Trained in painting, Tulika Ladsariya often works with acrylics, and is frequently drawn to objects associated with traditional women’s work using domesticity and nurture to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, identity, and personal history. Born in Mumbai, India and living in Chicago, USA for the past decade, her work is an exploration of her layered identity – as an Indian-born woman, a first-generation immigrant, and a mother.
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).
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. She has been 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.