Poushali doesn’t only uses the traditional language but even the medium of tempera. She uses wash technique to get the subtleness required for her image making. Textile becomes a part of her narration. She explores the richness of textile, the varied texture eludes her and enriches the pictorial surface, traditional textiles like brocade or block prints from Gujarat become a part of her work.
Born in 1974 in Calcutta, She completed her B.F.A. in painting from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 2002 and M.F.A Painting from M.S.University, Baroda in 2004. Her first solo show was held at Gallery Art Resource Trust at Mumbai in 2005 and second show ‘ Re-tracings’ at Gallery Espace in 2006. She has also participated in several group shows including ‘Beyond Credos: Painting in Baroda Today’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture at Kolkata; ‘Celebrating Indian – III’ organized by ‘TRYO’ this show travelled to Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai in 2007; ‘Unfoolding Grace’ at Baroda; ‘Sense ‘N’ blend’ , New Delhi in 2006. She has received Junior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2004 and Nandalal Bose Scholarship from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1998. She lives and works in Baroda, Gujarat.