Akshata Mokashi

Landscapes paintings and observational drawings being the core inspirations for Akshata , she found her real passion in hand weaving medium, which she calls 'painting with yarn'. Her tapastries are boundless explorations of not just the weaving on handloom but also of nature, landscape and surrounding elements.Akshata completed her B.F.A. in textile design at Sir J.J. School of Art , Mumbai and thereafer went on to pursue her M.F.A. in Fashion & Textiles from Heriot Watt University in the UK in 2019.
Her artworks have been exhibited in Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Center Art Gallery, NESCO, Priyasri Art Gallery (online show) in Mumbai, Dovecot Studios in
Edinburgh, John Byrne, UK (online exhibit) and Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan (group work). Akshata has won awards for her impressive tapastry works. Besides her professional art career she has worked as a textile designer in an interior design studio & a fashion design house in Mumbai. Recently, she has been a resident artist at Space studio Baroda. The residency brought new dimensions to her works as she experimented with sculptural weaving, using found materials from construction sites. Lately, Akshata has been exploring the concept of human intervention on nature and observing the play of shadows and light in the space through her tapstries.