Piyali Sadhukhan (b.1979) completed her B.V.A from Rabindra Bhatati University in 2004 and MFA from Kala Bhavana, Viva Bharati University, in 2006. Soon afterward,
she received a Junior Research Fellowship from the Government of India (2007-2008).
Piyali’s engagement with layers of memory, knowledge and meaning takes her nearer
to found objects and economical raw materials that are used every day. Her new oeuvre turns to the individual, as she moves toward the intangible, weathered imaginations of form.
She has her Solo shows SEEING IS (NOT) BELIEVING (2018) and KINGDOM OF CARDS (2021) in the gallery Akar Prakar. She was a participant of ARTISSIMA ART FAIR (2021), and ‘CLASSICAL RADICAL’ a show organized in Fondazione Torino Musei, Turin. Her chief shows include, ‘URBAN NARRATIVES’ – a show at Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo in 2012 (works funded by Louis Vuitton), “MODER KONO DESH NAI, MODER KONO DISHA NAl,” at FORUM SCHLOSSPLUTZ, SWITZERLAND in 2015, ‘A ROOM OF HER OWN’ (2016) at Gandhara art gallery, ‘BENEATH THE BLACK’ at Gandhara art gallery (2015) etc.
She has also participated in various projects including ‘Feminity or Feminism'(2011) in
Emami chisel art “Designs on Delta- exploring the making of myths”, a workshop based installation project by Khoj Kolkata(2012), the “Boat project installation” by Khoj Kolkata(2010), Gennext Ill(2010) in Akriti art gallery and “Logged” organized by Emami Chisel Art(2012). She has also participated in many group shows. “Boitakkha-na project”, at the residence of Prof. .C. Majumdar, a workshop based installation project, an initiative by Khoj Kolkata (2014), 35th-anniversary celebration show organized by Gorky Sadan (2009), “Entourage De Color,” Birla Academy (2008).
Her analytical essay, Surveillance on Humanity”, was published in Art Etc, an art magazine by Emami Chisel Art. Over the last 20 years, she has acquired an experience
as an artistic director and scenographer owing on her engagement with more than 100 Theatre productions.