Born in Kolkata in 1953, Ashok Bhowmik graduated from Government College of Art and Craft. Bhowmik has displayed his work in many places such as, TAO Gallery, Gallerie 88, Kolkata, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Lalit Kala Akademi, National Exhibition, New Delhi, Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai, Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy, Sarala Art Gallery, Chennai, Indo-German Cultural Society and Center Art Gallery. Also, he has participated in workshops and art camps in China, Egypt, Thailand, Italy, Australia, as well as Istanbul. In addition, Bhowmik has directed Poster Workshops in Azamgarh, Bhopal, and spear-headed Project JointArt for the special needs children of Mano Vikas. Along with his showings, workshops and camps, Ashok Bhowmik has received several awards such as, the Certificate of Merit, Annual Exhibition of Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata and the Academy Awards from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, in both 1980 and 1981.