Padma Rajendran (b. 1984 in Klang, Malaysia) is an artist and printmaker living and working in New York. She currently teaches printmaking at SUNY Purchase and Parsons School of Design.
Her work is engaged in the symbolism of “fruitfulness” within the home and how this blessing and burden has traditionally derived from the female body. Conjuring forms that are personal translations of shrine and monument, she merges the personal and pattern structures to communicate the quest for prosperity and homecoming.
Rajendran has exhibited at Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn), High Tide Gallery (Philadelphia), Crystal Flowers Art Salon (New York), Field Projects (New York), Beers London (UK), the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Unpaved Gallery (Yucca Valley, CA), September Gallery (Hudson NY), BRIC Arts Media House (Brooklyn, NY), and Blackburn 20/20 (New York). She has completed residencies at Ortega y Gasset Projects, the Studios at Mass MoCA, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Lower East Side Printshop. Her work has been featured in Art Maze Magazine, New American Paintings, Maake Magazine, and Chronogram Magazine. Rajendran received her MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design.