. She has also translated classic Bengali books into English for well-known publishers in India.


Kurchi Dasgupta was born in the year 1974 in Kolkata, West Bengal. She completed her diploma in Commercial art in 1994. She also completed her Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University four years later. She is a self-taught artist who also writes about art for various publications. She has more than 12 years of experience in the field of painting. She has once headed a prestigious INGO in Kolkata.


Her inspirations comes more from the world of philosophy, science, critical theory, literature, films etc. She sometimes uses images of other artists’ works in her paintings to have a stylistic or ideological conversation with the work or that artist. Shashikala Tiwari is her favourite Nepali artist. She is also interested in films and acting, and she might have landed into the world of actors if she had not become a painter. While in India, she has the chief executive officer of the Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Films during 2004 – 2006. She was also associated with a few publishing houses of Bengal then. She got married to Kathmandu and finally settled there. She has one son.

Published: February 07, 2019

Updated: February 07, 2019


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