Hi! I was born in New Delhi, India, and reside in Chicago, IL. I completed my Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018) with a concentration in Fibers and Arts Administration. I am currently working at the Graham Foundation, and Chicago Manual Style as a program assistant. I am also a studio fellow at the Spudnik Press Cooperative.
I have curated exhibitions at the Design Museum of Chicago, Gallery No One, Hairpin Art Center Chicago, SITE galleries, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have also exhibited works from my fibers-based practice at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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.
2014 High School Modern School, India
2018 ~ Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Program Assistant, Chicago, IL, USA
2018 ~ Chicago Manual of Style, Program Assistant, Chicago, IL, USA
2018 EXPO Chicago, Programming Assistant, Chicago, IL, USA
2017 SAIC Wellness Center, Curator, Chicago, IL, USA
2017 Chicago Design Museum, Curatorial Intern, Chicago, IL, USA
Group Exhibitions as an Artist
2018 Soft Spot, Curated by team @SITE gallery, 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
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