"Neeraj is a self-taught painter and photographer whose art is influenced by his love of travel, meeting new people, and experiencing diverse cultures. He is originally from India and now based in Portland, Oregon. His work captures the unpredictability of human behavior, impermanent expressions, and his subjects’ inner and outer beauty. Through solo exhibitions like "Closer" and "Higher," Neeraj explores the universal desire for connection and the transformative experiences individuals undergo. His talent has been recognized with awards, and his portraits have been featured in renowned publications. With a background in Engineering, Neeraj's multidimensional perspective enriches his artistic endeavors as he celebrates the beauty and diversity of humanity”.