Born in a village in West Bengal in 1995, Santanu Debnath did his Bachelor’s and master’s in Painting from the Rabindra Bharati University and Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata.  


He was the subject of the online solo show The Simple Life at Emami Art, Kolkata and After Cities Fall at Nippon Gallery, Mumbai (2020).  

He has participated in group shows 100 Yuva Sumbhava, Raza Foundation (2022), Imaginarium at Emami Art, Kolkata (2021), GCAC Annual Exhibition (2019-2021), KCC Art Fair (2019); West Bengal State Academy, Kolkata (2018-19); ICAD Annual Exhibition, Kolkata (2015-2018); group show in the Institute de Chandannagar, Hooghly (2017); among others.  


He has won Gita Das Award at GCAC Annual Exhibition (2019) and Certificate of Merit in the West Bengal State Academy Annual Exhibition (2018-19). He is the recipient of the prestigious Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Scholarship (2020-2021).  


Santanu Debnath lives and works in Kolkata.