Hi! I am artist and curator based in New Delhi, India. I completed my Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2018. I have exhibited works from my studio practice at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), SAIC (Chicago), SITE Galleries (Chicago), and Spudnik Press Cooperative (Chicago).

 

I have also curated exhibitions at the Design Museum of Chicago, Gallery No One (Chicago), Hairpin Art Center (Chicago), SITE galleries (Chicago), and SAIC. I have also previously worked at the Shrine Empire Gallery (New Delhi), Graham Foundation (Chicago), Chicago Manual Style and EXPO Chicago in an administrative capacity. I am now the curator at Nature Morte (New Delhi).

My work revolves around the relationship I, my viewers, and my art share with the spaces around us. I am interested in documenting and then manipulating the architectural spaces, and peoples notions about them through the layered use of color, transparency, and materiality.

 

My current body of work includes experiential, interactive installations at a human scale that transform and manipulate the space around them through participation & interaction. An exploration that started with the intention to challenge the traditional roles of artists and viewers has now transcended into exploring more nuanced and personal topics of belonging, authorship, and agency we as occupants have within the spaces that surround us.

Education

2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration

2014 High School Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, India

Experience

2020 ~ Curator, Nature Morte, New Delhi, INDIA

2019 - 2020 Project Manager, Shrine Empire Gallery / Prameya Art Foundation, New Delhi, INDIA

2018 - 2019 Program Assistant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 - 2019 Exhibition and Press Liaison, Chicago Manual Style, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 Programming Assistant, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2017 Curator, SAIC Wellness Center, Chicago, IL, USA

2017 Curatorial Intern, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL, USA

Group Exhibitions as an Artist

2019 Prints United: 2019 Member Exhibition, Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago, IL, USA

2019 Coming into being, Curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2019 Paper Trails, Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 Soft Spot, Curated by SITE galleries team, SITE Sharp, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 SAIC Shows, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, USA

2017 21 Minus, curated by TCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Curatorial Projects

2018 There is spackle stuck in the outlet, Gallery No One, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 Soft Spot, co-curator, SITE Sharp, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 Show Don't Tell, co-curator, Chicago Design Market, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 With/in, SAIC Wellness Center, Chicago, IL, USA

2017 Dys/Functional Furniture, co-curator, SITE Columbus, Chicago, IL, USA

2017 Declaration of Contemporary, co-curator, Hairpin Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Awards / Recognition / Grants

2018 Spudnik Press, Studio Fellowship, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 Excellence in Leadership Award, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA

2015 - 2018 Student Leader Recognition, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA

2016 Odyssey Travel Grant Recipient, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA

2014 - 2019 Merit Scholarship Recipient, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration