Malavika Tiwari graduated in French Language and Literature from J.N.U., New Delhi. An inherent interest in creative pursuits led her into the world of advertising. She modeled forseveral prominent campaigns including Lakme, Nivea, Frooti, Cadbury’s and Raymond. Shethen went on to work as a television actress and played significant roles in popular serials such as Kashish, Chanakya, The Sword of Tipu Sultan, and more recently, Ketan Mehta’s PradhaMantri.
In 1993, she moved to Manhattan and used this opportunity to further her artistic portfolio. Shetrained with Patti Kelly, faculty at Parsons School Of Design, New York. Malavika had found her true métier. Upon her return to New Delhi she started MalavikaTiwari Glass Art. In businessnow for now for over sixteen years, MalavikaTiwari Glass Art is the premiere studio in the inthe Indian stained glass industry and is also a training institute for young aspiring artistswith an interest in the field.
Wardell Publications of Fort Lauderdale, California, a leading American publisher of stainedglass design books has released a book in 2006 showcasing the comprehensive work of MalavikaTiwari Glass Art at the Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas in March 2006. This is their first bookfeaturing a studio outside North America.
Being a pioneer in the industry, Malavika has been invited to deliver lectures at many forums.She has given a series of talks on the history and origin of stained glass and it’s contemporaryapplication at a Design Symposium held at the India Habitat Centre –New Delhi in associationwith the National School of Design. She has talked with the senior students of prominentschools like Vasant Valley, Sri Ram School and Modern School to share her knowledge and to educate them on the commercial viability of stained glass as an alternative profession.
Malavika has also been associated with the N.G.O Youthreach, in an effort to provide vocational training gratis to under privileged school children and to empower women.