About the Artist :
Born in 1952 at Kolkata, India.
Graduated from University of Calcutta, 1972.
Graduated from Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta, 1974.
At No.5 Russel Street, 1992, 1994 ; Cymroza Art Gallery, 1993; Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi, 1994; La Gallery, Dhaka, 1995; Stuttgart, Germany, 1996; Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 1997 Gallery 21, Dhaka, 1999; Gallery Belvedere, Singapore, 2001; Gallery Renaissance, Kolkata, 2004; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2004; Gallery Espace, 2006; Art Resource, Bombay, 2007; Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, 2010.
Exhibitions (important group shows):
Participated between 1976, 1995 – National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Birla Academy Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition; Group Show Delhi Triveni Kala Sangam, 1977; Birla Academy, 1977; Tata Centre, 1982; Commonwealth Institute, London (Trends in Bengal), 1986; Bedford Hill Gallery, London, 1987; Gallery 88, Calcutta, 1989; Chemould Gallery, Calcutta, 1990; Centre Gallery, Calcutta, 1991; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1993; Gallery Kunst, Kotten Scholingen and Berlin, 1995; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1996; Sanjo Art Gallery, Dhaka, 1996; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 1996, 1997; Calcutta Metropolitan Festival Show, 1997; Gallery Arodhan, Pondicherry, 1998; ‘Confluences’, Art Connoisseur Gallery, London, New York, San Francisco, 1998; Five Artists Show, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 1999; Gallery Gandhara, 1999; Viswa Banga Sanmelan, 1999; Gallery Om, Delhi . Gallery Arodhan, Bangalore . Gallery Gandhara, Kolkata, 2000; Bangla Sanmelan, Atlanta, 2002; Gallery Sumukha . Art Indus – 2003-2006; Prf Pilgrim . Art Resource . Cymroza Gallery 2007; Gallery Sara Arakkal, 2008; Sumukha, Bangalore . Kolkata Gallery . Akriti, Kolkata . Sanskrity Gallery, Kolkata . Birla Academy . Lamare, Kolkata, 2008-2009.
Awards & Scholarships:
Award for Watercolour & Oil from Govt. College of Arts and Crafts 1973
Academy’s Award 1978
State Lalit Kala Award, 1986
Awarded National Scholarship, 1976, 1979.
About her works:
According to Hannah Arendt,”Each of us is a concrete self , situated in a body , with a concrete set of psychological dispositions , and also situated in a particular cultural milieu , ‘encumbered’ with inherent notions of the good life , morality and religion “.The bold determinations of these Personae to eschew such ‘encumberances’ comes as a surprise after the woman conceived in Dipali’s paintings .And this is precisely because they are not victims of a cultural milieu.