Wasim Kapoor
Wasim Kapoor
About Me

Wasim Kapoor is an artist, who – while he documents the wounds that afflict an individual, a people or a society – is able to capture a strange beauty, even in the apparently brutal or sordid. He magnifies a mood or an emotion with marvellously sympathetic close-up views of the religious content underlying material realism.


1971 Diploma in Fine Arts From Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, 1st Class


2006, 1984, 1974, 1970, 1969 Kolkata

1994 Galerie 88, Kolkata
1993 Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi and Mumbai
1993 “Trends and Images”, CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata
1993 “Wounds” at CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata
1992 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Paris, Lyons, and Marseilles, France
1992 Exhibition of contemporary Art, Kassel, Germany
1991 & 1992 “Brush Strokes from Bengal”
1991 “Changing Images of Contemporary Art”, Mumbai
1991 Monsoon show Habiart, New Delhi
1990 5th Silver Jubilee All India Art Exhibition of State Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi and Lucknow
1990 “Art Mosaic” on Calcutta Tercentenary, Kolkata and Mumbai curated I.T.C and Chitrakoot Art Gallery
1990 Silver Jubilee of ‘Calcutta Painters’
1990 ‘Calcutta through the Eyes of Painters’ Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
1990 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal
1989-1991 Annual exhibition of Galerie 88, Kolkata
1989-1991 National exhibition of Art, New Delhi
1989-1990 Traveling Exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1989 ‘Exhibition of Five Painters’, New Delhi
1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Mumbai
1989 Exhibition of Calcutta Tercentenary, Kolkata
1989 Exhibition of Human Rights org. Alliance Francaise, Kolkata
1987 Exhibition of 8 Contemporary Artists of India, Birla Academy of Art & Culture Kolkata
1987 International Drawing Exhibition, Japan
1985 Painting Exhibition, govt. of West Bengal
1982 Exhibition of M.F Hussain, Kolkata
1982 & 1983 Exhibition of Four Painters, Sweden
1981-1982 Exhibition of Calcutta Painters, New Delhi
1981-1982 Picasso Centenary Exhibition org. ‘Calcutta Painters’, Kolkata
1976 AIFACS All India Surrealistic Art Exhibition, New Delhi
1975 & 1976 Traveling Exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1975 & 1976 AIFACS Portrait Exhibition, New Delhi
1969-1995 Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
1966-1983 All India Annual exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1966-1975 All India Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi


1985 Shiromani Award Asian Paints
1984 Award, Govt. of West Bengal
1984 All India Award, Birla Academy of Art & Culture
1980-1983 All India Award Academy of Fine Arts

ARTWORKS BY Wasim Kapoor
Mother Teresa
Product Code: CE101022 Size: 17" X 19" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 175000
Jesus Christ
Product Code: CE101021 Size: 24" X 24" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 250000