Rising Stars: Astha Malik


Astha Malik is a proud woman of color. She creates women portraits that capture essence and facets of their identity, and leans on vibrant colors and vivid imagery to portray her women. Through her work she celebrates beauty, strength and diversity of women. She has auctioned her artwork for charity for the last 4 years towards education and equality.


Art is like meditation to me. It helps me connect with my inner self and brings me peace. I have been exploring bold, vibrant, colorful, diverse women portraits in modern-day art form. I draw inspiration from everyday women I meet, read about and the ones I’ve had around me growing up, Indian and African culture, New York streets and just about anything spontaneous. Through my work I try to represent a variety of narratives – there’s hidden beauty within each one of us, what you see on the outside is just a coat of what we show to the world, we all have imperfections that we should embrace and we are way stronger than we think we are! You Be You!

Summer state of mind, 2022
Acrylic-mandala, 16 x 20

Be yourself and be proud of it!, 2022
Acrylic-paletteknife, 16 x 20

The IT girl!, 2021
Acrylic-paletteknife, 12 x 16

Some fear fire, some become it!, 2022
Acrylic-lowpoly, 16 x 20

Be the You of your soul, 2020
Acrylic, 12 x 16

Blurred Perfection, 2021
Acrylic-pixelation, 16 x 20

We are all wired differently, 2021
Acrylic-paletteknife, 12 x 16

Let your light shine, 2022
Acrylic, 16 x 20

For more information about the artist, please visit:

Instagram: @the_artsy_project

All photographs courtesy of Astha Malik
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