Born in 1966 in a small village in Kerala, Murali Cheeroth after acquiring Diploma in Painting from Government College of Art, Trissur in 1987, he left for Santiniketan to complete his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Graphic Art. After studying at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, his next destination was Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal where he stayed for a year before moving to Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad first as a resident artist and later as a faculty. He taught at College of Architecture, Ahmedabad and National Institute of Design. The artist has held many significant solo and two/three-person exhibits apart from participation in group shows in various cities of India and internationally - Bangkok, New York, Durban, Dubai, etc. Through his works, he expresses his concern about physical and psychological aspects of violence pervading contemporary reality.