(b.1956) Born in Kerala, Baiju Parthan studied painting at the Goa College of Art, and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology from the University of Mumbai. Parthan has held several successful shows in India, China, Germany and the U.K. He has also participated in major group exhibitions such as the IX Asian Biennale in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2001, with F.N. Souza, he took part, in Saffronart`s month long artists` program in Los Angeles, and his work has been exhibited at Saffronart & The Guild Gallery, Mumbai, 2004 and Saffronart and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, Delhi, New York and Singapore, 2005. Parthan lives and works in Mumbai.