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Jayanthi Moorthy


Born in Kolkatta, India

Lives & works in New York, NY

Ms. Moorthy is an Interdisciplinary artist who constantly moves between the handmade and the digital; traditional and contemporary; and permanent and the impermanent. She is best known for her ephemeral art made with materials like sand, rice flour, and spices. She has done several solo shows namely, Brown University (RI), OED Gallery (India), A.I.R. Gallery (NY), Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (NY), and has participated in a wide number of group shows including John Jay College (NY) and Kochi Muzris Biennale (India). She has been an artist fellow at NYFA’s Immigrant Artists Program (2016) and A.I.R. Gallery (2014). She has worked with several art organizations in New York in various capacities like Project Manager at No Longer Empty, Art Educator at Abron Arts Center, and Design Director at India-American Arts Council. Ms. Moorthy has a Master from New York University in Art Education & Community Practice. Her public education project Art Fast won her recognition from the New York State Council of Arts (in 2017) through LMCC’s Creative Engagement grant.

Photo courtesy: Ajit Menon

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