NEHA MISRA STUDIO
Beauty is a verb
Neha Misra is a contemporary visual eco-folk artist, poet, and an award winning Climate Justice advocate with a deep belief in the power of human (re) imagination to create new realities.
Neha was born and raised in New Delhi, India. As an immigrant to the United States, the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area is her adopted home. Neha’s Earth Stewardship centered multi-disciplinary creative studio builds intertwined bridges between individual, collective, planetary healing. Her regenerative art practice has roots in the diverse eco-folk traditions, mythology, ancient knowledge, and colorful vibrancy of her Indian heritage. Her immigrant experience has been a catalyst for rediscovering and re-claiming this sacred tapestry. Neha’s education in Physics is the foundation for the mosaic of her work that explores the intersection of worlds - physical and metaphysical, complex and simple, old and new.
Neha's paintings bring out an enchantment with the timeless wisdom, magic, and resilience of nature. Threads of reverence and concern for our relationship with Mother Earth run through her embodied being. She combines this with an interest in neuroscience to balance our left brain dominated modern world, in wholeness, with the right brain - our spiritual and creative connection with the world within and without. A color therapy explorer, Neha lives for the nano seconds when a viewer looking at her art gasps with visceral joy,"Oh! the colors!"
Neha describes her poetry as a passage of finding words for the wordless, a self-revelation, and an instrument of co-liberation. As poetry emerges from private spheres to communal life, Neha believes it is a gift to renew, to connect, and to move the spirit.
Neha is recognized globally for her intersectional Climate Justice work. She serves as the inaugural Global Ambassador of Remote Energy which is making the solar movement more inclusive for people of color, especially women. She co-founded Solar Sister to support transformational women power to generate solar power in off-grid communities across East and West Africa. Neha has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, Forbes, Ms. Magazine, and Mothers of Invention. She has been honored as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and as a Regenerative Artivist with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and habRitual's Design Science Studio. She is a Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis, an initiative of the OpEd Project and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to change who writes history.
Neha seeks to live in solidarity with all who are building just, sustainable, and soulful ways of inhabiting our shared tiny blue planet.
"If change were a piece of art,
I will make a start..."