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.

Education

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

2014 High School Modern School, India

Experience

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

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