Shuvaprasanna was born in Kolkata in 1947 and graduated in Fine Art from the Indian College of Art (Under RB University) Kolkata in 1969.

He has had over 55 solo exhibitions and participated in major group exhibitions in India and abroad. He participated in III Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh; II International Biennial, Havana, Cuba; II International Biennial, Ankara, Turkey; VII International Triennial India, New Delhi; III International Biennial of Prints, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; 6th EME Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format 2003 in France.

He visited United States under the auspices of the USIA; visited England under the sponsorship of British Council; visited Germany under the sponsorship of Inter-Nations. He also visited Germany to meet his friend Gnter Grass. He had also participated in a number of International projects, workshops and Art camps; important amongst which are the Museum of Modern Art, Sitomo, Japan; To Encounter Others at Kassel, Germany; Workshop in Horniman Museum, England; Art in Nature, an Indo-German Workshop during the German Festival in India. Some of his paintings also went to auction houses like Christies', London; Sotheby's, New York and Osian's, Mumbai.

He was founder member of Art and Artists, Calcutta and joined Calcutta Painters. He founded College of Visual Arts, Calcutta; Founded Arts Acre, An Artists' Village; now refigured as Arts Acre Foundation- an Artists' Village in New Town, Kolkata. He is also Jt. Secretary, Calcutta Art Fair and member of CIRCA Geneva.

He has written, edited and published several books on art and literature. He is also a regular columnist for various newspapers and journals. Recently, he published his autobiography Aamar Chobi Jiban by Mitra & Ghosh Publishers. A few films were also made on him, importantly Reality and Beyond by Sujit Chatterjee and Shuva and Me by Goutam Ghosh.

He received a number of awards including the AIFACS Award, State LKA Award and Birla Academy Award, Taj Gaurav award by Taj Association for Art, Culture & Heritage. Manavata Vikas Award by IIPM. He was awarded by West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts and awarded by Ram Mohan Mission. He was also awarded Banga Vibhushan by Govt. of West Bengal.

His works are in collection with NGMA and LKA, Delhi; Govt. College of Art, New Delhi; UP State Lalit Kala Akademi; Chandigarh Museum; Punjab University; NCERT, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; Air India; Taj Group of Hotels; Times of India Group; WHO Geneva; Kratel SA Stuttgart, Germany; Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan; HEART, India; Radisson Fort, Raichak, West Bengal; The Museum of Modern Art, Sitomo, Japan; Gujarat Heavy Chemicals, Delhi; Telecom Venture Group, Hong Kong; Kolkata Airport new Terminus Building; Museum of Sacred Art, Belgium; etc.