Rakhee Jain Desai is a self-taught, multi-discipline artist with an advertising and brand planning background.    She was born in Canada, raised in the USA and lived in Singapore for nine years.  Now back in Austin, Texas with her husband and two young daughters,    Rakhee’s advertising and market research background influence how she approaches painting as she enjoys studying and integrating social stories and cultural symbols throughout her art.    Her Indian heritage and almost a decade spent living in Asia are also evident with her utilisation of vibrant colors, motifs and symbols.    Rakhee has worked in clay, armature sculpture, watercolor, oils and wax.  Her experience in a variety of medium is apparent as her paintings display dimension, depth and fluidity.  Her current body of work uses a multiple step process which includes layers of wax, ink, dyes, fabric, acrylics, oils and epoxy to arrive at her final destination. 

Rakhee Jain Desai is a self-taught, multi-discipline artist with an advertising and brand planning background.  She was born in Canada, raised in the USA and lived in Singapore for nine years.  Now back in Austin, Texas with her husband and two young daughters,  Rakhee’s advertising and market research background influence how she approaches painting as she enjoys studying and integrating social stories and cultural symbols throughout her art.  Her Indian heritage and almost a decade spent living in Asia are also evident with her utilisation of vibrant colors, motifs and symbols.

Rakhee has worked in clay, armature sculpture, watercolor, oils and wax.  Her experience in a variety of medium is apparent as her paintings display dimension, depth and fluidity.  Her current body of work uses a multiple step process which includes layers of wax, ink, dyes, fabric, acrylics, oils and epoxy to arrive at her final destination. 


exhibitions

Sensing Singapore Seasons
group exhibition, 2016
Singapore

Cambodian Charity Acution
charity auction, 2009
Singapore

Artists for Austin
group exhibition, 2006
Austin, Texas

 

acclaims + awards

Imago Mundi Benetton Foundation
Singapore Artist 21st Century & Beyond
Singapore 

Auchan Mural
1st place
Houston, Texas

private collection

Bharwani Family  
2017
Singapore

Arfelt + Rajamand Family
2017
Singapore

Mahtani Family  
2016
Singapore

Sanghavi Family
2016
Delhi, India

Campbell Family
2016
UK 

Soeradjaya Family
2015
Jakarta, Indonesia

Four Trimesters Birthing Center
2013
Singapore