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IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015

 
Viraj Mithani
Viraj Mithani
Viraj Mithani
 

ARTIST STATEMENT


Viraj Mithaniís extensive and diverse practice in Painting and Drawing, Printmaking and Visual Communication has contributed to his assorted methods of image making. His work revolves around various distinct cultures and traditions around the world. His paintings focus on cultures and traditions that are not only defined by regional geography and ethnicities, but also concentrating on the pre-existing and existing cultures of the art world itself. Over the years we have seen such a drastic shift with innumerable movements and styles defining art. His work is layered with multiple levels of meanings that create a conversation relating to the contextual information of the formal aesthetics like form, line, color and representation, but also one of the integral aspects of his work is a combination of critique and response to these existing norms and cultures that prevail, within a society and in relation to the art context.
 
BIO

EDUCATION
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL 2015-2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts (degree expected May 2015)
Merit Scholarship Award and Financial Support Grant Recipient

University of the Arts London, London 2012-2011
Chelsea Camberwell and Wimbledon College of Art and Design
Combined foundation attended in Art and Design- Diploma Degree

K.J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai, India 2011-2009
Economics, Secretarial Practice, Organization of Commerce, Accounts.

EXHIBITIONS
MTG 2015 International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, Krakow, Poland 2015

Indo American Arts Council (IAAC) Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015
New York

Bachelors of Fine Arts show- School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2015

22nd Annual Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc./The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Presidential Awards Competition Awards, Chicago IL
Exhibitions I 2014
Exhibitions II 2015

Plural Visions, 19th Annual Asian American Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Centre 2014
Hosted by The Foundation of Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM), Chicago, IL

Chelsea Camberwell Wimbledon Foundation Show, London 2012

PUBLICATIONS
SAIC Magazine 2013

ACCOLADES
Nomination for Goldman Sachs Scholarship Award 2013

SAIC | Deans List of Outstanding Sophomore 2013

SAIC | Student Leadership Award 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011

 
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