Born in New York City and raised most of her life in Brooklyn, Charulata has always had a solid foundation in media arts and creative writing. Inspired by the diverse culture in which she was raised, her work has become an expression and celebration of differences.
Starting out in the N.Y.C. independent film scene after graduating high school, Charulata began working various jobs in the industry. She did everything from scaling film equipment up city buildings, lighting, production assisting or just finding a specific brand of orange juice for the talent. It wasn’t until college that she discovered her passion for photography. Her specialty is working with alternative processes, both traditional and digital. Using materials such as tiles, wood, canvas and metal in combination with her images, her affinity for alternative processes has become an integral exploration of her fine art work.
She is an educator in Media Arts and English. She currently teaches at Long Island University. She is also the founder and director of Revolution Me Media Lab, an after school program that offers free courses and workshops to teens.
Charulata holds a B.A. in Journalism, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and an M.F.A. in Media Arts