I am a first-generation Indian artist, living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
I explore the brown femme body as a site and a vessel through painting and drawing. My use of brown is a means of conversing with fellow women of color whose experiences, while varied, are all shaped by inhabiting othered bodies. This color is my literal starting point: I paint on natural or tea-stained paper and wood, and abstracted figures emerge from the material. Hindu mythology shapes my visual language as I navigate the cultural purgatory of the first-generation American experience. A shared lust for belonging manifests in my work through figures that reach for, clutch, and support one another. Mythology also allows me to suggest alternative narratives in which masculinity is entirely absent. I deify the body, transcending objectification through abstraction.