Solo Exhibition Award
Fireball Printing Award
Vikesh Kapoor (born Sunset Pines, PA; lives Los Angeles, CA) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work examines race, class and identity as a first-generation American. Kapoor has exhibited his series “See You at Home” in solo exhibitions at Filter Space, Chicago, IL and the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, LA. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Houston Center for Photography, TX; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; and SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, among other venues. He has received numerous awards, including The Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Emerging Photographer Scholarship from the Houston Center for Photography, The Hopper Prize, LensCulture Art Photography Juror’s Pick Award, PhotoNola Review Grand Prize and a Project Development Grant from CENTER, Santa Fe, NM. He has been a finalist for the Documentary Essay Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; PHmuseum Mobile Photography Prize; and Portrait Award from the Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia as well as a semi-finalist for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. He was a resident at the Center of Photography at Woodstock, NY and Latitude Chicago. In 2021, he produced the Leica x 1854 Witnesses of: Devotion commission for the British Journal of Photography.
Statement from the Artist:
“See You at Home” is a personal narrative that centers on family, memory and the myth and melancholy surrounding the American Dream. My parents, Shailendra and Sarla Kapoor, immigrated from India in 1973, settling in a small town of 10,000 people in rural Pennsylvania. They are one of only a few immigrant families in the region. While they left India for a better life, the shift from a collectivist nation to an individualistic one led to isolation just as much as it led to freedom. As they grow old in Pennsylvania with my sister and me no longer living nearby, their isolation only becomes more apparent to me. “See You at Home” explores the dichotomy of home and homeland, freedom and isolation, collectivism and individualism, through images I make of my parents’ current life in America imbued with memories of their past.
Vikesh Kapoor: See You at Home, on view at The Print Center January 21 – March 12, 2022.