Sudakshina Ghosh ( Nee Datta )
Born in Kolkata, India in 1952. From a very early stage in life, she was encouraged by her mother to learn various forms of art and craft and was given the freedom to explore. Being interested in science, she taught chemistry and math in middle and high school in India and abroad for three decades before becoming a professional artist. Sudakshina completed courses in Western art from Nanyang academy of fine arts, Singapore, but is mostly self taught. She enjoys working with traditional media, but from year 2012 she has been painting regularly with coffee on watercolour paper.
She exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in India, Singapore, U.K., and U.S.A. Works done with acrylic, charcoal, watercolour and coffee are with collectors in these countries.
2009- Distinction-Certificate course in western painting from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts-singapore
2006- Certificate course in basic charcoal drawing from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts-singapore
1977- B.Ed- Calcutta University, India
1972- B.Sc-Chemistry honors- Jadavpur University, India
1970-Geetabharati diploma in Rabindrasangeet from Gitabitan Shikshayatan, Kolkata, India.
2012- Taught Chemistry at Calcutta International School
1973-2001- Taught Chemistry, Math and Art & Craft in reputed secondary schools in India and Singapore
May 1988- Taught art for a month in Bangkok on a teacher exchange program
Conducted educational programs in art and craft for children on
Calcutta Doordarshan [ TV channel in Kolkata,India]
Performed on stage as a solo singer and solo dancer in India and Singapore
Choreographed dance drama for Bengali Association-Singapore
Other forms of art and craft:
Art director for stage shows in India and Singapore
Professional bridal make-up artist
In-charge of decoration for several public events in Singapore