EDUCATION 
2008 Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1996–98 Masters of Fine Arts - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1991–95 Bachelor of Fine Arts - The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India 


SOLO
EXHIBITIONS 
2017
Parallel Faults - Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond the Wall - Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR

2015
Aqua Mapping - White Box of the University of Oregon, Portland Campus, Portland, OR
Measuring Blue
- Pacific Sky Exhibitions, Eugene, OR 

2014
Flood. Control - Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
Aqua Mapping - SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2013
Mapping (Kochi)
- Pepper House, Kochi, India

2012
At Owners Risk
- Suyama Space, Seattle, WA. (catalog available)
Another Documentation - Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India (catalog available
About Framing - Half Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR (catalog available) 

2011
Score.
- Disjecta, Portland, OR 

2010
Re:Re:Re
- Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA (catalog available)
Yesterday. yellow
- Mile Post 5, Portland, OR
HAlf - Doppler Gallery, Portland, OR 

2009
Mathesis: dub,dub,dub
- Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India (catalog available)
Aspartame
- Carlos Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, TN 

2008
Perfect Distortions
- SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2007
Denied Readymades (spaces, gaps and stacks)
- Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India 

2007
Sit, Stack
- Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Straight Curves - The Fine and Performing Art Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 

2006
(Raw) Space - The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Summer Solo’s
- Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Cut Corners - Gallery Tilt Gallery and Project space, Portland, OR 

2005
Tilt
- Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2004
Navigating Space/s
- Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Untitled Corners
- SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Unfiltered
- aquaspace, Savannah, GA 

1999
Another Installation
- ARC Raw Space, Chicago, IL

1996
The City and Popular Culture
- India International Center, New Delhi, India 


SOLO PROJECTS (Commisions and Installations - Outdoors and Alternative) 
2016
Mineral Spirits - Site-specific installation for Portland2016, A Biennial of Contemporary Art. Presented by Disjecta. Astor Hotel, Astoria, OR. Curator Michelle Grabner (catalog forthcoming)

2015
Neon Laundry
- Site-Specific installation as part of ALL RISE, City of Seattle, WA

2012
Preternatural
- St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada. Curator Celina Jeffery (catalog available) 
Cocktail #ff0080 - Installation for Art in Rural Storefronts Project, Philomath, OR (Juried) 

2008
A (New) Genre Landscape
- A City of Atlanta Project, Curator Stuart Keeler (catalog available)

2007
Big Stories, Little India
- Curated by the South Asian Visual Arts Collective 
and [murmur], Toronto, Canada 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2017
Vox/Center Exchange - Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA and Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (Invited)

2016
Portland2016 - A Biennial of Contemporary Art, across Oregon, presented by Disjecta.
Arts East, La Grande and Disjecta, Portland, OR. Curator Michelle Grabner (catalog)

2015
Whorled Explorations
, Kochi Biennial, (Collateral event with the Pepper House Residency), Kochi, India (Invited) 

2014
Ruptures in Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komagata Maru
- Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada. Curator J. Storm. 

2013
Diver-Cities
- Latitude 28, New Delhi, India. Curator Bhavna Kakar.
011+91/ 011+92 - Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada. Curator Stuart Keeler.
Making A Mark: Drawing in Oregon
- Arts Center of Corvallis, Corvallis, OR. (Invited)
Drawers Drawing - Julius Caesar & Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL. Curators Eric Lebobsky and Carrie Gundesdorf. 

2012
Disjecta 6th Annual Art Auction
- Disjecta, Portland, OR. (Invited) 

2011
Art Papers Invitational
- Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA. (Invited)
Art Pods - Space 4Art, Solo Installation (In conjunction with San Diego Art Fair), San Diego, CA. (Juried)
Pulp
- Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Curator Jodie Cavalier. 

2010
Vantage
- Archer Gallery, Clark College,Vancouver, WA. Curator Blake Shell.
Place
- Pioneer Place Mall, Portland, OR. Curator Gabe Flores.
From, Johnson - Northern, Olympia, WA. Curator Judith Bauman. 

2009
Movers and Shakers
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA. (Invited)
Play
- Spruill Center, Dunwoody, GA. Curator Hope Cohn. 

2008
Adventure in Mysticisms
- Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA. Curator, Mike Calway Fagen.
SouthxEast Biennial - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Curator Rod Fauds. (catalog available) 

2007
Blank - Exploring Nothing
- Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, OR, (Artist/curator)
The Velocity of Gesture, or How to Build an Empire - Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA. Curator Lisa Alembik.
“protectingflatsurfacesfrom” - Gallery 1600, Atlanta, GA. Curator Craig Drennen. 

2006
I Can’t Quite Place It
- Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. Curator Elizabeth Grady. 

2005
Wall to Wall
- The Drawing Center, NY, NY. Curator Luis Camnitzer. (catalog available)
Semiconductors
- Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angels, CA. Curator Craig Drennen.
Reorder - The Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Gallery Red, Savannah, GA. Curator Sarah Walko. 

2004
Singular Identities
- Habitat Center, New Delhi, India. Curator Dr. Alka Pande.
Dis_solve - aquaspace, Savannah, GA. (Artist/curator)
Motion Stills - Gallery Red, Savannah, GA. Curator Matthew Mascotte. 
Erasing Borders - The Gallery, NY, NY. Curators Sundaram Tagore and Aaron Shivdasani.
Quiet
- aquaspace, Savannah, GA. (Artist/curator) 

2003
Momenta Arts
- Group show at White Columns and Momenta Arts, Brooklyn, NY. (Invited) 

2002
Current Circuits
- Espace Lhomond, Paris, France. (Invited)
Borderless Terrain - The Habitat Center, New Delhi, India. Curator Dr. Alka Pande. (catalog available)
Vapour
- aquaspace, Savannah, GA. (Artist/curator)
Rebirth of Space - 64 Steps Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Curator Rashmi Varma. (catalog available) 

2001
Draw’l Bridge - aquaspace, Savannah, GA. (Artist/curator)
Faculty Show - Hamilton Hall, Savannah, GA. (Invited) 

2000
Liberal Propaganda - Starland Galleries, Savannah, GA. Curator, Marcus Kenney.
Aqua 2000
’ - aquaspace, Savannah, GA. (Artist/curator)
Flower - 121 Jones, Savannah, GA. Curator, Craig Drennen. 

1999
This is Only a Test
- Broughton Street Storefront, Savannah, GA. (Curated)
Room Service, Inn of Chicago - A Hotel Room group show, Chicago, IL. (Artist/curator)
“Du jour” - The Butcher Shop, Chicago, IL. (Invited)
Abstract Schematic - Nature Morte, New Delhi, India Curator Peter Nagy. 

1998
New Artists in Chicago
- Terra Museum of American Art, Juried Group show, Chicago, IL. (Juried)
MFA Thesis Show
- Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (Juried) 

1996
Nippon Steel USA
- Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL. (Juried) 

1995
BFA Exhibition - Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda, India. (Juried) 

1994
Three
- Shrishti Art Gallery, Baroda, India. (Invited)
Artist Critic Nexus - Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda, India. Curator Chaitanya Sambrani. 


RESIDENCIES
2018 Nes Artist Residency - Skagaströnd, Iceland (forthcoming)
2017 Signal Fire - El Paso, TX (forthcoming)
        U Cross Foundation - Clearmount, WY (forthcoming)
2014 Djerassi Resident Artist Program - Woodside, CA
2013 Kochi-Muziris Biennial Foundation and Pepper House Residency - Kochi, India
        Coast Time - Lincoln City, OR
2012 MacDowell Colony - Peterborough, NH
        The Suyama Space Residency - Seattle, WA
2010 Jentel Artist Residency - Banner, WY
        Mile Post 5 - Portland, OR
2009 Vermont Studio Center - Johnson, VT
2008 Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture - Skowhegan, ME 


EXHIBITIONS CURATED 
2017
Higher Than Wide - Susan Giles at Portland Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR

2014
Small Pleasures
- A Temporary, Site-Specific Public Installation, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2013
Black Manifold
- Co-curated with Greg Minissale, Disjecta, Portland, OR and Schneider Museum of Art, 
Ashland, OR

2011
Hold On
- Co-curated with Dr. Celina Jeffery, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India 
Movers and Shakers - Curatorial collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA 

2010
Rewind
- In celebration of Issue #14 of Drain, Tempelton Building of Disjecta, Portland, OR 

2009
The Thing
- Colour Bar, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
A Very Loud Silence - A film series organized for Le Flash Atlanta, Castelberry Hill, Atlanta, GA 

2007
Blank
- Exploring Nothing, Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, OR 

2006
Sisyphean Desires, Systems and Devices
- SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Sari Media lab, Delhi, India 
60 Seconds of Play - Experimental time based work, SALTWORKS Gallery, Project room, Atlanta, GA 

2005
T (here)
- A film series organized for the Singular Identities, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India 

2004
Dissolve - A show across three territories, aquaspace, Savannah, GA 

2003
Quiet
- Exploring Subtlety Now, aquaspace, Savannah, GA Flow - The Collaborators, Aquaspace, Savannah, GA 

2002
Vapour - A show of experimental time based media, aquaspace, Savannah, GA, 

2001-5
Carry On Drawing
- A growing exhibit of marks by international artist, traveling globally. 

2001
Flood
- The Excessive, aquaspace, Savannah, GA
Draw’l Bridge - Drawing based group show, aquaspace, Savannah, GA 

2000
Aqua 2000
- Multi media juried group show, Savannah, aquaspace, GA

1999 Room Service - Inn of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

PUBLICATIONS 
Drain - Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture. www.drainmag.com (peer reviewed, online journal)
Lead (or co) editor for the Issues # 6, 12, 14, 16 and 18 on Play, 2006 , Cold, 2009 (co-edited with Stuart Keeler), Power, 2011 (co-edited with Owen Mundy) and Black, 2012-13 (co-edited with Greg Minissale) and Athleticism, 2015. 


VISITING ARTIST & SPEAKER APPEARANCES 
2017
Artist Lecture - Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA
Artist Talk - Bush Barn Art Center - Salem, OR
Artist Lecture - Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus, OR (forthcoming)

2016
Artist Talk - Portland Art Museum,Portland, OR

2015
Visiting Critic - Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO (forthcoming)
Artist Lecture - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (forthcoming) 

2014
Artist Lecture - Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
Artist Lecture and Visiting Critic - Museum of Contemporary Craft in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Artist Lecture - SALTWORKS Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Visiting Critic - Applied Craft and Design Program, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Portland, OR
Visiting Critic - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 

2013
Artist Lecture - Kochi-Muziris Biennal Foundation, Kochi, India
Visiting Artist - Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
Artist Lecture - Benton County Historic Museum and Society, Philomath, OR
Visiting Artist Lecture - Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR 

2012
Art & Architecture in Mumbai - Conversation With architect Rooshad Shroff, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India 
Artist Talk - Suyama Space, Seattle, WA 

2011
Visiting Artist Lecture - Linfield College, McMinnville, OR 
Visiting Artist, Connect Series - Religare Arts, New Delhi, India
Clark Talks - Artist Talk, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Q&A with Lisa Radon - Disjecta, Portland, OR
Artist Talk for the Art History Club - University of Ottawa, Canada 

2010
Artist Lecture - Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Site Determined/ Site Specific Art - University of Oregon, Portland campus, OR 

2009
Visiting Artist Lecture - Sewanee, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Artist Talk - Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India 

2008
Visiting Artist Lecture - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 

2007
Pecha Kucha - An interdisciplinary forum and exchange, Octane, Atlanta, GA
Artist Lecture - Auzten Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
The Artist as Curator - Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, OR
Visiting Artist - Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 

2006
Artist Lecture - The Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Visiting Artist - Triangle Studios, D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn, NY 

2005
Artist Talk - The Drawing Center, New York, NY 

2003
Artist Talk - About Drawing - Clubs Project, Inc, Melbourne, and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Australia 

2002
Artist Talk - Drawing, a Study - University of California, San Diego, CA and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN 
Artist Talk - About Carry On Drawing - Washington State University, Pullman, Pullman, WA and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 

2001
Artist Talk - About Carry On Drawing - Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Goldsmiths College of Art, London, UK 
Artist Talk - Platform Space, Prithvi Theater, Mumbai, India 

1998  
Visiting Artist Lecture - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, India


1999  
Artist Talk - New Artists in Chicago - Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL



SYMPOSIA & PANEL DISCUSSIONS 
2017
Fatal Love: Where Are We Now - Sculpture and Abstraction session. Panelist. Moderator, Dr. Sunanda Sanyal Queens Museum, New York

2015
Visual Arts Ecology, Oregon Arts Summit
- Panelist. Moderator, Meagan Atiyeh, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

2014
Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile
- Panelist. Moderator, Jordan Strom and Naveen Girn, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 

2011
Artist as Curator
- Session Chair (with Celina Jeffery). College Arts Association, New York, NY 

2009
Art Criticism, Art History, and Art Magazines
- Panelist (with Drain Managerial Board). Moderator, Sylvie Fortin and Jennie Klein, College Arts Association, Los Angeles, CA 

2008
Thaw. The Melt down - Moderator (with Stuart Keeler). Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2007
Artists Survival Skills
- Panelist. Moderator, Stuart Horodner. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA 
Public Art in Atlanta - Moderator (with Stuart Keeler), Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2004
Word and Work
- Panelist. Moderator, Dr David Jefferys, SECAC Conference, Jacksonville, FL 
Shopping it Around - Panelist. Moderator, Reni Gower, College Arts Association Seattle, WA

2003
Doodle and Disegno - Panelist. Moderator, Dr Carlton Hughes, SECAC Conference, Raleigh, NC 


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GRANTS & AWARDS 
2016
Washington State University - Research Mini Grant, WA

2014
College of Arts and Science Faculty Research Award - Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

2013
Oregon Arts Commission - Joan Shipley Award, Salem, OR 
Washington State University - Junior Faculty Seed Grant , WA
Oregon Arts Commission - Individual Artist Grant. Salem, OR 
Washington State University - Early Achievement in Scholarship/Research, University wide 
Regional Arts and Culture Council - Professional Development Award, Portland, OR

2012
Oregon Arts Commission - Career Opportunity Grant, Salem, OR 
Special Projects Award - Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA 

2011
Washington State University, Vancouver Internal Research Mini Grant - Vancouver, WA
Regional Arts and Culture Council - Project Grant, Portland, OR 

2010
Jentel Artist Residency Grant - Banner, WY

2009
VSC Fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2008
Lila Wallace Readers Digest Award - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2003
The Presidential Fellowship - Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 


EXHIBITION JURIED & GRANT PANELS SERVED 
2017
Oregon Arts Commission - Public Art Advisory Committee, (State wide), OR 

2016
Oregon Arts Commission - Music Operating Support Grant, (State wide), OR 

2014–15
Oregon Arts Commission - Career Opportunity Grant, (State wide), OR 

2013
Art Student Annual - Clark College - Art Student Annual, Vancouver, WA
Art in Rural Storefronts Selection Committee - Art Center Corvallis, Philomath, OR 

2012
BFA Reviews - University of Oregon, Portland campus, Digital Arts program. Portland, OR 

2011
Lincoln Hall Public Art Commission Panel - Oregon Arts Commission (6 person panel). Portland, OR
Project Grant Panel - Regional Art and Cultural Council (4 person panel). Portland, OR
Art Student Annual - Linfield College (4 Person panel). McMinnville, OR 

2010
Visiting Critic for the MFA in Applied Arts - Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Portland, OR
BFA Reviews - Pacific NorthWest College of Art, Portland, OR 

2009
Studio Award - Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA 


CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 
2010– Washington State University Vancouver - Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Vancouver, WA
2014– Pacific Northwest College of Art, MFA Low Residency Program - Mentor and Visiting Critic, Portland, OR 


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/BOARD MEMBERSHIPS 
2014– Oregon Arts Commission - Board of Commissioners, OR
2013– 16 Know Your City - Programming Committee, Portland, OR
2007–15 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center - Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta, GA
2000– aquaspace - An influx laboratory for experimental & new media art - Director & Founder
1998–99 Winsor and Newton - Educational Advisor, Midwest Region 


GALLERY REPRESENTATION 
Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India 


COLLECTIONS 
Visual Chronicles of Portland - Regional Arts & Culture Council
City of Seattle - Public Art Project commissioned by the Percent For The Arts program.
The Columbus Museum - Columbus, GA
White Columns - Curated Slide registry, New York, NY
Nature Morte - New Delhi, India 
Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum of Vadodra - Baroda,
India India International Center - New Delhi, India 

 
   
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