Sanjay Vora Biography
I was inspired at an early age to be creative. Born in New Jersey into a musical Indian family, I began playing instruments around the house, learning by ear and watching my parents perform at concerts. My urge to compose music early in life paralleled my desire to create visual environments. Producing drawings and paintings was a way to manifest and inhabit my visions to which music had played as an ongoing soundtrack. Both my music and art have been strongly influenced by my bicultural upbringing as well as the surrounding rural American landscapes of my childhood. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2002, I obtained an MFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. I am currently represented by Vessel Gallery in Oakland, CA.
Sanjay Vora Statement
My work is born of reflection, derived from a lived American life as well as a cultural heritage rooted in East Indian traditions and music. Each piece stands as a testament to history, human experience, and the endlessness of the search for rediscovering and remembering that which was once familiar.