Ami Mehta

Ami Mehta

Houston, TX, United States

About Ami Mehta

I am currently interested in two overarching subjects in my art. The first, is a deep appreciation--and concern--for the environment. And the second, is the global problem of fostering real cultural inclusion and social competence.

Regarding the latter issue, I believe in order to achieve true inclusivity, we must start by examining ourselves from within. I am a hybrid, a cultural Frankenstein born from living in so many different countries, growing up with immigrant parents, and being exposed to so many religions and cultures at such a young age. By exploring these cultural connections and clashes I uncover in my own psyche, I am striving to develop a kind of emotional fluency in myself. I believe if we all pool this emotional and cultural fluency together, we can learn to truly accept one another.

For the pieces that are meditations on the environment, I use both slow and meditative, as well as aggressive mark-making techniques to evoke the essence of mother nature, in all of its simultaneous tranquility and turbulence.
My distinctive color palette is heavily influenced by my world travels--the deep ochres and olives of my desert childhood, the serene emeralds of a trek across the Mongolian plains, the exhilarating ceruleans of the glaciers of Torres Del Paine.

Education

2008 Masters in Architecture from University of Texas, Austin

2002 BA in Architecture with Minor in Fine Arts from University of California, Berkeley

Events

Featured work in the Aris Market Square luxury condo highrise in Houston

Featured work in the Gwen Hotel in Chicago

Featured work in the Washington Court Hotel in DC

Featured work in Treasures on the Bay in North Bay Village, Florida

March 2013 Art Exhibition for International Women's Day and Women's Herstory month by Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) and Creative Women Unite (CWU)

November 2011 Art Exhibition benefitting the Hashoo Foundation

Exhibitions

June 10 - August 25, 2017
Red Hot Summer (group exhibition)

February 1 - March 12, 2017
Silos Explored (group exhibition)

September 28 - December 31, 2016
Sawyer Art: Revealed, (group exhibition)
Juried by Jacob Spacek