IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2016

Rochana Dubey
Rochana Dubey
Rochana Dubey

Everywhere I look, I see that ideals and values have undergone dramatic changes. There is increased radicalization, religious intolerance, violence not sparing even children in schools, people driven out of their countries, increased disparities between the haves and have-nots. All this led me to search for answers to the fundamentals of human existence. After looking for answers everywhere I turned to seek within.

With my new series, “Discoveries”, the attention turns inwards to reflect on one’s state of mind in different life-scenarios. Humanity at large needs to rethink and recalibrate. Instead of pointing fingers at each other and our religion, faiths and practices, we need to reconsider what it means to simply be alive. Live and let live. Isn’t the next person as human as oneself? Isn’t the color of his blood the same as mine? Isn’t his heart bleeding for the loss of a loved one – the same way mine is? Isn’t our God the same – the ONE in whose image we have been created? So we believe…and so we must act.

What does it mean to BE HUMAN?!

“If I was good with words, I’d write a book. So I paint to tell my story. Conveying thoughts, ideas, theories or simply a moment of intense feeling, is what I do with my art. Love, passion, fear, insecurity, and now with age, spirituality - have all found expression in my work. My experiments have been explorations of my abilities and attempts at understanding nuances of the rapidly changing social landscape around me. My training allows me the flexibility of expressing myself in various media.”

Born in Kolkata, India, 1973. Lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
Clio Art Fair 2016, Chelsea, New York City.
Indo American Arts Council, Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2016, Flushing Town Hall, NY.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2016, The Sanctuary, New York.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2016, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.
Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia.
'Generations X: Razzle Dazzle', A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
'Off the Wall’, West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ.
'Photo-Transformations', West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2015, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015, Flushing Town Hall, NY.
'Inspiration Point', West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.
‘Off The Wall’. West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.
Princeton University/ Arts Council of Princeton, NJ.
3rd Annual ‘Year In Review’, See.Me Art Gallery, New York.
'Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show', A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
2016 37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, NJ.
2015 IAAC Erasing Borders 2015, Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York.
2013 ‘Small Art: Big Impact’. Manhattan Arts International, New York. Received the Award of Excellence.
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