- Arun Bain
1998 : BVA from Indian college of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata. 2001 : MFA in print making from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda.
2004 : Annual exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; 2001 : AIFACS, New Delhi; 1999, 2000 & 2004 : Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata; 1999 : Bombay Art Society, Mumbai; 1999 : W.Z.C.C, Nagpur; 1999 : National exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi & Jaipur.
Group Exhibitions :
2006 : Galerie-88, Kolkata; 2006 : Sanskriti Art Gallery & Artspace India, Kolkata; 2004 - 05 : Feb Group Show at ABS Bayer Gallery, Baroda; 2004 : Different Angles at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; 2003 : Archer Art Gallery, Ahmadabad; 2003-04 : "Open Air Show" Birla Academy, Kolkata; 2000 & 2002 : Lalit Kala academy, New Delhi; 2001 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata; 2001 : Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
• Painting workshop at Nainital. • Painting workshop by Ivy League, Hyderabad. • Painting workshop organized by Khardaha Utsab Committee, Kolkata - 2004 • Sculpture camp organized by Alliance Frances, Kolkata - 1993.
Honours and Awards :
2004 : Department of Information and Culture, West Bengal, Kolkata; 2001 : Merit Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata; 1999 : National Scholarship by Human Resource Development, New Delhi; 1997 : President Award, Indian College of Art, Kolkata.
His urge express himself without the techinal limitations saw him gravitating towards painting. Bain feels that paintings allow him the freedom to explore a range of possibilities without hampering his flow of thoughts. Colour is an important element for him and he uses color to explore the wider paraphernalia of his psychological world. Of late almost every canvas of Bain’s has a black serpent, the artists interpretation of the primordial aspect of nothingness. As the artist says "As if the dilemma of the artificial real and real have taken a broader shape to mingle with each other, this mutiny of real among the cacophony of unreal will surmount into a sweet lullaby of melancholic tune on my canvas and would signify through an un-identifiable tint.”