Papia likes to see the distorted realities around her through the filter of her personal fantasies. Being born in a traditional, orthodox Hindu Brahmin background, she has come a long way to express her mind and desires.
The artist Papia has a wide degree of creative latitude. She is a painter by PASSION.
All her expressions are strongly rooted, both in her paintings and her poetry. The most favourite word in her life is ' PLEASURE'. Her life is all about pleasure - pleasure in painting, drawing, writing, reading, designing, dancing, singing, cooking, photographs, theatre, films..or, STEAM TRAIN DRIVING.
She happens to do all these at ease, like a normal course of one's daily life and in each of these fields she is quite a remarkable example and name. She feels all these art forms are intrinsically linkedw ith one another and they have to be expressed when 'they' demand to be expressed.
EUROPEAN CIRCLE OF FRANZ KAFKA AWARD VENUE: KAFKA MUSEUM. PRAGUE DATE: APRIL 26, 2008
EUROPEAN UNION OF FINE ARTS AWARD
AT GALERIE MIRO, PRAGUE, CZECH REP. AUGUST 28, 2007
BHUNATH MUKHOPADHYAY AWARD
AT BANGLA ACADEMY , KOLKATA, INDIA, 2005
papia in the picture
Apart from that Papia Ghoshal's expressions have been captured by photographers and film makers , in India and abroad.
Ales Lang, the music composer and documentary film maker from Prague, presently ,made a docu- feature film on Papia, ''PAPIA , THE RAIN BIRD''. Its being screened now in few film festivals.
She worked in the feature film(cinemascope) 'Kantatar' (Barbed Wire), directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay (India)in 2006.
She has worked in Ashoke Biswanathan's television film 'Manasha Mangal'. ( India ), in 2007.
She worked in the documentary film of Aparajita Roy-Sinha in Prague, in September, 2007.
She has participated actively in the theatre and started her own group, 'Ravosh', in 2004.
Her training in stage-theatre was through 'Pancham Baidyik', a group led by Shaoli Mitra.
She worked with 'Bibhaban', an intimate theatre group, since 1999.
She worked in the television screenplay, 'Anandanagarir Katokatha' (The Heritage Buildings of Calcutta ) in 2001,
'Suprovat' (a daily morning news programme from North Bengal,as an anchor and reporter in 2000)
Khelte Khelte, a television weekly programme on Indian sports news as a reporter and anchor.
Presently she is working with the photographers Nemai Ghosh, David Gibson,
Barry Lategan and Ales Lang.