Born 1974, in Mumbai

Art Scholarship at the National Board Level (1990)
Diploma in Fashion Design from SNDT University, Mumbai (1994)
B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Illustration, Parsons School of Design (1999)
Metafora diploma, an international workshop for contemporary art in Barcelona (2005)

In 1995 Payal moved to New York City to pursue a degree on scholarship, at the Parsons School of Design. She graduated in 1999 with honors, with a BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration. Prior to having moved back in 2002, her show at The Fine Art Company, 2001, and her show the Jehangir Art Gallery, 2003, both sold out on the preview. More recently her show of drawings at the Museum Gallery, 2004, in Mumbai did as well. She also completed a diploma in 2005 at Metafora, an international workshop for contemporary art in Barcelona. Her works are currently on consignment in galleries in New York and Mumbai and in several private collections in the US, India, France, England, South Africa, Belgium and Spain.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Contour Drawings – The Female Nude, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Aicon Gallery, New York
2004 Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 Café Centosette, New York
Fine Arts Company, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2003 Ideas and Images, Annual Group Show, NGMA, Mumbai
Modernism, Group Show, Arts India, New York
Harmony, Group Show, Nehru Center, Mumbai
Absolute Abstracts, Group Show, Jamaat, Mumbai
RPG Art Camp, Marve, Mumbai
2002 Auction fro SOS Children's Villages of India, Mumbai
Auction for SAAAIDS, South Asian Aids Organization, Arts India, New York
2001 Auction for SAKHI, South Asian Women's Rights Organization, Bose Pacia Modern, New York
1999 Group Show, New School for Social Research, New