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Meera is a westchester (NY) based artist & art instructor. Self-taught, Meera has been painting for three decades. She primarily works with oil, acrylic & mixed media. A three month youth expedition to China with Raleigh International was a turning point in her life, encouraging her to quit her accounting job in Dubai and enter the field of corporate communications in the U.S. Even as she switched gears/countries, her art practice was a source of inspiration and later began pursuing it full-time as a working creative. Meera also volunteers to teach art in a local enrichment program for underserved teens, conducts workshops and teaches painting in local after-school programs.
Meera's paintings are routinely juried into prominent exhibits in the tri-state area. Her paintings are in home collections globally spanning the US, Canada, India, the U.K. and Australia. Whether it’s starting a new painting or teaching, Meera believes in approaching it with the same openness, excitement & curiosity of a beginner.
“My paintings are inspired by places, people and their unique stories. I’m equally inspired by nature and everyday marvels of colors, textures and light effects that we experience. My story is definitely a tale of two states (of mind) - my life as an American and my Indian roots. I paint as a response to a spontaneous feeling or sheer beauty of a subject, and that is reflected in my choice of diverse subjects, style, techniques and composition. Invariably some paintings tend to have a connection to the verve and vibrancy of India.
Through my abstract and representational paintings, I strive to evoke an emotional and introspective experience for viewers. Each brushstroke and color choice is an expression of my inner world, translating intangible thoughts and emotions into tangible visual forms.
In my abstract works, I explore the interplay of shapes, lines, and textures to create a sense of movement and depth. These pieces invite viewers to embark on a personal journey, where they can discover their own interpretations and connections. I embrace the freedom of abstraction, allowing the intuitive process to guide me, and embracing the unexpected as a catalyst for creativity.
In contrast, my representational paintings capture the essence of tangible subjects, be it landscapes, still life, or human figures. Through meticulous observation and deliberate composition, I seek to convey the beauty and intricacies of the world around us. Every stroke and color choice is intentional, aiming to ignite a sense of familiarity and connection in the viewer.
My work is a reflection of the duality inherent in our existence—the interplay between the tangible and the intangible, the known and the unknown. It is an exploration of the multifaceted nature of human experience, inviting viewers to pause, reflect, and find their own narratives within the layers of each piece.
Ultimately, my goal is to create a visual language that transcends words and resonates with the viewer's emotions, memories, and imagination. I hope my paintings serve as a medium for introspection, allowing individuals to find solace, inspiration, and a renewed sense of wonder in the interplay of abstraction and representation." - Meera Agarwal
About Meera Agarwal
Previously a tech public relations specialist in the Silicon Valley, Meera is pursuing a second career as an artist and art instructor. She volunteers with many local non-profits including the Rye Arts Center, Jay Heritage Center & India cultural center. Chennai (India)-born Meera holds a Bachelors in Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India, and a Masters in Corporate & Public Communications from Seton Hall University, New Jersey.
Arts Westchester - ArtsNews
My public art butterfly installation image is featured in the article
May 10, 2023
My Painting Ripple is featured in the video
Westchester Home Magazine
Jaiur Journal Magazine Feature
News12 Coverage of RyesAbove Public Art
July 12, 2021
My butterfly sculpture Ripple & Rise featured
June 25, 2021
ArtsWestchester exhibit explores artists' experiences in 2020
Amanda Gorman potrait
Byline article for Seema Magazine, Jan 19, 2021
The Art of Kolam (Images at the end of the list)
Seema Magazine - July 2020
Paintings Featured - Sisterhood and Solidarity
Plein Air Painting - Sept 2020
Seema Magazine - June 2020
Art Featured - Enough! (By Meera Agarwal for BLM)
RyemarkableMoms - March 2020
MyRye.com - Painters on location coming in September, August 2019
Discover beauty of small at ‘Inside Small’ exhibit in Cos Cob 2019
Greenwich Free Press - 50 Fierce Artists make small the New Big, May 2019
Unity Magazine - Women's History Month, March 2019
Reverent Tableaux of Landscapes & Traditions - Featured Artist
(See images at the end of this list)
Patch Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Sentinel, February 2019
Greenwich Time, February 2019
Greenwich Patch, January 2019
Rye Patch - Fall Fantasy at The Ferguson Library (Stamford Art Association)
Greenwich Time, May 2018