While living in Andhra Pradesh, she
came into contact with Cheriyal folk art – a forgotten
and dying art form from the Telengana region of Andhra
Pradesh. Bithi incorporated the Cheriyal style into
her work depicting stylistic mannerisms and varied renderings
to define specific physiognomy and ornamentation. Her
style and her use of bright colors imbibe a quality
that echoes the Patachitras from Bengal and the bardic
recitals of Andhra Pradesh.
Bithi Debgupta’s work was recently accepted by
the Museum of International Folk Art (MOFIA), Santa
Fe, New Mexico, USA. Her watercolor painting was accepted
and documented by the jury at the museum. The painting
is now a part of MOFIA’s permanent collection.
She has just returned after participating in a successful
exhibition of her latest paintings in Singapore.