Exhibits - parvathikumar

Current Exhibits:


Color Balance

Don't Smile is an online space devoted to women photographers. This brand new online group exhibit entitled Color Balance aims to show photographic work by women of color. I happy to be one of thirteen women photographers of color to be included in this set! My image, "Work is Reality", was taken in 1990 in India on a train from Bengaluru to Mysore.


Fall Into Color

September 27 - January 12, 2019

Reception: Thursday, Sep 27 from 6-8pm

All Things Local, 19 Mechanic Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

I'm happy to be one of thirteen local artists celebrating autumn in this new juried group show! The main focus is color and a variety of media (including photography & digital art) are included depicting or evoking feelings of the vibrant colors of Fall. Five of my photo-based digital creations were selected to be  in this show! All Things Local is a unique retail shop featuring hand-crafted items and products by local artists and artisans.


Fall Photography

Parvathi Kumar and Nancy Ori

September 27 - December 21, 2018

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Gallery Hours: one hour before performances, at intermission for ticket holders, or by appointment

I'm honored to be doing this joint fine art photography show with the accomplished, experienced and amazing Nancy Ori! Our combined set of fall images highlight the New England setting of the main-stage production at the theater, "Dead and Buried". Nancy Ori is respected internationally as a teacher, freelance portrait, product and fine art photographer. She was a student of Ansel Adams and exhibit with her! For more info about the theater, please go to www.dreamcatcherrep.org


Colorific - Exploring the Wonders of Color

September 18 – October 30, 2018

Reception: Sunday, September 23 from 3-5pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Art Upstairs Gallery, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ

Hours: Tue 3-5, Wed 10-1, or prior to performances and during intermissions for ticketed patrons, or by appointment

Color exists all around us, but we don't always take the time to enjoy its beauty, feel its emotions or understand its power. Photographers from the NJ Photo Forum explore the boundaries of "color" through "traditional" photography, abstract images, manipulations and manufactured composites that incorporate the theme in this annual show. I'm happy that one of my images shot and manipulated on the iPhone and printed on canvas is included in this show.


Online Exhibits:

"555 Special"

Light Space & Time is an online art gallery with monthly themed competitions and exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. The gallery's June 2018 exhibit was a "555 Special" competition, meaning artists could submit 5 images and the gallery selected 5 overall winning artists. There were over 1500 entries from 40 countries of 2D and 3D submissions in abstract and representational form of various media. Though I wasn't in the top 5, I'm happy that one of my images, "Dogwood Days of Spring", received Special Recognition.


The Healing Power of Art & Artists

The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS is a community of artists, writers and activists who share the belief that art has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope. "Art serves as a positive catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment." In celebration of their third anniversary, they invited artists and organizations from around the world to submit art and statements about how art has the power to heal. I'm happy that my image "Moments & Movements" was selected to be part of this anniversary set.


Figurative

Light Space & Time is an online art gallery that conducts monthly themed online competitions and exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. The gallery's April 2018 exhibit is their 8th annual "Figurative" theme, calling for 2D and 3D submissions in abstract or representational form of various media. The gallery received 626 entries from 27 different countries, and I'm thrilled that two of my images were accepted in the Photography & Digital group: "Brooklyn Beauty" as Special Recognition Category and "Window Woman" as Special Merit Category. They have YouTube videos showcasing the Special Recognition and Special Merit awarded works (mine are at minute 3:36 and 13:45, respectively). Exhibits and videos are also archived.


Home

Don't Smile is an online photography gallery with a simple aim: "to carve out a space of the Internet exclusively dedicated for showcasing exceptional photography by women, both established and emerging. The world still seems to be struggling to make space for women in museums, galleries, and print. Don't Smile aims to aid in the shift to a more inclusive industry that celebrates extraordinary photographic work by women from all walks of life and backgrounds." The current exhibit is about the concept of home, spanning anywhere from the feeling of home, domesticity, quotidian life, to anything pertaining to home. I'm happy that my image "Yin Yang" was selected and will also be included in the "Don't Smile: Year Two" zine, available for purchase here.


Shift

Light Leaked is a bi-monthly online photography magazine that creates community and dialogue. For this current issue, a collection of photos entitled Shift, jurors were seeking entries that "evoke conversation or trigger change, ranging from an individual to legislative level." Photography has been a tool for change since the early days of the medium. Shift emphasizes how photography is being made now to examine issues in a myriad of approaches. I am one of 40 photographers invited to be part of this set.


Upcoming Exhibits:


ARTsee Group Exhibit

December 3, 2018 - January 11, 2019

C & H Gallery, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ

The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission has invited members of ARTsee to exhibit their work.


Abstracts

January 21 - March 1, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ

As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the NJ Photo Forum, members were invited by J&J to exhibit Abstract works in their beautiful gallery space. I'm delighted that one of my large format works was selected to be in this set. More details soon!


Passages

January 12 - April 6, 2019

Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ

This set of images shown earlier in the spring of 2018 was so beautiful and strong that the Forum decided to re-exhibit the set at Overlook. Four of my pieces will be in this show.


Past Exhibits:


The World In Motion

June 27 - October 3, 2018

Old York Cellars - Vista Room Gallery 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551

This exhibit is a series of 30 photographs made by 14 members of the New Jersey Photography Forum, conveying a sense of movement or speed in static form through a variety of photographic techniques. Three of my images were selected, taken in NYC, Paris and the west coast of India.


ARTsee Open Studio Tour 2018

September 29-30 

I was thrilled to be in the 8th annual ARTsee Open Studio Tour! ARTsee is a group of artists based in central NJ, building camaraderie and promoting the local vibrant arts community! This self-guided weekend tour allowed visitors into the studios of 20 local visual artists in 10 locations in Somerset County, NJ! It was wonderful to have met 150 visitors over both days and to have shared my photo work along with artiste friend and fellow ARTsee member Hema Bharadwaj, with her amazing painting and ceramics. 


The New Abstract

August 29 - September 29, 2018

The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065

This group show on abstract photography in large format focuses on the essence of a subject. Unique points of view with the elimination of non-essential elements revealing just the pure and simple meaning of a subject, or manipulation of an original image in some way to create a final abstraction is presented. The images are non-representational, where the original subject is obscured in some way to render almost unrecognizable, with emphasis on overall design, line, color, texture, and use of light and form so viewers can confront the subject in new and revealing ways. Two of my works were selected for this show!


Art in the Atrium with Myhelan Artists' Network & ARTsee

May 14 - August 30, 2018

Morris County Administration & Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ

This annual Spring-Summer multi-media art exhibit organized by Morris Arts features various artists' groups and is a treasure chest of work on multiple floors of this large, bright space. I have a set of four photos as part of each group!


Approaching Vibrancy: A Survey of Women Artists

March 15 - August 24, 2018

Gallery at 14 Maple 14 Maple Avenue, 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960

In collaboration with the Dodge Foundation and Morris Arts, this exhibition presents the diversity of women artists working specifically in NJ. The curators received over 1000 entries and I'm thrilled to be among the 39 female artists selected, with one of my photos as part of this broad scope of works.


Open Photography Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club NYC

July 23 - August 3, 2018

Reception: Friday, August 3 from 6-9pm

Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Avenue (and 12th Street), NYC 1003

I'm thrilled to have shown my work for the first time in New York City at the prestigious gallery space of the SCNY in their 40th Annual Open Photography Exhibit! This competitive fine art show had works from all over the country and my photo "Moments & Movements" was selected to be part of this diverse group. Founded in 1871, SCNY is one of the oldest art organizations in the US, housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village.


Passages

April 14 - June 27, 2018

Lakefront Gallery, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 1 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton, NJ 08690

The collection of images in this show, set in a beautiful gallery space, all focus on man-made or natural passages. Roads, channels, pavement, tracks, bridges, tunnels, hallways, rivers, deep-cut valleys and wooded paths are but a few of the subjects. Five of my images are in this show, featuring a variety of passages from various corners of the world. I'm happy to be showing with 18 other amazing photographers from NJPF.


Post No Bills

By members of the NJ Photography Forum

March 31 - May 12, 2018

1978 Maplewood Arts Center, 1978 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

This show by members of the NJ Photography Forum is about exactly the opposite of "Post No Bills", showing how city walls and public property is transformed by drawings, paintings, markings and postings that otherwise shouldn't be allowed. Three of my pieces are included in this unique show.


Dig

March 18 - April 26, 2018

Hamilton Street Gallery, 6 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Joan Sonnenfeld and Brian McCormack, owners of the Hamilton Street Gallery, always have unique exhibit themes. From their new prospectus: "Existentially these are challenging times for free thinkers. We are continually bombarded with information designed to influence our every thought, feeling, and action. With perfect algorithmic efficiency, a trepidatious flow of tweets, alternative facts and fake news exudes an overwhelming sense of disturbing uneasiness. The lines between relevancy and irrelevancy, understanding and confusion, sense and nonsense disappear, as does trust, leaving us in a state of starvation for the truth. Fortunately for artists, our right to free speech is still intact, so we can seek out the truth and DIG DEEPER." For this juried exhibition, artists of all media were asked to define the idea of digging in any way, shape, or form, including exploration, research and analysis, investigation, excavation (as in mining, fracking, drilling, etc.), gardens, shovels, tunnels, pits and pipelines, bones, graves, buried treasure, dirt, and holes of all sorts! I'm happy to say that two of my images were selected to be part of this group show.


Down the Shore

January 6, 2018 through April 7, 2018

Overlook Hospital Auxilary Gallery, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

“Down the Shore” is a very New Jersey phrase. It evokes many visual possibilities: from depicting a boardwalk, beach scene or anything that speaks to shore activities, sites, landmarks or nature. Six of my images are on display along with fellow awesome members of the New Jersey Photography Forum.


Women's History Month Group Exhibition

March 5 - 31, 2018

John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery (3rd floor), City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City 07302

Hosted and curated by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, this exhibit showcases multimedia artwork by a diverse group of women. I'm happy to have one of my pieces selected to be in the show, with a group of over 50 artists!


Parvathi Kumar - Fine Art Photography Solo Exhibit

November 28, 2017 - March 23, 2018

Healing Arts Gallery (Level B) Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

Eleven of my images are on display. I'm honored to have been asked to show my work for a second time as part of Atlantic Health's Healing Arts Program (the first was in 2012 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ). My images were chosen to bring comfort and as a diversion to people facing otherwise difficult medical situations.


The Ties That Bind

February 8 through March 19, 2018

Healing Arts Gallery at the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre,

Oakes Center 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Healing Arts at Atlantic Health System presented this juried group exhibit on the meaning of family. The theme highlighted and blended in with Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s comedy production “What Stays” which was about what happens when a family’s hidden secrets are revealed! One of my images was selected in this show.


Strictly Black & White

Oct 3 - Nov 22, 2017

Chauncey Center at ETS, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541

Black/white, charcoal/snowy, onyx/ivory, ebony/alabaster. Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being historical. The absence of color adds a sort of purity to images. We invite you to come and behold a variety of images that “see” without color, using the variances of gray, black, white.


Colorific

Sep 19 - Nov 7, 2017

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Art Upstairs Gallery, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ

Color exists all around us, but we don't always take the time to enjoy its beauty, feel its emotions or understand its power. Photographers in this annual show explore the boundaries of "color" through "traditional" photography, abstract images, manipulations or manufactured composites that incorporate the theme.


Talent In The Town Series

October 9 - November 3

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

This 5th annual exhibit showcases various visual multi-media works by residents of Bridgewater, NJ. The reception on 10/25 will also feature performing arts! Two of my photos are included in this show.


Lather, Rinse, Repeat

September 16 - November 2, 2017

Hamilton Street Gallery, 6 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

In this juried multi-media exhibit, various artists are displaying work that focuses on our crowning glory, better known as hair! Be it curly, flat, thick, thinning, frizzy, flyaway, or pin straight, hair leaves a lasting impression. It is definitive to one’s character, as well as their face.


NJPF Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

November 1 - 30, 2017

Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

I'm excited to share that two of my images were accepted into this  23rd annual juried photography exhibit from the New Jersey Photography Forum (NJPF)!! I was one of 21 fine art photographers/artists in this show, curated by NJPF founder Nancy Ori. Over 150 images were submitted, of which 42 were selected, and I'm happy that two were mine! The three jurors were Dr. Butera (Director/Curator of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery at the College of Saint Elizabeth),  Dwight Hiscano (photographer, owner, Dwight Hiscano Gallery in Morristown, NJ, curator, Highlands Annual Juried Art Exhibit) and Nancy Ori (exhibitor, curator, author, freelance photographer & educator; director of NJPF and Digital Arts Group). The NJPF was founded in 1995 by Nancy Ori and the group mounts exhibits throughout NJ. 


Stop and Smell The 'Roses'

A duo multi-media show with friend & amazing artiste Hema A. Bharadwaj!

October 2-31, 2017

Hunterdon County Library (North County Branch), 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

To "stop and smell the roses." To pause for a moment and notice the wayside flower. To savor and appreciate the variety of daily life. To see beauty where we least expect it. In this duo show, we offer many examples of exactly this idea, be it a typical home setting, gathering spot, city scene, people having drinks, a trade shop or literally a flower! Come immerse yourself in my photographs and Hema's mixed media images. And remember to stop and smell the roses.


10 Shades of Gray

June 28 - September 27, 2017

Old York Cellars, Vista Room Gallery, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551

By members of the New Jersey Photography Forum.

In the absence of color, the remaining elements – contrast, lighting, shape, texture, and tone – take on a greater role. The group of photographers in this show has images showcasing these elements using only black, white and all of the shades in between. Styles range from abstract images, manufactured composites, and "traditional" photography. My image, "Manhattan Mosaic", was selected by a peer jury. 


Solo Show - Parvathi Kumar Photography

July 24 - September 8, 2017

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

75 images from travels near and far, both straight photos and digitally manipulated works.


Myhelan Artists' Network

May 8 - Aug 31, 2017

Atrium Gallery (4th floor), Morris County Courthouse, Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

A group exhibit by 21 artists in various media.


Solo Show - Photographic Art by Parvathi Kumar

June 1 - 30, 2016

Bernardsville Public Library 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville NJ 07924

A variety of 35 images from around the globe.


New Jersey Nature        

June 2 - 30, 2016

Clarence Dillon Library, 2336 Lamington Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921

A group show with members of the New Jersey Photography Forum.


Myhelan Artists' Network 

May 7 - Aug 31, 2016

Atrium Gallery (4th floor), Morris County Courthouse, Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

A group exhibit by eighteen artists in various media.


Abstracts        

March 25 - April 24, 2016

1978 Maplewood Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ

A group show with members of the New Jersey Photography Forum.


Cityscapes

January 9 - April 9, 2016

Auxiliary Gallery, Overlook Medical Center 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

A group show with members of the New Jersey Photography Forum.


Myhelan Artists' Network

January 9 - March 5, 2016

Friendship Hall Gallery, Center for Spiritual Living 331 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

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