About The Artist
Abhijeet Shrivastava is an active Indian-born visual artist currently working in the Greater New York City Area. Growing up in India exposed the artist to a rich heritage in arts and culture, making him a distinguished sketch artist. Abhijeet has taken part in shaping Indian cultural development with his exhibitions in India and the United States. Unlike many contemporary artists, Abhijeet is a self-taught artist with a short career span growing to a decade now. The artist’s leading works revolve around cultural tolerance themes, and he flourishes using charcoal on paper to produce his work in black and white.
While western arts influenced the majority of Indian artists, Abhijeet’s work drew inspiration from a higher course, racial discrimination against the African community in New Delhi. His work started to show in galleries around India in 2011. Abhijeet made a solo exhibition in 2011 as part of Indian Artist’s Forum in Jabalpur. After, the artist was featured in a 2013 solo exhibition in Rani Durgavati Gallery in Jabalpur. Abhijeet’s first international exhibition came during a collaborative art project in 2016, where he was featured in the West Harlem neighborhood exhibit project, New York. In 2013, the state of Madhya Pradesh awarded the artist for his contribution in monochromatic arts.
The artist’s work thrives in capturing contemporary issues affecting the Indian culture. Some of his notable works include; ‘Hindu Man,’ ‘Sovering in Solitude,’ ‘Dark Horse’ and ‘a young kid with hope.’ Besides working as, a visual artist, Abhijeet is a registered architectural engineer in New York City, helping cities to visualize the vision for future cities.