Pooja Pittie is a visual artist who lives and works in Chicago.
Born and raised in India, she trained as an Accountant and 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 2015, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion for art and made a career change to focus on painting full-time. Pittie has an incurable and progressive form of muscular dystrophy and her studio practice is based on the struggle for balance between a slow-moving body and an active mind. Pittie's paintings have been exhibited at venues such as Expo Chicago and Art Miami. She is represented by the McCormick Gallery in Chicago.
Image: Caught in the Middle of a Memory, Year: 2018, Dimensions: 40x40 inches, Medium: acrylic on canvas