Suresh Jayaram is a visual artist from Bengaluru, trained as an art historian, arts administrator, and curator. He is the Founder of 1.Shanthiroad Studio, an international artists’ residency. Suresh is currently involved in art practice, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influences his work. He taught Art History at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, the College of Fine Arts in Bengaluru and later went on to become its Dean from 2005-2007. He obtained his BFA in painting from the same department and his MFA from M.S.University, Baroda in Art Criticism.