Born in 1964, Arpita Basu from Kolkata has won several awards, notable among them the Rajya Charukala Exhibition of West Bengal State Government- in 1987, The National scholarship, Govt. of India-1990-1992 & a Grant from The Pollock �Krasner Foundation Inc.�, New-York in 1998-99. Arpita is known for her folk style circular artworks on silk and handmade paper, which are intricate and charming. She has held several shows at prominent galleries all over India & her works have been collected by major art institutions globally, including the Victoria Albert Museum.