Grants and Residencies

Recipient of the In-Sessions Fellowship Grant "Call and Response" 2022-23, Threewalls

Resident at Stay Home Gallery, Artist/Mother Podcast Oct 2022

Resident at BOLT, Chicago Artists Coalition 2022-23

Resident at Hyde Park Art Center 2019 - 2022

Recipient of Make/Together Project Grant from the ATHENA foundation 2020

Recipient of the South Asian Artists Resilience Fund SAARF 2020

Recipient of the Illinois Art Fund- 3 Arts Relief grant 2020

Exhibition Record
2022

Chicago Artists Coalition, "Preview 11" curated by Teresa Silva, Chicago, IL

Mdw Art fair, Mana Contemporary, "Homegrown" curated by Lauren lacoponi, Chicago IL

Bird Show Chicago, "Rooting" facilitated by Erin Toale, essay by Pia Singh, Chicago IL

Stay Home Gallery, "Wax and Wane", curated by Anna McKeown, Paris, TN

Collar Works, "Painting at night", juried by Judith Braun, Troy NY

Lillstreet Art Center, "Taking. Up. Space" curated by Amanda Mulcahy, Chicago, IL

Grounds for sculpture, The Color Network, Hamilton, NJ

2021

Riverside Arts Center, “Vessels”, curated by Liz Chilsen, Chicago IL
Roaring Artist Gallery, “Storytelling” curated by Katie Osborne Bradford, Virtual
Dragonfly Gallery, “How did we get here?” curated by Ivonne Cruz, Chicago IL
Spilt Milk Gallery, “Pressured Centered Balanced” curated by Beckie Upton, UK-Virtual
Roaring Artist Gallery, “Hope” juried by Melissa Huber and Heather Kirtland, Virtual
2020
Terrain Biennale, “Art-in-place”, curated by Courtney Lederer, Chicago IL
Dragonfly, “I am Woman”, curated by Ivonne Cruz, Chicago IL
Woman Made Gallery, “Home”, online exhibit, curated by Jennifer Weigel, Chicago IL
Artist Representation by Roaring Artist Gallery, Katie Bradford Osborne, Online
Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University, curated by Lisa Armstrong and Betsy Odom, Chicago IL
Woman Made Gallery, “What are you voting for?” juried by Karen Gutfreund + Sherri Cornett, Chicago IL
2019
“The Outsider”, collaboration with upcycling fashion designer, Sarah Sands, Chicago IL
ACCE: The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education, curated by Imran Ikram, Chicago IL
Hyde Park Art Center, “(Sub)urban”, curated by Audrey Moyer, Chicago IL
2018
Hyde Park Art Center, “Parallel Universe”, exhibition of printworks curated by Liz Born, Chicago IL
Chicago Public Art Group, “From Many Paths We Come”, Chicago IL
2016
16th street theatre, Berwyn, in conjunction with play “Muthaland”, Chicago IL
*SK design studio, Pilsen “Across Borders” curated by Megha Ralapati, Chicago, IL
2015
Expo Chicago, Navy Pier “HPAC Center Program” curated by Jim Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Flushing town Hall, “Erasing Borders”, curated by Aroon Shivdasani Indo-American Arts Council IAAC, New York, NY
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, “Erasing Borders”, IAAC, New York, NY
Hammond Museum, “Erasing Borders”, IAAC, New York, NY
2014
*Jamaat Art Gallery, “Work In Progress”, curated by Pravina Mecklai, Mumbai, India
Elephant Room Gallery Inc, “Small Works” Chicago, IL
Chicago Art Department, “Off-Center”, curated by Mike Nourse, Chicago, IL
Roman Susan Gallery, “Objects”, curated by Kristen Abhalter and Nathan Smith, Chicago, IL
Morpho Gallery, “Emerging Artists Exhibit” Chicago, IL
2013
Hyde Park Art Center, “Not Just Another Pretty Face”, facilitated by Kate Lorenz and Megha Ralapati, Chicago, IL
*Art on Armitage, “Work-Life Balance”, curated by Mary Ellen Croteau, Chicago, IL
Roman Susan, “Surrounded Salon”, curated by Nathan Smith & Kristin Abhalter, Chicago, IL
Eco Art Lab, “Climate Change”, curated by Chris Cuomo, Athens, Georgia
*Victory Gardens Theatre, in conjunction with Indian play “Disconnect”, Chicago, IL
2012
Art Heritage Gallery, “Feminist Mappings” curated by Amal Allana, New Delhi, India
Hyde Park Art Center, “Front and Center”, curated by Mike Nourse, Chicago, IL
2011
Ravenswood Art Walk, Chicago Artists Month, “Urban Confustions” Chicago, IL
*Jamaat Art Gallery, “Lofty Assimilation” curated by Pravina Mecklai, Mumbai, India
Black Cloud Gallery, “mARTch” Chicago, IL
2009
Saffronart, Mumbai, India
Urbanscapes, Jamaat, Mumbai, India
Education
2012 The Center Program: professional pathways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
2008 Diploma in Indian Aesthetics, Jnanapravaha, Mumbai
2007 Diploma in Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2002 Chartered Accountant- 46th Rank All India, Institute of Chartered Accountants, India
2001 Bachelor of Commerce- High Honors, Bombay University, Mumbai, India 
Professional Experience

SpaceShift Collective, Aao Mil Baithen, Starlight- Devon Avenue

- Selected as one of six artists for the Race, Caste and Colorism project funded by Northwestern University

- Create installation for transformation of store into a community art space for Devon

- Participate in talks, lectures and voice to represent the need for further community initiatives

- Community outreach via workshops and interaction via programming


Center Program Manager, Hyde Park Art Center

- Assist Director of Education with administrative duties including processing applications, communicating with program participants and visitors, planning seminar meetings, setting up seminar space and gathering exhibition content for promotional purposes

- Serve as a key spokesperson and liaison to the Art Center and larger art community

- Co-curate exhibition with lead and curator

- Put together exhibition catalog and exhibition related programming events


Teaching- Lectures and Workshops

- Guest Lecture School of the Arts Institute of Chicago (undergrad)- Documentation for Art

- Guest Lecture School of the Arts Institute of Chicago (grad)- Curating expanded fields

- Educator for teen painting program at After School Matters

- Creativity workshops with elementary children at START Mumbai, Bell Academy, Wicker Park Garden community and Harold Washington Library.


Board Member, Chicago Public Art Group CPAG

- Grow mentorship program by aligning lead artists with young volunteers and emerging artists

- Further community relationships, engage schools and park districts to commission public art

- Provide critique, design feedback, and guidance for ongoing projects

- Support fundraising and event sponsorship efforts


Lead Artist, Devon Streetscape design, Chicago Public Art Group CPAG

- Studied cultural influences and corralled opinion within the community via workshops, collaborations, and charrettes to develop specific design forms for community identifiers

- Engaged stakeholders including Aldermen, Principals, Park Administrators, urban planners, Chicago Department of Transportation, city officials, and Community Leaders