Rakhee Jain Desai is an Indian-American interdisciplinary artist. She was born in Canada, raised in the USA and lived in Singapore for nine years. Now back in Texas with her husband and two young daughters, Rakhee’s market research background influence how she approaches painting as she enjoys studying and integrating social stories in her work.
Rakhee’s work explores identity, cultural adaptation and belonging. She strives to create dialogue about the immigrant identity and assimilation experience in the USA. Her work integrates Batik, a wax resist textile technique. Batik, the centuries-old Eastern craft with traditionally Western mediums is a signature process that aptly communicates her South Asian identity. Originated in Java and Bali, Batik is a fashion and textile design method used throughout India, Southeast Asia, Holland and West Africa. Rakhee integrates Batik in hopes to preserve and create awareness for a traditional craft.
Follow the process on Instagram: @RJDartist.