Bharti Kher was born in England where she pursued her art education as well.
Kher’s works are striking examples of art that is complex and embedded with layers of symbolism. Her most popular central motif of practice is the ready-made ‘bindi’. These bindis, which are decorative dots worn on the centre of the forehead by Indian women, lend her art with a range of meaning and subtext across historical and contemporary periods. She uses bindis extensively, in varied sizes, to create large wall based panels, smaller sized wall works as well in sculptures. Kher also creates sculptures and collages of hybrid creatures sometimes covered in part with bindis.
The artist lives and works in Delhi.