Awards & Honors

2017 - Award for best collage, New Haven Paint & Clay Club Annual exhibition. Collage also  purchased for permanent collection of Paint & Clay Club

2017 - Collage received “Viewer’s Choice Best Work of Art” award at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

2016 - Awarded “Public Art in the Community” Grant by the CT Office of the Arts for a Community Project “Celebrate New Haven”

2015 - Awarded “Regional Initiative Grant” by the CT Office of the Arts for “Wallingford Townscape – A Community Art Project

2015 - Collages acquired for permanent collection by New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

2015 & 2009 - Awards for Best Collage, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT

2011 - Award for Best Drawing, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT

2006 - Fellowship Grant by CT Commission on Culture & Tourism for Photo-Collage

1988 - Collage acquired by Museum of Modern Art, Bhopal, India

1988 - Collage commissioned by Ministry of Energy resources, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India

1986 - Award for Collage in International Art Exhibition, Greene Street Gallery, NYC

 

Community & Public Art Projects

2017 - Lead Artist “Celebrate New Haven”, a Community Public Art Project at the New Haven Free Public Library

2016 - Lead Artist, “Mumbai, A Collaborative Collage””, a project at school for disenfranchised children in Mumbai slums sponsored by ASEEMA, a nonprofit foundation, Mumbai, India

2016 - Lead Artist, “Wallingford Townscape – a Community Art Project”, a town wide photo collage project in partnership with the Wallingford Public Library, funded by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

2015 - Artist in Residence, Southington Public Schools for an art project based on Photo-collages, partnering with the New Britain Museum of American Art. Funded by Community Foundation of New Britain and the Southington Education Foundation

 

Artist Talks / Teaching Residencies

2013 - Current     Teaching Artist, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

1998 - Current Teaching Artist & Head of Arts Department, Wallingford Parks and Recreation, CT

2014 - 2015 Teaching Artist, Mattatuck Museum Art, Waterbury, CT

2014 - Drawing workshop titled “The Power of Line” for disenfranchised children in Mumbai slums sponsored by ASEEMA, a nonprofit foundation, Mumbai, India

2014 - Multiple community workshops in New Haven, CT, sponsored by Arts Council of New Haven

2012 - Visiting artist, Greenwich Academy, CT

2011 - Drawing Workshops, New Haven Public Schools, CT

2009 - Artist Talk at the Norwalk Community College

2008 - Collage Workshop at New Britain Museum of American Art

2006 - 2012 Adjunct Professor at the Middlesex Community College, CT

2005 - Artist Talk, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

2000 & 2001 - Resident Artist, Young Audiences of Connecticut, New Haven, CT

1999 - 2008 - Visiting Artist “Meet the Artist” project, bringing art gallery to schools, Wallingford, CT

1983 - 84 - Research Residency, an invitational project to teach rural potters technical aspects of pottery

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - Cut Up, Collages at Cheshire Academy, CT

2012 - Assembly Line, Collages & Drawings, Greenwich Academy, CT

2009 Photo –Collages Norwalk Community College, CT

2005 - Continuum, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT

2005 - Cultures in Continuum, Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

2003 - Facets,  Middlesex Community College, CT

1998 - Full Circle, Landmark Gallery, Wallingford, CT

1997 - Routes to my Roots, Living Traditions Gallery, Bristol, CT

1988 - Paper Collages, Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

1983 - Paper Collages - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

Invitational & Group Exhibitions

2017 - Broad Stripes & Bright Stars, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

2017 - Construction Workers, Keyes Gallery, Branford, CT

2017 - In Grace We Trust, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

2016 - Me Gusta el Sonida, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2016 - Virtual Reality, Collages at River Street Gallery, New Haven, CT

2015 - Studio Tour and Talk Open Studio, CT, selected for talk by guest curator, Susan Greenberg, exec. Director, Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, NYC

2015 to 2017 - Nor’Easter, Annual Juried Show at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

2015 - Going Big, Central Booking, New York, NY

2014 - Sway Shift, Installation at SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

2014 - Cut and Paste, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

2013 -Our Expanding Circle, Paper New England, Artspace, Hartford, CT

2012 - Studio Tour and Talk Open Studio, CT, selected for talk by Paul Ha, MIT List Art Center

2012 - Governor’s Island Art Fair New York City, NY

2012 - Garbage Barge Revisited, Islip Museum, New York

2011 - Pick Two at Artspace, Curated by Tim Young, Curator, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

2011 - SCRAWL Large Scale Drawing Project, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2010 - Collages at Old Town Hall Museum, Stamford, CT

2009 - Real Places, Ideal Spaces Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT

2009 - Lost & Found, Commission on Culture & Tourism Art Gallery, Hartford, CT

2008 - Curator’s Choice Best of City Wide Open Studios, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2008 - Urban Shape, Hopkins School, New Haven, CT

2007 - 101 Dresses Artspace, New Haven, CT         

2006 - Ensemble, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2005 - Picasso’s Women, Black Rock Arts Center, Bridgeport, CT

2004 - Butternut Ink, Asian American Arts Center, New York City, NY

2003 - Photo-collages, Art Place, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1986 - Professional Category State Art Exhibition & Bajaj Art Gallery, Bombay, India

1985 - Faculty Chooses Student Bajaj Art Gallery, Bombay, India

1983 - Art International Scarsdale Art Society, Greene Street Gallery, New York, NY

1981 - Selected Invitational Art Society of India, Bombay

 

Curatorial Projects

2016    Game On, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

2015 - By & By, the Gallery at the CT Office of the Arts, Hartford, CT

2007 - 2008 Pilot Pen Invitational Show in Player’s Lounge, CT Tennis Center, New Haven, CT

2007 - Dreams, Memories and Sleep, in collaboration with Yale Dept. of Psychiatry, Haskins Laboratory, New Haven, CT.

2002 - Honor Through Art, a memorial exhibition in honor of the 9/11 tragedy, Wallingford Public Library

 

Other

2016 - Current Panel Reviewer, CT Office of the Arts, for public art projects at Western CT State University,

2014 - Current Moderator, Sunday Critique sessions at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

2004 - Current Member, Visual Arts Advisory Group at Arts Council of Greater New Haven

2015 - 2016 - Manager, Flat Files, and Visual Advisory group member, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2006 - 2010 -Coordinator, Director, City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT

1989 -1990 - Professional Photographer, Fuji Film Studio, Sultanate of Oman

 

Education

Degree in Art, with a double major in Fine Art and Ceramics, Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay, India

Diploma in Photography, Photography Society of India

Certificate in Photoshop, New Haven, CT