Born in 1975, Roy Debanjan was awarded a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 1998 and a Master of Visual Arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2000. Since then, he received the "Nirman Award' in 2004 and the Lalit Kala Academy Scholarship from 2002 to 2003.
He also received a Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for 2002 to 2004 and Best Sculpture Award by West Bengal State Academy and Rabindra Bharati University. His works have been exhibited widely, such as 'New Wave in Bengal Art' curated by Pranabranjan Ray, 2005, 'Tale of Two Cities' Birla Academy in 2004, "Migration City, Home' Lalit Kala Academy, Kolkata in 2003 and Triennale, Japan 2001. His first solo show was held at Birla Academy, in 2002. He currently stays and works in Kolkata.
Gandhi once said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed." Debanjan's Gandhi questions the decline of social cohesiveness, collective spiritiualism and human interaction amidst a rapid economic ascent and growing fondness for materialism.
Gandhara Gallery, Kolkata
Sculpture Solo, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
Select Group Exhibitions
Who Knew? Mr. Gandhi, Aicon Gallery, London
The Road to Contemporary Art, art fair, Rome
Eastern Edge, Aicon Gallery, New York
New Wave in Bengal Art, Gallery Akar Prokar
Tale of Two Cities, Birla Academy, Kolkata and Mumbai
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
Migration, City, Home, Lalit Kala Academy, Kolkata
Award Winners Exhibition, HK Kejriwal Foundation, Bangalore
West Bengal State Academy Annual Exhibition
A.I.F.S Annual exhibition