Ishita Dharap is an artist, designer and art educator working in Chicago, IL. Having worked with audiences across ages in formal and informal learning environments in India and the United States, Dharap’s combined art and research practice employs reflection, imagination and play, often for the purpose of storytelling. She is one of three artist collaborators in Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library in Chicago, with whom she started Chicago based Cute Rage Press. She has had a solo show of drawings in Pune, India, and has been part of group shows in Pune, Bangalore and Chicago. She has an interdisciplinary background in art, design and experiential education, with over six years of experience creating and facilitating programs in schools, colleges and museums. Dharap received a Master of Art in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020 during a global pandemic.