Ramvati Aunty Upping the Aunty A Colouring Book for Adults #Unstitched / The Sari Project Greeting Cards

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NYU A/P/A Institute Artist Talk

NYU A/P/A Institute Artist Talk

On November 16, 2016 I was invited to participate in a public conversation at New York University entitled “Fashion Diaspora” with artist Ayqa Khan, academic and author of Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Feminity, and South Asia American Culture (Temple UP, 2016) Vanita Reddy, academic Sharon Heijin Lee, academic and author of The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the […]

Diwali Artwork for McDonalds

Diwali Artwork for McDonalds

Diwali 2016 brought many gifts including the opportunity to create a Diwali poster for McDonald’s restaurants in the US. Working closely with Leo Burnett USA, I created an original artwork for the McDonald’s Diwali 2016 campaign. The poster made a month-long appearance at each and every McDonald’s across the United States. It was a wonderful […]

Royal Canadian Mint Coin Design

Royal Canadian Mint Coin Design

Gold, silver, nickel and coins of various other metals have been a regular feature of Diwali for me. Even the humble penny. As a child celebrating Diwali I remember following a ritual laid out by my father that I little understood: washing all the coins in the prayer plate, annointing them with milk and red sandoor. It […]

Opening Night Photos!

Opening Night Photos!

Opening night for my current solo exhibition “Upping the Aunty” at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, Toronto was spectacular. We had such a fabulous range of people come through over the 4 hours. People saw, coloured, ate, drank (there may even have been a few dance moves), connected. Daniels Spectrum and the wonderful people who […]

A Colouring Book for Adults

A Colouring Book for Adults

While continuing work on my Upping the Aunty series of large-scale paintings, I decided to take a few weeks off to create the Upping the Aunty colouring book for adults and children alike. The book features 30 drawings all ready to be coloured in. It’s a feminist project that simultaneously challenges how we see our aunties and how […]

One Spirited Evening in August

One Spirited Evening in August

The launch for #Unstitched The Sari Project was held in Toronto on Wednesday, August 19. We had a full house with people joining us from various communities in Toronto. I began the evening with an introduction to the project, my intentions and the very personal story the project emerged from. This story, the first of 108 is […]