Sonali Khatti, is a mixed media artist who was born and raised in the Northeast, and now maintains a studio in Dallas, TX.  She earned her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art from the University of London.  As a first generation Indian-American, Sonali’s work is inspired by her own cultural history and extensive travels to India.  She has explored in depth the remote handicraft villages of Kutch, photographed the architectural palaces and rural landscapes of Rajasthan via train, and journeyed to many of India’s vibrant urban centers, including the holy city of Varanasi, along the Ganges River.  In addition, she has studied at the Bhandani Workshop where she learned traditional Gujarati tie-dye techniques, as well as completed an apprenticeship under the tutelage of master dyer Toofan Rafai, who taught her the ancient arts of painting and block printing with natural vegetable dyes.

Sonali’s work incorporates pieces of her own history and invites you to travel to another time and place. Through stamped surfaces, buried remnants of cloth and preserved marks, a story unfolds.