Born in Calcutta, West Bengal. 1957-64 Member, Academy
Sketch Club, Calcutta. 1964 Member, Academy of Fine
Arts, Calcutta. 1968-74 President, Charukala Shilpi
Sanstha, Calcutta. 1972-78 Executive Committee member,
Democratic Writers, Artists and Technicians Forum, Calcutta.
1980 Honourable member, Artist Advisory Committee, Dept.
of Information and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal,
Calcutta. 1982-87 Vice-President, Retwik Cine Society,
Calcutta. 1983 Founder member, Samakalik Art Organisation,
Calcutta. 1985 Founder member, Paschim Bangla Chitra
Shilpi Samonnay Samiti, Calcutta. 1986, 87, 89, 90,
92, 93, 94 Selection Committee member, West Bengal Fine
Arts Exhb., Dept. of Information and Cultural Affairs,
Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta. 1987 Examiner and paper
setter, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Tripura. Wrote
articles on Art in several newspaper and magazines.
- 1956 Graduated, Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship,
1963 Exhb., Kerala Sahitya Parishad, Calcutta. 1964,
68, 70, 80, 83, 93 Solo exhb., Calcutta. 1964 Exhb.,
Lalit Kala Akademi, Andhra Pradesh. 1970 Solo exhb.
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. 1970 Solo
exhb., Kleine Gallerie, Halle Museum, Germany. 1973
Exhb., Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. 1976,
80, 84, 87 Exhb., Intergrafik, Berlin. 1976 Exhb. organised
by British Paints, Calcutta. 1990 Solo exhb., Gallery
Shivam, Calcutta. 1991 Exhb., Calcutta Information Centre,
Calcutta. 1992 Solids First Indian Drawing Biennale,
Chandigarh. 1993 Group exhb., Central Gallery, Academy
of Fine Arts, Calcutta. 1996 Exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
1997 Exhb., Behala Art Fair Committee, Calcutta. 2004
Manifestations II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir
Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2005 Manifestations III, organised by Delhi Art Gallery,
Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Kerala. Birla Academy of
Art and Culture, Kolkata. Nataraj Gallery, Texas.
Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1992 Award, Solids Indian Drawing Biennale, Chandigarh.
1995-2000 Executive Committee member, Academy of Fine
Arts, Calcutta. 1997 Honoured by Behala Art Fair Committee,
Sajal Roy is one of those sensitive artists who matured
in the 50s and 60s. These artists breathed in the acrid,
gunpowdery air of discontent in the post-colonial collapse
of the dream that the national leaders of India loved
to lecture about throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Nikhil Biswas, Rabin Mondal and Bikash Bhattacharjee
of the later generation, and many other artists shared
with Sajal the restless time, and violently reacted
to the human situation that boiled up with anger over
a world betrayed. This was the time when artists talked
about their commitment to portray their Age.
1985-86 Part-time Lecturer, Rabindra Bharati University,