Nitesh Mohanty is a visual artist who graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay & acquired post-graduation education from NID, Ahmedabad, specializing in Textile Design; He has been a design consultant to various brands within retail, fashion, media, publishing & hospitality industry. Over the last 16 years, he’s worked with clients such as Mocha Coffees and Conversation, Shoppers’ Stop, Penguin Books India, Rolling Stones, Smoke House Grill, Films Division, Children Films Society of India, Oxfam India, Amnesty International, etc.
He co-founded “The Root,” a platform initiated to propagate various social, cultural, political & ecological concerns through different literary and creative mediums. He curated “The Root Reel,” which showcased independent features, documentaries, world cinema & animation films from closer home & worldwide. He is also a visiting faculty at the School of Media and Culture Studies, TISS, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, & FTII.