Sisir Sahana was born in 1965 in Bankura, West Bengal, India. He studied B-Fine Arts, M-Fine Arts in Painting from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1982-87-89. Advanced diploma in Stained Glass Painting from Central St’ Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1993-94. Received merit scholarship from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan 1982-89. Commonwealth scholarship nominated by Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Department of Education, Government of India tenable in the United Kingdom, 1993-94. Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India 1992 & 1993. Invited by the Creative Glass Center of America on a fellowship at Wheaton Village, first in 2000 and again for 2004. Sisir has exhibited extensively in India as well as internationally.
Critic Residency Essay by Robin Rice