Born & raised in Detroit, Arti moved to Chicago after graduating Western Michigan University with degrees in Theatre Performance and Sales & Business Marketing.
As a biracial artist living in the diaspora, she is committed to being a part of and producing pieces that expand the canon of Middle Eastern and Asian American art. She aims to build a pipeline for strong femme leadership & challenge gender roles that are traditionally associated with womxn of color.
Arti is a staff member with The Chicago Inclusion Project & a founding member of the MENASA MidWest Artist Collective.
She produces events, workshops and serves on the board of the Chicago Chapter of The Muslim Writers Collective, a national grassroots arts organization aimed at reclaiming the Muslim American narrative.