Manu Saluja’s work hangs in public and private collections in the US, Canada, London, Scotland and India. Her work has been exhibited at the The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and The Reach Gallery Museum in British Columbia. Saluja is a recipient of The Stobart Foundation Grant, and a finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s 2010-2011 Salon of Contemporary Realism. Her paintings are prominently featured in Robert Lieberman's 2011 Canadian film “Breakaway”.
Her current work depicts moments and tattered landmarks along her daily New York City commute. Combining realism with elements of abstraction, the paintings express the vulnerability and resilience that coexist in people and objects.
In addition to her own work, she has been a commissioned portrait artist since 1998. Her clients include Teacher’s College, Columbia University; St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia; and sponsors of Hofstra University.
Saluja trained with John Frederick Murray at the School of Visual Arts, and as a registered copyist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and is currently adjunct faculty in their Continuing Studies program. She also teaches drawing and painting at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art.
Saluja is currently represented by Hersh Fine Art in Long Island, New York. She lives and works in New York.