Born in West Bengal, Arindam Chatterjee studied painting at the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and has since exhibited nationally and internationally. A prominent abstract painter in the late 1990s and 2000s, he turned to figurative art to engage more directly with the social and political life of society.
He has been the subject of several solo exhibitions including The Lightning Should Have Struck Me: Recent Work by Arindam Chatterjee at Gandhara Art Gallery (Kolkata 2015); Recent Work by Arindam Chatterjee at Akar Prakar (Kolkata 2012); Monologues at Tao Art Gallery (Mumbai 2006); The Airborne Stories at Chitrakoot Art Gallery (Kolkata 2005) and many others.
His work has been featured in the group exhibitions like India Art Fair, 2023; Constellations at Emami Art (Kolkata, 2020), Black Hole Project at AM (Art Multi-Discipline) Art Gallery (Kolkata 2018); ENVISION: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures by the Artists of Open Window at Birla Academy of Art and Culture (Kolkata 2014); Beneath The Black at Gandhara Art Gallery (Kolkata 2012): Remixing Charm: Post Painterly Art of the Local at Aakriti Art Gallery (Kolkata, 2015), and XI Triennale India (New Delhi, 2005).
He is the recipient of Navonmesha Puraskara given by the Parents Information Centre 2003) and the National Cultural Scholarship and Junior Research Fellowship from the Government of India. He was awarded H K Kejriwal Memorial Award in 1997 and won Silver Prize in the Drawing and Design Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.
He lives and works in Kolkata.