©Mansi Sood

Artist Bio

Mansi is Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, moonlighting as a watercolor artist. Mansi is a Juried Member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. In addition to her passion for research and teaching, she is an avid visual artist and engages in community programs for making math and art more accessible to diverse audiences. She has hosted several fundraisers with her paintings at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media (PCA&M) to support inclusive art programs at PCA&M and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. She has served as an instructor at the Creative Citizens Studios and the PCA&M.  As an undergraduate student at IIT Bombay, she was elected as the Institute Cultural Secretary and led several initiatives bringing together campus residents from all walks of life through improved facilities and avenues for collaborations. Notable initiatives include the formal integration of fine arts as an elective course, initiating art classes for children of transient migrant laborers, and establishing the first visual arts studio for campus residents. Her long-term projects include i) working at the intersection of art and science to illustrate scientific concepts creatively and ii) improving diversity and representation in visual storytelling. Mansi has been recognized with the Unsung Hero Award at Carnegie Mellon University for her contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Pittsburgh community.

I sometimes share the story behind my paintings on my instagram account

I am always excited by opportunities to teach in community art programs and participate in collaborative projects.