2020: Painting & Sculpture
Edra Soto, Chicago, Il
Pooja Pittie, Chicago, Il
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, she moved to the U.S. in 1999. An MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business led her to a career in Finance and Entrepreneurship. In 2016, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion for art and shifted her focus to painting full-time.
Pooja has an incurable and progressive form of muscular dystrophy and her painting process explores the constantly changing relationship between an often slow body and an active mind.
Pooja is an alumna of the HATCH residency at Chicago Artists' Coalition and the Center Program at Hyde Park Art Center. As a Board member of both organizations, she is an advocate for equity and accessibility in the Arts. She has been nominated for the 3Arts Visual Art Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Her paintings have been exhibited at EXPO Chicago, Art Miami and The Union League Club of Chicago and she is in numerous private collections across the country. Pooja is represented by the McCormick Gallery in Chicago.