Preetika Rajgariah

paint, glitter, thread, bindis on silk
24 x 13 in.

My ongoing practice explores themes of cultural identity, perceptions of exoticism, and gendered materiality while specifically referencing my upbringing as an Indian born American. I seek to understand the increasingly globalized world and the multifaceted experience of populations. Through the work, I ask questions of the complicated and tangled relationship of nationalism, identity, and the intersections of cultures. Combining tactile elements such as Indian textiles, glitter, and embroidery thread, creates a bodily representation to further the discourse over the portrayal of cultures, both individually, as well as within the complex context of a globalized society.

© Preetika Rajgariah