Meet the Founder

Reva Kashikar


Reva Kashikar is a First-Generation American artist and educator working in Milwaukee, WI. She completed her MFA in Ceramics in 2020 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In July of 2021, Reva had the opportunity to move to Milwaukee to work as the Studio Manager for Lolly Lolly Ceramics and at the start of this year began teaching at Columbia College Chicago as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Design Department.

While Reva’s primary material is clay, she pulls from a background in classical ballet and the performing arts to explore performance art, writing, and sculpture to express stories and experiences. During her time at SAIC, Reva worked at the Sullivan Galleries (now SAIC Galleries) as a Curatorial Assistant primary focusing on performance art festivals and programming events.

As Reva continues to explore a post-grad art practice and a continuing new normal in the pandemic life, she finds herself still asking what it means to be an American. What does it look like? In the past year, her work has begun to pull more heavily from her heritage as an Indian. From the perspective of an American, she is left with one main question: What does it mean to be part of the South Asian Diaspora? 

Artist Statement