“Eyes wide open…a heightened understanding of the universe though increased visual, peripheral and metaphysical perception. When ignorance gives way to a new consciousness, the mind calms down, yet at the same instant it experiences a dynamic transformation. Human psyche intrigues me. My art attempts to understand nuances of the psychological and social landscape around me through a process of reflection and meditation. A self-taught artist, my paintings reflect my perceptions of life and relationships, in my journey from design to art. I work primarily with acrylics on canvas, where I combine modelling paste to create form and texture. I enjoy experimenting with mediums and techniques, and this has been my source of learning. Currently I am practicing encaustic art and printmaking.”
Rochana is a Princeton, New Jersey-based artist born and brought up in Kolkata, India. She trained in fashion design at the FIT(NY) affiliated National Institute of Fashion Technology in India. Prior to that she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University. She pursues her interests professionally as an artist, fashion designer, photographer and an illustrator.
Clio Art Fair, New York City.
IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2016, Flushing Town Hall, NY.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2016, The Sanctuary, New York.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2016, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.
37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, NJ.
Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia.
'Generations X: Razzle Dazzle', A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
'Off the Wall’, West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ.
'Photo-Transformations', West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2015, Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York.
IAAC Erasing Borders 2015, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015, Flushing Town Hall, NY.
West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction. Donation of artwork for Fundraising Auction.
'Inspiration Point', West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.
‘Off The Wall’. West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction.
Communiversity 2014. Princeton University/ Arts Council of Princeton, NJ.
3rd Annual See.Me: ‘Year In Review’. See.Me Art Gallery, New York.
'Small Art: Big Impact’. Manhattan Arts International, New York. Received the Award of Excellence.
'Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show', A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India.
Renaissance Gallerie, Bangalore, India.