Bio

Education

MFA in Studio Art
City College of New York, CUNY, NY
2015

M.A (Fine) Museology
Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Vadodara, India
2010

B.F.A in Painting
Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore, India
2007

Residencies

Shimeesha Art Studio
Vadodara, India
2010

Awards

Therese McCabe Ralston Connor Award
2015

Therese McCabe Ralston Connor Award
2014

Fellowships

AIM Fellowship
Bronx Museum of Arts
2016

Create Change Fellowship
The Laundromat Project
2015

Exhibitions

Solo

Transitional threads
Art Gallery
City College of New York
May 2015

Group

Bronx Calling
The fourth AIM Bienniel
The Bronx Museum of Arts
2017

Harlem for Flint Auction
National Black Theatre, New York, New York
Curated by Shani Peters
2016

Demystifying Feminism
Art Gallery
City College of New York, CUNY, NY
2015

TimeLab
Art Gallery
City College of New York, CUNY, NY
2014

Height Width Depth
Art Gallery
City College of New York, CUNY, NY
2014

SAWCC 7th Annual Benefit and Soiree
Saffron Art, NY
Curated by Jasmine Wahi
2013

Erasing Borders, Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
Indo American Arts Council
Traveling exhibition at Manhattan Ville College, NY, Hammond Museum, North Salem and Flushing town hall, Queens
Curated by Vijay Kumar
2013

Art for Social Change
Asia Arts initiative, Philadelphia
2012

Touché
Faculty of Fine Arts
Vadodara, India
2012

Five But One
Faculty of Fine Arts,
Vadodara, India
2010

Panels

Empowering Immigrant Communities Through Art and Activism
March 2017

Teaching

Director
ArTech, AHRC, an Inclusive arts studio in the Bronx.
Since November 2016
ArTech is primarily an arts studio for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and for the community of Bronx.  I work in close collaboration with Art Specialists for creating projects, identifying individuals interests, check on progress of clients, organizing field trips to museums, galleries, run the social media page,  finding exhibition opportunities , order materials, maintain studios and build connections with neighboring arts and social organizations. Within the past couple of months, we have built connections with Westchester Square  Art Center and Kelly St Garden.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Art Consultant
AHRC
August 2014 - July 2016

I work with focus on individual teaching and interests. I teach varied medium of painting, collage, silkscreening and drawing. I also work on finding opportunities for the individuals to work with different art projects within community settings. 

Workshops Conducted

Postcard Collage
Studio Museum of Harlem
January 2016

I designed a one day workshop for Studio Museum of Harlem's 'Harlem postcards' workshop, based on the museum’s current exhibition, as a part of the museum's Free Target Sundays and implemented it with families.

Silkscreening
Urban Innovations
March 2016

Silkscreening workshop for Urban Innovations, an organization that helps people with learning and developmental disabilities.

Parenting Journey
The Laundromat Project and Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership
October 2015 - December 2015

As a teaching artist for ’s ‘Parenting Journey’ workshop I worked with kids on various art projects every week.

Harlem: I’m still here (Silk Screening) 
Create Change Fellowship
The Laundromat Project
September 2015

Community based art project I helped organize as a part of the Create Change Fellowship research. The main focus was to develop an art project based on the issues and needs of the community. I conducted and organized a silkscreening project as a part of final community event culminating the fellowship.

Draw a wish/your story
Dream Centre, Harlem, NY.
April 2015

The workshop was designed for people to draw their portraits and build their story around it. I imparted technical skills along with conceptual guidance.

Teaching Assistant
Intro to Drawing course with Tom Thayer
City College of New York, NY
January 2015 - May 2015

I worked as a teacher, along with Tom Thayer, lecturer Drawing and Painting, for an undergraduate class.

Intern
Beth Mount
Urban Innovations
May 2014 - July 2014

I assisted the artist in her initiative for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I also conducted an art workshop as a part of my internship at Marcus Garvey Park,New York.

Photography Intern
Project for Empty Spaces, NY
2013

As a photography intern for Jasmine Wahi and Meenakshi Thirukode, I was involved with administrative assistance and worked as the primary on- site photographer.

Assistant teacher
University School of Design, India
August 2007 - May 2008

I taught undergraduate students painting and drawing. The main focus of the art syllabus was to relate art to architecture.

Volunteer Art Teacher
Pratham
2008

At Pratham, a learning organization for children with financial difficulties, I taught technical drawing skills and also introduced concepts like storytelling.