Kaveri Raina was born and brought up in New Delhi, India. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2000. In May 2011 she graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, and Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). My artistic journey began as a response to an unfamiliar environment. Metaphorically, my work focuses on my need to explore the often-conflicting aspects of my hybrid identity, and pictorially my paintings are influenced by “push and pull” of western modernism. I navigate the social, cultural, and spiritual spheres of my life by relying deeply on the need to both assert myself as an individual and as part of a community.