Born in Odisha in 1968, Prasanta Sahu studied painting at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and M.S. University, Baroda, graduating in 2000 and teaching at Visva-Bharati, his alma mater, since 2001. He has been the subject of the solo shows Suburban Shadows at Emami Art (Kolkata, 2020) and Blueprint of a City at Kalakriti Art Gallery (Hyderabad, Kolkata).
He has participated in many important group exhibitions in museums, art institutions and art galleries. They include Hub India – Maximum Minimum at Artissima (Torino, Italy, 2021); Disruptive Confluence at Museo Civico d'Arte Antica (Torino, Italy,2021); Multitudes and Assemblages at Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di (Torino, Italy, 2021); Art: Bengal Now at Dhoomimal Art Gallery (New Delhi, 2020); Anthology of Anecdotes at Ganges Art Gallery (Kolkata, 2019); Kurshi at Sarjan Art Gallery (Baroda, 2019); Blue India at Art Asia Art Fair (South Korea, 2018); Constellations at Bihar Museum (Patna, 2018); Postcards at Busan International Art Fair (South Korea, 2017); and many others.
He lives and works in Santiniketan, India.