Nare Ratnapala studied interior and exhibition design in Surrey England and received his MFA from the University of Maryland at College Park. He has been teaching digital imaging at University of Maryland College Park since 1996. Also he was appointed as a faculty member to University of Maryland, University College in 1999 where he teaches digital imaging. He is an artist with a wide range of interests. His work includes large scale acrylic paintings to digital paintings and making documentary videos. He has exhibited his work in national and international exhibitions. In addition to teaching he is currently working on several documentary video projects.