WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 Curator, “Moto Art Show - Helmets for India”, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai, India

India’s first custom helmet art exhibition to promote road safety.

Website    Instagram

2018 Curator, “Moto Art Show - First of Its Name”, Peepletree Art Gallery, Bangalore, India

India’s first art exhibition dedicated to motorcyclists, their machines and stories.

12 motoartists from all across India, by invitation only.

Managed artists and artwork drop-off/pick-up, sought and bagged sponsorships, wrote and disbursed press release, website design and maintenance, social media manager, event planning, sales and artwork delivery.

Website    Press     Instagram

2015 Curator, "Art for Hornbills", Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India

Art, film and sound nestled in an indoor forest to benefit Hornbill Nest Adoption Program.

13 wildlife artists, photographers and filmmakers from India. By invitation only.

Managed artists, wrote and disbursed press release, website design and maintenance, social media manager, event planning.

Website     Press    Facebook

2012 Curator, “Science and Fiction”, CellSpace Gallery,  San Francisco, CA

An artistic dialectic between head and heart.

Managed artists and artwork drop-off/pick-up, gallery preparation and cleanup, artwork hanging and sales.

2011-12 Co-founder and Technical Director, Duniya Center for Arts and Education

Duniya Center is a community center, focussed on improving education and employment for musicians/artists and their families in the Matoto neighborhood of Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. Overlooked program creation and organised fundraisers.

2010-13 Member of CellSpace, “Spacecraft Monthly Shows”, CellSpace Gallery, San Francisco

Helped organize the monthly Spacecraft group shows.

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

2018 “India’s first Motoart Gallery” The Better India, April 16, 2018

2018 “This engineer-turned-artist is curating India’s first ‘Motorcycle Art’ exhibition”, YourStory, April 6, 2018

2018 “When machines turn to art”, The Hindu, March 29, 2018

2018 “BBQ Bikes, Live Performances And Over 80 Artworks: You Need to Check Out This Moto Art Show”, LBB, March 20, 2018

2017 "Motorbiking at the crossroads of art", The Hindu, Aug. 15, 2017

2015 "Be a Hornbill Parent", The Hindu, Dec. 4, 2015

2015 "Wings of Freedom", The Hindu, Dec. 4, 2015

2015 "City to host unique awareness campaign on hornbill conservation", Deccan Herald, Dec. 3, 2015

2015 "Hornbills on Film and Canvas", The Telegraph, Nov. 30th, 2015

2015 “Quite a lot of art as guerrilla gallery fills parking spaces”. SFGate, May 2, 2015.

2014 ArtforAIDS, ArtBusiness.com, September 19, 2014.

AWARDS

2014 "Art for AIDS Auction", Jurors: DeWitt Chang, Art Dealer James Bacchi and Art Advisor Tom O’Connor, San Francisco, CA

2010 “Speaking of Solitude”, National Fall Juried Exhibition, Juror Maria Medua, Director SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA

 

GROUP SHOWS

2018 “Moto Art Show - First of Its Name”, Peepletree Art Gallery, Bangalore, India

2017 “Summer of Love”, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 “ArtSPAN Open Studios”, Code and Canvas, San Francisco, CA

2015 "Art for Hornbills", Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India

2014 “Art for AIDS Auction”, San Francisco, CA

2013 “Made in the Mission”, Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 “Transported”, Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 “Art of Giving Art”, Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 “Chillin' Productions 15 Year Anniversary”, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

2011 “Pancakes and Booze”, Gallery 4N5, San Francisco, CA

2010-13 “SpaceCraft”, CELLspace Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012-2013 "Duniya Center for Arts and Education Auction", San Francisco, CA

 

SOLO SHOWS

2017 Moto Store & Cafe, Bangalore, India

2014 District, San Francisco, CA

2016-13 Art Explosion Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

2013-11 CellSpace Monthly shows and Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

 

EDUCATION

2007 M.S. in Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

2004 B.S. in Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

 

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