Date of Birth : 7th February 1961
Education: Self - taught
Occupation/service (1982 –2011) : At different advertising agency, press, publishing houses, and as a freelance artist in film distributor companies, periodicals, art teacher, painter , art critique, essay writer, translator etc.
Specialisation at : Drawing , painting , Cover designing, illustration , comics , cartoon .
Award and Honour
In 2008, ArtVenture, a philanthropic world organization in association with ARTICLE 19, based in London and Singapore launched the ‘Freedom to Create Prize’. This international prize is for artists who use their talents to promote human rights, including the freedom of expression, empathy, equality and understanding. Art venture had projected Albert Ashok as their featured artist in their global electronic mediums. It is a matter of honour and achievement, because, about 1000 artists from 89 countries had participated in that competition. He is alsoo featured in Dusun, an International eMagazine featuriing the best in Asian region in their 12th issue.
Awarded and conferred ,Satya Shiva Sundar, , a highest honour by The district Council of Culture, Kalahandi, and Lalitkala Academy, Odisha, India, in 2010.
45 group shows, 9 solo shows, in different parts of India.
CREDENTIALS from 1999 to 2016 as painter
1) 64 th Annual All India Fine Arts exhibition 1999 SANJOG at Academy of fine Arts.
2) Annual Art Exhibition, 1999,West Bengal State Akademy of Dance, Drama, Music,and Visual Arts at Academy of Fine Arts. Calcutta
3) Annual Exhibition,Rajya Charukala Parshad , Tathya o Sanskriti vibhag, at Rabindra Sadan, Calcutta.
4) Barshik shilpa kala pradarshani1999, Pashim Banga Rajya,at Nandan Calcutta
5) 65 th Annual All India Fine Arts exhibition2000 at Academy of Fine Arts Calcutta.
6) Poetry on Canvas a workshop at NSHM Academy Campus , on 21st, 22nd March 2003,conducted and arranged by NSHM Academy.Durgapur,Arrah,Shibtala 713212 WB.
7) 71st Annual All India Fine Arts exhibition2006 at Academy of fine Arts. Calcutta
Art Camps :
Hyderabad ( Hyderabad Art society) 18 april to 20th april 2007at Mini Hall, 2nd floor, Rabindra bharati
Dhanbad (A National level Art Camp), 19th to 21 st March 2010,
Odisha (All India Painting exhibition and workshop),3rd to 9th may 2010,
Deoghar (Kala mela : Art Camp) Jharkhand, 13th to 15th march 2011 and many more..
Light Club, Mandaran, Hooghly 14 th April 2013
The ashok ( Delhi) ITDC & APTDC ART CAMP from 20 to 24th April 2013
Art Camp on Durgamatha from 1st to 4th October 2013 at Bhavani Island Resort, Vijayawada, Sponsored by Silparamam- Participation
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS :
Toronto (Canada) Herts (London) Delhi, Hyderabad , Kolkata (Sodepur) ,Mumbai, Assam and Tripura (Sabroom), Ireland.
WORKSHOP art and literature
1. CREATIVE ART MEET at Mirinia Resort near Science City Calcutta
2. Soumen Charu Kala Utsab Bali sadharan Pathagar 383 G T Road Bally, Howrah- 711201 in 2004,to 2010
3. , Monmartre Artist Camp ,at Calcutta Book Fair 2003 ,2006, Publishers guild.at Maidan Calcutta
4. Little magazine mela ---2003 to 11 5th year,Pashim Banga Bangla Academy ,11 to 15 Jan 2003,West Bengal State Government , Eastern Region Cultural Center, and Informention Center.
Excluding numerous participations in poets confluences in various places held through out West Bengal as poetry reading with local writer and poets.