Curriculum Vitaè

To be announced Exhibitions for 2017-2018

Three Person Show, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Fall 2017-2018
Curator Bridget Bray from Asia Society Houston plans to show my body of work titled Darshan alongside the Chromolithographic works of late Raja Ravi Varma Press and Drawn works by Abhishek Sharma. This show was formerly shown at Asia Society Texas Center and is slated travel in 2017. 

Three Person Show, Reflections of India, Kunst Museum De Moritzburg, Germany, July 17-Oct 10, 2017
Director Thomas Bauer-Friedrich has invited all nine works from Darshan to be shown alongside Venice Biennale artist André Wagner and Berlin-based artist Manfred Paul, Thomas and William Daniell, James Wales, Henry Salt, Budha Amitayus. 


Group Show/Auction, Affirmation Arts,  Berenice Abbott, Amy Arbus, Dawoud Bey, Ted Croner, Harold Edgerton, Pixy Yijun Liao, LewisHine, Gordon Parks, Matthew Pillsbury, Manjari Sharma, Jean Miele, EdwardSteichen, AlfredStieglitz, Weegee, and Geordie Wood. Oct 13, 2016

Solo Show, Zindagi, Darshan, Griffin Museum of Photography, MA, October 7 - Nov 27 2016

Group Show Tasveer Journal, The Shower Series, Sua House, Bangalore, India March 17 - 31  

Group Show Tasveer Journal, The Shower Series, Amethyst, Chennai, India March 01 - April 09

Group Show Tasveer Journal, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkatta, India Mar 30 - Apr 13



Darshan, Goa International Photo Festival, Curated by Shantanu Sheorey, Februrary 10-21

Group Show Context, Filter Photo Festival, Juried by Curator, Michal Raz Russo, Feb 6 - March 27

Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, July 11

Group Show Just Another Photo Festival, New Delhi, September 25 - 30

Group Show Tasveer Art Gallery presents 21 artists at Exhibit 320, New Delhi, Oct 28th - Nov 15



Group Show and Auction, Aperture Foundation, Invited by RISC, Sebastian Junger, NYC, Dec 3

International Photo Festival Leiden, 20 emerging American photographers, September 18-28

Group Show, The Fence at Photoville, Atlanta, The Atlanta Beltline,  July 18 - Nov 2nd  

Group Show, The Fence at Photoville, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, June 18 - Oct 1

Group Show, Aperture Foundation, Aperture Summer Open, Curated Chris Boot, July 17- Aug 14

Group Show, Sasha Wolf Gallery, Curated by Sasha Wolf, Romio and Juliet: June 18th-Aug 10

Group Show, CCA Gallery, Focus on CENTER, Curated by Erin Elder, Santa Fe, June 14-Aug 10

Three Person Show Asia Society Texas Centre, Raja Ravi Varma, Abhishek Singh, May 2 - Sept 14

Solo Show, Darshan, Richard Levy Gallery, New Mexico, March 8 - April 18

Group Show and Auction, Houston Center of Photography, January 17 - February 10



Solo Show, The Shower Series, ClampArt, Chelsea Arts District, NYC, September 12 – October 12

Solo Show, Darshan, ClampArt, September,  Chelsea Arts District, NYC, September 12 – October 12

Group Show, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New Yorker+Creative Time, Passport to the Arts, NYC May 4

Group Show, Look3, Festival of the photograph, Darshan, Selected by Melissa Harris of Aperture Magazine and Yolanda Cuomo of Cuomo Design, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 13-June 15



Work selected for Pulse Art fair, Darshan, New York City, May 3-6

Work Selected for Context Art Miami, Darshan, Miami, December 4-9

Group show, Social Order, Contemporary Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan.

Curated by Ann Pallesen, October 26 – December 15



Work included in Art Miami, The Shower Series, Florida, Nov 30th - December 4

Work Included in Houston Fine Art Fair, The Shower Series, Houston, Sept. 16-18

Group Show, 100 Portraits, Curated by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Aug 5 - September 15

Group Show, About Face, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, July 22 - September 10

Group Show, Double Consciousness, C street Gallery Curated by Elle Perez, Maryland May 5 - June 18

Work included in Pulse Art Fair, NYC, May 8- May 11

Group Show, Across the Divide, Curated by Todd Hido, Seattle, March 4

Espacio Nudage Art festival, Curated by Jose Luis Carballo, Santander, Spain, January 24-30

Solo Show, Water, The Shower Series, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, January 8 - February 12



Group Show/Auction, PhotoLust, Curator Ann Pallesen, Photographic Centre North West, October 1-20

Group Show/ Auction, Invited by Youth Photographic Alliance, NYC, October 1-28

Group Show/ Auction, Invited by SAWCC, The Guild Art Gallery, NYC, October 5th 2010

Solo Show, Paani, Richard Levy Gallery, The Shower Series, New Mexico, July 9 - August 20

Work included in Art Hampton, Randall Scott gallery,Group Show, Sultry, Curated by Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, NY, July 9th - August 14th

Group Show, Elements of Water, Curated by John Paul Caponigro, Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, October 2nd, 2009 - November 17th, 2009

Work Selected for Art Miami 2010

Work Selected San Francisco Fine Art fair 2010

Work Selected San Diego Fine Art Fair, 2010

Close Up, Group Show, Curated by Nina Trivedi, New York City, September 18th, 2008

Group Show, Eye on The Strand, CCPS Pratt, Darren Ching and Lesley Martin, NYC,  July 15 2009

Sneakology, Group Show, Nike ID Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, Nov 11-14  2007


Awards and Honors

2016 Critical Mass Finalist, Photolucida

2015 Selected for " On Our Radar" Creative Capital Artist Feature

2015 Shortlisted for the final 100 selected artists, Creative Capital Grant

2014 1st Place Curator's choice award,  CENTER, Santa Fe

2014 Dharmic Arts Award by Hindu American Foundation, DC

2014 Nominated, Alumni Award of Excellence, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio

2013 Selected for New York Times Portfolio Review

2012 Honorable Mention Santa Fe Prize 2012, CENTER AWARDS

2011 Selected in American Photography 26

2011 Nominated PDN 30

2011 Chosen as a Critical Mass top 50 by Photolucida

2010 Chosen as Best of ASMP NY

2009 Third Place and Viewers Choice winner Strand Photo Contest

2008 IPA Lucie Awards, Eight Honorable Mentions

2004 ASMP Midwest Chapter, Student Scholarship

2003 Geraldine Warner Scholarship for excellence in photography, Columbus College of Art and Design

2000 Outstanding Achievement award for Academics, extra curricular activities S.V.T. College, Mumbai

Print Publications


2017 The Power of Meaning, Feature on Darshan by Emily Esfahani Smith, January 2017 release

2016 Artworld Magazine, Monkey Issue, Darshan, January 2016 China

2016 Smith Journal, Issue 17, Feature and Interview, Darshan, Australia

2015 Steadfast Magazine, Darshan Feature, Issue 2

2014 Hinduism Today Magazine, Feature Darshan

2014 India Abroad, Field of Vision, News Print Edition, NYC

2014 Sunday Feature LA Times, Interviewed by Barbara Davidson, The Shower Series, August

2014 Featured Fah-Thai Magazine, Thailand Airways, July-August

2014 Featured Houston Chronicle, Reviewing Darshan at AsiaSociety Texas Center

2014 Better Photography, 20 Pathbreaking Women Photographers

2014 Featured Indian Express, Delhi, Interview by Vandana Kalra,

2014 Featured Du Magazine, Zurich, Switzerland by Ute Noll

2014 Featured PhotoNews Magazine, Berlin, Germany

2014 Featured Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Darshan

2014 Turn Magazine Feature, Making Gods, Columbus College of Art and Design

2013 Featured on Front and Back Cover Italian magazine, RVM, Darshan

2013 Featured, Yoke Magazine, Darshan, Australia

2013 Featured, Blink Magazine Issue 29, Darshan

2013 Featured Artist, Deccan Chronicle, New Print, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai

2013 Feautred in Korean based Art magazine Sajin Yesul, Darshan

2013 Featured, Take Magazine, Shower Series, New Delhi

2013 Feature on Darshan, Yoga Journal Magazine, Australia

2012 Cover and Feature on Darshan by Phat Photo Magazine, Japan

2012 Maa Laxmi, Darshan, Cover of Forbes India Flagship issue India's Richlist

2012 Crowdfunding Success story, PDN

2011 Published in Geo Magazine, Conduit Magaine, Canteen Magazine,

2010 Featured Photographer, PDN EDU, Spring Issue;The Shower Series

2009 Published in Picture Magazine, Eye on the Strand contest winner, New York City

2008 Mapping the African Past on New York, Columbia University, New York City, Penguin Books,

2005 The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio

2001 Better Photography Magazine, Mumbai, India

1999 The Bombay Times, The Times of India, Mumbai, India


Selected/Notable Online Publications

2014 World Photo Organization, feature

2014 Timeless Allure of Darshan, Huffington Post, Arts and Culture

2014 Featured LA Times, Framework, Interviewed by Barbara Davidson  

2013 Features New York Times, Lens Blog, Connecting Hindu Gods and Humans

2013 Featured CNN Photos, The Shower Series

2013 Featured Huffington Post Arts and Culture

2013 Review by Lane Nevares, Artlog, Manjari Sharma asks us to Seek and Recieve

2013 Reviewed by curator Loring Knoblauch, Collector Daily

2013 Featured ArtPhotoCollector

2013 Featured Fraction Magazine, Darshan

2013 Featured The American Bazaar, Darshan

2013 Featured on AI-AP Design Arts Daily

2013 Featured Artist on Flavorwire, Darshan

2013 Interviewed by Epson, Fotoflock, India

2013 Featured Dwell Magazine Blog

2013 Featured Fabrk Magazine, LA

2012 New York Times, Lens Blog; The Beauty and Chaos of Gods 2012

2012 Huffington Post Ipad Magazine, Six page feature, ™Recreating the Gods

2013 Interviewed by DNA, India

2012 Feature UK Based Entitle Magazine The Shower Series


Speaking Engagements / Teaching


2016 Invited for an Artist Talk, Massachusetts College of Art

2016 Invited for an Artist Talk, Griffin Museum of Art  

2015-2012 Invited as a critic for School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography thesis students

2015 Invited for an Artist talk, Columbus College of Art and Design

2015 Invited for an artist talk, NY Photo Salon

2014 Invited for an artist talk, AsiaSociety Texas Center, Houston

2014 Invited for an artist talk, Zane Bennett Gallery, CENTER in Santa fe, New Mexico

2014 Invited for an artist talk, Four Sculptors, The School of Museum of Fine Art, Boston

2014 Invited to speak to the photography department, University of Arkansas

2014 Invited for as a panelist on Long Term Story Telling, Flash Forward Festival, Boston

2014 Invited for an artist talk, panelist and reviewer Fotofusion, Palm Beach Photographic center

2013 Invited as a guest speaker for Hindu American Foundation, New York

2013 Invited as a panelist, Photoville September 2013, New York

2012 Invited as a guest speaker at B&H photo on Darshan, New York

2012 Invited Rubin Museum of Art, Teen and college programs, New York

2012 Invited as panelist PDN Photo expo: The Under-representation of Non-Whites & Women in Arts

2011 Invited School of Visual Arts (MFA): i3 Images, Ideas, inspiration lecture series,

2011 Invited by PDN Photo-Expo Panelist The new world of Online magazines and curated websites  


Television / Radio

2014 Invited to participate in StoryCorp.Org

2014 Interviewed by Mary Hynes, Tapestry, CBC Radio, Toronto, Canada

2014 Interview India TV for Hindu American Foundation award

2013 Interviewed on WBAI, The Artsy Fartsy Show, NYC

2013 Featured, DanceFest India, Projection of Darshan, Sacred Vision  

2013 TV Asia, NYC

2012 Pod Cast Interview with Bryan Formhals, LPV Magazine, NYC

2009 CNBC Awaaz Mumbai, feature on Bloggers.


2004 BFA, Media Studies, Still Photography, Columbus College Of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

2000 BSC, Visual Communication, S.V.T College, Mumbai, India