I draw only those which are raw, real and pure to me. 

Through this practice I intend to understand my Inner self.


Pinaki Gayen, Ph.D.

Pinaki Gayen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Design, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University. He is also a visual artist, visual art researcher and writer. Pinaki obtained Ph.D. in experimental visual aesthetics from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur). His doctoral research dealt with the experimental approach in the area of visual aesthetics under the supervision of Professor Priyadarshi Patnaik. He is a recipient of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Fellowship 2018-19. He was a visiting doctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada where he conducted experiment under the guidance of Dr. Dirk Bernhardt-Walther. Pinaki presented his research works in many prestigious conferences like the 6th Visual Science of Art Conference (Trieste, Italy), the 25th and 26th National Academy of Psychology Conference (India), the 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities – virtual presentation (Indonesia), the cultural exhibition presentation at the 3rd WSSF Congress (Chiang Mai, Thailand), the 1st International Conference on Recent Trends and Sustainability in Crafts & Design at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (Jaipur-India). Previously he completed Bachelor and Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Government College of Art and Craft Calcutta, University of Calcutta. He was awarded the National Scholarship to Young Artists by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and was empanelled as a Designer at the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. He is the Associate Editor (Art) of Muse India journal (www.museindia.com).


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=HQxKjvIAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Work experience


August 2021   -   Present 

Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, India

Assistant Professor at the Department of Design


Education


2015 - 2021

PhD in Visual Arts and Experimental Visual Aesthetics

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

(During this tenure worked at Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada as a Shastri Research Fellow in 2019)

 

2013 

Qualified National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Visual Arts

 

2010 - 2012  

Master of Visual Arts

Government College of Art and Craft Calcutta, University of Calcutta, India 

 

2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Government College of Art and Craft Calcutta, University of Calcutta, India 




Grants & Awards

 

2019 - Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Grant by Ministry of Education, Government of India

2013 - 2014 - Scholarship to Young Artist, Ministry of Culture, Government of India



Exhibitions

 

2022

100 Years of Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, India (Group exhibition)

Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

2022

International Textile Art Exhibition (Group exhibition)

Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University 


 

Publications

 

1) Gayen, P., Banerjee, A., Sanyal, S., Nag, S., Patnaik, P., & Ghosh, D. (2021, April). Influence of “indeterminate music” on visual art: a phenomenological, semiotic and fractal exploration. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1896, No. 1, p. 012021). IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1896/1/012021 (SCOPUS indexed)

2) Gayen, P., Borgohain, J., & Patnaik, P. (2021). The Influence of Music on Image Making: An Exploration of Intermediality Between Music Interpretation and Figurative Representation. In Advances in Speech and Music Technology (pp. 285-293). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6881-1_24 (SCOPUS indexed)

3) Banerjee, A., Sanyal, S., Gayen, P., Roy, S., Patnaik, P., & Ghosh, D. (2021, April). An acoustical and psychological study on contribution of lyrics in raga-based happy and sad Indian music. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1896, No. 1, p. 012017). IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1896/1/012017 (SCOPUS indexed)

4) Chilappagar, Srichandra; Singh Sidhu, Robin; Gayen, Pinaki; Mullick, Raju; and Patnaik, Priyadarshi. Machine, Oh! Machine, What is the Emotion in This Painting? Assessing Emotions in Abstract Arts through Machine Learning Techniques.Proceeding of the 3rdInternational Conference on Arts and Humanities, Vol. 3, 2016, pp. 72-77. ISSN: 2357–2744 online. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17501/icoah.2016.3111.

Retrieved from: https://tiikm.com/publication/doi/icoah.2016.3111.pdf

 

5) Gayen, P., Banik, G., Patnaik, P.(2018). The Endeavour of Survival through Craft Renovation: A Case Study on Design and Technical Development of Hand Woven Textile Crafts in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. A Treatise on Recent Trends and Sustainability in Crafts & Design. ISBN 9789386724212. Excel India Publishers, New Delhi.

 

6) Gayen, P. & Patnaik, P. (Sep-Oct 2018). Kalighat Painting of Calcutta: The Rebirth of a Near Extinct Urban Folk Tradition. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 81.


7) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, P. (July-Aug 2018). A Glimpse of the Wonder of Sholapith Art through the work of Ananta Malakar. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 80.


8) Das, Totan; Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, P. (May-June 2018). Khovar and Sohrai Painting of Hazaribagh: A Continuation of Primitive Rock Art in Everyday Life. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 79.


9) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, P. (March-April 2018). Chhau Masks of Purulia: An Integrated Art form with Dance, Drama and Music. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 78.


10) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, P. (Nov-Dec 2017). Tradition in the Midst of Modernity: The Art of Dr. Rahul Reddy. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 76.


11) Gayen, Pinaki & Behera, Rashmi Ranjan, edited by Patnaik, Priyadarshi (Sept – Oct 2017). The Art of Everyday Life: The Chilika Lagoon Fishing Community. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 75.


12) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, Priyadarshi (July – August 2017). Contemporary young art: Part 2, Work by Another 12 Artists from various States. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 74.


13) Gayen, Pinaki & Banik, Gobinda; Edited by Patnaik, Priyadarshi (March – April 2017). Calendar Art: An Overlooked Art Tradition. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 72.


14) Patnaik,Priyadarshi; Gayen, Pinaki; Modi, Stuti; Trivedi, Preksha; Tharad, Hardik; Tekriwal, Archit; Khameshra, Rohan; Jain, Neerav.(Jan – Feb 2017). A walk through installation art of Durga puja pandals of Kolkata.Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No -0975-1815, Issue 69.


15) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, Priyadarshi (Sept – Oct 2016). Contemporary young art: A glimpse of work by 12 artists from 12 states. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No -0975-1815, Issue 69.


16) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, Priyadarshi (July – August 2016). Scroll paintings of Bengal: The death of another storytelling tradition. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 68.


17) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, Priyadarshi. (May – June 2016). Collective Tradition vs. IndividualModernity: Gond Art of Madhya Pradesh. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815,Issue 67.


18) Gayen, Pinaki & Patnaik, Priyadarshi (March – April 2016). From Popular Culture to EverydayAesthetics: the Rickshaw Art of Allahabad. Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815,Issue 66.


19) Patnaik, Priyadarshi and Patnaik, Arundhati, (Introduced as Assistant Art Editor - Gayen, Pinaki).(Nov-Dec 2015). Looking at Traditions in Transition: The Patta Artists of Raghurajpur of Odisha.Muse India, the literary e-journal, ISSN No – 0975-1815, Issue 64.


Conference Presentations


1) The Influence of Music on Art Making: An Exploration of Inter-Medial Connection Between Music Interpretation and Visual Attribute Depiction in Figurative Paintings?. (Authors: Pinaki Gayen, Junmoni Borgohain, Priyadarshi Patnaik). VSAC 2018. Visual Science of Art Conference. (24 - 26 August, 2018), Trieste, Italy.


2) Cultural Exhibition and a research presentation on Understanding Cultural Transformation among Fishing Communities in Chilika Lagoon, Odisha: Towards a Multi-Modal Methodological Framework. (Authors: Priyadarshi Patnaik, Srabani Rath, Pinaki Gayen), 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress. (Oct, 2018) Chiang mai, Thailand.


3) Chilappagar, Srichandra; Singh Sidhu, Robin; Gayen, Pinaki; Mullick, Raju; and Patnaik,Priyadarshi. Machine, Oh! Machine, What is the Emotion in This Painting? Assessing Emotions inAbstract Arts through Machine Learning Techniques. Proceeding of the 3rd International Conferenceon Arts and Humanities. Bali. Indonesia.


4) Gayen, Pinaki; Borgohain, Junmoni; Mullick, Raju; Patnaik, Priyadarshil. (2016, 2-5 February).Lines, Colors, Typography and their Emotional Attributes: An Exploration in Inter-medial Representation. Poster presented at the 25th Silver Jubilee convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP 2015-16). Allahabad University, India.


5) Mallik, Raju & Gayen, Pinaki et al. (2016, 2-5 February). The Color of Musical Emotions: HowWe Translate Musical Features into Emotive Images. Poster presented at the 25th Silver Jubilee convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP 2015-16). Allahabad University, India.


6) Gayen, Pinaki; Banik, Gobinda; Mullick, Raju; Patnaik, Priyadarshi. (2016, 29-31 December).Predicting User Perception of Emotions Using Color and Line Attributes: An Exploration of Abstract Images and Tourism Advertisements. Poster presented at the 26th convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP 2016-17). IIT Madras, India.


7) Gayen, Pinaki; Banik, Gobinda; Patnaik, Priyadarshi, Art Practice of Lay People: An Exploration of Visual Language of Different Communities in Indian Cultural Context. (2017). National seminar on Politics of Difference and Re-locating Marginality: Reflections in Indian Literature. Bhasha-Bhavana(School of Languages), Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. India.


8) Gayen, Pinaki; Banik, Gobinda; Patnaik, Priyadarshi. The Endeavor of Survival through Craft Renovation: A Case Study on Design and Technical Development of Hand Woven Textile Crafts in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. (2017). International Conference on Recent Trends and Sustainability in Crafts & Design, Indian Institute of Design, Jaipur. India.

9) Presented paper at Frontier Research in Speech and Music Conference 2020 – NIT Silchar. India.

10) Presented paper at the 1st biannual conference on acoustics and vibration (ANV 2020). Indonesia.