Born on 20th May 1973, at Bhograi, dist. Balasore, Orissa, India.
I looked into myself: both inner and outer as a post modernist. As a post modernist I operate myself on my canvases I reflect through my paintings in versatile genres. My paintings show the observational vehemence of both the realistic and postrealistic or conscious and subconscious state in a minute level. I managed to develop the structural and pictorial complexity of my art works to relies the new, more ambitious, objectives. It was interesting to know the development of my each painting as it was worked on towards its completion. I explains how each element in the landscape endeared to grow with the work in progress. Maintaining a surreal progression of events, minimal color fields in the background of each work provide a base for the elements to engage and develop.
1993B.F.A. in Paintingfrom B.K.College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar of Utkal University, Orissa
1996M.F.A. in Creative Painting from Indira Art and Music University, Khairagarh, M.P.
2004Ph.D. in Visual Art on the topic Folk paintings of coastal Orissa from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh.
Scholarship & Fellowship
1994 to 1996Award scholarship, Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar.
1997 to 2002Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, India.
2003 to 2005Junior Fellowship, Department of culture, Government of India.
2002Chhattisgarh and M.P. State Award by Mohakoshal Kala Parishad, Raipur
2002 All India Award, South Central Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur.
2000State youth Award by state Youth welfare board, Govt. of Orissa.
1999All India Award, South Central Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur
five solo Exhibitions at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi2008,