Anjan Shau

ANJAN SHAU is born on 7th September, 1973 in Howrah, West Bengal, India. He is an inborn artist. Before doing his professional course B.V.A. from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, he has been showcasing his Art and Paintings in different Art Galleries in India and Abroad. Such a self-taught Artist did his Professional Degree—B.V.A. in 1999. His family heritage plays an important role in devising the eclectic trend that Anjan Shau displays in his paintings. He has a spiritual bent of mind.  He inherited these qualities but transformed them to suit his personality. There is no apparent religiosity or spirituality in his choice of subject, but his forms, which are derived from Eastern Impressionism or post-impressionism and infuse bsome of our folk elements, reveal some sort of spiritual sobriety and concentration in delineation of lyrical beauty. Mythical world has been a source of subject in his paintings and he has delineated it from the standpoint of Indian Perspective of Art and Painting. Nowadays his works feature spirituality especially on Buddhism. Through linearity he creates visual pleasure that unveils the hidden treasures of beauty in life.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata : 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999,  2001, 2005, 2007, 2011.
  • Birla Academy, Kolkata: 1998, 2000.
  • Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata: 2001, 2004.
  • Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata: 2006, 2007, 2009.
  • Nehru Centre, Mumbai: 2005.
  • Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi: 2006.
  • City Centre Gallery, Kolkata: 2010.

Group Shows:

  • Participated in Annual Exhibition of Govt. Art College in 1997, 1998, 1999.
  • Participated in West Bengal Fine Arts Exhibition in 1994, 1995, 1997.
  • Participated in Group Exhibitions at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata: 2004, 2006, 2008.
  • Participated in Group Exhibitions in Singapore: 2008.
  • Represented the Govt. College of Art & Craft in Canada:1999.
  • Attended the Workshops on Oriental Art (Buddhist Culture) in Hong Kong in 2008.


  • Merit Certificate in 1999 from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata.
  • Best Artist Award from Indian Society of Oriental Art in 1998.