Professor Parag Roy teaches Graphics-printmaking in the Department of Graphics-printmaking in the Faculty of Visual Arts of Rabindra Bharati University. Parag was trained in Kala Bhavan (Visva Bharati) and obtained BFA and MFA from the same institution. In 1991 he qualified the UGC NET examination. Along with this he is an accomplished artist-printmaker and painter known in professional field for his contribution.
In the year of 2003 he has been awarded AIFACS Regional Award by the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society of N.Delhi. He was selected as the Junior Fellow by the Ministry of Human Resource; Govt. of India-1999-2001. Parag received the prestigious Academy Award from Academy of Fine Arts; Kolkata in 1995. Lalit Kala Academy (New Delhi) awarded him Lalit Kala Research Grant in1993.
He has two solo exhibitions in his credit. The first one “Parikrama” (1993) was held in Apeejee House, (Kolkata) and other entitled as “Urban metaphors” was displayed in Triveni Kala Sangam (N.Delhi) in 2008. His paintings are in view since 2009 as permanent display in the painting installation project of Art-corridor (named as Art-Walk) in Leela Kempnisky of Gurgaon. In 2012 his art works displayed in the Indo-American printmaking show exhibited in New Delhi, Bhopal, Mumbai and New York. This year his sculpture displayed as permanent collection of Hyatt-Chennai in the installation project (based on the concept of Beehive and flowers) curated by Rajeev Sethi. Parag’s fine prints were displayed at the International Print Biennale held in Bhopal 2006. After completion of his post graduation from Kala Bhavan (Visva Bharati / Santiniketan) Parag joined the Regional Centre of Lalit Kala Akademi (the national academy of Art) as working artist. His affiliation with the centre continued till 2010. His prints were selected in All India Graphic Show (held in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata) jointly organized by CIMA (Kolkata) and Cymroza (N.Delhi). In 1996 he participated in the Exhibition of mini-prints organized by British Council of India. Parag participated in several episode of the National Exhibition of Art (LKA) since 1993. His art works also selected in number of national level exhibitions organized by AIIFACS (New Delhi) and Birla Academy of Art and Culture. During last twenty years he exhibited his art works in the major Indian art galleries as Rabindra Bhavan (N.Delhi), Chisel-Art (N.Delhi), Jahangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), Cymroza (Mumbai), Time n Space (Bangalore), Gallery 88, Rasa, Katayun, Chitrakoot, Emami-chisel and many others. Parag is a passionate child-book illustrator who contributed Anandamela of Ananda Bazar Patrika and Desh since 1991 with his art works. He also illustrated a poetry album of the eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami and other books published by famous publishers of Kolkata.
His paintings and fine-prints are in collection of National Gallery of Modern Art (N.Delhi), Asian Heritage Foundation (N.Delhi), IIAC (Singapore), Birla Academy of Art and Culture (Kolkata) and many private collectors of India, Bangladesh, Germany, and UK. In last few years Parag participated in numerous art-camps and workshops on painting and printmaking organized by major Art institutions and national agencies as AIIFACS, Lalit Kala Akademi, , Gallery Rasa, Govt College of Art & Craft and many others in New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. In 2002 he was invited to New Delhi by UGC to participate in a national workshop on Modern Concepts of Art Education.
In 2011 he visited Bangladesh with invitations from the Universities of Rajshahi, Khulna and Dhaka to deliver a series of special-lectures on contemporary practices in Graphic Art. In recent years he delivered lectures in UGC sponsored national-seminars and Maulana Abul kalam Azad Centenary seminars organized by revered institutions like Kala Bhavan (Visva Bharati / Santiniketan), Govt. College of Art and Crafts (Kolkata), BITM (Pillani / Rajasthan) and many others. Parag contributed papers and articles in Desh (ABP Group), Art Etc (Emami Chisel), Appreciation of Indian Art (R.K. Mission) and Visual Rapsody (Niyogi Offset /N. Delhi) are few among the names of the several magazines, little magazines, books and journals on art and culture. He also published articles in academic journals published by institutions like Scottish Church College, Rabindra Bharati University and Burdwan University. His fine prints are published in many graphic folios published by the art-galleries and recognized art-institutions. Lalit kala Regional centre published his etching prints in a limited edition folio of 9 etching prints conducted by Prof. Sanat Kar. He contributed his works in “A tribute to Somnath Hore” Etching folio of 6 limited edition graphic prints Published by Department of Graphics, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Etching folio of 20 limited edition graphic prints published by Rassa Gallery, Kolkata.
In Rabindra Bharati University, Parag organized several UGC sponsored workshops and state level seminars since 1997. In 2009 Parag convened a National level seminar on Conservation of visual and documentary heritage- jointly organized by R.B. Museum & CSRH; RBU. In 2001 Parag jointly edited the Faculty Journal Vichitra (Vol-II). Parag also conducted Art workshops with the students in BITM, Pillani and with the street children in Future Hope Foundation (Kolkata).Parag is affiliated with UPSC/N.Delhi, Rama Krishna Mission, Birla Academy of Art and Craft (Kolkata and Mumbai chapters); Visva Bharati, IKSV (Khairagarh; CG), Assam University, Rajasthan University, Tripura University, Calcutta University and UGC(New Delhi), All India Radio, Jyanvani (National Open University), as resource person. *Parag also serves the University as the Director of Centre for Heritage Studies and Restoration (CHSR) and Course Coordinator (PhD course work) of the Faculty of Visual Arts.