Dhara Mehrotra (b. 1979, Bengaluru, India) completed her Bachelor's and Master's in Fine Arts from College of Art, Delhi in 2001 and 2005 respectively.  At the intersection of art and science, Dhara’s work explores and celebrates patterns in how things organise themselves in nature - from plants and living organisms in nature to human social order to ever-growing entropy in the universe, from occurrences of uniformity and regularity to homogenisation and assimilation, identity and divergence.
Particularly inspired by mycelium, the vegetative part of fungi, her works reflect upon the form, fabric, structure and topology of these fine, thread-like networks that inform and impact the macro-world. Her practice ranges across media - canvas and acrylic, paper and ink, with tactile layers of jute-coir and fibre. She was the Visiting Artist Fellow at Harvard University for Spring 2023. She received the Junior Fellowship Award from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India (2007), and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR-NCBS) Research Fellowship (Bengaluru, 2017-18). Her selected exhibitions include Spiralling into the Absurd, Anant Art (New Delhi, 2021), All in a Day's Work, Aicon Gallery (New York, 2020), etc. Her works have been showcased at The Gulf Art Fair Dubai, ‘The Museum Of Sacred Arts’ (MOSA) in Belgium, ‘The China Art Museum’, in Shanghai, and the University of California in Savannah, Georgia, among others. She is currently based in Bengaluru, India.