Sanjay Vora | Be/Coming
Born of reflection, Sanjay Vora’s pieces become visual experiences, coming to terms with the command and inevitability of time. Brought up in a suburban American home seeped in East Indian heritage and repetitive modal music, he now attempts to resolve his own sense of meaning and truth, endlessly searching to remember and rediscover that which was once familiar.
Vora’s current bodies of work examine the fragility of the actual; the processing of our place in the now. The acknowledgement of time haunts, holds, and cuts through each painting as a structure and order, a system in place which continuously tests his eventual acceptance. Painted experiences and materials of association become connections as they intersect, live and pass through interstitial, transitional moments towards adulthood and endings--lost, found, dissected, excavated and/or reconstructed into sensations driven by comfort.
Sanjay Vora’s work has been presented in numerous national and international exhibitions including, most notably, Personal Structures, at the 2019 Venice Biennale. He is a 2019 recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, and was recently commissioned by Facebook as well as Square, Inc. for large-scale public installations. His paintings are in many collections including the public collections of Kaiser Permanente and the Rainin Foundation, and has recently been awarded the Herz Recreation Center Public Art Project through the San Francisco Arts Commission. As an educator, he has taught Advanced Painting Studio in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley as well as Visual Arts in a K-8 independent school in Oakland, California. He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.