Radhika Agarwala completed her MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London (2011), MFA in Painting from School of Fine Art, University of Florida (2010) and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008). She also studied at Rabindra Bharati University, Faculty Of Visual Arts, Kolkata and completed her BFA in Painting (2007).She lived and worked in London until 2015.

After moving back to India after two decades, she observed the urban crisis, altered landscapes and it's destruction in a new light, that of being both, her muse and material. She finds inspiration from abandoned and overgrown environments, mountains, rocks to botanical gardens, burial grounds and caves. Her multi-disciplinary practice finds her exploring concepts of fragility and permanence – using material from both nature and civilization. Uprooted trees and branches share space with paper, epoxy-resin, bronze and concrete. Found objects – both organic and inorganic, are cast with substances they would not normally interact with. Whatever the material, or the distortion or hybridization forced on it, in the end her work asks a simple question –“Who would win if Nature starts to fight back?” and the answer to that is a quick – “Not us”. Often rich in mythical references, her drawings, sculptures and installations deal with the fossilization of material and memory. She approaches cities as forests turn wastelands. Man's constantly growing hunger for 'productive space' has resulted in mass deforestation and the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of species of plants, animals and insects over the decades - Radhika's work is testament to this loss.

Radhika Agarwala considers observation and personal experience to be a conceptual practice that underwrites her visual art while channelling a legacy of radical environmental commentaries into the practices of her work. Taking nature and it's elements, her pieces comprise multiple components, taking the form of sculptural as well as serial arrangements that we could compare to nature's chords in the melody of the existence of trees all over the world. She echoes the beauty of Hermann Hesse when he said: 'Trees are penetrating preachers. Trees are sanctuaries.' In this deeply reflective sojourn, we experience the social and physical dynamics of perception as we encounter her works. Radhika's approach is wide-ranging, a transhistorical approach that traces kinships and affinities between artistic methods and practices, to create new layers of meaning to bridge the present and past. What emerges is a historical narrative that is built around forms of symbiosis, solidarity, and human hood.

Her works have been exhibited for Art Dubai at Latitude 28 booth (2022) ,'When The Other Stares Back' , curated by Adwait Singh at Kaee Contemporary, Kolkata (2022), 'Memory Leaves' ,Curated by Uma Nair at Art Exposure, Kolkata (2022), 'All The Days and Nights' at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020), with Latitude 28 at Delhi Contemporary Art Week (2021-2017), India Art Fair (2023-2022,2019 -2018); 'Babur ki Gai' (2018) and 'G/rove' (2017), 'Participate', Asians Arts Initiative (2014). Solo exhibits include 'For Two Lovers' (2013) & 'Encounter' (2012) at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London. Artist residencies include Atelierhaus Salzamt, Austria & Casa Dell'Arte, Turkey (2013). She has participated in the Saatchi Gallery Auction, London (2012) and was shortlisted for the 100 Painters of Tomorrow, by Kurt Beers, Cecily Brown & Jack Klein and Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture, UK (2013), Annual Scholarship from University OF Florida School of Art + Art History, U.S.A and Merit Scholarship from School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

She currently lives and works from Kolkata.