Arvind’s series of paintings are based on photographs of grids taken around Mumbai. Being immersed in a very gridded topology of the US, moving to India was a sudden shift for him. The weird geometries and topology of Mumbai forced him to reposition his view on grids. The paintings are made on found fabric (Burlap) which has a very pronounced grid. The paintings act like a palimpsest of new grids emerging on top of the existing ones. It stands as a metaphor of how the physical and psychological geometries of metropolises change from time to time.
Arvind Sundarajan attained his M.F.A from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (2018). He has had a solo show at 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio (2017-18). He has also been a part of several group shows at Benton House, Chicago, Illinois (2016), Waiting Room Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (2016), Carnegie Art Center, Covington, Kentucky (2017), Myers and Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (2017), Wavepool Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (2017), Anytime Department Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (2017), Thunder-sky Inc Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (2018) among several others. He has received a Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015), University Grant Scholarship, University of Cincinnati (2016), the Wolfstein Fellowship (2017), 2nd Prize in Avon Duct Tape Festival, Ohio (2017) and has won many other medals and awards.