SHELLY BAHL

Studio: NYC and Toronto
Email: info@shellybahl.com   Website:  www.shellybahl.com
Born in Benares, India, 1970.  Lives and works in New York City and Toronto.

Education:
1995               *      M.A. (Studio Art), New York University, New York, NY
1993               *      B.F.A. (Specialized Honours in Visual Art), YorkUniversity, Toronto, Canada

Solo Exhibitions:
2007               *      A Day In the Life, LEE Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto
2003-05          *      Pink Is the Navy Blue of India, Design Exchange Museum (in conjunction with the Tamasha! project),
                             Toronto; Gallery 198, London, UK; Khyber Centre For the Arts, Halifax, NS; and M.Y. Art Prospects,
                             New York
2003               *      F F F F Fashion, RichmondArtGallery, Richmond, BC
1999               *      Random Works, 1995 - 1999Art Folio Gallery, Chandigarh, India
1998               *      Hey Ladies!Women’s Art Resource Centre Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996               *      More Miniatures...Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto
                      *      The (Big) Miniature Paintings,  (curated by Marilyn Jung), MHSO Galleries, Toronto
1995               *      ScrollsA Space Gallery, Projects Space, Toronto
                       *      Ceremonial80 Washington SquareEast Galleries, New York University

Selected Two & Three-Person Exhibitions:
2009               *      Religare Arts Initiative Gallery (curated by Ombretta Agro), New Delhi, India
2007               *      House of the Rising Sun: Shelly Bahl and Nitin Mukul, Experimental ArtGalleryIndia Habitat Centre,
                             Delhi
                       *      Post-Camp: Shelly Bahl and Ben Darrah, (curated by Michael Davidge and Gjennifer Snider), Modern Fuel
                             Gallery, Kingston, ON
2005               *      Leaving Their Mark: Shelly Bahl, Yael Brotman and Libby Hague, (curated by Ingrid Mayrhofer),
                             McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2002               *      Suspended  Moment: Shelly Bahl, Aries Cheung and Baco Ohama, (curated by Khosro Berahmandi),
                             Centre MAI -Montreal Arts InterCulturale, Montreal, Quebec
1998               *      Shadow Crossing: Shelly Bahl, Gaye Chan and Eric Fong, Gallery TPW, Toronto
1997               *      Mirroring 2000: Shelly Bahl, Yam Lau and Parvaneh Radmard, University of Toronto at Scarborough
                             Gallery
1994               *      Sacred Spaces: Shelly Bahl, Dana Epstein and Alison Turner, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University      
1993               *      E-Motif: Shelly Bahl and Doris Sung, York University Student Centre Gallery, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2009               *      Carte Grise (curated by Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge), Dazibao: Centre de Photographies Actuelles,
                             Montreal
                       *      Canada and the World: Asian Imaginings (curated by Jooyeon Rhee and Doris Ha-Lin Sung), GalesGallery,
                             York University, Toronto
                       *      Me Me Me (curated by David Gibson), Pool Art Fair, The Wyndam Garden Hotel, New York
2008               *      Distant Shores: Cultural Exchange In Contemporary Art  (curated by Deborah Disston), McIninch Art
                             Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
                       *      Metro Poles: Art In Action (curated by Heng-Gil Han, Jose Ruiz and Robert Lee), A collaborative project
                             of the JamaicaCenter For Arts and Learning, BronxRiverArtsCenter and the Asian American Arts
                             Center, Queens, Bronx and New York 
                       *      Erasing Borders, (curated by Vijay Kumar), Tabla Rasa Gallery, Guild Gallery, BrownsonArtGallery at
                             ManhattanvilleCollege, HammondMuseum & QueensMuseum of Art (produced by the Indo-American
                             Arts Center, touring New York State)
                       *      Style of Consequence: A Look at Style and Fashion in Art. (curated by Katerina Lydon-Warner), F.U.E.L.
                             Collection Gallery, Philadelphia
2007               *      The Feminine Mystique, (curated by Rocio Aranda), Jersey City Museum, NJ
                       *      Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows, (curated by Heng-Gil Han, Olu Oguibe, Julianna Driever and
                             Koan-Jeff Baysa), Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning & a site-specific public art project, Queens, NY
                       *      Made in the USA: New Immigrant Artists in the Lower East Side,(curated by David Gibson), Ernest
                             Rubenstein Gallery, The Educational Alliance, New York
                       *      Merging Influence: Eastern Elements In New American Art, (curated by Shana Dumont), Montserrat
                             College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA
                      *      Trans_ ,(curated by Juliana Driever), Queens Library Gallery, New York
                      *      Double Consciousness, (curated by Vicky A. Clark), The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburg
                      *      1900-2000: A Century of Women and Work, (curated by Carole Conde), Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
                             Museum, Hamilton, ON
2006               *      Believe (curated by Derrick Adams), Rush Arts Gallery, New York
2005               *      Bollywood Chaat, (curated by SAVAC), DesignExchangeMuseum, Toronto
2004               *      6th International Biennial of Young Artists, (in conjunction with A Space Gallery), Center For Contemporary
                             Culture, Vrsac, Serbia and Montenegro
                       *      100 Cuts, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
                       *      Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, WilliamBentonMuseum of Art, University of
                             Connecticut, Storrs
2003-04          *      [ESC]  Electronic Social Culture (curated by Gu Xiong and Sylvia Borda), Centre A, Vancouver; and A Space
                             Gallery, Toronto
2003               *      Miraculous: Contemporary Exvotos Paintings (curated by Trong G. Nguyen), chezTGN, Brooklyn, NY
2003               *      4 x 4, DurhamArtGallery, Durham, ON
                       *      Through Customs (curated by Shamim L. Momin and Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Whitney Museum of
                             American Art), BosePaciaModern Gallery&SAWCC, New York
                       *      Prism (curated by Andaleeb Firdosy and Julie Rosenberg), Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002-03          *      Migrations North – South / South – North: The Chile and Canada Exchange Project (curated by Ingrid
                             Mayrhofer and Jose Mansilla), Matucana 100, Santiago, and the Calbuco Arts Festival, Calbuco, Chile; Art
                             Gallery of Algoma, Sault St. Marie, ON; Gallery 44, Toronto.
2002               *      Borderless Terrain (curated by Dr. Alka Pande), Visual Arts Gallery -India Habitat Centre, Delhi
                       *      Looking For Dick (curated by Carla Garnet), Open Studio Gallery, Toronto
                       *      Try This, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
                       *      Relations, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York
                       *      Casual Deities, BosePaciaModern Gallery, New York
2001-03          *      Carry-On Drawing (curated by Avantika Bawa) AquaSpace, Travelling public art project.  Savannah, USA;
                             London, UK; and Delhi, Chandigarh and Bombay, India
2001               *      Mini Mi, Spin Gallery, Toronto
                       *      Mitochondria Emancipation, Asian American Arts Center, New York
                       *      Under the Influence, IslipArt Museum, East Islip, NY
                       *      Crossing the Line, (collaboration with Jaishri Abichandani), Queens Museum of Art & the Eagle Movie
                             Theater, New York
                       *      Wall to Wall, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; and CSPS Gallery, LegionArtsCenter, Cedar Rapids,
                             Iowa
                       *      The Takhti Project (curated by Sheherezade Alam), Gallerie Sadequain, Lahore, Pakistan
2000-02          *      Dust on the Road (curated by Jamelie Hassan and Peter White, Hoopee Curatorial Collective).  Travelling
                             Exhibition.  York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; The Galleries @ The Galleria, London,
                             ON; Centre MAI, Montreal; and The Roundhouse, Vancouver
2000-01          *      Hot Links to a Cold Climate: Masala Dry to Canada Chai, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
2000               *      Taking Place, A Space Gallery, Toronto
                       *      Contemporary Art and Identity: South Asian Diaspora in North America, Baum Gallery of Fine Art,
                              University of CentralArkansas, Conway
                       *      Fresh Paint, MegGallery, Toronto
1997               *      Seeking Beautiful Indian Girls...,,  Gallery 401, Toronto   
                       *      The Boxing Day Show, A Space Gallery, Toronto
1995               *      (Marked Up) (with the Big Eyed Inc. collective), Dufferin Mall Gallery, Toronto
                       *      Perceptions, Mirage Gallery, Toronto
                       *      Against the Wall (curated by Rachel James), Gallery 401, Toronto
                       *      Head to Toe, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York
                       *      Selections from the Collection of Binney & SmithAmerican Council for the Arts, New York
1994-95          *      New American Talent: The Tenth Exhibition (curated by Adam Weinberg, Whitney Museum
                              of American Art). Travelling exhibition. The AustinMuseum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX; Art
                              Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Scurry County Museum, Snyder, TX; Longview Museum,
                              Longview, TX; Art Institute for the PermianBasin, Odessa, TX; BrownwoodCountyMuseum Annex,
                              Brownwood, TX; and Kilgore College Gallery, Kilgore, TX
1994               *      Self-Identity and Portraiture, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University
1993               *      In-Sight (curated by Sharon Fernandes for the Desh Pardesh Festival/ Conference), Art  Metropole, Toronto
                       *      South Asian Women: Lives and Histories (curated by Sharon Fernandes), Arthur Haberman Gallery, York
                             University, Toronto
1992               *      PoiesisArthur Haberman Gallery, York University, Toronto
                       *      Painting SalonIDAGallery, York University, Toronto
1991               *      Collectively... SixYork University Student Centre Gallery, Toronto

Video and Film Screenings
2006               *      Write & Sort, La Nuit Blanche/ La Grande Experience: Performance, Video and Installations by French and
                             Canadian Artists (curated by Bill Huffman), MaRS Centre Atrium, Toronto
2005-06          *      Karma Chameleon, ArtWallah Festival, Los Angeles; Sweet Sixteen: Commissioned Works Program,
                             Pleasure Dome, Toronto
2004               *      Spirit of the Sacred Groove, II, REHAB Film and Video Festival, Toronto

Artist Residencies:
2003-04          *      Artists Alliance Inc., New York
2003               *      The Banff Centre For the Arts, Banff, AB
2003               *      Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1999               *      Sanskriti Kendra Foundation Centre, New Delhi, India
1998               *      Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Selected Catalogues/ Publications:
Heng-Gil Han, Olu Oguibe, Julianna Driever and Koan-Jeff Baysa.  Jamaica Flux. Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning
       publication. New York. 2008.
Vijay Kumar. Erasing Borders. Indo-American Arts Center publication. New York. 2008.
Rocio Aranda. The Feminine Mystique. Jersey City Museum publication. NJ. 2007.
Shana Dumont. Merging Influence: Eastern Elements In New American Art. Montserrat College of Art Gallery publication.
       Beverly. MA. 2007.
Michael Davidge. Post-Camp: Shelly Bahl and Ben Darrah. Modern Fuel Gallery publication. Kingston, ON. 2007.
Nuit Banai. Believe. Rush Arts Gallery publication. New York, 2006.
Alison McQueen.  Leaving Their Mark. McMaster Museum of Art publication. Hamilton. ON. 2005
Janet Marquardt and Stephen Eskilson. Frames of Reference. McGraw Hill Publishing. New York. 2004.
Ingrid Mayrhofer. The Chile Exchange. A Space Gallery publication. Toronto. 2003.
Koan-Jeff Baysa.  Pink Is the Navy Blue of India.  M.Y. Art Prospects Gallery publication. New York. 2003.
Andaleeb Firdosy and Julie Rosenberg. Prism.  Indo-American Cultural Center publication. Los Angeles. 2003.
Corrine Corry and Deepali Dewan.  Shelly Bahl: New Works On Paper.  Richmond Art Gallery publication.  Richmond, BC.
2003.
Dr. Alka Pande. Borderless Terrain. Visual Arts Gallery -India Habitat Centre publication. New Delhi, India. 2002.
Sylvat Aziz and Leila Sujir.  Hot Links to a Cold Climate: Masala Dry to Canada Chai. Canadian Museum of Civilization        publication. Hull, Quebec. 2000.
Rashmi Varma. Editor. Contemporary Art and Identity: South Asian Diaspora In North America. SAVAC/ Baum Gallery of
       Fine Art publication. Toronto. 2000.
Irmina Ayuyao. Shadow Crossing. Gallery TPW publication. Toronto. 1998.
Maheshwari Sharma. Essay for Perceptions. Mirage Gallery publication. Toronto. 1995.
Rachel James. Essay for Against the Wall. Desh Pardesh publication. Toronto. 1995.
Adam Weinberg. New American Talent: The Tenth Exhibition. The Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria publication.
       Austin. 1994.

Selected Bibliography:
Benjamin Genocchio.  “A Collection Born of Cultural Dislocation.” The New York Times. New York, July 13, 2008.
Sonal Shah. “Art-House Cinema.” Time Out. Delhi. December 14, 2007.
Adam Smith, “Art’s Thin Line: Artist Shelly Bahl discusses her work at Montserrat.” INDIA New England. Boston. October
       1, 2007.
Greg Burliuk. “Take a Summer Trip Beyond Camp To Challenge Your Senses.” The Kingston Whig-Standard. Kingston.
       June 16, 2007.
David Jager. “Bahl Throws Some Curves.” NOW Magazine. Toronto. March 29, 2007.
R.M. Vaughan. “Art Sales Offer Tantalizing Fare.” National Post. Toronto. December 10, 2005.
David Jager. “Indian Kitsch.” NOW Magazine. Toronto. September 15, 2005.
Susan Pearson. “Leaving Their Mark.” Artsbeat. Hamilton. March/April 2005.
Allyson Wenzowski. “McMaster Museum of Art Offerings.” Brabant Newspapers. Hamilton. March 11, 2005.
Elaine Hujer. “Accompanying Art.” Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. March 7, 2005. 
“1 Minute Interview: Shelly Bahl.” The Asian Post. London, UK. September 17, 2004.
Peter Nagy. “Through Customs at Bose Pacia Gallery.” Art AsiaPacfic. New York. 2004.
Priya Malhotra. "Pink Is the Navy Blue of India." Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Hong Kong. November 2003.
Robert Sherrin. “FFFF Fashion, Shelly Bahl at The RichmondArtGallery.Art India Magazine. Bombay, August 2003.
Michael Harris. “Pop Culture Meets Wallpaper in Artist’s Patchwork Exhibit.” The Vancouver Sun. May 5, 2003.
Deepali Dewan. "Asian Art Now: Shelly Bahl." Art AsiaPacific. St. Leonards, Australia. January 2003.
Chris Bradshaw, “Global Art Takes Centre Stage,” Pacific Rim Magazine, Vancouver, 2003.
Ashrafi S. Bhagat. “Images Without Borders.” The Hindu Times. New Delhi. September 08, 2002.
Jeffrey Kalstrom. “Wall to Wall.” New Art Examiner. Chicago. November 2001.
Andrew Knighton. “Two-Dimensional Man.” Object Magazine. Minneapolis. August 15, 2001.
Anne Kim. “Fresh Paint.” FUSE Magazine. Toronto. Winter 2001.
Leela Viswanathan. “Fresh Paint.” Kala Arts Journal. Toronto. Fall 2000.
Carol Rolf. “South Asian Influence.” Log Cabin Democrat. Conway, AK. September 3, 2000
Kim Purkiss. “The Baum Squad.” The Echo, Conway, AK. August 31, 2000.
Lisa Broadwater. “Art for Art’s Sake.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Little Rock. August 29, 2000.
Nicholas Keung. “Art show paints fresh East-West tableau.” The Toronto Star. Toronto. August 24, 2000.
Gary Michael Dault. “Gallery Going: Fresh Paint.” The Globe and Mail. Toronto. August 12, 2000.
Dierdre Hanna. “Painted Word.” NOW Magazine. Toronto. August 10, 2000.
Dr. Alka Pande. “Long Distance Learning.” Femina Magazine. Bombay. February 15, 2000.
Dr. Alka Pande. “Something Old, Something New.” Art India Magazine. Bombay. January 2000.
 “A Fine Blend of Traditional and Contemporary Art.” The Chandigarh Tribune. Chandigarh. December 15, 1999.
Canadian Painter Puts Up Show.”  The Indian Express. Chandigarh. December 14, 1999.
Heated Exchanges at Debate on Art.” The Chandigarh Tribune. Chandigarh. December 17, 1999.
Dr. Ramani Ramakrishnan. “Hey Ladies!”  Kala Arts Journal. Toronto. Winter 1999.
“Fast Forward.” edited by Richard Rhodes. Canadian Art. Toronto. Summer 1998.
Deirdre Kelly. "Indian Girls display frame of mind."  The Globe & Mail. Toronto. June 12, 1997.
Deirdre Hanna. "Asian Heritage."  NOW Magazine.  Toronto. April 25, 1996.
"Artist Run Culture." edited by Jennifer Rudder. MIX Magazine. Toronto. Spring 1996.
"Rosenberg Gallery."  NYU Today. New York. October 14, 1994.
Zeke MacCormack. "Laguna Gloria exhibit reflects how 53 artists deal with 'crisis'."  Austin-American Statesman. Austin.
       March 21, 1994.
Deirdre Hanna. "Diverse artists offer In-Sight at Desh Pardesh group show."  NOW Magazine.  Toronto. March 25, 1993.
Ann Marie Muir. "E-Motif: Shelly Bahl and Doris Sung."  Excalibur Magazine. Toronto. February 10, 1993.
Moira McDonald. "A little colour for a grey campus."  Excalibur Magazine. Toronto. November 6, 1991.

Published Artwork:
Exclaim!, edited by James Keast. Toronto. April 2003.
“Women and Humour.” edited by Amy Karlinsky. Inversions. Winnipeg. Fall 2002.
Contemporary Indian Painting.” edited by Dr. Andrew Cohen. The Art Journal. New York. Fall 1999.
Matriart Journal, edited by Linda Abrahams. Toronto. Summer 1999.
Here and There, Between South Asias.” edited by Jacqueline Larson. West Coast Line . Vancouver. Winter 1999.
FUSE Magazine, edited by Petra Chevrier. Toronto. Winter 1999.
“Suburban Cultures.” edited by Peter Hudson.  MIX Magazine. Toronto. Fall 1998.
"Artist Project." edited by Zool Suleman. Rungh Magazine. Vancouver. Spring 1997.
DIVA Journal, edited by Fauzia Rafiq. Toronto. Spring 1994.
"Liquitex Purchase Award Recipients."  Art in America. New York. February 1994.

Published Writing:
South Asian Contemporary Art: Artist-Run Initiatives in the Diaspora.” CAA 2001 Conference Journal. New York. 2001.
Co-Writer/ Editor. Private Thoughts/ Public Moments. Art Gallery of Ontario publication. 2000.
Su-en Wong: Girl as Covergirl. Art Gallery of Ontario publication. 2000.
Editor. Taking It to the Streets. SAVAC publication. Toronto. 1999.
Shelly Bahl, Marilyn Jung and Shaheen Merali. Editors. UNBOUND GEOGRAPHIES/ fused histories, ZEN-MIX 2000/ A
       Space Gallery publication. Toronto. 1999.
Shelly Bahl, Marilyn Jung and Shaheen Merali. Curatorial essay for “UNBOUND GEOGRAPHIES/ fused histories.”  A Space
       Gallery publication. Toronto. August 1998.
"On doubling: personal reflections." edited by Todd Ayoung. New Observations. New York, September 1995.
"The Asian/ Asian American artist in the contemporary art world."  NYU Asians In America Conference Journal. New York.
       September 1995.

Grants and Awards:
2007, 06, 05, 04, 03, 00, 96, 95
                       *      Exhibition Assistance Grants, Ontario Arts Council
2005               *      Themed Commissioned Film Production Award, Pleasure Dome
2002,00, 99, 97, 95
                      *      Visual Arts Grants,Ontario Arts Council
2002, 00, 99   
                      *      Artist Travel Grant, Canada Council For the Arts
2001,98, 97    
                      *      Visual Art Grants, Canada Council For the Arts
1999               *      Visual Arts Grant, Toronto Arts Council
1999               *      Senior Arts Fellowship, Shastri Indo/ Canadian Institute
1999               *      Curatorial Residency Grant, Canada Council For the Arts
1998               *      Artist Residency Fellowship,VermontStudioCenter
1996               *      Artist-In-Education Grant, Ontario Arts Council 
1995               *      ARCH Award for Graduate Achievement New YorkUniversity
1994               *      Art Presentation Award, NYU Graduate Students Organization
1994               *      Art Purchase Award, Liquitex - Binney & Smith Corporation     
1993-95         *      Graduate/ Teaching Assistantship, New YorkUniversity
1993               *      Exhibition Grant, Creative Arts Students Organization, YorkUniversity
1992               *      Poiesis Drawing Award, Arthur Haberman Gallery, YorkUniversity

Teaching:
2005-08         *      Lecturer (Studio Art –Drawing, Painting, Sculpture/ Installation), University of Toronto at Scarborough, Visual
                             and Performing Arts Program, Toronto
2005               *      Art Instructor, 3D Art and Design Studio, CentennialCollege, Art and Design Foundation Studies Program,
                             Toronto
2004-05         *      Art Instructor, Interdisciplinary Art Research Lab, OntarioCollege of Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Toronto
2002              *      Artist-Teacher, Vermont College of the Union Institute and University, MFA in Visual Art Program, VT
                      *      Art Instructor, Contemporary Issues: Art Today, OntarioCollege of Art and Design, Dept. of Integrated-
                             Media, Toronto
                      *      Art Instructor, Fundamentals of Drawing, Pratt Institute, HEOP Program, Brooklyn, NY
2001-02         *      Visiting Assistant Professor (Drawing and Painting), AlfredUniversity, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY
1999              *      Art Instructor, Drawing, RyersonUniversity, School of Image Arts, Toronto
1998-99         *      Art Instructor, Drawing I & II, Sheridan College, School of Animation, Arts and Design, Oakville, Ontario
1997              *      Visiting Artist, Mixed -Media Sculpture, Toronto Board of Education, Various highschool art departments,
                                    Toronto
1996               *      Art Instructor, Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, North York Board of Education, Summer Studio, Toronto      
                       *      Art Instructor, Drawing, York Region Board of Education Art Program, Markham, Ontario
1995               *      Teaching Assistant, Life Drawing Studio, New YorkUniversity, Dept. of Art and Art Professions
1993-95         *      Teaching Assistant, New Student Seminar, New YorkUniversity, Dept. of Art and Art Professions, NY
1992               *      Art Instructor, Sculpture, SenecaCollege, Summer Studio, Toronto
1991               *      Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, Toronto Board of Education. Boyne Art Program, Toronto

Lectures/ Public Presentations:
2009               *      Artist Talk, Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, New York
2008               *      Panelist, “Erasing Borders”, Queens Museum of Art, NY
                      Artist Talk, McIninchArtGallery, Southern New HampshireUniversity, Manchester, NH
                      Panelist, “Making Art: The Individual and Collective Experience,” Complicated Entanglements: Rethinking
                             Pluralism in the 21st Century Symposium, CarltonUniversity, Ottawa
                      Panelist, “Laylah Ali: Figure, Frame & Narrative,” University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto
2007               *      Panelist, “Jamaica Flux,” JamaicaCenter For Arts and Learning, New York
               *      Moderator, “Public Identities in Art,” Transnationalism/ Art/ Activism/ Conference, University of Toronto
2006               *      Artist Talk, Rush Arts Gallery, New York
               *      Panelist, “Sensuality, Sexuality and the South Asian Woman,” ArtWallah Festival, Los Angeles
2005               *      Moderator/ Coordinator, “My Own Bollywood: Contemporary Art and Bollywood Cinema” panel, Design Exchange
                             Museum, Toronto
               *      Artist Talk, Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto, Toronto
               *      Artist Talk, Faculty of Fine Art, YorkUniversity, Toronto
2004               *      Artist Talk, Studio Arts Program, Trinity College, Connecticut
               *      Panelist, “South Asian Cultural Production in the USA, Canada and the UK,” Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
                             and the QueensMuseum of Art, New York
2003               *      Artist Talk, KhyberCenter For the Arts, Halifax
               *      Panelist, “The Chile Exchange -Here and There: Translating Conflict,” OntarioCollege of Art and Design,
                             Toronto          

2002               *      Panelist, “Looking For Dick,” Open Studio and FUSE Magazine, at The Rivoli, Toronto
               *      Panelist, “Locating Asia International Symposium,” Centre A andSimonFraserUniversity, Vancouver
2001               *      Panelist. “Mitochondria Emancipation,” AsianAmericanArtsCenterand The Korea Society, New York
               *      Artist Talk, SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) and Indo-Center for Art and Culture, New
                             York
               *      Panelist. “Voice/Agency?  Anyone Listening?  Contemporary Art and India,” College Art Association
                             Conference, Chicago
2000               *      Panelist and Visiting Artist, “Contemporary Art and Identity: South Asian Diaspora in North America,” Baum
                             Gallery of Fine Art and the Department of Art, University of CentralArkansas, Conway, USA
               *      Panelist. “Hot Links to a Cold Climate,” Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
               *      Slide Lecture, “Diasporic South Asian Contemporary Art, MPCVA International Conference: Experiments In
                             Conceptual Curating, Bombay
1999               *      Artist Talk, Art Folio Gallery, Chandigarh
               *      Slide Lecture, “Diasporic Asian Art,” Museum of Modern Art, Delhi & Art Folio Gallery, Chandigarh
1997               *      Artist Talk, Toronto Board of Education. Boyne Art Program, Toronto
1995               *      Moderator, Artist Panel for Desh Pardesh Conference 1995, Toronto
               *      Moderator, Artist Panel for NYU's Asians In America Conference, NY

 

Curatorial, Arts Programming and Administration:
2005-07         *      Member, Board of Directors, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto
2005               *      Juror, “Grants to Visual Artists Program –Mid-Career & Senior Level,” Toronto Arts Council
2004-05          *      Fundraising and Development Consultant, ReelWorld Film Festival and Foundation, Toronto
2004-05          *      Member, Exhibitions Selection Committee, Gallery 44, Toronto
2003               *      Juror, “Multidisciplinary Arts Festivals Grants Program,” Ontario Arts Council, Toronto
2002               *      Interim Administration and Development Officer, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective), Toronto.
2001               *      Juror, “Artist-Run Centres Program,” Canada Council For the Arts, Ottawa
1999-2001     *    Member, Board of Directors, Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto
1999-2000     *    Curatorial Resident, ArtGallery of Ontario, Dept. of Contemporary Art, Toronto
                             Curated exhibitions: Sutapa Biswas: video installation (2000); Colin Campbell: Art Star (2000);
                             Su-en Wong: Girl as Covergirl (2000); & (with guest curator Sutapa Biswas) Private Thoughts/ Public
                             Moments (2000)
1996-2000    *    Member, Steering Committee, ZEN-MIX 2000:  Pan-Asian Visual Arts Network, Toronto
1999             *      Juror, “Special Projects in Visual Arts Grants,” Ontario Arts Council, Toronto.
1997-99        *      Director (Administration and Programming), SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto.
                             Management of organization and coordination of the following exhibitions/ projects: “Technological
                             Revolutions,” Hamilton Artists’ Inc., Hamilton (1999); Feminist Practices: Lateral Moves,” A Space
                             Gallery, Toronto (1999); Dia*sperse,” Black Paint Studio, Toronto (1999); “Emittance,” Gallery 76/
                             OCAD, Toronto (1999); “central-nerve: performance art installations,”  Wade St. Studios, Toronto
                             (1998); “Taking It to the Streets,” Public art project, Toronto (1998); “Sweetness and Light,” Inter/ Access
                             Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto (1998); “Tourists In Our Own Land(s),” Gallery 44, Toronto
                             (1998); & “Dirty Laundry & PartingThoughts,” Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto (1998).
1996-98        *      Member, Board of Directors, A Space Gallery, Toronto
1996-97        *      Administrative Coordinator, Cross Cultural Communication Centre, Toronto
1995-96        *      Fundraising & Publicity Coordinator, Open Studio, Toronto
1994-95        *      Vice-President, Student Art League, New YorkUniversity, Dept. of Art and Art Professions, New York
1994             *      Gallery Intern, Exit Art/ The First World, New York
1993-95        *      Graduate Assistant (Undergraduate Advisement), New YorkUniversity, Dept. of Art and Art Professions, NY
                      *      Editorial Assistant, Barney Bulletin, New YorkUniversity, Dept. of Art and Art Professions, NY
1993-94        *      Gallery Intern, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
1993,94        *      Museum Animateur/ Public Projects Assistant, The PowerPlantContemporaryArtGallery, Toronto
1992-93        *      Director/ Curator, York University Student Centre Gallery, Toronto
1991-93        *      Radio Programmer, “Bohemian Beats: alternative arts and music program,” CHRY 105.5 FM Radio, Toronto

Curatorial and Exhibition Coordination (projects):
2006-07         *      Co-Chair, Programming Committee, “Post-Object,” exhibition and visiting artists program, Doris McCarthy
                             Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto
2006               *      Juror, “Fractured Fairy Tales,” Asian American Arts Center, New York
2002               *      Juror, “SAVAC Members Exhibition”, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
1998-99          *      Co-Curator, “UNBOUND GEOGRAPHIES/ fused histories: the British/ Canadian Xchange,”  A Space
                             Gallery, Toronto, and Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martins College of Art, London, UK
1998               *      Curator,“Ca + CO2,” Area Gallery, Toronto
1997               *      Co-Coordinator, "Seeking Beautiful Indian Girls...," Gallery 401, Toronto
                       *      Co-Curator, "Video-Postcards From the Edge of the Orient," ArtGallery of Ontario, Toronto
                       *      Curator, "Transience," A Space Vitrines, Toronto
                       *      Member, Programming Committee, "Ho Tam & Brenda Joy Lem," Gallery 44, Toronto
                       *      Coordinator, "The Boxing Day Show," A Space, Toronto
1996               *      Member, Curatorial Committee -SAVAC & Desh Pardesh, Naya Samachar,” Gallery 401, Toronto
1995               *      Coordinator, "Asian Reflections," New York University, New York
1994               *      Co-Coordinator, "Self-Identity & Portraiture," Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York

Professional Affiliations:
               *      Founding Artist Member, ZEN-MIX 2000: Pan-Asian Visual Arts Network, Toronto
               *      Founding Artist Member, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto
               *      Advisor, Asian American Arts Center, New York
               *      Member, SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective), New York