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.