Biography


Solo Exhibitions

2021 Long Hall Gallery, Patchogue, NY
2021 Heckscher Museum, Instagram Takeover, Huntington, NY, Virtual
2016 Islip Art Museum, Shapeshifter, East Islip, NY
2015 Hewlett Woodmere Public Library, The Poetic Portrait, Hewlett, NY
2014 New York City Visual Art, Torn and Suspended, Long Island City, NY
2014 Velvet Lounge, Solo Show, East Setauket, NY, USA
2014 New York Art Connection, Whirling Dervishes, Holbrook, NY, USA
2013 Campari, Transformation of the Elements, Northport, NY, USA
2012 Le Salon d’Art, Rebirth: Transformation of the Elements, Manhattan, NY, USA
2011 Balance Yoga and Healing Arts, “Memories of the Indian Epics” Solo Exhibit and Fundraiser, Huntington, NY, USA
2009 Baruch Performing Arts Center, Anu Annam’s Art Exhibition and Concert by Chitravina Ravikiran, Manhattan, NY, USA
2009 The New York Open Center, Solo Exhibit, Manhattan, NY, USA
2009 Jericho Public Library, What Can’t You See?, Jericho, NY, USA
2009 The Hyatt, Hauppauge NY, USA
2006 Shrishti Art Gallery, Portraits, Hyderabad, AP, India
2004 Vivekananda Lab Inauguration, Hyderabad, AP, India
2003 Venus Collection, Brookville, NY, USA
2001 Permanent Solo Exhibit, Classico, Roslyn Heights, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

2019 Cinema Arts Centre, SEA of Visibility, Huntington, NY
2019 Farmingdale State College, Sizzle, Farmingdale, NY
2019 Arts on Terry, POP! Draw, Manhattan, NY
2019 Arts on Terry, MOSAIC: 50th Anniversary of Stonewall @ Arts on Terry, Patchogue, NY
2019 Cinema Arts Centre, MOSAIC: 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, Huntington, NY
2018 Living Gallery Outpost, Shakers: Women Who Shake Things Up, Manhattan, NY
2018 Living Gallery Outpost, 2018 Living Gallery Residency Finalists, Manhattan, NY
2018 Long Island Museum, Setauket, NY
2017 Long Hall Gallery, Dystopia, Patchogue, NY
2017 Art League of Long Island, Instructor’s Exhibit, Huntington, NY
2017 Living Gallery Outpost, BYO Art, Manhattan, NY
2017 Ripe Art Gallery, Numbers, Huntington, NY
2016 Art League of Long Island, Instructor’s Exhibit, Huntington, NY
2016 Ripe Art Gallery, I Like Andy, Huntington, NY
2016 Art League of Long Island, Figuratively Speaking, Huntington, NY
2016 Westbury Arts Council at Nana’s Ice Cream, Figurative Flux, Westbury, NY
2016 Arts on Terry, Patchogue, NY
2016 Art League of Long Island, Holiday Art and Craft Fair, Dix Hills, NY
2015 Patchogue Arts Council, Portrait/Self-Portrait, Patchogue, NY
2015 Ripe Art Gallery, Peace, Love and ROCK N’ ROLL, Huntington, NY
2015 Arlene’s Grocery, Group Show, Manhattan, NY
2015 Huntington Arts Council, Petite Gallery, Driven to Abstraction, Huntington, NY
2015 Art League of Long Island, Instructor’s Exhibit, Huntington, NY
2015 Huntington Arts Council, Petite Gallery, Driven to Abstraction, Huntington, NY
2015 Cinema Arts Centre, Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Huntington, NY
2015 LI-Con 2, Art Exhibit, Holbrook, NY
2015 Huntington Arts Council, Petite Gallery, I See Me, Huntington, NY
2014 Cinema Arts Centre, Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Huntington, NY
2014 Cinema Arts Centre, Women in Art, Huntington, NY
2014 Artspace Patchogue, Modernisms 2, Patchogue, NY
2014 Jamaica Performing Arts Centre, Legros Cultural Arts Memorial to Chantal Legros, Queens, NY
2014 Ripe Art Gallery, A Ripe Circus, Huntington, NY
2014 G Gallery, Sci-Fi Show, Bellmore, NY
2013 Cinema Arts Centre, Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Huntington, NY
2013 Art League of Long Island, Faculty Exhibition, Dix Hills, NY,
2013 New York Art Connection, The World Around Me, Holbrook NY, USA
2013 Huntington Arts Council, Petite Gallery, Post no Bills, Prize: Public Art Honoree, Huntington, NY, USA
2013 Huntington Arts Council, SPARKBOOM: Off the Walls Block Party, Huntington, NY, USA
2013 Cinema Arts Centre, Art Center for Sphoorti Benefit, Sea Cliff, NY, USA
2013 Conklin Barn, SPARKBOOM: Boom in the Barn, Huntington, NY, USA
2013 Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Abstract Art Exhibition, Prize: Best in Show, Sea Cliff, NY, USA
2013 Art League of Long Island, Heckscher Park, Art in the Park, Huntington, NY, USA
2013 Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Who’s Hot in 2013, Prize: Honorable Mention, Sea Cliff, NY, USA
2013 Coindre Hall, Spirit of Art Auction, Huntington, NY, USA
2013 Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Portrait Exhibition: The People Around Me, Sea Cliff, NY, USA
2013 My Studio, Holiday Exhibition, Port Washington, NY, USA
2012 Art League of Long Island, Holiday Art Fair, Dix Hills, NY, USA
2012 My Studio, Portrait Exhibition, Bangladesh
2012 National Art Gallery, 5th Friendship in Art Exhibition, Bangladesh
2012 Resident Artist, 841 East Lounge, Live Art Fusion, Huntington Station, NY, USA
2012 Cinema Arts Centre, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Huntington, NY, USA
2012 Spirit of Huntington, Huntington, NY, USA
2012 Heckscher Park, Live Art Fusion Festival, Huntington, NY, USA
2012 Vanderbilt Museum, Long Island Sound Festival, Centerport, NY, USA
2012 Art League of Long Island, Heckscher Park, Art in the Park, Huntington, NY, USA
2012 Legros Cultural Arts Women in Arts Series, Queens, NY, USA
2012 My Studio, Grand Opening, Port Washington, NY, USA
2012 Le Salon d’Art, Emotions: Expressions of the Human Soul, Manhattan, NY, USA
2012 The Art League of Long Island, Art After Dark, Huntington, NY, USA
2012 Queens Museum of Art, Legros Cultural Arts Women in Arts Series, Queens, NY, USA
2011 Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY, USA
2011 Queens Museum of Art, Legros Cultural Arts Multicultural Art and Crafts Fair, Queens, NY, USA
2011 Queens Museum of Art, Legros Cultural Arts Women in Arts Series, Queens, NY, USA
2011 Dix Hills Public Library, Legros Cultural Arts Women in Arts Series, Dix Hills, NY, USA
2010 National Art Gallery, 4th Friendship in Art Exhibition, Bangladesh
2010 Baruch Performing Arts Center, The India Center: Natraj Folk Festival,
2010 Shelter Studios, Legros Cultural Arts: Haiti Relief Fundraiser, Manhattan, NY, USA
2010 Shelter Studios, Legros Cultural Arts: SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now), Manhattan, NY, USA
2009 The Atelier, Anar Bhatt of Ohm Fusion Arts Exhibition, Guest Artist, Manhattan, NY, USA
2009 National Art Gallery, 3rd Friendship in Art Exhibition, Bangladesh
2009 Art League of Long Island, A Common Thread, Dix Hills, NY, USA
2009 Queens Museum of Art, Legros Cultural Arts Multicultural Art and Crafts Festival, Queens, NY, USA
2009 Shilpangan Gallery, 2nd Friendship in Art Exhibition, Dhanmondi, Bangladesh
2008 The New York Open Center, Holiday Art Fair, Manhattan, NY, USA
2008 DRIK Gallery, 6”x6” Canvas Exhibition, Bangladesh
2008 DRIK Gallery, Friendship in Art Exhibition, Bangladesh
2008 ATA, American Telugu Association, Newark, NJ, USA
2008 Sister Kenny Rehabilitation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2008 Jericho Public Library, Jericho, NY, USA
2005 Sea Cliff Art Fair, Sea Cliff, NY, USA
2005 TANA, Telugu Association of North America, Detroit, MI, USA
2004 ATA, American Telugu Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1997 Babylon Council of the Arts, Babylon, NY, USA
1996 Network of Indian Professionals, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1993 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
1992 Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

Formal Education

1997 The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Long Island University, Masters of Arts candidate with concentration in Computer Art Studied painting under Professor Seung Lee, studying motion graphics under Professor Rich Del Rosso, Studied Art History under Dr. Carol T. Tabler, Brookville, NY, USA
1996 Arts Students League, NYC studied watercolor under Professor Wang
1995 School of Visual Arts, NYC, USA
1993-1996 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA studied watercolor under Professor Aso
1990-1993 Tufts University, Bachelors of Art in English Literature and Fine Art, Medford, MA studied painting under Professor Levine
1989 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, USA
1988 Parsons School of Design, New York City, USA Studied under Christine Anderson

Awards

2018 New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralization Grant Awardee
2017 New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralization Grant Awardee
2016 Art League of Long Island Holiday Art and Craft Fair, Honorable Mention
2015 Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Long Island Press, Finalist for Best Painter Award
2013 Huntington Arts Council SPARKBOOM “Post No Bills” Public Art Exhibition for “Stephanie Cubed”
2013 Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Abstract Art Exhibit, Best in Show for “Bhoomidevi”
2013 Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Who’s Hot in 2013, Honorable Mention for “Stephanie Cubed”
2010 The Legros Cultural Arts Visual Artist of the Year Award
2008 Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute International Art Show, 1st place in Watercolor
2006 Moosnick Award
2005 Pusey Award
2004 Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence for Dedicated Service to the Nation and Profession
1990 Columbia Scholastic Circle Award

Notable Press and Accolades

Eminent Dr. Sri Narayana, Padma Vibushan, India
-coined the term “Vedantic”, of the religious texts, The Vedas, upon seeing Anupama’s artwork

Featured Articles: Newspapers and Magazines

Newsday, NY, USA
The Long Islander, NY, USA
Times of Huntington, NY, USA
Commentary on the Times, NY, USA
The Queens Light, Awareness Magazine NY, USA
Canvas Magazine, NY, USA
Newsday, NY, USA
The Hindu, India
The New Indian Express, India
Vaartha, India Telugu Times, India Vaartha, India
The Week Magazine, India

Featured Television

FiOS TV, NY, USA
ITV, New York, USA
Time Warner Cable, NY, USA
FiOS TV, NY, USA
ETV2, Kalanjali, India
Teja News, India, NY, USA
ITV, New York, USA
Renee Lobo Report, August 2012

 

Select Collections

The Italian Senate
Vatican Knight, Gary Krupp of Pave the Way Foundation
Celeste Holm
Sherrye Glaser and Martin Kaczocha Pasquale
Esposito Procid
Michael Mazza Augusto Gianni Morselli
Jaqueline Chavez
Barb and Mark Vonnegut
Mariano Patane
and many other collections nationally and internationally

 

Teaching

2009-2021 Anu Annam Arts Education Program, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Drawing, Portrait, Figure, Plein Air, Still Life, Rendering, Abstract; Mentorship Program for Adults and Teens; Special Needs classes; Private, Semi-Private, Small Group (All Ages, All levels, All Abilities)
2013-2021 Art League of Long Island, Watercolor Portraiture (adults), Splashes of Color (children), Fun with Color (children), TBI Reintegration Program (adults), Try-Day Nights (adults), Dix Hills, NY
2017-2021 Youth Directions and Alternatives, Comic Book Club, After School Programs for various School Districts, Long Island, NY
2014-2020 Glen Head School District, Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing (adults), Glen Head, NY
2016 Huntington Arts Council, Teacher Training Workshop: Hindu Texts & Superheroes (adults to teach teens), Huntington, NY
2016 Islip Art Museum, Fluid Breakdown Workshops I: Intro to Watercolor, Fluid Breakdown II: The Chemistry of Watercolor (Teen/Adult), East Islip, NY
2014 Patchogue-Medford Library, Pastels for Beginners (Teen/Adult), Patchogue, NY
2008-2009 Town of Huntington Parks and Recreation, Art, Sculpture I & II (children)
2005-2012 The YMCA of Huntington, Little Artists (children)
2003 Not Just Art, Teaching Assistant for children’s art classes (children)

 

Curating

2011-2021 Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Huntington, NY
2015 LI-Con 2 Art Exhibit, Holbrook, NY
2013-2015 Campari <Art House>/Danyell’s Kitchen, Northport, NY
2008-2018 Art Center for the Children of Sphoorti Benefits, Manhattan and Huntington, NY
2009-2011 Legros Cultural Arts, Manhattan and Queens, NY

 

Related Experience

2017-2021 Co-Creator and Director, Children’s Event Series: Fantastic Funhouse, Cinema Arts Centre, Art League of Long Island
2008-2021 Creator and Director, Art Center for the Children of Sphoorti Benefits, Manhattan and Huntington, NY
2016 Panelist for Long Island Decentralization Grants, Huntington, NY
2016-2019 Co-Director for POP! Draw, co-organized Jeffrey K. Fisher Drawing Studio, “Star Wars Sketch Night”, and “Dark Knight Sketch Night”, Huntington, NY
2011-2021 Programmer, Arts Director and Outreach for the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Huntington, NY
2010-2016 Sci-fi/Fantasy/Comic Convention Programmer at Docking Bay 516, Hicksville, NY
2008-2018 Creator and Director, Art Center for the Children of Sphoorti Benefits, Manhattan and Huntington, NY
2009-2011 Juror for Legros Cultural Arts Art Exhibits, Manhattan and Queens, NY
1997 Program Coordinator at The Babylon Citizen’s Council on the Arts, Babylon, NY

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