Born in 1992 in West Midnapore, Ghana Shyam Latua studied painting in Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, graduating in 2017. His recent works, known for his noble pin-prick technique, speak of his love for pure, uninhabited landscapes and his lament for nature's destruction by the expansion of urbanisation and tourism.  

He did a solo show, The Lament of the Red Earth, at Tapetenwerk Gallery, Leipzig, Germany (2022) as part of the International Artists Residency Program by the Kira A. Princess of Prussia Foundation in collaboration with Emami Art. Latua was a part of many shows including India Art Fair, 2023; Khoai Landscape at Emami Art (Kolkata, 2021); Takshila Fine Arts Scholars Show Arthsila Santiniketan (2022); Patterns of Intensity at Art Alive (New Delhi, 2021); Occupying Space at Gallery Exposure( Kolkata, 2018); Dih-Pahr-Cher at Ganges Art Gallery (Kolkata, 2020); Inside the Fibre at Arts Acre Museum (Kolkata, 2020); Annual Exhibition at SSVAAD (Santiniketan, 2019); CIMA Award Show (Kolkata, 2019); Inward Vision at Arts Acre Museum (Kolkata, 2018) among many other group exhibitions.    

Ghana Shyam is the recipient of the Dhi Support Grant (2020), the National Garhi Scholarship (2017) of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Takshila Santiniketan Fine Art Scholarship from Takshila Educational Society (New Delhi 2020).   

He lives and works in Santiniketan, West Bengal.