Born and educated in India, Puneeta Mittal received a Master’s degree in Hindi Literature in New Delhi, and launched her teaching career at Valley school, 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 was invited to teach ceramics at Adelphi University in 2005, and in 2010 at Suffolk County Community College where she instructs as an Adjunct Professor.
Puneeta continues to create works of art in her home studio; oil paintings and ceramic works are her medium of expression. Her work is featured in New York Times, and can be seen at various galleries around the world including New York, Texas, Turkey and Austria.
With a strong belief that everything that is born, grows and withers away to be yet born again – incessant change from one to another 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 blank canvas.