Aishwarya Vardhana

Visual artist and writer, Stanford University

Born and raised in Portland, OR and Udupi, India, Aishwarya Ananda Vardhana is a Bay Area based visual artist and writer who is a recent graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Art Practice. Studies in computer science, feminist gender studies, and South Asian studies have informed and infused her broad multi-disciplinary practice. Working in digital art, animation, drawing, sculpture, installation and photography, Vardhana aims to tell stories through combining ancient art forms such as Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) and Carnatic (South Indian classical) music with modern art and technology. Her work bridges contemporary concerns with centuries-old cultural histories to reveal generational and cultural signifiers to a younger generation as a source of inspiration and empowerment.​