EXHIBITIONS

  • Group Show, Self Scapes, OpenWall Gallery, 47th Alderman Office,Chicago, IL.

  • Solo Show, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.

  • Group Show, Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago IL.

  • Group Show, Un-Broken, Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL. 

  • Group Show, Kala Art Gallery, Cleveland OH.

  • Group Show, Works on Paper, National Juried Competition 2015.Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences. 

  • Dual Collaborative Show, Permenance|Ephemerality, Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago IL.

  • Group Show, Why Self-Adventures of Social Identities, Palazzo Ca' Zanardi,Venice,Italy. 

  • Group Show, India Arts Festival, Mumbai India.

  • Ink from Abroad- Group Show, Zhu Jizhan Museum of Art, Shanghai, China.

  • Group Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner, Turqoise Creative, Mumbai, India- July 2018 - Present 

Creative solutions, concept creation and space rental boutique space. Innovative studio rental space artistically curated by the former Founder & Owner of Turqoise Handicrafts (Mumbai). The interiors of the space comprise of original artworks from paintings to mosaics and other sculptural works by domestic and international artists, as well as a distinct handprint of local artisans.

Founder & Executive Director, Art for Self-Reliance, Mumbai, India - Jan 2010-Present

We are committed to the empowerment of people through the experiential and transformative process of art, leveraged as a tool leading us to guide self-reliance through awareness. The role of art invites and encourages oneself to manifest with confidence, care and the ability to dream. Art For Self-Reliance is unwaveringly dedicated to the holistic completion of an artistic cycle: exploration, expression, creative practice, “making” and self-efficacy leading to the path of financial sustenance. 

Art Consultant, Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, USA - July 2018- Present 

Developing content, curation and creative writing for international art urban exposition SOFA, USA (Sculpture  Objects Functional Art & Design). 

 

Creative Content Developer, The Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago, USA - July 2018 - Present 

Consulting on grant writing for The Chicago Mosaic School & the Gallery go Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago. 

Gallery Committee, Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, USA - Oct 2014- July 2018

Relationship management with roster of international master artists in contemporary mosaics, over nine countries. Create 18 month GoCM gallery strategy, for the first time. This created opportunity to showcase international artists in Chicago. Co-curate GoCM exhibitions with a focus on bringing European medium to the USA. Spearhead urban exposition applications as exhibition platforms. Project Manager to bring GoCM into international expositions. GoCM was accepted to exhibit at SOFA, Chicago for the first time in Nov 2017 and will continue to exhibit in the fall of 2018. Created and oversee GoCM gallery inventory and hence facilitated artwork sales online

 

Art Director, The Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago, USA - Oct 2014-July 2018

Oversee operational functions- enrollments, marketing, grants, audits, payroll, and annual fundraisers. Head all staff recruitment & training. Community outreach, cultural programs for domestic & international artists.

Head of Visual Merchandizing & Manager , Turqoise Handicrafts, Mumbai, India - Jan 2008-Dec 2010    

Supervised all daily administrative, operational, window and interior displays, and sales. Represented Turqoise amongst primary designers in national décor magazine, such as ‘Elle Décor’.

 

EDUCATION

-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 

Masters of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change - May 2018

 

-School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Painting - Aug, 2011

 

-Mumbai University, Mumbai, India

  Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Psychology and Sociology - June, 2005
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society 

  • Painting Merit Scholarship Recipient -School of The Art Institute of Chicago

  • Scholarship in MS in Positive Organizational Development & Change - Case Western Reserve

CERTIFICATIONS                                             

  • Certification in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership & Executive Coaching - Case Western Reserve

  • Certification in Appreciative Inquiry in Positive Business & Societal Change - Case Western Reserve             

  • Certification in Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) - Korn, Ferry & Hay Group

  • Certified in Coaching using 360 Degree Feedback Assessment- Korn, Ferry & Hay Group        

PHILANTHROPHIC SERVICE

  • Young Professionals Board Member -Lyric Opera, Chicago

  • Gallery Committee President -Open Wall Gallery, Chicago

  • Board Member -Wilson Bridge Mosaic Group, Chicago

  • Development Consultant -'YouUbuntu Foundation'- Not for Profit, India

  • Organizational Development Practitioner - The Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago 

 

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