Koralegedera Pushpakumara works in many genres, including painting, sculpture, poster design and set and costume design, and has exhibited extensively in Sri Lanka. In addition, he has taken part in many international workshops and group exhibitions in India, Sweden, Pakistan, and the Netherlands. He has received many local awards including First Place for Painting in 1995 at the Youth Services Council Award Festival, as well as in the State Awards Festival 1999. His latest series, “Goodwill Hardware,” which has been exhibited at the Theeertha Red Dot Gallery, the Colombo Art Biennale and at the Hempel Gallery in Colombo, has been highly acclaimed.

Born in 1968 in Gampola, Kandy, Pushpakumara received his art education from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Kelaniya, where he graduated with a BFA in painting in 1997. He also received a Diploma in Archeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archeology, University of Kelaniya in 2003. At present, he is reading for his MA in Art History at the same university. Koralegedara Pushpakumara lives and works in Colombo.