Nandi Makala was born in Paris and raised in the Southwest of France. She developed an attraction
for colors and materials at an early age. She creates colorful bodies of work that blend various
approaches to textiles; among them embroidery, stitching, and crochet. She imbues them with a
collection of a variety of materials: leather, metal, wool, and wood. Nandi Makala graduated from the
National School of Fine Arts in Angers, France with a Diploma in Textile and Tapestry Art, and also
has a Diploma in Interior Decoration from LISAA Fashion School in Paris.
Her first international exhibition was in New York at Parsons The New School of Designs’s Aaron
and Sheila Aronson Gallery. She has also exhibited in several Paris galleries, where she won a
Young Artist Art Prize, and in several cities around the world including Miami, San Francisco,
London, and now Santa Fe where she works and lives.