Born and educated in India, Puneeta Mittal received a master’s degree in Hindi Literature in New Delhi and launched her teaching career at The Valley School, A Krishnamurti Foundation boarding school, in Bangalore.
After moving to the United States in 1994, Puneeta discovered her passion for clay and focused on exploring clay forms and surfaces with Betty Busby of “The Clayroom” studio at Oyster Bay, NY.
In 2006 she graduated with an MA in studio art from Adelphi University, followed by an MFA from Long Island University in 2008. Puneeta worked as a ceramic instructor in the art Department at Adelphi University between 2005 – 2018. She continues to instruct in the art department as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College & Long Island University. Puneeta resides on Long Island with her husband, Dr. Vivek Mittal and is department head of ceramics program at the Art League of Long Island.
With a strong belief that everything that is born, grows and withers away to be yet born again – incessant change from one to the other proceeds in an evolutionary cycle – clay has proved to be an ideal medium for her expressions.
Her love for color and textures in nature – internal and external, has proved to be an unlimited resource for the work she creates in her studio.
Her work is featured in New York Times, Newsday, and other publications.
Puneeta has sold art work at various galleries in USA,Turkey and Austria. Her work is in permanent collections of private homes and Public institutions throughout the world.