Padma Rajendran

Padma Rajendran was born in Klang, Malaysia. She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and
received her MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works in
Catskill, NY and teaches printmaking at SUNY Purchase. She has exhibited at the International Print
Center New York, Whitespace Gallery (Atlanta), Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn), and High Tide
Padma is interested in Home as a tended space, where the decorative beckons prosperity to
flourish. She is engaged in the symbolism of “fruitfulness” within the home and how this blessing
and burden has traditionally derived from the female body. Her work conjures forms that are
personal translations of shrine and monument. She merges the personal and pattern structures to
communicate the quest for prosperity and homecoming. Padma unites these structures and
symbols to create images that instigate psychological elasticity yet are still bound by opposing


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