Mr. Gopal Samantray was born in the village of Adhanga (district Kendra Para) in Orissa in 1976, He completed B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from B.K College of Art, Orissa in 2002 and 2004 respectively.
Animal figures that Mr. Gopal Samantray uses in his works always show the detachment from their homeland or natural spaces. At present he continues to paint in Delhi. His work has been part of many solo, curated as well as group shows in India including auctions.
Jury member inter school drawing competition at St. Mark School, Janak Puri, Delhi.