Ashwini Bhat, an artist born in southern India, currently lives and works in the Bay Area, California. She holds a MA in literature and had an earlier career in classical Indian dance. Bhat’s work explores the entangled relationship between the human and non-human, between the constructed and the inherent. Her sculpture has been widely reviewed and featured in Brooklyn Rail (USA), Lana Turner (USA), Riot Material (USA), Ceramic Art and Perception (USA/Australia), Ceramics Ireland (Ireland), New Ceramics (Germany), Caliban (USA), Crafts Arts International (Australia), Studio Potter (USA), Log Book (Ireland), and Ceramics Monthly (USA). Bhat was awarded a McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists for 2021 and was a recipient of Howard Foundation Award in 2014. She is the guest curator for the 77th Scripps Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2022.