Jagannath Panda completed his BFA from B.K. College of Art & Craft, Bhubaneshwar, in 1991 and an MFA from M.S. University, Baroda, in 1994. He also completed an MFA in sculpture from the Royal College of Arts London in 2002.
Panda has had multiple solo shows since 1998; in Tokyo, Mumbai, New Delhi, London, Berlin and San Francisco, in addition to numerous national and international group shows, including the upcoming group show Visions from India hosted by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio (2020–21). He was part of ‘We Are Here for A Reason’; a community-based art project at Barbil, Odisha, as well as collaborative projects such as the Lime Tree Grove project in 2001, and the Spirit of Ground in 1998. Panda’s works are in several collections such as the GVK Mumbai International Airport; Mori Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Hindustan Times, New Delhi; and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. His most recent solo show ‘Crystal Cities’, was held at Vadehra Art Gallery in 2017. 13
He was a visiting researcher at Fukuoka University of Education, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1997 as well as a recipient of the Lalit Kala Akademi Research Fellowship, Orissa State Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, and Junior Research Fellowship, Government of India. He has received several awards such as the Centre Prize, C.I.I.C London, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society award, New Delhi, Alice Boner Memorial Award, All India Drawing Award from Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi and Orissa State Lalit Kala Akademi. He has participated in the Khoj International Residency, Delhi and International City des’Art, Paris.
The artist lives and works in Delhi.