- Barclay Simpson MFA Award
- CCA All College Honors Award Honorable Mention
Constricted and boiled, skins are submerged into the waters of the earth. Pressed into the crevices of the vice around it, struggling to breathe, porosity is forced. Open. Breath, suspension, & she becomes undone. Her sacred body proposing to a space; ecstasy for the divine. How much time is spent here? The thick air asks the actions to elegiacally move through it with weight, be wary, do not disrupt. Find the flow, …pause… does one belong?
The Yantra blooms from its center; the Bindu begins at the point of origin for the divine. It roots itself into its core. Hyper-reflected to make the celestial ruled in billowing gestures and intersecting geometries. Spaces scored to hold the sacred– reverence for beauty. Flowering allusions to summon the empyrean; negotiations abound.
Aliya Parashar is an Indian interdisciplinary artist raised in Muscat, Oman. She holds a Bachelor's of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019). Her focus began in fibers & material studies and installation; her praxis now veers into a multi-disciplinary research-based approach. Aliya is currently a 2nd year dual-degree MA/MFA candidate at CCA.