Abhijit Gupta, an art college dropout, was a designer-entrepreneur till 1991. After which he decided to research indigenous architecture of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on his own.
This led him to study, research, collect and promote traditional art forms of Bengal.
He established himself as a full time visual artist with his solo show "Oblique Memoirs and Other Mind games" in 2000 at CIMA Gallery, Kolkata and followed it up with various international and national shows. He is also a practicing video artist and has been shown in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Washington and all over India.
He was awarded the Senior Fellowship of the Department of Culture, Government of India in 1997 and received the UNESCO-Aschberg Fellowship in 2005 and was an artist-in-residence in Brazil.
He is a founder- member and current President and Coordinator of Khoj Kolkata Artists’ Initiative and has been responsible for initiating many projects which includes “Designs on a Delta”.