Shraddha is an emerging self-taught artist who has attended numerous workshops in the recent years from mixed media, to cold wax to encaustic. She is based out of Plano, Texas and was born and brought up in India. The color, intricacy and details of her birthland can often be seen reflected in her work which is uniquely paired with her constant flirtation with the abstract. A professional engineer by training, the world of art and design seems to capture her heart and often finds herself immersed in the act of creation. Her constant curious nature keeps her interested in design, color, patterns and all the aspects of painting. As such she has steadily focused on improving and honing her skills in water media. She has entered in art competitions recently and was awarded first place for her painting titled Mystic Horizon at TVAA (Texas Visual Arts Association) in the April 2018 GREEN art exhibition. She is excited and hopeful to gain exposure and improve her talent with dedication and focused energy.She currently heads the Engineering department at her Civil Engineering firm and has been practicing it for over 20 years. She is also a classically trained dancer in one of India’s popular classical dance form of Kathak and drives extreme joy from it too; though limited time has not allowed her to pursue that consistently. Additionally, she is a board member of Non-profit artistic charity group called ThinkIndia Foundation and is part of the artistic design team. She has extensively worked on concept to execution on the overall design of theatre sets.
I am very proud of the most recent exhibit that I curated, designed and executed with our charity group; as part of the Artist Innovative Grant program with the Irving Archives and Museum in February of 2020, just before Covid-19 hit.
The exhibit was alongside Smithsonian's Travelling exhibit: Beyond Bollywood. I worked with 70+ artists and volunteers to make my vision a reality. The exhibit brings unique art, skills, tapestry and dance forms from India in one place! Here is a link to the exhibit overview: