Manjunath N Wali was born on 22nd September 1985 and grew up in Huvin Hipparagi, Vijayapura,Karnataka. He received his B.V.A. from Hampi University College, Banashankari and his M.F.A. from Vijaya College of Fine Art, Gadag. His paintings comprise an interesting mix of architectural elements inspired by the ancient ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, and contemporary life in the region.