I am honored to share that my portrait “Jenne” was selected to hang at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of this year’s BP Portrait Award Exhibition. The show will consist of 44 portraits selected from 2,538 entries from 84 countries, submitted for judging anonymously by a panel which included writer and presenter Gaylene Gould, artist Gary Hume and author Zoé Whitley. The group show opens June 13, 2019 and runs through October 20, 2019. For more information please visit the National Portrait Gallery’s website.
On November 6, 2017 6:30pm-9pm I'll be doing an oil painting demonstration of the portrait alongside fellow Academy faculty and artists Alyssa Monks, Bernardo Siciliano, and 2017 Academy Fellow Sophia Kayafas. Tune in at facebook.com/NewYorkAcdemyofArt
Curated by Alia El-Bermani and Diane Fiessel, this traveling group show began at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville TN and is currently on exhibit at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University from October 19 through December 16th. Please see links below for recent articles and press.
I'm excited to announce my first solo show at Hersh Fine Art in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY titled "Passage". The opening reception will be held on November 5, 2016 from 6pm-8pm. More information will be available at in the coming weeks at www.hershfineart.com
"Green I", 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas
"Right Track?" detail, 28" x 54", Oil on Canvas
As part of the upcoming exhibit of Richard Estes work at the Museum of Arts and Design, I have been invited to work in the museum's Artist's Studio to demonstrate and discuss the use of photography in contemporary realism on April 11 and May 9, 2015. Come visit me on the 6th Floor any time between the hours of 12pm to 6pm to talk about the process of painting, see the Estes show, and tour the wonderful galleries displaying the latest in the art and design world. For more information visit www.madmuseum.org
MAD is located at 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
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I completed the portrait of Professor George Prendergast in time for the holidays. Dr. Prendergast retired in 2010 from his position as Faculty and Chair of the Economics Department at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia after 54 years. Commissioned by his family, they are generously donating the portrait to the University. The painting, measuring 30x36 inches, will hang in a conference room dedicated to Dr. Prendergast honoring his years at St. Joseph's.
"Parshad" was sold at Sotheby's on Thursday, October 18, 2012, as part of the New York Academy of Art's 21st annual Take Home a Nude® Benefit Art Auction. The painting is a solemnization of a timeless Sikh practice expressed in a Western visual language. To read more go to Sikhchic.com.
The New York Academy of Art in downtown New York hosted it's annual fundraiser last night, this year honoring Robert De Niro. The five floors of the Franklin Street building were transformed from working studios to bright gallery spaces for the TriBeCa Ball, hanging the work of over 100 artists. Over 600 people were in attendance and many stopped in to take a look at my work; among them were Julianna Margulies, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, and artist Will Cotton. My thanks to the administration for the wonderful opportunity to showcase my paintings. For an upcoming date to visit me at my studio come on down to Open Studios at the New York Academy of Art on April 27, 2012 from 6-9pm at 111 Franklin Street. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-461-4989.
Saluja's portrait of her paternal grandmother, Shani Devi Kaur, is currently on exhibit at the Lyme Art Association's Goodman Gallery in Connecticut from March 4, 2011 through April 23, 2011. The group exhibit, coordinated by the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists is a juried show titled "Faces of Spring". Out of the 200 entries, judged by portrait artist Mary Minifie, approximately 60 paintings were selected. Saluja's portrait is one of nine paintings to receive an award. For more information on the exhibit please visit www.lymeartassociation.org.