1998-2000 MFA in painting,Visva Bharati, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, West Bengal
1993-1998 BFA in painting, Visva Bharati, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, West Bengal

2006-2007 Fulbright Scholarship, Digital Art & New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
2002-2003 Ravi Jain Memorial foundation awards for Painting

2007 Annual RPG art camp, hosted by Harsh Goenka and Vikram Sethi at Mumbai


2008  SMS.…..Buzzin sensation, Nitanjali  Art Gallery, New delhi
2007 Cross Cultural Celebration : Digital Video Installation and Net-based Art  ,Faculty Gallery, UCSC, California
2007 Sensuality ,Senior Gallery University of California Santa Cruz, by DANM
2007 Metrospection ,Galerie ,Alliance Francaise, by De Montage arts
2006 Digital Age, The Taj Palace Hotel, by De Montage arts
2004 IT Culture@art.techno, DMA Art Gallery CP, and South Ext., New Delhi


Engendered, multi-disciplinary South Asia Arts Festival at Lincoln Center , New York City
Simply Divine,Expressions Gallery at Berkeley, CA,USA
Through The Looking Glass,Curated by Nanak Ganguly, Cymroza Art Gallery
Indian Art Summit, India’s Modern &Contemporary Art Fair,Janus Art Gallery,New Delhi
Indian Strokes a myriad of art, Kushii  Art Auction, presented by Nitanjali  Art Gallery,Bangalore
Art Paradox , Nitanjali Art Gallery Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi
FRESHLY SEQUEEZED – Featuring the Indian Contemporaries, Suchitrra Arts Gallery, Mumbai
Creative spirits, curetted by Nitanjali Gallery with Stewart Gallery ,South Africa
Body X Body, Nitanjali Gallery,Hong Kong
Mellifluous Metaphors,curetted by Elizabeth Rogers ,Nitanjali Gallery with Wei-Ling                  Gallery, Malaysia
Fifth Annual Fulbright Art Exhibit IIE ,West Coast Center, San Francisco,US.
Continuum Curated by Sushma Bahl and  Archana B Sapra at  Hyatt hotel in Delhi
Artscape Group Exhibition Curated  by Sushma Bahl at Epicentre ,Apparel House Gurgoan
Artscape Exhibition showcased at Convention centre lobby ,The India Habitat Centre ,Delhi
Nitanjali @19  ,jNitanjali  Art Gallery at Apparel House Gurgoan
Group Show of Paintings at Suchitrra Arts Gallery, Mumbai
Aspirations, Curated by Archana B Sapra at Epicentre, Apparel House and Studio Vasant, New

  Emergence 2007 MFA Exhibition,Digital Arts New Media ,University of California ,Santa Cruz,US
  Invisible Boardwalks, New Media Projects, at The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz California
Cross Cultural Celebration : Digital Video Installation and Net-based Art  ,Faculty Gallery, Porter     College , University of California Santa Cruz,US
The Autoerotic Man, at Bridge Gallery,Santa Cruz,California, US
The Site-specific Installation Art project, at 11th Annual Autonomous Mutant Festival, enchanted
forests of Northern California, US
  Rhythms of Illumination,  Nitanjali Art Gallery at Episode, Chandigarh,Panjab
  An Indo-German Artists Residency and  Exhibition in Kolkata and Delhi
Bangall Bengal art over the centuries, Alliance Francaise, De Montage  Arts
Spatial Symphonies,Travancore House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,New Delhi
Flowery Fantasies,Travancore House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,New Delhi

Art Internationalism curated by Dr. Alka Pande, The Art & Design Show, The Grand,New Delhi

Affordable Art-kunst, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany
MATRIMONIAL BAZAAR, video-art online, at, and was telecast in Amsterdam
CC: Crossing Currents Video Art and Cultural Identity, organized by the Royal Netherlands Embassy & The Mondriaan  Foundation, at Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi
Video Art “Road” was shown by Dr Alka Pande, Director, and Visual Arts Gallery as a part of her
presentation at a seminar Urban Energies in Karachi, Pakistan National lecture and Video Art Show
Video Art “Road”, shown in cities of Bombay and Baroda as a part of lectures and screenings at MS University
Video Art “Road” was shown as a part of a Video Art Road Show at public spaces near  PVR
Saket and PVR Vasant Vihar in Delhi
Video Art “Road” was broadcast on national television channels DD Bharati(20:00 hrs,January9),
DD1(19:30hrs,January10) and DD News(16:30 hrs,January12) as a part of programme produced  by Doordarshan
Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Indien, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany
Ravi Jain Annual Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery,New Delhi
UGC Group Exhibition, ASC,Jamia Millia Islamia ,New Delhi
Hart & soul, “fine arts” Gallery New Delhi

Migration City, Home,Curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay,Birla Academy Of Art and
Culture,Kolkata,West Bengal
Ravi Jain Exhibition, Galerie Muller & plate, Munich, Germany

Ravi Jain Exhibition, Galerie Muller & plate, Munich, Germany
Four Man Show at Fresco Gallery, Lalit kala Academy,New Delhi
Ravi Jain Annual Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery,New Delhi

International Exhibition , The SAARC, at Information Center, Kolkata,
Group Exhibition ,Charu Kala Utsav (Calcutta Art Fair)
Group Exhibition , Dravidian art and performance Art gallery at Cochin Kerala
Annual Exhibition of Visva Bharati Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan

Group Exhibition, Dreabrea Art & Performance Gallery Kerala, Cochin .
Group Exhibition Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta
Group Exhibition Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan, West Bengal
Group Exhibition Charu Kala Utsav (Calcutta Art Fair)
Exhibition of Contemporary Artists of Bengal, Nandan, Calcutta

Group Exhibition Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan
All India Art Exhibition at NTPC Child Art College, Farakka ,West Bangal
Annual Exhibition of Visva Bharati Kala Bhavan at Santinekitan

Annual Exhibition of Visva Bharati Kala Bhavan at Santinekitan

Annual Exhibition ,Indian Society of Oriental Art’s at Birla Academy, Calcutta
Exhibition of Kala Bhavan at Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, sponsored by R.P.G.

Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta Annual Exhibition

2004   Participated in a 10-day workshop ‘One Minute Video Art’ organised by Sandberg Institute, Netherlands and Royal Netherlands Embassy In India and the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. Conducted by two renowned video artists from the Netherlands- Margit Lukacs and Persijn Broersen. Introduced to the medium of video as an art form and imparted hands-on- training in exploring aesthetics of videography. The workshop culminated in production of one-minute videos, participants

1997-1998 Camlin colour Award
1993-1994, 1998-1999. 1999-2000 Visva Bharati Merit Scholarship

Chronicle of Urban Buzz,Sudhakaran Good Times June 14-20, 2007
KSBW Channel, USA 8 June 10-11, 2007 A story aired with interviews of Emergence 2007 artists Synthia Payne and Satadru Sovan Payne on the evening and morning news.
Santa Cruz Sentinel June 8, 2007, page 8
Metro Santa Cruz June 6-13, 2007
UCSC Currents June 4, 2007  959530e01789f2, Freshly squeezed,THREE DIMENSIONS,Swati Mathur
Capital Colours,Published: Volume 15, Issue 2, February, 2007–Art.html
More pop,Aarti Basnya
Hate Artists,DANM exhibition slated for Digital Media Factory in June
EnGendered. (Sex, Sexuality Ritual & Religion) on April 18, 2008
Realising Dreams This Summer,Sunit chopra
THE ARTS: EnGendered 2008 Festival – a report,Jyoti Gupta
gender Issues,Swapna Vora

Art India, HT City,Telegraph , The Rashtriya Sahara, The Pioneer, The Asian Age, Hindustan Time, The Statesman, The Hindu, The Economic Times, Navbarattimes,Anando Bazar Patrika, Sambad Pratidain, Aajkaal, Susasthya and others

Fragrance of ur luv breezing thru me

Waiting 4r 2 night

wanna sit by u all my lyf

Light breakfast, low Jeans…Perfect style mantra

Satapdru Sovan, Swaying her way, Swaying her way

Cyber queen step out from scrap, Acrylic on Canvas, 40×55 inches

Wanna touch me touch me (I), Acrylic on Paper, 25×30 inches