Debangana Banerjee was born and raised in Santiniketan, India. Santiniketan being one of the artistic and cultural hubs of the country, Debangana received exposure to different art forms from her childhood. She received her BFA and MFA in printmaking from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, in 2005. She was a national scholar in India before joining the MFA program at Louisiana State University in 2007 (graduating in 2010). She also worked as a visual designer in Communication across the Curriculum program at LSU. Debangana has participated in many solo and group exhibitions including exhibitions in Indian, Japan, Australia, England, Canada, and the United States. She has published several articles in leading Indian dailies and two of her artist’s books were published in art fairs in 1998 and 1999 in India. Six of her translated poems were published in Toad Suck Review, 2012. Debangana taught art classes to disabled and disadvantaged children and youths in India and was an active volunteer in social services in various organizations in India and the United States, including LSU Union Art Gallery and the Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos. She co-curated an art exhibition titled "Shilpa: Colors of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh" at Walker's Gallery, San Marcos (2012). In 2014 Debangana had solo shows at Zosima Gallery and Bower Bird Gallery in San Marcos and a group show at People’s Gallery in Austin. Presently Debangana is a board member of San Marcos Area Arts Council. In March 2014 Finishing Line Press published Debangana’s first chapbook of poems come back river.