Tulika Ladsariya explores connections using tenderness and nurturance to discuss beauty, identity, and history. Using an interdisciplinary practice of painting, ceramics, and installation, she creates work that explores threads that link multiple worlds. Maps and veins, plants and organs, vessels and cells often weave in and out of her image making oeuvre. Natural materials like earth, sun, flora and water are collaborators in her ritualistic practice. Born in Mumbai, India and living in Chicago, USA for the past decade, her work is an exploration of her layered identities.
Ladsariya is a qualified Chartered Accountant and her artistic practice has largely been self-driven, supported by workshops in art centers and residency programs. She transitioned to a creative full-time studio practice after her stint working for an auction house. She serves in the arts community through Artist/ Mother groups, as a board member for cultural organizations, and works in the arts administration and teaching fields on a contractual basis. She worked on the Devon streetscape design project and is a member of Spaceshift collective for a community art-space on Devon (little India in Chicago). With Spaceshift and Chicago Architecture Biennale, she is working to create a community gathering space on Devon Avenue in 2023.
Ladsariya has exhibited at the Hammond Museum NY, Ralph Arnold Gallery (Loyola University), O’Connor Gallery (Dominican University), Shingoethe Center (Aurora University), Collar Works, NY , Expo Chicago, Riverside Arts Center, Jamaat Art gallery Mumbai and Art Heritage Gallery New Delhi. Her exhibition footprint has moved from several venues in the United States, London and India.
She was a resident at the Hyde Park Art Center from 2019-2021 and a BOLT resident at Chicago Artists Coalition from 2022-23. She is also a 2022-23 recipient of the In-Session Fellowship for Threewalls Foundation and an Individual Artist Program grant by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) by the City of Chicago.