Born in 1979, in Andhra Pradesh to a family of weavers, Ramesh Gorjala learnt the traditional Kalamkari art as a child from his uncle, Balaji Theertham, a national award winning Kalamkari artist. He completed his BFA in Painting from JNTU, Hyderabad and post his BFA days, he travelled to Delhi and Bombay to train under artists like Fawad Tamkanath and Laxman Aaley. His work focuses on traditional Indian heritage and culture, through sensitive and detailed mythological portrayals of various Indian gods and goddesses. Gorjala’s body of work has won him many awards, including the 2000 Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award from the Victoria Technical Institute (V.T.I.), Chennai, and the 2002 State Award from the A.P. Crafts Council. He has held numerous solo shows in cities like Kolkata, New Delhi and Hyderabad and participated in several group shows held across Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, Bangalore and London.