Manvee Vaid is social entrepreneur and founder of two online platforms- Deccan Footprints and Terra Klay. With her background in Fine Arts, Manvee is passionate and inspired by the transformative power of art to bridge the gap between cultures. She is committed to create awareness and understanding of the beauty of diversity. She has been involved with indigenous small art groups since 2010, focusing on folk and tribal artists who are continuing age old tradition of their inherited imagery in the arts and crafts.
As a curator she has showcased Contemporary Traditional Arts of India highlighting the rich and colorful tapestry that tells the history, philosophy and believes of a culture immersed in ritual, belief and customs. She has facilitated and curated at various venues and galleries including University of Chicago, University of Massachusetts, Bridgeport Art Center, IL , College of Dupage, IL . She has been a participant at the Santa Fe, International Folk Art Market, at New Mexico, a juried show described as the Olympics of handcrafts, for two years.
Deccan Footprints is a online e-commerce journal, that introduces and showcases visual art of India, ranging from folk and tribal to contemporary art making it a great platform for viewing both traditional and contemporary styles.We bring both original artworks and limited edition prints straight from the artist studio or printing house, right into the hands of art enthusiasts and collectors. We are based in Naperville, IL, near Chicago.
Art Advisory Services
In addition to bringing together the best of both contemporary and ethnographic works, Deccan Footprints also provides art advisory services, helping to place pieces with collectors, casual buyer and Interior Designers, no matter what style of art they are looking for. This is a service for artists and buyers alike, helping artists to find loyal patrons and helping buyers to find a piece that fits both into their homes and offices and into their budgets making sure they get exactly what they need, from India’s wide variety of artists and art styles.
Here is a video Manvee talking about the art that she loves at the University of Chicago.