Ishita Dharap is an artist and art educator. Her cyclical teaching and art-making practice excavates personal and communal discomfort through a rigorous practice of reflection and play. Her work has manifested in drawing, collage, time-based media, performance, sculpture, and installation. She received a Master’s in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020 during a global pandemic. She is currently a doctoral student in the Art Education program at UIUC and an Education Coordinator at the Krannert Art Museum.