Born in Kolkata in 1965, Anandajit Ray completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at M. S. University, Baroda, in 1989 and 1991 respectively. He received the Elizabeth Greenshields Study Grant in 1991. Ray's works have been exhibited in solo shows at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2011; Aicon Gallery, New York, in 2009; Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2007 and 2003; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, in 2004, 2000, 1998, 1994 and 1993; Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda, in 1999; and Eicher Gallery, New Delhi, in 1995. His works have also been part of many group exhibitions including ‘Indian (Sub)Way’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; and Grosvenor Vadehra, London, in 2010; ‘In the Line of Fire’ at Lemongrasshopper, Ahmedabad, in 2010; ‘Bapu’ at Saffornart, Mumbai in 2009; ‘Anxious’ at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Mumbai, in 2008; ‘Telling it like it is : The Indian Story’ at the Gallery in Cork Street, London, in 2007; and ‘KAAM’ at Arts India, New York in 2005. In 1995, he was invited to participate in the Bangladesh Biennale. In 1999 he received the Sanskriti Award from the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi. The artist lives and works in Baroda.