Viraj Mithani is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist and educator. His practice floats between painting, print and sculpture. They are morphed with dichotomies that include abstraction versus representation, traditional versus progressive, the epic versus the everyday, organic versus technological and are sporadically loaded with personal life anecdotes Native of Mumbai, India, he began with a traditional background in the arts. He graduated with a B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015).
He also holds a diploma degree in Studio Art and Visual Communications from Chelsea Camberwell Wimbledon College of Art and Design (CCW) of University of Arts London (2012). His selected exhibitions include: Solo - Eastern Affair (Ravi Vazirani Design Studio, Mumbai, 2018), Politics of Color (The Quorum in Gurgaon, 2018), Decalcomania Fractal: An ode to Naren (Clark House Initiative in Mumbai, 2017) and Paper to Plastic (Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago, 2017). Group: Making Space at Sakshi Gallery in Mumbai (2019), Boomerang in Tao Art Gallery (2019), Site Art Space in Vadodara (2019), Ilinois State Museum, Lockport, IL (2018), Dalarnas Museum Falun in Sweden, Meken Smedjebacken in Sweden- Falun International Print Triennial (International Competition Lithography Litho – Kielce in Poland), Union Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2017) Hammond Museum (New York), Williamsburg Art and Historical Centre (New York), Flushing Town Hall (New York) (2015), Sullivan galleries (2015) and Gene Siskel Film Centre (2014) in Chicago. Mithani has been selected and invited to be Artist-in-Residence at Spudnik Press Co-operative in Chicago (2016), Vermont Studio Center in Jhonson, VT (Merit Scholarship Recipient) (2015) and Space 118 in Mumbai (2017). His past teaching experiences include at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School (Mumbai), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fulton Street Collective and at Chicago Public Library (Chicago). He currently lives and practices in Mumbai, also co-leading and running Carpe Arte group.