Born in Orissa in 1969, Jagannatha Mohapatra is an Indian Asian Modern & Contemporary artist. He completed his B.F.A. in 1999 from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, Visva Bharati and M.F.A (2001) from M.S University, Baroda. He has won the national scholarship and merit scholarship from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati apart from Nandlal Bose scholarship and Krishna Reddy scholarship. His works also forms part of several leading art collections. A student of history, Jagannath Mohapatra chooses painterly themes that are contemporary in context. His visual realm is invariably linked to the realities of life.