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Atul began exhibiting and selling his work in the early 1980s following his graduation from Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He furthered his academic training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1991 to 1992 subsequent to a scholarship awarded by the French Government.
Atul has had several solo shows in India and exhibited at 'Reflections and Images' Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Mumbai, 1993 and 'Trends and Images' CIMA, Calcutta, 1993. Outside India, he has exhibited at Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam in 1993, participated in 'The Richness of the Spirit' Kuwait and Rome in 1986-89, 'India - Contemporary Art' World Trade Center, Amsterdam 1989, 'Exposition Collective' Cite Intemationale Des Arts, Paris 1992. He was given the Sanskriti Award, New Delhi in 1995. A recent painting, an oil and acrylic work on canvas dedicated to former Team India captain Rahul Dravid named "The Wall" fetched Rs 57.6 lakh in auction .
Atul Dodiya is married to fellow painter Anju Dodiya and lives and works in Mumbai.
- 2010 Malevich Matters and Other Shutters, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
- 2008 Pale Ancestors, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
- 2007 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi Museum Gallery, Mumbai Chemould Prescott, Mumbai
- 2006 Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore Singapore; Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, New York
- 2005 Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara; Bose Pacia, New York
- 2004 Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara
- 2003 Bose Pacia, New York
- 2002 Walsh Gallery, Chicago; Sakshi Gallery, Bombay; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
- 2001 The Fine Art Resource, Berlin; The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo; Gallery Chemould, Bombay
- 1999 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Chemould, Bombay
- 1997 Cima Gallery, Calcutta
- 1989 91, 95,97, Gallery Chemould, Bombay
- 2008 - Raza Award, Raza Foundation
- 1999 - Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy
- 1999 - Sotheby's Prize
- 1995 - Sanskriti Award
- 1982 - Government of Maharashtra Gold Medal
- "Art work dedicated to Dravid fetches Rs 57.6 lakh - Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
- "Atul Dodiya Profile and Collection of Art Works
- Atul Dodiya at Gallery Nature Morte
- Works by Atul Dodiya
- Atul Dodiya on Culturebase.net
- Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India (exhibition 2007), National Gallery of Modern Art - includes the triptych Tomb's Day (2001)
- Tryst with mythic structures, The Hindu, Mar 03, 2006