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For commission or other questions regarding buying my art, please email Meera Agarwal: meera1412@yahoo.com
Thank you for visiting & for your interest!



 

 

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. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

“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.

RECENT PRESS/FEATURES:

2024

The Rye Record

Visionary Artist Award coverage

May, 2024

Ryemarkable Moms Feature - Meet Meera Agarwal

Visionary Artist Award coverage

April, 2024

MyRye.com

Visionary Artist Award coverage

April, 2024

2023

Arts Westchester - ArtsNews

Rye Arts Center brings Public Art to the community

My public art butterfly installation image is featured in the article

May 10, 2023

News12 Greenwich

26th Art to the Ave & Art for Healing coverage

May 2022

My Painting Ripple is featured in the video

2022

Westchester Home Magazine 

The Art Issue

March 2022

2021

Jaiur Journal Magazine Feature

In the Studio with Meera Agarwal

October 2021

News12 Coverage of RyesAbove Public Art

Butterfly Sculpture Project in Rye Uplifts Community

July 12, 2021

Rye Record - A Metamorphosis for Downtown

My butterfly sculpture Ripple & Rise featured

June 25, 2021

News12 Coverage of Together ApART 

ArtsWestchester exhibit explores artists' experiences in 2020

Appreciation Video made by art patron 

Amanda Gorman potrait

Feb, 2021

A Kolam for Kamala

Byline article for Seema Magazine, Jan 19, 2021

2020

Seema Weekly - Oct. 25, 2020

The Art of Kolam (Images at the end of the list)

Seema Magazine - July 2020 

South Asian Art for Black Lives Matter

Paintings Featured - Sisterhood and Solidarity 

 

Plein Air Painting - Sept 2020

Jay Heritage Center

Seema Magazine  - June 2020

As we celebrate Pride, Let's commit to being better humans  - By Seema Kumar

Art Featured - Enough! (By Meera Agarwal for BLM)

https://www.instagram.com/seemanetwork/

RyemarkableMoms - March 2020

Women's History Month - Local Artist Feature

2019

MyRye.com - Painters on location coming in September, August 2019

https://myrye.com/my_weblog/2019/08/painters-on-location-event-coming-in-september.html

Rye Arts Center Artist Feature - Plein Air (Painters on Location) - September 2019

Rye, NY

MyRye.com - Painters on Location - August 2019

Meera Agarwal at Lilly Pulitzer - May 2019

Arts Westchester

Discover beauty of small at ‘Inside Small’ exhibit in Cos Cob 2019

https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Discover-beauty-of-small-at-Inside-Small-13911566.php#photo-17582981

Greenwich Free Press - 50 Fierce Artists make small the New Big, May 2019

https://greenwichfreepress.com/around-town/arts/50-fierce-artists-make-small-the-new-big-at-the-inside-small-art-exhibit-at-the-greenwich-botanical-center-gallery-123463/

Unity Magazine - Women's History Month, March 2019

Reverent Tableaux of Landscapes & Traditions - Featured Artist 

(See images at the end of this list)

 

Greenwich Arts Society's 102nd Annual Juried Exhibit

Arts Westchester

Greenwich's First Indian Contemporary Art Exhibit

Junctures & Constellations Bendheim Gallery Opening - Feb 2019

Patch Greenwich, CT

Greenwich Sentinel, February 2019

https://www.greenwichsentinel.com/2019/02/11/contemporary-indian-art-exhibit-opens/

Greenwich Time, February 2019

https://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Art-exhibits-and-other-things-to-do-in-Greenwich-13621059.php

Greenwich Patch, January 2019

https://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/greenwichs-first-ever-indian-contemporary-art-exhibit

2018

Rye Patch - Fall Fantasy at The Ferguson Library (Stamford Art Association)

https://patch.com/new-york/rye/calendar/event/20180912/407543/meera-agarwal-juried-art-opening-fall-fantasy-the-ferguson

Rye Hamlet Hub - Small Works Exhibit & Fundraiser

Greenwich Time, May 2018

Art to the Ave 

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