Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, in 1982, Anjan Modak studied painting at Rabindra Bharati University. His recent work is closely associated with the life of working class people, the struggles and survivals of the migrant workers in the big cities of India.

He has been the subject of the group show Between Selves and Silhouettes curated by Adip Duttaat Emami Art (Kolkata, 2022); solo show Fragmented Life at Emami Art (Kolkata, 2020) and Black, White and More at Emami Art, 2016. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Tamarind Art Gallery, NY, USA (2008, 2010); Habitat Foundation, New Delhi (2008); and Rajya Charukala Parshad, Kolkata (2014-2017); CIMA Gallery, Kolkata (2017, 2019); ICCR, Kolkata (2014); among others.

He was recently shortlisted for the Allegro Prize 2022.

Anjan Modak lives and works in Kolkata.