Born in Mumbai, Oona D’mello’s long-term engagement with art has taken on a multitude of expressions through her work in design, décor and social impact via art. She is the owner of Turqoise Creative & the Founder & Director of Art for Self- Reliance Foundation.
Oona formalised her education in art with a Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, specialising in painting. Oona made Chicago her home for nearly a decade, taking on roles such as the Art and Gallery Director at The Chicago Mosaic School, in conjunction with events at the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics.
Oona has presented her experiments with textiles and painting at an exhibition in Venice, Italy. She simultaneously had a number of solo and group shows in Chicago and Ohio, as well as in China and India. She went on to exhibit her textile-based paintings in Singapore with her show 'Feeling Resistance, Memory & Practice' in September 2019.
Oona is the co-founder of Est. Form, a creative collective, launched in December 2019.