Subir Hati (b. 1970, Kolkata, West Bengal, India) received his BFA from Govt College of Art, Department of Sculpture, Kolkata, West Bengal in 1996 and MFA from Banaras Hindu University, Department of Sculpture, Banaras, Uttar Pradesh in 2004.
He has been part of many group shows like Memories Arrested in Space, Akara Art Mumbai, 2021, A Walk Across Grids, Akara Art, Mumbai, 2020, India Art Summit, Delhi, Gallery Art District 13, 2020, India Art Summit, Delhi, Gallery Art District 13, 2019, Steel Sculpture Project with Jindal Steel, Artdinox, 2018, Visvaroopa- Curated by Johny ML., Fly Ash- The Phoenix Redefined, Art District 13, New Delhi, 2017, MIRROR IMAGE – Curated by Prof. Sunanda K Sanyal, Prof. of Art History and Critical Studies, The Art Institute of Boston at Wellesley University, Massachusetts, USA, Society of Contemporary Artist Gallery, Kolkata, 2011, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 2018, India Art Summit, Delhi, Gallery Art District 13, 2018, Quest of Mind– Curated by Veer Munshi, Neuhaus Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2015, UTTAR-PURBA curated by Dr. Archana Roy, Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2011. He is the winner of the GLENFIDDICH Residency Program, 2016 in Scotland and has attended the Maihar Residency in Madhya Pradesh, 2011.
Growing up, he used to accompany his goldsmith father from the workshop to now-extinct theatre shows, classical recitals and the weekly visit to the racecourse. These childhood activities helped him to develop a composite tool to confront this constant state of uncertainty. Subir is a passionate observer of this eternal game of life. Out of the confusion, emerges confidence. Form changes, develops into other forms, from one shape to many shapes. As the context of the communication changes, the shapes and forms do too. For example, a lampshade or furniture or water container, which has been there for ages, has changed its shape over time. Though their utility remains the same, multi-contextual impacts of the cultural and socio-political influence of time has changed their form. These ever-changing forms give birth to new design. Subir’s works, varying from two-dimensional to three-dimensional art forms, are an attempt to address these changing contexts and patterns/designs of the time. Subir explores architecture, jewelry making, furniture, and textiles with great interest to design his own works with authority and tries to strike a balance between traditional and modern ways of living for survival.
Subir lives and works in New Delhi and Kolkata, India.