I’m a sculptor based out of the Southern Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. I received a BFA with Distinction from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2021). My place centric practice responds to the daily experiences of uneven rains, excessive humidity, and disintegrating hills that are symptomatic of the Anthropocene. Embedded in research on devotional practices and conceptions of nature, my works question, and aim to dissolve, material and spatial boundaries.

My sculptures are made with building materials that engage in mediation of heat, moisture, and light. Their compositions refer to liminal spaces like thresholds, courtyards, ghats (riverbanks), and dams which enable interaction with these elements. Effectively, the works bounce between the bodily, domestic, infrastructural, and environmental scales. Currently, my practice explores the metaphorical, material, and sensorial properties of water which generate muddled sensations and conceptual states that diffuse the edge between the body and its environs. Stains, spills, and seepages break the physical and imagined boundaries between the interior and exterior; as water seeps into walls and moisture permeates skin, the porous concrete becomes the epidermis and walls become the surrounding hills.

Education

2021

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago | Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distinction), Sculpture

2018

Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy | Study Trip

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Chaumasa: Four Months of Monsoon | SITE Gallery, Chicago

Group Exhibitions

2021

Future Fossils: SUM by Lan Tuazon | Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2021

BFA Thesis Show | Sullivan Gallery, Chicago

2019

A poem left Untitled | SITE Gallery, Chicago

2018

ARTBASH | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021 (upcoming)

OBJ: TBD, A reflective essay on the nature of the yet to be decided Object in Exhibition Design | (Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Awards

2021

Fund Your Practice Grant | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2021

Graduating Student Leadership- Honorable Mention | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2018

Linda and Vincent Buonanno Contemporary Practices Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2018

First Year Scholar’s Grant | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2017-2021

Scholar’s Program | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2017

Presidential Merit Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Work Experience

Field Museum

2021

Field Museum | Research Intern | Exhibition Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2019- 2021

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant | Contemporary Practices

2018- 2021

Woodshop Monitor and Cage Assistant | Sharp Instructional Shops