Vinay Kumar is currently Deputy Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, an Honorary Editor of Art Canvas: A Magazine of Contemporary Art, and an artist. He has previously been ex-member (PC), Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi, Patna, editor of Lalitya (BLKA Bulletin), and been involved in art activism since 1988. He has also curated several art exhibitions in Patna and Delhi. He is a founder member of the Nandalal Bose Nukkad Art Gallery (street art gallery), Patna. He has written on art since 1988 in Janshakti, India Today, Outlook, The Times of India and Navbharat Times.