Ompal Sansanwal was born in 1964. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the College of Art and Crafts, Kolkata, in 1987 and 1992 respectively.
Sansanwal's works are easily identified by the convoluted labyrinth-like maze of colours through which he depicts his larger themes. The figurative elements of his depictions merge effortlessly into the soft curves and lines of their geometric backgrounds, accentuating the intertwining of nature and the being, and provoking viewers to unravel their stories.
Sansanwal's works have been featured in several solo exhibitions, including those held at Arushi Arts, New Delhi, in 2007, 2005 and 2002; the Museum Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006; LTG Gallery, New Delhi, in 1999, 1996 and 1995; and Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, in 1989. His work has also been featured in several group shows held at the Nehru Center in London between 2003 and 2007, and in a show of Indian Contemporary Art held in Yugoslavia in 2004.