Prajakti Jayavant

Instructor I

Prajakti Jayavant's artwork questions and expands the paradigms of reductive abstract painting and sculpture by focusing on the development of perceptual complexity from the basic elements of color, shape, and form. Her lecture at San Jose State University entitled "Bending Painting" involved reflexive ideas of the physical and conceptual bending of: dimension, space, emotion, history, hue and the trove of content that restriction can conjure.

Jayavant has exhibited at the Drawing Center, New York, curated by Luis Camnitzer and at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco in shows separately curated by Lawrence Rinder and John Zarobell which were both reviewed by Kenneth Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle. As a member of SFAI's Artists' Commitee, Jayavant organized and moderated a panel on independent art critical publications and has also written art criticism for College Art Association. She was a recpient for the Visions from the New California award and for artist in residence fellowships at Djerassi Residence Artists Program and at Headlands Center for the Arts.


  • MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, 2001
  • BFA, Ohio State University, 1997


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