Meet Neet Kaur and Navi Sandhu during the Leadership Summit and Film Festival (Friday and Saturday, November 16-17). Learn about their art and participate in a silent auction for selected works.
Neet Kaur was born in Chandigarh and raised in New York City. Questions about her identity have shaped her sense of self and her art. She expresses the feeling of being far yet holding on, of growing up with cultural clashes within yet remaining calm. Her art is, in part, an escape back home. As she explains, it is "The only thing in this world I can call my own.”
Kaur has exhibited her work at the Kaur Voices 2017 show (Columbia University), Hazur Art (Maryland and California), Decolonize Your Body (Brooklyn), the Sikh Collegiate Conference (Adelphi University), Diversity in the U.S. Military and the Contributions of the Sikh-American Community (Washington D.C.), the Sikhi Sidak Gurmat Camp (Indiana), and the Sikhlens Sikh Art & Film Festival (New Jersey).
For more information, visit the artist's website at neetkaurart.com.
Navi Sandhu is a self-taught artist currently based in New York. Punjabi Culture and everyday struggles faced by Indian women, remain two of the most important influences on her art. Herartwork depicts some pinching social and cultural issues dealt by women.
While she paint her subjects in ordinary situations, she hopes that the viewer will look past the obvious and into the emotions that the subject is feeling. Her goal is to paint what is unseen in a woman’s world, to look beyond the patriarchal traditions, and into the struggles felt by women while trying to fulfill those rules.
Sandhu often likes to experiment with her style of artwork, but predominantly she uses acrylic paint, watercolors and silk hand embroidery on canvas as her media. Her material and style differ between various projects, however her methodology and general concepts remain the same.
For more information, visit the artist's website at navisandhu.com.