//EDUCATION

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2006 Associate Arts Degree, Melbourne University, Tibetan Philosophy, India

2005 Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

95-16 Bharatalaya Dance Academy, Indian classical dance in Bharata-Natyam & Odissi


//AWARDS + RESIDENCIES + INTERNSHIPS

2019 Project Assistant, Artist Leisa Shelton ADDENDUM PROJECT, Abbotsford Convent

2018 Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art

2018 Risk Residency,Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Victoria

2018 Finalist, Nillumbik Art Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria

2017 Internship at L’Observatoire International, New York City

2016 Finalist, Nillumbik Art Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria

2015 Finalist, Macquarie Digital Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, ACT

2015 Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art

2012 Winner, Best Animal Image, Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Victoria

2005 Film and Editing Internship at ABC, Elsternwick

2002 Short-listed VCE Top-Arts


//SOLO

2019 Work in Progress, A Night AtThe Nicolas, Nicolas Building Melbourne, June

2018 Murti, Mapping Melbourne Festival, Testing-Grounds, December

2016 An Arctic Time Signature, Seventh Gallery Night Window, Melbourne July

2016 Murti, Adelaide Fringe Festival, NACC, March

2015 Murti, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Blender Studios, Melbourne, October

2014 Discs, Middle of the Air, Melbourne, Australia, February

2013 Distant, Relative, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, July

2012 12 monthly solo exhibitions online (self-directed)

2009 Loops of Love, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Monkey Bar, Melbourne, September

2008 Loops of Love, Silvan Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, May

2008 Loops of Love, Chicks, Dunedin, New Zealand, April

2008 Forever + Eternity Are At Work, And Have No Time For Us, Allery Exhibition,Aug

2008 You Can’t Feel What You Look Like With Your Face, Allery Exhibition, Melb, July

2008 From Dosa To Paint Thinner – The Air Was Once Tasty, Allery, Melbourne, June


//GROUP

2019 Sun Celebreates:Her, Sunstudios, South Melbourne, September

2018 Nillumbik Art Prize, Montsalvat, Eltham June

2017 Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, November

2017 Return Flight MEL>EDI, The Number Shop - Studio Gallery, Edinburgh, June

2017 Return Flight MEL>EDI, Federation Square, Atrium, Melbourne, May

2017 Central Art Loop - Series 3:issues of Tomorrow, Mars Gallery, June

2017 Media Hype, c3 Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, February

2016 Nillumbik Art Prize, Montsalvat,Eltham, June

2015 Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, October

2015 Macquarie Digital Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, ACT, August

2015 Entry, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne,February

2013 Sandy: Devastation, Document, Drive,Powerhouse Arena, NYC, March

2013 Entry, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, February

2012 Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, November

2012 Moreland Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, November

2012 Entry 2012, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, February

2010 Women’s Salon, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne,February

2009 Windows and Frames, Melbourne, October

2009 Conduit, Brunswick Street Gallery,Melbourne, April

2009 The Pigeon Hole Gallery: exhibition No.1, 2, 3, 4, Melbourne, Feb, April, May, October

2008 Small works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, June

2007 How The Light Gets In, RMIT 3rd Year Exhibition, Red Gallery, Melbourne, November

2007 Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, May

2006 Hysteria, RMIT 1st Year Photography Exhibition,Kerala Gallery, Melbourne, November


//PERFORMANCES

2019 ALAKKALA, Sangam Festival of South Asia and Diaspora, Dancehouse, Melbourne, November

2018 H:O:M:E Immersive Installation,Mapping Melbourne Festival, Blender Projekt Space, Docklands

2017 Resonant Lines, Mapping Melbourne Festival, NIDA, South Bank

2017 Mokita, Hillscene Live Festival, Birdsland Reserve, Belgrave Heights, Victoria

2017 The Thing We Share, with The High Focus Institute, Burning Man, Nevada Desert

2016 H:O:M:E, TiNA Festival, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

2015 Adasha Yama, Tribe Company, ReGrowth Festival, ACT

2013 Mariamman, Dance-Drama, Darebin Arts Centre, Melbourne

2001 Bharata-Natyam Arangetram - Solo Debut, Alexander Theatre, Monash, Melbourne

98-01 Various Secondary School Plays

91-15 14 Bharata-Natyam annual shows - Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Dance


//ARTS RELATED INDUSTRY / VOLUNTEERING /MEMBERSHIP

2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival Visual Arts and Film Judge

2016 Vice President of JAIA – Jambudivpa Association for Indian Arts

15-Now Life Model - Life Modelling Society Melbourne Member

2014 Documentary film maker in Northern Canada’s Arctic Circle, Baffin Island

11-Now Photographer for Ondru

10-13 Managed Pigeon Hole Arts studio in Brunswick East Melbourne

2010 Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Volunteer, Melbourne

06-10 Centre of Contemporary Photography, Volunteer (2006 – 2010), North Fitzroy


//PUBLICATION

2017 Fluidity, Return Flight MEL>EDI

2013 Distant, Relative: a collection of colour photography on Polaroid Paper Self-published, Apart of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

2003 VCE work in The Journal of Art Education Victoria, Summer 2003; Volume 5, No.3


//TEACHING / PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

2019 Lecturer, 3rd Year Bachelor of Arts, Photography Studies College

2019 Panel Speaker, Long Pasts, Future Possibilities of South Asian Australian Arts, Bujil Place, September

2019 Q and A, NAVA series In These Critical Times, M Pavilion, Melbourne, February

2018 Artist Talk, Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, November

2003 Artist Talk, Public Assembly, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Victoria

2002 Artist Talk, VCE Artist Presentation, Whitehorse Council


//FILM EXPERIENCE

2018 Cinematography, Editor

‘Book of Dream’ Short Film with THE BOOK PROJECT, Lorne VIC

Falls Festival screening

2016 Head Gaffer, Stills Photographer

‘Click’ Dir: Mark Diaco,and Karen McPherson Short Film, Melbourne

2016 Cinematography, Actress

‘Echo Park’ Dir: Karen McPherson Short Film,

Black Magic Cinema contest Screening, Hollywood, California

2015 Stills Photographer

‘Pop’ Dir: Karen McPherson Short Film, Dancers with Films Festival, LA

2014 Director, Cinematography, Editor

‘Baffin Island’(post-production) Dir: Devika Bilimoria Documentary, Canada

2014 Lighting Assistant

‘Body Mods’, Fashion short film, Melbourne

2013 Camera and Gaffer Assistant and Still Photographer

‘Casino (BadThings)’Music Video for Houndmouth, Melbourne

2009 Director, Cinematography, Editor

Rugs Plus TVC, 3 advertisements for channel 10, Melbourne

2009 Cinematography, Lighting, Props

‘Summertime Ragga-muffins’, music video for Jody Lloyd, Melbourne

2009 Cinematography, Props

‘Cold Touch of Dawn’ Dir:Jody Lloyd Music video for Trillion, New Zealand

2007 Cinematography 16 mm film

‘Errol Flynn’s Pianist’ Dir: Rupert Owen Short film Melbourne

2006 Head Gaffer

‘Life O Simon’ Dir: Rupert Owen and Travis Sutherland Feature Film HDV

2005 Head Gaffer

‘The Oscars’ Dir: Rupert Owen Short Film DV, Melbourne

2005 Head Gaffer

‘Realising Sigmund’ Dir: Rupert Owen Short Film, Melbourne

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