Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Collage, Sculpture, Media Arts, Photography
English, Hindi, Other
K-12 Schools, Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Independent Living, Library
2013 â€˜The Myth of the Givenâ€™ â€“ Three men show with Graham Gillmore and Jason Wallengren â€“ Ashok Jain Gallery â€“ NY - USA
2012 â€“ SOLO - â€˜Eloi..Eloiâ€¦.â€™- Ashok Jain Gallery â€“ New York â€“ USA
2012 â€˜Radiateâ€™ â€“ Curated by Kathryn Myers - 1st venue: -Windsor Art Center â€“ CT, 2nd venue: - Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago â€“ IL - USA
2012 â€˜Video Wednesday â€“ IIâ€™ â€“ Curated by Gayatri Sinha & Critical Collective â€“ Gallery Espace â€“ New Delhi â€“ India
2011 â€˜Terminal â€˜ Short Video Festival â€“ Austin Peay State University â€“ Tennessee - USA
2011 â€˜End to Endâ€™ â€“ Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Centre â€“ New York â€“ USA
2011 â€˜The Intuitive-Logic Revisitedâ€™ â€“ Osianâ€™s & World Economic Forum â€“ Davos-Klosters - Switzerland
2011 â€˜Myselfâ€™ â€“ A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraiture â€“ Currated by Marjorie Vecchio - Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery â€“ Reno â€“ Nevada - USA
2010 SOLO - â€˜Holy Smoke and Other Worksâ€™ â€“ RL Fine Arts â€“ New York - USA
2007 SOLO - â€˜Ebenezer-A Decade-Works 1997 â€“ 2007â€™â€“ Galerie Muller & Plate â€“ Munich - Germany
Teaching Artist Jobs (Selection)
2011-Present â€“ Trained and working with Studio in a School, New York at New York Public Schools
2003-2005 Visiting Faculty â€“ NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) - New Delhi â€“ India
1995-2003 Taught various visual art skills to underprivileged children of Chennai with NGO organizations.
1995 Fulltime Faculty - Govt. College of Arts and Crafts â€“ Chennai â€“ India
1992 - 1994 Visiting Faculty â€“ Govt. College of Art and Crafts â€“ Chennai â€“ India
Teaching art to Adults, to me is an experience I constantly cherish while being a part of the curriculum that I teach. I help my elderly students see nature and portray their understanding with the aid of observation. Art is a life-changing phenomenon, so I invite my students to pursue their art with an open mind. My professional artistic practice has many dimensions, so ask students to see the multiple possibilities that can help them complete a work. I am experienced in drawing and sketching with graphite, charcoal, dry brush, Pen and Ink, painting with watercolor, gouache, acrylic and oil color mediums. Students appreciate my approach to teaching and travel with me through the technical part of art making with ease. I believe in students and I do believe in art practice. I also believe that a good teacher could instruct a student and inspire with his/her own creative potentials.
I like to listen to my elderly students while teaching. My philosophy is, only a good listener assists a good student. Since students like to listen only to a good listener I pay attention to them every moment of my teaching time.
I teach what I â€˜learntâ€™. Since I myself a â€˜learnerâ€™, my teaching is always about sharing knowledge.
20 years of Art practice, travels, scholarships, exhibitions had given me enough experience to share with my elderly students what I acquired along my way.