Precious? / India
I am a jewellery-maker transitioning from architectural practice towards narrative objects and speculative adornment. I see my current practice as an exploratory journey into the development of jewellery and objects as stimuli for socio-cultural expression, inquiry and intrigue.
I employ different methods and materials in the creation of my work; however, I am primarily engaged with copper electroforming and patination. Responding to issues of the environment as well as socio-cultural paradoxes, my work aims at confronting my audience with tangible narratives of growth and decay; towards challenging conformist aesthetic sensibilities and values.
Having questioned the premise of jewellery as an art form over the last two years, both in academic and professional settings, I am keen on establishing a new position for contemporary jewellery practice in India – extending the discipline beyond its conventional roles of adornment and investment.
Memory of a Lost Garden
Glass lightbulb, Copper, Raat-rani flowers, ferns, artificial eyelashes, epoxy adhesive
Graduate Diploma Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London (2019-20)
Bachelor of Architecture, Chandigarh College of Architecture (2011-2016)
AGC Special Prize: Gioielli in Fermento (Students category) 2021
Artificial Intelligems Virtual Exhibition exploring AI in Jewellery 2021
Shortlisted among top 8 at the Danacadesign Ring Smackdown 2021
Opulence Designers’ Summit (physical) exhibition, Chandigarh 2021
Kajaria Meritorious Student Award for Architecture 2016
National Winner Landscape Design Competition, NASA India 2014
National Talent Search Scholarship (NTSE) 2007 – 2016
PR & Research Internship: MASieraad 2020-2021
Modual 2020 Collaborative Workshop and Virtual Residency 2020
Junior Architect & Projects Coordinator: TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd. 2017-2019
Freelance Architectural Designer 2016-2017
Research Internship: Altrim Publishers 2015-2016
Undergraduate Architecture Internship: Todd Jersey Architecture 2014-2015
Member Precious Collective
Member AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo)
Registered with COA (Council of Architecture), India
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