May 2, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019
    Location: Governor's Island
    Viewing hours: Every weekend, Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm
    In this collaborative public exhibit with NADA and A.I.R. Gallery Ms. Moorthy will be installing, "Aroused" in one of the 34 rooms of a historic, turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival house.
  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Density: The City as a Growth Machine

    April 25, 2019
    Location: Art Gala of the Urban Design and Architecture Society, NYU
    Ms. Moorthy's archival pigment print "Mounted Moments" will be on display. It is responsive to the
  • CURATORIAL: Decode: Artists Policing Data

    Nov 28, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019
    Location: Aanya & Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York
    Closing event: Thursday, January 18th, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM
    Curated by: Jayanthi Moorthy & Daria Dorosh

    Artists Policing Data is an exhibition where eleven artists respond to data in forms that move beyond graphs and charts. They integrate data into their artwork in provoking, and sensorial ways, this process demonstrates that data patterns can be decoded and converted into other patterns that are useful in art. When the goal of data collection is for personal use, it offers a rich pool of possibilities for making new connections.

    Participating artists: Daria Dorosh, Hasan Elahi, Laurie Frick, Sandy Gellis, Beatrice Glow, Geof Huth, Noah Kalina, Amelia Marzec, Jayanthi Moorthy, Gayil Nalls, Ann Pachner

    Exhibit Website and Exhibit Programs
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  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Data vs. Information: Art vs. Science

    Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 6-8pm
    Location: Aanya & Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York
    Speakers: Alyssa Wise (Director, NYU Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN), Maria Paola Sutto (Core member, Urban Design Lab, Columbia Univ.), Laurie Frick (artist), Amelia Marzec (artist)
    Moderators: Gayil Nalls (artist) and Jayanthi Moorthy (artist)

    When raw facts and figures like data are cohesively connected they become information that is knowledgeable. When scientific facts are combined with artistic expressions they stir stronger feelings of connection. Would the iconography and story that comes out of bringing art into data information and science lead us to understand the world better? Are artists leading us through different ways in reconnecting and analyzing data that could contribute to startling discoveries?

    Join us for a conversation on these and related questions as we look at them from different perspectives.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: An Evening of Stories from India and Ireland

    Fri, April 6, 2018 at 6pm
    A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn

    In conjunction with Daria Dorosh's art exhibit, 'Take Back Your Body', Donna Cleary and Jayanthi Moorthy will talk about the cultural legacy of the matrifocal cultures of India and Ireland and its impact on them and their art. The artists will create experiences of the senses for event attendees in taste, touch, scent and sound of their cultures.

  • ART-DESIGN PROJECT: A Quest for Freedom

    Sat, March 24, 2018 at 7.30pm
    Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, NJ
    April 20, 21, 22, 2018
    Location: Prince Theatre, PA (part of Philadelphia’s NextDance Festival)

    In this unique collaboration with Nai-Ni Chen (Choreographer), Ahn Trio (Music band), Yi-Chung Chen (Lighting designer) and Anna-Alisa Belous (Costume designer), Ms. Moorthy will be visualizing and producing stage graphics for the dance performance. The motion graphics includes images of her drawings. For more about the show >


    Thu, April 5, 2018 at 7.30pm
    Location: DUMBO Overbridge, Brooklyn
    Ms. Moorthy's video art, "Groovy Train" will be projected on to the Manhattan Bridge along with other artists. This is part of a public art video exhibition series presented by John Ensor Parker, Leo Kuelbs Collection, and Glowing Bulbs in partnership with the Dumbo Business Improvement District and NYC DOT.
  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Who Cares?

    August 12-Oct 29, 2017
    Location: Governors Island, Nolan Park House 4A
    Viewing: Friday-Saturday 12-5pm

    Who Cares? focuses on the multiple interpretations of care. The work spans the personal and political, the intimate and the collective. This group exhibition includes the work of A.I.R. Members Susan Bee, Liz Biddle, Daria Dorosh, Yvette Dubinsky, Maxine Henryson, Carrie Johnson, Cynthia Karasek, Jayanthi Moorthy, Catherine Mosley, Ann Pachner, Ann Schaumburger, Kathleen Schneider, Negin Sharifzadeh, Joan Snitzer, Susan Stainman, Erica Stoller, Nancy Storrow, and Jane Swavely.

  • CURATORIAL: Art Fast 2017

    September 20- Oct 5, 2017
    Location: Online & Various locations in New York City

    Art Fast is an event inspired by the Indian festival of Navaratri. It uses the intrinsic value of this Hindu festival to inspire creativity in every individual and bring communities together through multicultural collaborations. Art Fast is a multi-day, multi-space (online & offline; various locations in NYC) event.

    Art Fast 2017 was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

  • SOLO EXHIBIT: Limitlessness

    June 29 - July 30, 2017
    Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6-8 PM
    Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    The multimedia works in Limitlessness, a collection of works dating from 2015-2017 aims to create an environment for self exploration. The exhibit comprises of three large paintings, 5-6 prints, a site-specific video installation and a site-specific participatory installation.

    In the exhibition, Moorthy shares her journey of introspection, which made her aware of the limitations in her life and how an understanding of these limits empowered her to discover hidden strengths and explore new passions. The components of the exhibition attest to this journey and invite the viewer to be a part of it.

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  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Thinking Beyond Limits - Age, Culture and Economics

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6.30-8 PM
    Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    Panelists: Candy Argondizza, Daria Dorosh, Loreen Oren, Jayanthi Moorthy
    Moderator: Srinivas Kaushik

    The panel will discuss limits we have imposed on ourselves through various ways and how they have shaped our personal practices.

  • PERFORMANCE: Floor Drawing

    Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6-8 PM
    Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    Watch Jayanthi Moorthy making meditative drawings with spices outside A.I.R. Gallery. This performance is part of Ms. Moorthy ongoing exhibit at the gallery.

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Abron's Faculty Exhibition

    Abrons Arts Center
    466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
    Feb 9, 2017 – May 29, 2017
  • GROUP EXHIBIT: The Blossom as the Self—Meditation on the Other

    A.I.R. Gallery
    155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Feb 9, 2017 – Mar 12, 2017
    Opening: Friday, Feb 9, 2017

    As a guest artist in Ann Pachner's show The Blossom as the Self I will be showcasing I will be showcasing one of my drawing as digital print. In this show Ms. Pachner's looks at beauty as a pathway to the self.

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Essential or Essentialized?

    The past, potential and current place of artist-run women artist’s cooperatives

    This panel will explore the reasons artists have and still choose to join women’s cooperatives, the challenges involved in setting up and sustaining them, and the changing role they have played in the art world at large and the lives of artists. This panel will also explore the visibility and potentialities of women’s galleries in India.

    Moderator: Kathryn Myers Panelists: Jayanthi Moorthy, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Margaret Lanzetta, Pradosh Mishra, Nancy Morrow, Sharmila Sagara

    A special collateral event of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

  • CURATORIAL: Cooperative Consciousness, A.I.R Gallery Artists in Kochi

    Dec 12, 2016 – Mar 29, 2017
    Kochi-Muzris Biennale
    Location: Gallery OED Cochin compound, 5/600, Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
    Opening: Monday, Dec 12, 2016

    Curator: Kathryn Myers
    Co-Curator: Jayanthi Moorthy
    Cooperative Consciousness is a group exhibit of sixteen woman artists who exemplify A.I.R. Gallery's membership across the US who are richly diverse in generation, educational background, artistic experience, viewpoints and media disciplines. Apart from just being an exhibit space, it will create an environment for learning and sharing through a series of art educational programs that will open up conversations on art, feminism, and life.
    Press Release
    Photo Essay by Kathryn Myers
    Article by Ramesh Babu
    Interview by Sharon Butler

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Women on the Line

    Studio 44
    Tjärhovsgatan 44, 116 28 Stockholm, Sweden
    January 15 - February 5, 2017

    Curator: Joan Snitzer
    Women on the Lineis a group exhibition that completes an exchange between A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn and Studio 44 in Stockholm. Ms. Moorthy will be showcasing two of her drawings (as digital prints).
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  • SOLO EXHIBIT - Desire: Unchecked

    Sarah Doyle Woman’s Center
    Brown University, Providence, RI
    Oct 2 – Oct 28, 2016
    Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, Oct 2 from 2- 4pm

    Desire: Unchecked examines our mind as it easily slips into various states of desire namely: desire for love and lust, desire for freedom and power, desire for connectedness and balance. This is Moorthy’s fourth one-person exhibition that has a site-specific installation, video, paintings and prints.
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  • SOLO EXHIBIT: Together Alone

    OED Gallery
    6/500, Bazar Road, Mattancherri, Cochin, Kerala, India
    Feb 13 - Feb 26, 2016
    Opening reception: Sat, Feb 13, from 5pm

    Together Alone relates to the various states of mind that arises as the pendulum marking our life's journey swings between the extremes of solitude and companionship. This one-person exhibit will have works on canvas ranging from 6 feet to 12 feet, a digital installation created on the floor with charcoal and rice flour and pigment prints of my drawings. The exhibit aims to create an environment for self exploration.
    Press Release
    Article by Shevlin Sebastian

  • BOOK EXHIBIT: Buy the Book Fair

    Central Booking
    21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
    Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2015

    In honor of New York Fine Art Print Week, fourteen exhibitors from around the country and the world present work in an intimate gallery setting. The Big Apple is Ms. Moorthy's first artist book. The book that captures various aspects of New York City. View Sample Pages

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: The Body In Revue

    Curated by Lynn Warren
    ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
    May 29 - June 30, 2015
    23 women artists focus on the body and various implications of the body. “The Body in Revue” with this particular spelling is meant to evoke a showing, a parade of artworks, but it also should call to mind a review, a re-seeing.
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  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Unframed

    A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
    Mar 5 - Mar 29, 2015

    This exhibition features a selection of unframed works on paper that highlights the eclectic mix of visions and diverse uses of materials employed by our Gallery Artists. Unframed showcases loose works that are ready to move, in motion as the gallery prepares to pack up and move.
    Press Release

  • SOLO EXHIBIT: Assumptions I

    DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
    Sep 26 - Sep 28, 2014

    Assumptions I is a site-specific participatory media installation, aiming to engage the viewer in self-reflection. The piece is comprised of an animated video projection onto an artwork created from sand and spices. The animated video comprises of writings from the NYC community when posed with the question: “What assumptions do you make or face on a regular basis?”. These answers are projected in text and change daily to accommodate new thoughts of assumptions given by festival visitors.
    Article by Mary Frost
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  • GROUP EXHIBIT: If These Walls…

    A.I.R Gallery artists in Governors Island, NY
    Aug 29 - Sep 28, 2014

    The theme of the exhibition is inspired by the location in Nolan Park on Governors Island. The artists have envisioned works that hold conversations with the location and history of the house. Re-enlivening its abandoned interiors. If These Walls...includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and site-specific installations.
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  • PERFORMANCE: Floor Drawing

    A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    May 15th, 2014, 4-6 pm

    This performance was prt of the Assumptions exhibit where the art on the floor was re-drawn midway through the exhibit. Through the performance, the artist aims to draw a parallel to our mental process, specifically, its need to constantly let go of assumptions, thus opening ourselves to new thoughts and perspectives.
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  • SOLO EXHIBIT: Assumptions

    A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    May 1 - May 25, 2014

    Assumptions presents an installation that provides multiple perspectives for self reflection. It's a collection of works from 2011-2014 that includes a site-specific floor drawing, projected animation, video, digital photographs and paintings.
    Press Release
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  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Friendly Gestures [Namaste]

    Queens College Art Center, NY
    Apr 8 - Jun 27, 2013

    In conjunction with Queens College’s Year of India, the Queens College Art Center is presenting Friendly Gestures [NAMASTE], a group show that explores the theme of respect through art, language, music, and performance. The participating 21 international artists represent a wide range of backgrounds.
    Press Release

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Vivid Reflections: Nostalgic Renderings

    GE Cultural Art Gallery, Stamford, CT
    Apr 30 - Jun 3, 2013

    In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month the works featured in this exhibition creatively interweave the beautifully graphic heritage of both Eastern and Western art. All of the artists in the show took the traditional training of their home country and applied it to new contexts, ideas, and mediums.
    Article by Unity Magazine

  • SOLO EXHIBIT: The Threads That Bind

    Locating The Sacred Festival produced by Asian American Arts Alliance, NYC
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY
    Sept 12 - Nov 26, 2012

    Locating the Sacred Festival celebrates three decades of the Alliance. The seed of this festival was inspired by the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the national rancor that broke out over Park51, or the “Ground Zero mosque.” The Alliance wanted to provide a public stage on which Asian American artists could contribute to the critical conversation regarding what constitutes the sacred in our complex urban environment. In Ms. Moorthy's three installations, handwritten prayers from the community in New York and sacred threads from temples in India have been combined to show that love, intellect and strength will help to conquer any challenge.
    Press Release
    Festival Brochure
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  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Erasing Borders

    Curated by Vijay Kumar Produced by Indo-American Arts Council
    Traveling exhibit in the US. Exhibited locations: Crossing Art Queens, Flushing, NY; Art6, Richmond, Virginia; Bronx School, NY
    Mar 2012 - Apr 2013

    Erasing Borders is a richly provocative exhibition by artists of the Indian diaspora. With great technical mastery and diversity of theme and style, these works combine traditional Indian aesthetics with Western elements, and speak to the powerful experience of personal and cultural dislocation in the global village.

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Women's Work

    Curated by Andrea Arroyo
    Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, NY
    Mar 12 - Apr 28, 2012

    Incelebration of Women's History Month, The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller latino Americano presented Women's Work, featuring works of some New York-based artists.

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Sacred Spaces

    Presented by Asian American Arts Alliance and Sideluck Potshow
    Justin Memorial Church, New York, NY
    Oct 2, 2011

    The work of the selected artists will be projected inside the majestic Judson Memorial Church. The Judson is home to an extraordinarily diverse congregation and continues to be a bastion for civil rights and spiritual enquiry in these challenging times.

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: The Red Dot Show

    Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
    Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2011

  • GROUP EXHIBIT: Ev(e)olution

    Organized by national Association of Woman Artists
    Riverside Public Library, New York, NY
    Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2011


  • SOLO EXHIBIT: Ceremonial Lines

    Sanskriti Pratishtan, New Delhi, India
    Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2010

    Ceremonial Lines is an outcome of Ms.Moorthy's personal journey and self-reflection about ritual practices, religion and life. There will be 3 installations that comprise of works on the floor with sand and spices and works on canvas and other mixed media. The work is a result of her self-directed residency program at Sanskriti.
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    Kirkland Gallery, New York, NY
    Nov 5, 2009 - Jan 30, 2010

    This solo exhibit features Ms. Moorthy's collection of works dating from 1998-2009. It comprises of oil paintings on canvas and water colors on handmade paper
    Exhibit Brochure
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  • SOLO EXHIBIT: Emerald

    Lalith Kala Academy, Kochi, India
    Mar 14 - Mar 16, 2003

    This exhibit captures those frames and colors that often go unnoticed in Ms. Moorthy's hometown in Kochi, India. The exhibit hopes to make an onlooker pause a while and see the surroundings which seem to speak so much, silently.
    Article by Reshma Gopinath
    Article by Sunanda Khanna
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