Artist Statement

Vanmayi is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a lens-based background in social documentary and storytelling. Her name when loosely translated from Sanskrit means "mother of the forest" and the narratives in her work stem from a people and planet perspective. 

She graduated from a 3-year photography program in Goa, India, and her photo stories are rooted deeply in the exploration of themes based on liminality; and the feelings of ambiguity or displacement that occur amongst the people that inhabit these transitional spaces. She believes that any creative work that stems from the intersection between identity and community, has a strong transformative quality about it. 


Bare Necessities

Creative Director 


Content Creation : Photo & Video.

What About Art 

Studio Assistant to Pamela Moulton an Artist from Maine, USA, during her month long residency at WAA. 

Reefwatch Marine Conservation

Intern : Designed a book for a citizen science protocol manual called 'ACE Diver' that in turn will help with coral reef monitoring. 


The One School Goa

Graduate Diploma in Photography and Multimedia

Class of 2017

  • Fine Art 
  • Still Life & Food
  • Visual Storytelling

London College of Communication - University of Arts London

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Class of 2014

  • Photography
  • Bookmaking
  • Contact Printing

The Museum of Modern Art / Coursera

Modern Art & Ideas


  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Sculptor 
  • Handpoke Tattoo Artist 

Press / Publicaitons

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