Dr. Atul Sinha
Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
011-26986812/13 , 4177 (Extn)
Dr. Atul Sinha
Having graduated from JMI New Delhi, India as Bachelor of fine arts he shifted to New Zealand to pursue Postgraduate Diploma & Masters in Computer Graphic Designing from Wanganui school of Design, New Zealand. He has a PhD from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi supervised by Dr. K.S. Kusuma "Exploring the art of shadow puppetry through multimedia: A study of animation, video and interactive activities" and a second Master’s Degree in Drawing and Painting from Jiwaji University, Gwalior.
His first short animation 'The haunted house' was included in an interactive CD-ROM Inside 5, winner of Tuanz entertainment/ news media award 2004 (NZ). He has also worked for various Govt. and private agencies including: CEC (UGC), Children Film Society of India, PSBT, Max Life New York, Ratana Archives - NZ, Voltas, Defence Research and Development Organization India, Youth Hostel Association and Rupa & Co.
Atul is an animator, painter, puppeteer and a sand artist. During 2016 he directed a paper puppet theatre performance for young audience “The little red hen” which has been showcased at Indian International Centre- Delhi, Jan Madyam’s fundraiser at Bikaneer House- Delhi, Dhatu International Puppet Festival 2017, Bengaluru and on Children’s day at Sangeet Natak Akademi- New Delhi. He also collaborated with Katkatha Puppet Art Trust with Anurupa Roy during 2016 for her directorial “The Mahabharata” which won the best production, best choreography and best director at the 12th Mahendra Excellence in Theatre Awards. During 2017 he did a live sand art performance for World Health Organization, Delhi on depression and on the story of Rani Padmavati at Putul Khela- National Puppet Festival 2017, Burdwan, West Bengal. During November 2017 his puppets and puppet stop-motion animation were curated at Leela exhibition at IGNCA. His short animation “Vanvas” is at display the Indian Music Experience Museum, Bengaluru. Atul has also conducted animation/ puppetry workshops at Tezpur University, Assam, NIFT- Delhi, IIT Delhi, Amity University, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan- Delhi etc.
Building on his previous experience both in and out of the classroom, he continues to work today using a variety of techniques and aesthetics. He aspires to create exceptional work while maintaining a distinctive "artist's hand" in its quality