Manali Jagtap was born in 1978, in Kolhapur, India. An award winning Graphic Designer and Fine Artist she currently lives and works in London. Educated at the renowned Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai, she has worked extensively as a Graphic Designer in the film, "Boom" motion picture, "Filmi Fundas" Asian Film Festival and music industry in both Mumbai and London. In 2002 she collaborated with scientist Sarah Angliss a sonic artist, engineer and performer. Together they created a 70 minute projection which was commissioned by the Think Tank Millennium Trust, Birmingham and celebrated innovation in science and technology over reign of Queen Elizabeth I. In 2003, she was part of the East Wing Collection Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, with an art-work catalogue for the exhibition. Her work was praised as “a microcosmic representation of the Collection itself”. Currently Manali's artistic expression ranges from painting, ceramics, and conceptual installations.