Currently based in New York Talha Rathore was born in Gujranwala, Pakistan in1970. She graduated from National College of arts, Lahore specializing in Miniature Painting. In 1997, Talha Rathore was awarded an UNESCO Bursary for young artists, and given the opportunity to take up a residency at the SanskritiKendra in New Delhi, India.
Political divides in South Asia strangulate cultural dialog and deprive practitioners of mutual enrichment and shared concerns; thus Rathores experience of Delhis milieu provided a crucial shift in perspective. Her work was chosen to be one of six artists from the six Asian countries whose works were exhibited in Honk Kong Arts Center and also presented in Hong Kong University. Rathores work has been exhibited in Museums internationally, that includes Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, USA, World Bank Art Gallery, Washington DC, USA, and in different galleries in UK, Malaysia, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Canada, Dubai, and USA.