College for Creative Studies: Foundation

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Jetshri Bhadviya

Adjunct Faculty

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
BFA, American University in Dubai

jbhadviya@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Research Interests:

My research informs my conceptual thinking within my artistic practice. I explore how social identities are created in a social, political, and spiritual environment through stereotypes. I invest in researching about gender politics and bring that into my works. My research in various liberal arts fields (like psychology, philosophy, literature, and sociology) has led me to believe that social identities are created through our ongoing collective interaction with other people and our subsequent self-reflection about who we think we are according to social exchanges such as agreement, disagreement, and negotiation. We mostly construct our behavior and self-image based upon the back and forth social interactions. Similarities and differences become central to achieving a sense of identity and societal belonging, bringing in elements of exclusivity to self.

Professional Experience:

Jetshri Bhadviya was a AICAD Teaching Fellow, Photography Department (2017-2018) at CCS. She currently teaches as an adjunct in the Fine Art and Foundation Departments (Winter & Fall 2019). She served as a videographer for the Detroit Skyspace Project of James Turrell and Curatorial Assistant in the Contemporary Department of Detroit Institute of Arts. She is a freelance designer, photographer, and instructor for a number of organizations in Dubai. She exhibits in places like The Peanut Factory in North Carolina, Cave Gallery, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, and David Klein Gallery in Detroit, the Arts at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Society of Photographic Education in New Orleans, as well as many venues in Dubai. The Sheikha Manal Young Artist Foundation named her in the top ten artists of Dubai in 2011. She received the 2015 Toby Dewan Lewis Fellowship Award.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Few Significant Publications/Press Releases:

1) Essay’d
2) AICAD Teaching Fellow
3) Barbed Magazine Featured Artist interview
4) Chowan Herald
5) Oakland Press
6) Featured ArtPrize Artist on Detroit Free Press
7) Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
8) Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz, Farmington Hills, MI, USA
9) FOUR exhibition at Dubai Ladies Club