D. Priyanka is an Indian artist who has received recognition for her installations and oil paintings. D. Priyanka was born in a small town in Bhiwani, India, in 1978
After receiving a formal education she studied visual arts at the College of Arts in New Delhi from 1996 to 2002, where she specialized in painting. She studied under the legendary Indian artist A.Ramachendren, who taught her how to perceive objects creatively. Under his guidance she discovered her own path and soon gained recognition among art lovers and galleries. In her own words 'I was never taught what to paint or how to paint but I was taught how to perceive and how to feel.....’ His teaching remains D. Priyanka's source of inspiration till today.
Priyanka has been regularly invited to participate in important exhibitions, residencies and art fairs. In 2002 she was awarded the Rajiv Jain award for the best artist. In 2005 she was selected to render the illustration for the book for B.A.S.I.C.S in the USA. She received critical acclamation for her performances like 'I can't leave the threads of my golden past'(2008) and 'No more Priyanka' (2012). In these performances she explored her relationship with nature and her past. She currently lives and practices in Delhi.