Born in 1969, N. S. Harsha completed his B.F.A. in painting from CAVA, Mysore, in 1992, and his M.F.A., also in painting, from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda, 1995. He has featured in several prestigious collaborative projects and exhibits in India and internationally including the Singapore Biennale (2006), the 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial (2002), and the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Arts, Australia (1999). The artist received the Sanskriti Award in 2003 and Vasudev Arnawaz Award in 1992. The prestigious Artes Mundi Prize has recently been awarded to him. N. S. Harsha could be described as an artist / philosopher, who without getting judgmental, enables us to reflect on the world around us. Basing his work upon his locality, cultural traditions and the shifting world of today, he engages and connects with an ever broadening public.