Preeti Varma © Copyright 2019

About me- A biography

 

I am a visual artist who explores interdisciplinary genres in my art practice such as painting, mixed media, photography and sculptural installations.

 

The world of art with its myriad expressions fascinated me from my elementary education days through to today. Over these years, I also received some accolades for my works, including my first group show in 2005 in Bangalore, India, where I had the privilege of showing my paintings along with some highly respected Indian artists. Subsequently, I have been showing my works in Singapore and the United States - New York City, L.A., Houston. 

 

Born in New Delhi, India, my early career spanned work with leading Indian and multi-national corporations across different cities in India and in Singapore. In 2009, I decided to make a career change moving beyond my 18 years in the corporate world, to pursue my inherent passion for art, full time.

 

In the following years, I went on to immerse myself in my art deeply, returning to school to study fine arts. In 2014, I graduated with a BA (Honors) in Fine Arts awarded by Goldsmiths, University of London, UK in partnership with The LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Subsequently, I also spent time in The Art Students League of New York, NYC, under the mentorship of a master instructor and accomplished artist -Bruce Dorfman, as part of my continuing education in Arts. 

 

In 2015, my husband and I moved to New York City to pursue our careers. I live and work in NYC.

Artist Statement- About my work

My work alludes to the themes of human connections and emotions as a visual and experiential exploration of the material and the imaginary.

 

It seeks to provoke a relevant and progressive dialogue about being human and present while celebrating hope and joy in our ever-complex world.  I explore this idea by creating a conversation based on looking at our world in unfamiliar ways, by observing the subjective, innocuous beauty of the mundane, the ephemeral nature and poetics of our everyday lives and elevating that experience to one of euphoria and wonderment. Intrigue, chance, and spontaneity are crucial elements of my work.  

The eclectic experiences of having lived and worked in various urban landscapes and cultures across the East and the West have vastly influenced my art practice. My cultural roots and memories inevitably emerge in this conscious and subconscious expression where I engage paints, digital images, rice paper, wax and objects from everyday life in unconventional ways.