Uday Dhar was trained as an architect, earning his B. A. at Columbia College, Columbia University, and an M. A. at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University. In the early 90’s while living in Berlin he gave up architecture to devote full time to making art. His work is a commentary on his experience immigrating to the United States from India as a teenager in the early 70's. All of his works explore the transformation that occurs as a result of dislocation caused by migrating to a foreign country. An immigrant leaves behind all they know to be true and commonplace to create a new identity and a new reality. Uday's artworks explore this transformation - a constant shifting between the past (heritage) and the present (new) self. His work proposes that both conditions (heritage and the new) can coexist to create a new hybrid form - a doppelgänger, an alter ego or "spirit double" holding the memories and feelings of the person to whom the counterpart belongs with no connection to the living world surrounding him; an avatar that represents a spirit reborn in a different form in another time and location. Uday’s works have been exhibited at the Whittier Center in Boston (2014), The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2014) Leroy Neiman Gallery (2013), Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai, India, (2013), and Queens Museum (2011).