Bharti Lalwani trained as an artist at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London and later at The Sotheby's Institute of Art in Singapore. While she has produced writing on international art, much of her criticism is focused on contemporary art of Southeast Asia. Having spent over twenty years of her life in Lagos, Nigeria, Bharti has moved across several countries and career paths.
She established Litrahb Perfumery in 2018 to explore a new language of fragrance and flavour as extended mediums of her critique. In 2021, she launched Bagh-e Hind: Scent Translations of Mughal and Rajput garden-paintings - A mammoth research project and exhibition that explores the olfactory landscape of Mughal-era India, developed in collaboration with Dr. Nicolas Roth, scholar of early modern South Asia.
A selection of her published art criticisms can be found here.