IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015

Arun Prem
Arun Prem
Arun Prem

I live in Mission Viejo in southern California. I was born in India and spent my early life in New Delhi. Living in India predisposed me to a intense, warm colors and light.

My artwork is representational. Representing the human form in a painting is a challenging process for me, in abstract or otherwise, but it is offers a highly expressive language for dialog with the viewer.

I like to work with oils on canvas. My recent paintings deal with the human impacts of global integration. The physical and temporal mashing of cultures and thought can be seen and felt in the bewildering cast and the unprecedented etiquettes of coexistence - Angeles Inc., Save the Mermaid and Hereafters Inc. are part of the recent series – Age of Dislocation - that project the angst of entering a new age.

I work with a local and independent Southern CA galleries and do solo and group shows when possible.

In 2014 I am participating in a travelling exhibition – Erasing Borders 2014, sponsored by the Indo American Arts Council (IAAC) and curated by Vijay Kumar. Erasing Borders is hosted by several New York City based venues, including the Queens Museum, Crossing Art Gallery, and the National Arts Club.

During 2015-16 I am planning a series of solo shows including one at India Habitat Center’s (IHC) Visual Arts Gallery in New Delhi.

2007 Dec Solo show, City of Mission Viejo Library
2009 Dec Solo show ,City of Mission Viejo Library
2011 Dec Solo show, City of Mission Viejo Library
2011 May E St. Café Gallery, City of Encinitas, CA, curator
2011 Aug Display and demo, City of Mission Viejo MV Arts Alive festival
2012 Dec Solo show, Roche Bobois Gallery, Beverly Hills, curator Lorraine Nazareth
2011 Jul Solo show – Colors of India, Art Depot Gallery, Fontana, curator Courtney Hodnick,
2011 Aug Encinitas Library Gallery Group show – My Best Friend, curator Jim Hornung
2013 Jul City of Oceanside Library – Solo show curator Jennelise Heffen
2014 Mar Queens Museum, New York City, Erasing Borders 2014, curator Vijay Kumar
2014 Jul Crossing Art Gallery, New York City, Erasing Borders 2014, curator Vijay Kumar
2014 Sep National Arts Club, New York City, Erasing Borders 2014, curator Vijay Kumar
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