Brooklyn Studio Visit with feminist visual artist Jaishri Abichandani
Today I went to visit Jaishri Abichandani's studio in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Abichandani is a multidisciplinary feminist artist, curator, writer and Founder/Executive Director of
South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, New York City and London.
She was born in India of Pakistan heritage, her family fled to India to escape civil unrest and at the age of 12 they relocated to live in the borough of Queens.
She explained that she was introduced to the world of western contemporary art when she moved here. That the contrast in style and content to what she knew as a young girl growing up in Pakistan and India led her to investigate the memories she retained of her motherland.
Check out her website to learn more: JaishariAbichandani.net