Amit Ambalal was born in 1943, Ahmedabad and was a businessman before he become a full time artist in 1979. He studied art under the guidance of the veteran artist and teacher Chhaganlal Jadav. He held his first solo show at Hutheesing Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad in 1980. He has exhibited his artworks in major cities of india as well in abroad. His solo shows include those at Sakshi Gallery-Mumbai and Gallery Maya-London, 2006; Bodhi Art-New Delhi and Singapore, 2005; Galerie F.I.A. Amsterdam, 2001, Gallery Chemould-Mumbai 1997; Gallery Espace-Delhi, 1992. His works have been part of several group shows in India as well as abroad. He received the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy, 1999.
Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi, 1968.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 1974.
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy, 2003.
Honoured with ‘Gaurav Puraskar’ by Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi 2008.
‘Kailas Lalitkala Award’, Moraribapu, 2012.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.
Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad.
British Museum, London.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
“Krishna as Shrinathji” : Rajasthani paintings from Nathadwara, published by Mapin Publications in 1987, (reprint in 1997) as a result of his research on Nathadwara School of Paintings. In 1989 CMC Gallery, Delhi, organized a comprehensive exhibition of Nathadvara Art, from his collection.
“Amit Ambalal”: Written by Gayatri Sinha, published by Gallery Espace, Delhi 2008
Amit Ambalal: The 'Unseen' Drawings and Watercolours, published by Archer Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 2014
He lives and works in Ahmedabad.