Ramahari Jena is a leading light of the Odia art scene and was the first Oriya Artist to receive National Academy Award by Lalit Kala Akademi. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art in Ist Class from Berhampur University, Orissa, 1985 and was a Visiting Fellow, Printmaking Department, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow. 1998. His work has been displayed at numerous national and international exhibitions including Bharat Bhavan Triennale of Graphic Art (1992-95), Ist Egyptian International Print Triennale, Cairo 1993 and ‘A.R.K.S.’ Gallery London 1998. He has numerous publications to his credit and is passionately interested in literary journalism and book designing among his many interests.