BioRM Palaniappan was in born in Devakottai, Tamil Nadu. He studied in the government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai and did his advanced Lithography in Tamarind Institute (USA) in 1991. He has showcased his works in solo and group exhibitions in India and outside. He had received many prestigious awards including two awards from the State Akademi, two international awards for his prints in Taipei and Bhopal and the National Award. His works feature in several collections within India and overseas including the National Museum, New Delhi, Victoria & Albert Museum and British Museum, London, U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Oxford University, Oxford. He has participated in international print and graphic workshops and also curated shows on invitation, the most important one being “Major Trends in Indian Art” (1997) to commemorate 50 years of India’s independence organised by Lalit Kala Akademi. He was also the Regional Secretary of the Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, and also Commissioner for Bharat Bhavan Prints Biennale. Palaniappan lives and works in Chennai.