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