Avani Patel

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Artwork
You and Me 2011 acrylic 5'x6'
Fallen In Love 2010 acrylic 5'x5'
Float and Love 2010 acrylic 4'x4'
Kiss 2009 acrylic 4'x4'
Two to Float 2009 acrylic 14"x16"
Avani
Patel
Artist's Statement

Music evokes the body to respond to a rhythm and become an embodiment of exuberance, expression and movement. My idea of painting is a rhythmic performance with music that creates a whole new language of abstract harmony, as a means of expressing music in visual form. The inspiration of Indian performance and various music selections inspire a language of expression, harmonious elements, and abstract figures which form patterns on my canvases.
My paintings invite the viewer to wander through a universe of color and pattern in motion - a world of music and energy manifested in visual form. In this small universe I alter and accept life from everyday existence, appreciating life in all of its forms, transferring these impressions to canvas or drawings.

Bio/Resume

Avani Patel
267-738-5766
Avani_r_p@hotmail.com
www.avanirpatel.com

Education:
2002 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting and Drawing, Temple University- Tyler School of Arts
2000 Bachelor of Arts, with concentration in painting and drawing, Pennsylvania State University

Awards:
2003 Gen Art Grant (Emerging Artist)
2001 Tyler School of Arts Fellowship
2002 Tyler School of Arts Fellowship
2000 Penn State Art Award
1995 National Art Honor Society Award, School Districts “Best Portfolio Award”
1994 Scranton Tribune News Award, Scranton District Art Award.

Lecture and Activities:
2009
Public Art Project: Columbus Park in Chinatown (America’s Chinatown Voices) Asian American Art Center, NY,
New York. 2008

Public Art Project: Metropoles (America’s Chinatown)
Asian American Art Center, NY, New York.