Classically trained at the Art Students League in New York, Anjali
Maazel excels in her ability to refresh or reinvent whatever medium she
works in. Her unexpected choice of colors enhanced by surface treatments,
ephemera, and radical found objects have created an intensely personal
style. Arrows of glass shoot light unexpectedly around a canvas, transforming
research into revelation. Photomontages seem to float into our consciousness;
their implied tales intrigue us.
Digitally manipulated photography, printmaking, engraving, worked over
with acrylics, encaustic, and collage, fuel the process of creating unique
pieces too individual to align with any given movement.
Equally intriguing is this artists multicultural sensibility.
Her travels have versed her in the cultures of Brazil, France, Spain,
Italy, and India, among others. She has succeeded in capturing the
elusive qualities of mood and substance of each place, weaving them imperceptibly
into the universality of her vision.
Her mixed media works today reflect her experimentation in film, theatre,
dance, and literature, each enriching the other and all contributing to
the structure and drama of her art. In these pieces large and small that
mirror her range and versatility, what is most compelling is their immediacy.
First, they capture the heart and then, mysteriously, understanding unfolds
with the revelation of layer upon layer of meaning.
Startling, humorous, lyrical or poetic, Anjali Maazel has found her distinct
voice in the fluid juxtaposition of the inner and outer worlds she inhabits.
Education and Professional Training:
Princeton University, B.A. with Honors
Art Students League of New York
Darkroom Photography, Princeton University
Film Production, USC (Los Angeles)
Film Production, New School (N.Y.C.)
Fiction Writing, Columbia University
Non-fiction/Fiction Writing, Warren Wilson College
Screenwriting, UCLA (Los Angeles)
Theatre Directing, HB Studio (N.Y.C.)
Comedy Improvisation, The Groundlings (Los Angeles)
Harkness Dance Center (N.Y.C.)
Andalucia Gruppo Flamenco (Rome)
Théâtre de danse du Marais Flamenco (Paris)