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Born in a Bengali speaking region of Assam, Ashim Purkayastha received his B.F.A. (1992) and M.F.A. (1994), both from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. His classmates included painter Jogen Chowdhury. He has had solo exhibitions at Anant Art Gallery at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2006), Sakshi Gallery, New Delhi (2004), KHOJ, New Delhi (2004), CIMA Gallery, Kolkata (2001) and Gallery Espace, New Delhi (1999). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (2005); Self x Social, The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawarhalal Nehru University, New Delhi (2005); Hindu Moon in Mughal Garden, Nature Morte, New Delhi (2004); Young Contemporaries from Santiniketan, Gallery Espace, New Delhi (2002); Young Indian Contemporary Artists, Embassy of France in India, New Delhi (2001). Purkayastha has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in 2004.

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