Venus Sanghvi was born in Mumbai, India and comes from a Hindu Jain family. She earned her MFA from Academy of Art University. She has a BA in Commerce and Economics from Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai, India and her MA in Management from Rithambara College in Mumbai, India. She has worked as a marketing executive in the corporate world and also taught kids in their formative years. Having grown up in Mumbai metropolitan area and having a very modern upbringing, the basic principles of her religion made a very deep impact on her during her developmental years. She works in a variety of media, oil and encaustic being her favorites. Painting enables her to transcend herself from the matter realm to the energy realm from where thoughts flow and emerge on her canvas. Her recent achievements include publication of her painting in a museum quality coffee table book; her painting was also featured on a billboard in an “Art Takes Time Square” competition. She has participated in number shows in India and in the U.S. She recently moved back to Mumbai, India.