Mallika Prakash is a biker and an engineer turned motoartist 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. After a 19 year stint in the US, Mallika moved back to her home country and currently lives and paints in Bangalore. After struggling to find art spaces to show her motorcycle art in India, Mallika started curating and hosting motoart shows that have caught India's attention.
Mallika is the founder and curator of Moto Art Show which is India's only arts organization dedicated to promoting art inspired by motorcycles and the accompanying lifestyle. Moto Art Show is the only platform world over that gives a voice to motoartists and presents their cutting edge work in formal art spaces cultivating a new wave of art patrons. Read more about Moto Art Show here.
Mallika launched her art practice in 2010 as a resident studio artist at San Francisco’s renowned CELLspace in the Mission district. She is extremely passionate about riding and channels that energy into her paintings. Her favorite medium is a good old brush and acrylic paint on canvas.
Mallika on her Honda CMX250 with custom fabric and yarn work at her favorite spot in SF.