Born in 1992 in Ranchi, India, Ujjal Dey is a contemporary artist pursuing a doctorate from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He studied textile and design at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, graduating in 2017. His semi-abstract works, which explore the ideas of tradition, rituals, ecology and landscape, are inspired by several traditional techniques and practices like Alpana (floor decoration), lepas (smear) and quilt or Kantha (stitched fabrics). His doctoral research focuses on the indigenous traditions and sustainable techniques of printing and dyeing. 

He was part of Fragments of Our Time, British Textile Biennial 2023, UK; Solo exhibition at Silvia’s Mother Gallery, Cromwell Palace, London, 2023. He has participated in many Art Fairs and Exhibitions, including Art Dusseldorf 2023; India Art Fair 2023; GOONJ: An Abstract Continuum, curated by Jesal Thacker at CSMVS Museum, Mumbai. He is the recipient of the Junior Fellowship (2018-2019) and National Scholarship (2016) by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 

Ujjal Dey lives and works in Santiniketan, West Bengal.