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Jayanthi Moorthy

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Kolkatta, India

Lives in
New York city

Works in
New York city


Representing galleries


My works explores cultural identity and emphasize personal qualities like love, loss, and inner-strength. Impermanence – a core Indian belief – is reflected in the choice of materials, and practice of including the floor space in my site-specific installations. On the floor, I use ephemeral materials like rice flour, sand, and spices, and the process takes the form of a daily ritual, where art is recreated every day. Here I work with my bare hands and ancient Indian floor design tools. On canvas, I use acrylics and other mixed media, and my tools are those from everyday life, like a comb, ruler, or stick. Recently, I have started experimenting with video as a medium for depicting impermanence.

Recent Exhibits

Jayanthi Moorthy participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 Unframed
A.I.R. Gallery
Aug, 2014 If These Walls...
A.I.R. at Governors Island
May, 2014 Assumptions
A.I.R. Gallery
Mar, 2012 Indo‐American Arts Council’s 9th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
Crossing Art Gallery
Mar, 2012 Women’s Work
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano
Mar, 2012 Women's Work 2012
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano
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