Dipali Bhattacharya was born in 1952 and graduated from the University of Kolkata, majoring in Philosohy in 1972. She then went on to complete her graduation from the Government College of Art & Crafts, Kolkata in 1974. She is a former principal of the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. Bhattacharya enjoys the flexibility provided by mixed media. Her visual idiom is highly stylized, with subjects rooted in the life around, people, the environment and the life of Kolkata.