Every moment of every day I spend in living, learning, loving and growing—with who, for whom and how I do it, my dreams, my passions, my desires and my values—all of this informs what I create inside and out of my studio.
Most often, my desire to create comes from an internal place of restlessness as I attempt to go to that sweet place where I lose sense of space and time and, briefly yet surely, bring down the wall between my conscious and my unconscious—my own form of meditation.
My greatest gift from my art has been my coming alive with the true understanding of giving—that it doesn’t come from having something to give, but rather when there is nothing in me that’s trying to take.
So long as my work invokes a reaction in you—my viewers—whether expected or unexpected, favorable or not, it’s when I make a connection with you, that I get the satisfaction of having succeeded in communicating.
Sudnya Shroff is a Bay Area artist who currently lives in Los Altos Hills on the peninsula. Born and raised in India, Sudnya graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in 1995 before moving to the US for postgraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the Iowa State University. After completing her masters, Sudnya worked at Intel for five years before switching careers.
In 2002, just before the birth of her second child, Sudnya dropped out of her Engineering Management degree at Stanford and quit her promising career in engineering to devote herself to the arts. It took until 2011 before Sudnya got her break in the art world and has since had several art shows in California, New York and India. She also wrote and published her debut novel, Unraveling, in 2012. Her work is unmistakably influenced by her passion for the sciences and the arts.