Purvai Rai studied at Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore. She is a graphic designer, textile designer and multimedia artist whose work revolves around stories, memories, and identity; social inclusion is driven practice. She works with natural materials like jute, cotton, and yarn which acts as a medium of storytelling in her artwork, as layers of fibers uncover personal narratives that hoard with the passing of time. She believes that much like a photograph, a piece of fabric also captures the essence of many moments in our life. For her clothing is a significant element that we use to express our personal, cultural, social and historical beliefs. Her work ranges from publication design, fine art, collaging, and textile art. As a graduate student, she has explored different forms of visual arts and continues to do so in all her works.