Mallika Prakash is a biker, new mom and an engineer turned moto artist better known as @mallikamoto. With roots in Delhi, Mallika started riding in San Francisco towards a self-propelled art career and has shown and sold her work in various galleries in and around San Francisco. Already a couple shows old as a curator, Mallika is entering the Indian art scene, tires smokin’.
Mallika is the founder and curator of Moto Art Show which is India's first gallery art show dedicated to motorcycle art. The debut show entitled "First of Its Name", was a month long motoart exhibition showing the works of 12 interdisciplinary artists held at the Peepletree Art Gallery, Bangalore in March-April 2018. The second exhibition entitled "Helmets for India" os focused on promoting road safety and will show 20 helmets customized by international artists. Check out www.motoartshow.com for more details.
Mallika launched her art practice in 2010 as a resident studio artist at San Francisco’s renowned CELLspace in the Mission district. Along with 10 other resident artists and the rotating international residency program 2048, the SpaceCraft Art Collective exhibited their most current work along with the work of guest artists month for three years. Mallika curated her first SpaceCraft group show in August 2012 titled "Science and Fiction". She has shown her work in several other bay area group shows at Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery, Back to the Picture Art Gallery, Gallery 4N5 and Mezzanine. Her first solo show was at District in 2014. Her work has been exhibited at Marin MOCA juried by Maria Medua, Director SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery and selected for other local juried shows by critic DeWitt Chang, Art Dealer James Bacchi and Art Advisor Tom O’Connor. She also worked on a collaborative dance and art workshop with Duniya Dance and Drum Company organized by CounterPULSE for the low income housing community at 10th and Mission. Mallika is an active member of her community. She has donated artwork for several non-profit fundraisers including Art for AIDS and Duniya Center for Arts and Education.
Mallika on her Honda CMX250 with custom fabric and yarn work at her favorite spot in SF.