Hemangini Maharaul is a contemporary Indian artist and environmentalist. Through her work, she explores notions of sustainability and vulnerability, with art ranging from large paintings, moved by the Himalayan peaks and landscapes,  depicted in light gold and silver colours to pocket-sized drawings, paper sketches and photography. 

 

A passionate writer, researcher and traveller, Maharaul's influences include Renaissance artist Rembrandt, modernists Nicholas Roerich and Nilima Sheikh, contemporary artists Rithika Merchant, Sameer Kulavoor, Gagan Singh and poets Robert Frost, Ralph Waldo Emerson and feminist writer Sylvia Plath.

 

She has been creating and exhibiting her work since 2012, and recently founded Arteisch, a platform to encourage a collective and participatory approach towards environmental art and activism . Born in 1990 in Bharuch, Gujarat, the artist currently lives and works in Bangalore, India.