Chandrika Marla was born in New Delhi in 1968. She graduated in Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in 1991. She moved to the United States in 1998, and worked as a designer for several years before beginning a career in art. At a performance in Chicago in 2011, her paintings were interpreted by Rama Vaidyanathan - a leading exponent of Bharatanatyam dance. She currently lives in Chicago. Chandrika paints with acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings are inspired by women, their relationships with others, and their own selves.
Grey Illusion, Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Canvas, 30" x 30"