Riya Chandiramani's paintings explore bold ideas in today's society with intricacy and wit. Referencing iconography from both traditional and popular cultures, Riya's art consistently reminds us of how far we as a society have come, and how, in certain areas, we have a long way to go. Riya's mission is to bridge ideas of the past with modern times, whilst challenging constructs and ideals that keep our civilization divided and inhibit us from recognizing our true worth. Her current series explores the censorship, sexualization and creative powers of the female body. 

Select works are currently represented by Young Soy Gallery.


Born 1994 Hong Kong

Currently lives and works in Hong Kong

Clients include: Lululemon, The Shady Acres, The Pontiac, Gay Games XI


2017 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

2012 German Swiss International School, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions

2021 Moon Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany

2021 Affordable Art Fair x Young Soy Gallery, Hong Kong

2021 LA Art Show, USA

2020 The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition, Hong Kong

2019 Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong

2018 HKWALLS, Hong Kong

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Midterm Mischief (Print Launch), Young Soy Gallery, Hong Kong

2021 MILKMADE, Young Soy Gallery, Hong Kong

2018 Riya Chandiramani x Brickhouse, Hong Kong


2017 Rose Award for Senior Honors Thesis, University of Pennsylvania 

2017 Kathleen Hall Jamieson Award,  Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania