Some of her major shows include Urban Narratives, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo (2012); Moder Kono Desh Nai, Moder Kono Disha Nai, Forum Schlossplutz, Switzerland (2015); Boitakkhana project, at the residence of Prof. R.C. Majumdar, a workshop-based installation by Khoj Kolkata (2014); 35th anniversary celebration show organized at Gorky Sadan (2009); and Entourage De Color, Birla Academy (2008). With the support of Akar Prakar, Piyali created a giant 3D installation of a cobra on the premises of Kolkata’s Indian Museum (2014).
She has also participated in several projects, including Designs on Delta – Exploring the Making of Myths, a workshop-based installation project (2012), and Boat project installation (2010), both at Khoj, Kolkata; and Logged by Emami Chisel Art. She has contributed an essay, Surveillance on Humanity, to Art Etc, an art magazine by Emami Chisel Art.