Crystal Desai’s deeply introspective practice is based on an ever-evolving personal mythology. Her abstracted textural works are composed of imagery derived from nature, wildlife, and the cosmos. Although interested in addressing themes of identity, spirituality, and femininity, Desai maintains an underlying sense of playfulness and spontaneity. She primarily works with acrylic paint and ink, and often includes mixed media elements such as collage, crayon, nail polish, and eye shadow. Living and working out of her home studio in Atlanta, Desai has been showing work throughout the state since 2012, when she received a BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia.