I was inspired at an early age to be creative. Born in New Jersey into a musical Indian family, I began playing instruments around the house, learning by ear and watching my parents perform at concerts. My urge to compose music early in life paralleled my desire to create visual environments. Producing drawings and paintings was a way to manifest and inhabit my visions to which music had played as an ongoing soundtrack. Both my music and art have been strongly influenced by my bicultural upbringing as well as the surrounding rural American landscapes of my childhood. My works have been in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Personal Structures at the 2019 Venice Biennale, and I am a 2019 recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2002, I obtained an MFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. My work is in the collections of Kaiser Permanente and the Rainin Foundation.