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Maya Varadaraj is an interdisciplinary artist and designer, she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design before completing a Master’s Degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Varadaraj’s interdisciplinary practice engages South Asian material culture to redefine feminine narratives and representations. Her aesthetic vocabulary references familiar materials such as; vintage advertisements, popular calendar illustrations, and classic image-making techniques such as painted photographs.
Varadaraj's work has been exhibited internationally at Sapar Contemporary, Vitra Design Museum, Museo Del Disseny Barcelona, Nature Morte, Sakshi Gallery, Salone De Mobile, Mana Contemporary, Established Gallery and Medium Tings among others.
She has been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz, Platform Magazine, and We Make Money Not Art.