Born in India and currently working in Florida, Pratima Aravabhoomi is a self-taught American artist exploring what it means to be human through vibrant abstract expression using mixed media.

Aravabhoomi has a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After getting married, she moved to the United States and studied graphic design at the Atlanta College of Art and Portfolio Center, Atlanta. She worked in technology for a few years before she founded an eCommerce store with her hand-lettered art. Her work in technology and business fueled her curiosity in systems and order behind the unstructured.

After a profound experience at a meditation program, she turned to abstract painting to make sense of what could not be expressed in words. Her work explores the duality between the structured and the unstructured, the depths of human nature, and the differences between perception and reality. Her fascination with language, texture and materiality emerged from her youth, living in a city with graffiti scribbled in unfamiliar languages, meddling in her mother’s armoire of vibrantly colored silk saris, listening to her grandfather’s poems about philosophy, and learning about rocks from her geologist father.

Her paintings are part of private and corporate collections across the US. She has exhibited in Washington DC, New York, and Florida.