Jency Sekaran, a NYC multimedia artist, explores identity, womanhood & being a 3rd culture child as an Indian-American. Her art, through printmaking & embroidery, depicts powerful brown women breaking cultural norms. Indowestern clothing, melanated skin, and henna patterns symbolize unity of diverse cultural expectations. Featured in BIG INK & NYC group shows, Jency's work resonates in printmaking & embroidery. Published in Artivist & The Mag With Love, she builds a strong portfolio on acceptance amid cultural & societal influences.
As a first-gen Indian-American, my art explores intersectionality & finding balance in my identities. Growing up, I struggled to adhere to Indian cultural standards while wanting to embrace Western ideals. This led me to study art & science, reconciling these worlds.
I challenge restrictive Indian norms in my art, embracing Western freedom. Figures in my work break norms with poses, hair, clothing, tattoos. Patterns symbolize unity, merging organic chemistry & henna designs. No beginning or end signifies blending cultures.
I use printmaking, illustration, embroidery, blending techniques. Like my perspective as a first-gen American, I seek diverse perspectives through art forms. My work inspires embracing identities & finding harmony in cultural backgrounds. It sparks dialogue about intersectional identities & promotes acceptance & empowerment.
Ultimately, my art embodies both/and, navigating identity complexities. By challenging norms, using symbolism, & sharing personal experiences, I foster understanding & inspire embracing unique identities.