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About lakshmi S. Nair

Portrait of Lakshmi S. Nair in a yellow dress.

artist statement

I am always fascinated by motion and want to explore the concepts of motion through my paintings. The underlying essence of all these motions is “Shakti,” the dynamic, beyond-knowing, and ever-changing forces of nature. The motion in the material plane or physical motion resulting in the world of manifested physical realities, the motion of the mental plane or emotions resulting in the dream worlds, and the stillness arising from the evolutionary motion of our essence are the sources of my artistic inspiration. I am captivated by the geometrical underpinnings of the isometry that allow these motions to manifest and the immutable creative power behind these motions. These three-fold motions guide my paintings and subjects.


Lakshmi Nair is a contemporary artist born in India and resides in Connecticut, USA. Her educational background is in bioengineering, and she works as a Professor of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic surgery at the University of Connecticut. While pursuing her career path in scientific research and education, she continues to pursue her passion for painting. She is deeply drawn to the mythology, iconography, and symbolism of Indian and East Asian art during the classical and medieval periods. Over the years, Lakshmi studied with various masters, including Mr. Krishnan Nair, Ms. Claire Fish, Ms. Zoey Frank, Mr.Yong Chen, Mr. Prince, and Mr. Kevin McPherson.



Memory Lane, Acrylic, 19th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, The Art League of New Britain. Juror: Ms. Keffie Feldman, of the Mattatuck Museum

Invitation, Oil, CWA Council Show, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Contemplative, Oil, CWA Council Show, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts


At Peace, Oil, Small Works, The Art League of New Britain

At the Crossroads, Oil,15th Annual Spring Open Juried Exhibit, The Art League of New Britain. Juror: Ms. Gabrielle Robinson, Director, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

Mandeville Whites, Oil, Nothing But Flowers, a themed exhibit celebrating flowers, The Art League of New Britain. Juror: Ms. Tania Pichardo Weiss, Director, CCSU Art Gallery.


Afternoon in Petra, Oil, Small Works art show and sale, The Art League of New Britain

Tea Time, Oil, CWA Council Member Exhibition, Chase Gallery of the Mandell Jewish Community Center, West Hartford

Tea Time, Oil, 30th Annual Members' Carriage House Exhibition, The Art League of New Britain. Juror: Mr. Mark Bieber, Aardvark Art Studio LLC

The Beautiful Hand, Acrylic, Art Under Quarantine, The Art League of New Britain. Juror: Ms. Olivia Chiang, Associate Professor of Visual Art, Middlesex Community College

elected positions

Council Member and Vice President, Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (2022-present)
Council Member and Secretary, Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (2021-2022)
Gallery Committee Member, Art League of New Britain, New Britain (2022-present)


Art League of New Britain (2021-present)

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (2021-present)

New Britain Museum for American Art (2021-present)

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