Viraj Mithani is a contemporary artist and educator. His work derives from historic artistic cultures and worldly traditions. His practice floats between painting, print and sculpture. They are morphed with dichotomies that include abstraction versus representation, traditional versus progressive, the epic versus the everyday, organic versus technological and are sporadically loaded with personal life anecdotes. Native of Mumbai, India, he began with a traditional background in the arts. He graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015). He also holds a diploma degree from Chelsea Camberwell Wimbledon College of Art and Design (CCW) of University of Arts London (2012). His selected exhibitions include: Dalarnas Museum Falun in Sweden, Meken Smedjebacken in Sweden- Falun International Print Triennial, International Competition Lithography Litho – Kielce/2015 Kielce in Poland, Hammond Museum in New York, Williamsburg Art and Historical Centre in New York, Flushing Town Hall in New York, Sullivan Galleries in Chicago and Gene Siskel Film Centre in Chicago. Mithani currently works and resides in Chicago, IL pursuing his art practice as an Artist-in-Residence at the Spudnik Press Co-operative and at Fulton Street Collective.