Rohini Sen

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Rohini Sen

Aged 33

New York Academy of Art

Instructor(s): David Simon, Ron Lemen, Timothy Stotz, Nicole Michelle Tully, Daniel Bilmes

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Charcoal and chalk

24 x 28 ins (60.96 x 71.12 cms)


Charcoal and chalk

24 x 18 ins (60.96 x 45.72 cms)

Self Portrait

Charcoal and chalk

14 x 11 ins (35.56 x 27.94 cms)


Charcoal and chalk

24 x 18 ins (60.96 x 45.72 cms)


Oil on wood panel

16 x 12 ins (40.64 x 30.48 cms)



23 x 16 ins (58.42 x 40.64 cms)

Turning Point

Oil on wood panel

12 x 16 ins (30.48 x 40.64 cms)

Eastern Still Life

Oil on paper

11 x 9 ins (27.94 x 22.86 cms)


Charcoal and chalk

12 1/2 x 9 ins (31.75 x 22.86 cms)



19 x 10 1/2 ins (48.26 x 26.67 cms)



20 x 17 1/2 ins (50.8 x 44.45 cms)

Close Up

Charcoal, graphite and chalk

22 x 18 ins (55.88 x 45.72 cms)

Hand Cast Drawing


24 x 18 ins (60.96 x 45.72 cms)

L'Ecorche Cast Drawing


24 x 28 ins (60.96 x 71.12 cms)

To be an artist skilled and filled with purpose, has always been my goal. In 2011 I discovered the Master of Fine Arts Painting Program at the New York Academy of Art, and set a goal from across the world, to one day be there. Not only has the door opened to NYAA, but I have also formed a clear vision for the work I desire to create.


Over the next two years I seek to deepen and enhance my technical training in contemporary art making and conceptual development in painting. This is to ensure my artistic contribution to culture and society has lasting value, and ties to my passion for cultural diversity and ecosystem conservation. I believe a recognition of beauty in the land and it’s inhabitants through the visual arts, can lead to a revived sense of their worth and preservation, just as my ancestors had. Creating wonder and conversation from this beauty, and challenging the cultural norms of today.


Intertwined in my art-making is my career goal of higher education teaching. Earning my MFA allows me the opportunity to champion a generation of artists who seek to say something new with their art, just as I do. Bringing the lessons and insights of the old masters into the contemporary world in order to propel it forward.

Receiving a financial scholarship will mark the difference from dreaming to achieving my goal of earning my MFA and launching successfully into a career full of contributions to our visual culture.


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Portrait/Figure Drawing & Painting with - Vadim Zang, Daniel Bilmes, Ryan Wurmser 2015-2018
Still Life Painting - with Michael Siegel

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (student/work-study), Diploma in Drawing, 2016.
Grand Central Academy of Art (student/class monitor), Drawing & Painting the Portrait with Gregory Mortenson & Angela Cunningham, 2013
Studio Escalier, Autumn Intensive Drawing & Painting Program (France), 2012
Unitec University New Zealand, Post-Graduate Certificate, Captive Wild Animal Management, 2008.
Unitec University New Zealand, Bachelor Degree, Zoology (Wild Animal Conservation), 2007.
LAAFA Atelier Classes: 2015 - Present


2019 108th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art,CA
2018 LAAFA Group Exhibition, Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2017 LAAFA Group Exhibition, Artem Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2016 LAAFA Group Exhibition, The Loft at Liz’s Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Auckland Grammar Art Expo, Auckland, NZ.
2015 Art Fusions Exhibition, Carmel College, NZ.
2014 Auckland Grammar Art Expo, Auckland, NZ.
2013 Glasshouse Exhibition, Uxbridge Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ.
2013 Solo Exhibition, Brooklyn Events Space, Auckland, NZ.


2014 New Student Scholarship Award, LAAFA, Los Angeles, CA.

2019 Academy Scholar Award, NYAA, Manhattan, NY.


2018 LAAFA Exhibition Jury Committee

California Art Club, Membership Committee Member
California Art Club, Artist Mentor Member
2015 Installation for the 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, USC Fisher Museum of Art, California

MINUS37, Artist Magazine Article Dec. 2018 
California Art Club, Quarterly Publication, Article Nov. 2018
LAAFA Newsletter ‘Laafa Alumni Spotlight’, Fall Edition, 2018
Howick & Pakuranga Times, front page article, 2013
Darling Magazine, Published Issue #2 Winter, 2012

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art:
Basic Drawing Fundamentals, Extension Program, 2017-Present
Youth Drawing Program, Extension Program, 2018-Present
Figure Drawing, BFA Program Bootcamp, Fall 2018.
Cast Drawing, BFA Program Bootcamp, Fall 2018.
Animal Anatomy & Drawing, Summer Art Program, 2017-Present
Partnership for Success Art Appreciation Academy, California Art Club, 2018.