Born in the city of Jaipur. She completed a PhD on Indian tribal art from Pune. Subsequently, she studied in France on a French Government Scholarship. Bajaj has worked with different techniques and media such as printmaking, sculpture, murals, and ceramics. Her works have been exhibited at the Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai; the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore; the Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi; the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; the Galleri Sult, Norway; the Body Art Gallery, Singapore; the Atlantic Gallery, New York; Maison de Norvège, Paris, and the Commonwealth Art Gallery, Edinburgh. She has twice received the State Art Award from the Maharashtra Government and in 2003 received the Raza Award. She has been a part of prestigious shows organized by IIFA and Tao Art Gallery namely – Power of Peace for UNESCO in Bali (2007), Indiart at the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2007), House of Lords, London (2007).

Sujata Bajaj spends her time between Pune, Norway and Paris.