Lata Gedala is a visual artist and a hand papermaker. Her concern for the environment encourages her to practice sustainable form of art making. This includes using plant materials for making paper and adopting non-toxic printmaking methods.

She was born and raised in India, where traveling was a big part of her formative years. Most of her childhood she lived amidst nature. This influenced her admiration and appreciation towards environment. 

She has a Bachelor’s in Science with an emphasis in Botany & Zoology. Emigrating to the US opened the doors for her in the field of Arts. She earned an Associate'sDegree in Visual Arts with highest honors at Westchester Community College, New York. Raised in a culture where art is considered only a hobby, her intent is to make art with a sense of purpose.

Lata’s work is represented in private collections and has been exhibited in juried shows in New York, San Antonio and Florence, Italy. She is a member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) and Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH). She completed BFA with highest honors at Southwest School of Art with an emphasis in hand papermaking, photography and printmaking.