Om Soorya stood out for his strong personal style and technical skill. Om Soorya, comes from Kerala, and works in Hyderabad. He graduated in History from Calicut University, has a BFA in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum and MFA Painting from University of Hyderabad. He has had both solo and group shows across India. He has participated in residencies in Delhi and Hyderabad.
Emerging Artist Award 2007 were chosen by an independent jury consisting artists Atul Dodiya, Subodh Gupta , Shilpa Gupta, and N.S.Harsha and art historians/ critics Annapurna Garimella and Anshuman Dasgupta. The jury’s criteria was to select artists with a strong personal language, whose works are visually engaging and consistent in their quality, as well as show a continuity throughout the body of work submitted for selection and are conceptually strong. Om Soorya stood out for his strong personal style and technical skill.