IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2012

Reet Kunal Das
Reet Kunal Das
Reet Kunal Das
Reet Das was born in Bombay and moved to Brooklyn at the age of 3. As an only child of working parents, he spent his time obsessively reading Kipling’s “Just So Stories” and “The Jungle Book”, making collages from circus programs, and was always surrounded by pets of all shapes and sizes. He also had a strong interest in science and knew that there was much more to boys than, “Snips & snails & puppy dog tails”.

Reet consistently made art since childhood and eventually earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Fine Art and Business from Skidmore College and also a Master of Fine Art degree in Photography & Related Media from The School of Visual arts in NYC.

Reet currently lives in Brooklyn with his 3 dogs and works out of his separate art studio. His current paintings and drawings are highly detailed and layered with imagery and color. They are shaped by his childhood experiences & memories, his love of animals & the environment, and the juxtaposition of man & beast.
1998 MFA - School of Visual Arts, New York City
1988 BA/BS - Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Double Major: Fine Art/Business / Minor:  Art History
Solo Exhibitions:
2009 - Gershwin Hotel, New York City
2006 - American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
1999 - Cellar Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1998 - Internal Journey, Westchester Community College, New York
1994 - Meghalaya Landscape Paintings, Oberoi Gallery, Calcutta, India
1993 - Las Tierras, Museo Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
1993 - Huesos, GalariaRoeches, Xela, Guatemala
1990 - Revolver Space, Boston, Massachusetts

Group Exhibitions:
2011 - One Foot in the Other World, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
            Erasing Borders 2011, Indo-American Arts Council
              -- Jorgensen Center for the Arts, U. of Conn, Storrs CT
              -- Aicon Gallery, New York City
              -- The Wang Center, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
                  -- Queens Museum of Art, Queens NY
            Phan*Tas'Ma*Gor'ic, 263 Bowery Gallery, New York City
2010 - Signature Power: Legends and Other Myths, Brooklyn, NY
2009 - The New Boom Collective, New York City
            Zoo II, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY
            Boomerang, Michel Allen Gallery, New York City  
            Inaugural Show, Art Raw, New York City
2008 - Animals In Your Kingdom, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
            Reunion, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York
            Antagonist Art Movement, New York City
            Teeny Tiny, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, New York
2007 - MySpace, Gallery 51, North Adams, Massachusetts
2004 - International Center of Photography (ICP), “Only Skin Deep, National Survey”, New York City
2001 - Rotunda Gallery, “It Happened in Lime Mills”, Brooklyn NY
2000 - Bronx Museum, New York City
            Lineage, D.U.M.B.O. art center, New York City
            Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York
1999 - Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York
            Richard Anderson Gallery,New York City
1998 - *9, West Chelsea Arts Center, New York City
            SUBTEC, Gallery Taranto, New York City
            Painting and the Laser Copy, Columbia University, New York City
            West Side Gallery, New York City
            Circulo de Belles Artes, Madrid, Spain
1997 - Digital Salon, New York City
            Gale Gates Et Al, New York City
1993 - Los Viajeros, Museo Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
1992 - Paid Pleasure, Revolver Space, Boston, Massachusetts
1991 - Aiken Gallery "Drawings & Paintings", Boston, Massachusetts
            Contemparymonoprints, Eidenbach Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1988 - Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York
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