Indrapramit Roy was born at Calcutta in 1964. He studied printmaking (BFA) at the Visva-Bharati University of Santiniketan and painting (MFA) at the Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S. University of Baroda, India. Subsequently he studied MA Painting (1990-92) at the Royal College of Art, London, which also included a term each at Cite des Arts, Paris and Hochschule der Kunst, Berlin.
Indrapramit has shown extensively in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Bangalore and Chennai in group and solo shows. He has had 14 solo shows to his credit. His last three solo shows were in The University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2004-05, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2006 and Aicon gallery, Palo Alto, CA in May 2007. He has taken part in Group shows in London, Berlin, New York, Melbourne and Yangon and has represented India in Asian Art Exhibition in Macao and the Cairo Biennale, Cairo.
Indrapramit is the recipient of Kanoria Centre Fellowship (1989), Inlaks fellowship (1990-92) to study at RCA, London, Junior Research Fellowship(1993-95) from the Government Of India and most recently the Fulbright fellowship (2004-5) for six months to the USA.
Indrapramit also designs books for children and young adults. His most recent illustrations include `Antigone`, `King Oedipus`, `Bacchae` and `Hippolytus`: four retellings of Greek tragedies produced by Tara publishing, Chennai and published by the Getty Museum, Los Angeles. `Antigone` won the best book design award in New York book fair, 2002 and `Bacchae` got the Association of American Museum Publishers` Award in 2005.
Indrapramit`s other interests include stage design. He has designed for the oldest non-profit theatre `Bohurupee` in India and also for the World Social forum held at 2004 Bombay.
He has been teaching painting at his alma mater MSU of Baroda since 1995.