Prabhakar Alok has done his BFA in Painting from Patna University (1995-2000) and MVA in Printmaking from M.S. University of Baroda (2003-2005).
In 2002 he was awarded a Scholarship in the field of Graphics by the Department of Culture, Govt. Of India. He also received other awards from the Bihar Art Society, Ara (2002) and AIFACS, Delhi (2000).The Artist lives and works in Baroda.
Alok’s work points to the angst of the individual in the complex contemporary world. Most of the artist’s work revolves around the anxiety of urban living. Figures in his paintings are usually self portraits trapped in a background of urban reality. Couples tellingly surrounded by mugs of coffee; a distant, fast diminishing self and an eclectic mix of colours are hallmarks of his work.