As an artist, I am motivated by a desire to acknowledge the multiple influences that define me - the result of being born in Britain, raised from age 3 to 12 as child in India, followed by immigration with my family to the United States, to Queens, New York, but also from living in Berlin, Germany for four years as an adult where I first started making art seriously. A complicated path led to my decision, late in life, to forgo architecture as a career, to embark on making art. That experience has influenced the focus of my art.


I am interested in the tension between individual freedom & self-expression versus cultural heritage & social obligations. What is important for me is to reinterpret cultural, social and personal experiences through art that can be meaningful to others. Even though my artistic projects derive from the double-edged experience of immigration to this country, my art is a commentary on the larger cultural transformations that are taking place in the United States (and in India).

In 2006, I received a grant from the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and I am a 2006 fellow of both the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.


My works have been exhibited in various places. They include New York, Los Angeles (US), Toronto (Canada), London (UK), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Bali (Indonesia), Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi (India).