Prajakta Potnis received her BFA and MFA from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. Her works are an inquiry into the seepage of time and aura around mundane objects from daily life. They dwell between the intimate world of an individual and the outside, through mediums of photography, painting and site-specific installations. Her artistic practice questions the validity and life-span of familiar objects and spaces. Potnis refers to a wall as a witness to history that has traces of inhabitance embedded within. Her work margins on the borders of the subjective and objective, in conjunction with the individual and the material.
The artist has exhibited her works in solo and group shows internationally in museums, galleries and biennales. Potnis was the recipient of the Inlaks fine arts award (2003 – 04) and has also received several awards, including the Sanskriti Award (2010). She has been a part of many workshops and residencies internationally. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.