Peswani has specialized in Painting during her BFA and in Sculpture in MFA, both from the M.S.University of Baroda. She has been the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship, Govt. of India and the INLAKS scholarship for the UNIDEE residency in Italy. She has exhibited in India and abroad, and been a part of several workshops. She is currently working as a part-time fellow in the Visual Culture Initiative with Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad.
The recipients of the Emerging Artist Award 2007 were chosen by an independent jury consisting artists Atul Dodiya, Subodh Gupta , Shilpa Gupta, and N.S.Harsha and art historians/ critics Annapurna Garimella and Anshuman Dasgupta. The jury’s criteria was to select artists with a strong personal language, whose works are visually engaging and consistent in their quality, as well as show a continuity throughout the body of work submitted for selection and are conceptually strong. Rakhi Peswani was selected for the conceptual strength in her work and her innovative language with material.