Saroj Kumar Rout is an Odia artist who has a BFA in Sculpture from Utkal University of Culture and a MFA in Ceramics from Visvabharati University, Shantiniketan. He has exhibited in numerous Exhibitions and shows and has won the 35thOdisha State Lalit Kala Akademi Award, 2011. He has recently completed a design residency at Utsha in 2017. The selection of works on display is a product of the Utsha Design Residency where Saroj experimented in new forms and shapes based on the tribal motifs of the DongriaKondh tribe of Niyamgiri Hills. He developed several conceptual objects including cutlery based on the triangle motif that dominates the Kondh tribe's decorations on their walls, handlooms, earthenware and other daily objects.