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. Her practice evolved from painting to ceramics and mixed media installations as she began to focus on domestic objects in the feminine sphere. Handwork and gardening labor became totems of the small everyday rituals that ground, smooth over, and center women’s lives. Ladsariya often involves her mother and her daughter as participants in her work to create familial collaborations through generations. 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-motivated and 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 in Chicago through Artist/ Mother groups, as a voluntary board member for cultural organizations, and works in the arts administration and teaching fields on a contractual basis. She has exhibited at the Hammond Museum NY, Ralph Arnold Gallery- Loyola University, Hyde Park Art Center, Woman-made Gallery, Expo Chicago, Riverside Arts Center, Jamaat Art gallery Mumbai and Art Heritage Gallery New Delhi.

Tulika is the recipient of the South Asian Artists Relief fund, the Make/Together grant from the ATHENA foundation. She has been a resident at the Hyde Park Art Center from 2019-2021. She is a recipient of the BOLT residency with Chicago Artists Coalition for 2022-23.