Raja an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, WI. Born in India, she has lived and travelled in several countries. Raja received a Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature in India, a diploma in Graphic Design from the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Painting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
She was a mentoring resident at RedLine Milwaukee, an urban arts incubator for over 6 years. Currently, she works out of her studio at Material Studios and Gallery in downtown Milwaukee.
She has participated in solo and group shows in the Midwest, nationally and internationally. She has won several awards and has recently received grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Milwaukee Arts Board in support of an exhibition at Redline Milwaukee. She has also received grants for traveling her work to exhibitions across the nation from the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund.
Most often, her work deals with concepts of displacement, cultural negotiation and memory. Currently she is exploring connections between drawing and writing, coding and mark-making.
Occasionally, she curates exhibitions and organizes artistic collaborations.