Vijay Hingorani was born in Mumbai, India, from which his earliest influences originate. After emigrating to the U.S. with his family, he spent the latter half of childhood and adolescence in Chicago where he studied chemistry at Northwestern University and biochemistry and medicine at the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, Vijay completed a residency in neurology at the University of Arizona. Following a general neurology and chronic pain practice, he has spent the last several years working in the development of new medicines. In addition to his artistic practice Vijay also currently works as a medical consultant helping biopharmaceutical firms translate scientific discoveries in the laboratory into treatments that increase the length and quality of life of patients.
Vijay has followed a mostly parallel path with his artistic endeavors. During high school, in addition to drawing and painting, he learned to weld and fabricate with steel while working in a small conveyor factory. In college, although his primary field of study was chemistry, he also emphasized photography and served as staff photographer and photo editor of various student publications.
In more recent years, his interest in three-dimensional works has grown and he has worked with many media ranging from stained and fused glass, mosaics, stone, clay, wood, and metal, to painting, photography and new media art. His current interests are primarily working in wood and steel while incorporating digital design into his workflow. Although largely self-taught he has refined his skills by participating in occasional classes and workshops.
2014-2015 Coursework in Gallery and Museum Studies, Mesa College, San Diego, California
2004 M.B.A., San Diego State University, San Diego, California
1990 M.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
1988 Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
1983 M.S., Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
1983 B.A., Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois,
Private and corporate collections throughout the US.