Prof. Deepak Kannal is an Art Historian, a sculptor, and a teacher. He taught at the Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU of Baroda, shouldering the responsibilities as the Head of the department and the Dean of the Faculty.

He has a long list of Publications that includes two books and a monograph, five edited volumes- three co-edited with Prof. Parimoo, three edited journals, three full-length plays, three dance dramas, and more than seventy papers and articles on Art and Aesthetics to his credit. He has organized and participated in many National/Inter National seminars, has delivered a series of lectures for coveted institutes in India, the US, and the UK, and was invited on prestigious chairs instituted by various Academies, Museums, and Universities.

He is a recipient of a number of awards, scholarships, and distinctions in Sculpture, Theatre, and Art History including the Charles Wallace fellowship at Cambridge, UK, National Lalitkala honorable mention, Gujarat Lalit Kala awards, A.P. Council National award, The Gujarat Gaurav Puraskar, Raja Ravi Verma Samman and the Tagore National Fellowship under which, he is working on the correspondence between Indian Linguistic Theories and Indian sculpture.