Manu Saluja’s work hangs in public and private collections in the US, Canada, London, Scotland and India. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, The Reach Gallery Museum in British Columbia, and the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin. Saluja’s work was selected to hang at the National Portrait Gallery in London for the 2019 BP Portrait Award Exhibition. She has been shortlisted for the 2019 BP Travel Award, and is a 2013 recipient of The Stobart Foundation Grant. Saluja’s has participated in numerous group shows and her 2016 solo show was covered by Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Fast Company Design.
Her current work depicts moments and tattered landmarks along her New York City commute. Combining realism with elements of abstraction, she seeks to express the vulnerability and resilience that coexist in people, places and objects.
Saluja studied with John Frederick Murray privately and at the School of Visual Arts, receiving her BFA in 1997. She has an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art and is adjunct faculty in their Continuing Studies Department. She also teaches drawing and painting at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art.
Saluja is represented by Hersh Fine Art in Long Island, New York.