Me (Flour), 2009
Archival inkjet print, 5 x 10.5″ on 11 x 14″ paper
Edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artist
Priya Kambli’s quiet and beautiful photographs interweave early memories of her childhood in India with more recent experiences of her adult life in the United States, including marriage and motherhood. Her images are centered in a sense of longing that is not uncommon for those existing within two cultures and for whom the idea of home stretches over multiple places. Kambli creates a strong sense of identity that, while built on her past, celebrates the beauty of the present.
Kambli holds a BFA from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and an MFA from the University of Houston. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Kansas City Artists Coalition in Kansas City and Living Arts in Tulsa, OK, among other venues. She has participated in group exhibitions at venues like Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA and the Italien Palatset in Vaxjo, Sweden. Kambli was a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in 2009. More images by Kambli can be viewed on her website at www.priyakambli.com.