Maitry Rao, born in India and based in London, is a digital artist mainly working in 3D and VR animation. She comes from a fine art background and allows her traditional art styles to seep into her digital creations. Her work at the Royal College of Art explores autobiographical and self-interrogative themes. She started writing monologue style poems and weaving together surreal moving images by making an interactive walking simulator and a self-reflexive film.
Prior to graduating from the Royal College of Art, she pursued a BA from Middlesex University London where she got an opportunity to showcase her VR Experience Portrait (2019) at EGX Rezzed Gaming Expo in London.
She represented India twice at the 4th(2010) and 16th(2015) International Biennial of Juvenile Art in Portugal where she was awarded a Diploma of Merit Gold on both occasions. She has also won 2nd Prize at The National Level Energy Conservation Painting Competition(2008) by the Government of India.