Harish Saluja

Artist Harish Saluja is a filmmaker, painter, entertainer, entrepreneur, engineer, publisher, writer, music producer and radio host.His abstract paintings have been exhibited worldwide. They are inspired by music, colors, emotions and textures of Indian classical music.

Harish Saluja came to the USA in the early 70’s after getting an engineering degree from one of the most prestigious Indian institutions, IIT Kharagpur. After spending some here in the USA, he realized that people in America weren’t much informed about the rich cultural heritage of the Indian subcontinent. He proceeded to ameliorate this situation. In his quest for cultural connection, he started a radio program called ‘Music of India’ on a local radio station and hosted it for 46 years.

His passion for films led him to for New Ray Films an Indie film company. He worked in Tony Buba’s ‘No Pets’ (1994) as an associate producer,  and later as the executive producer of film ‘Dog eat Dog’. Saluja wrote, directed and produced ‘The Journey’ (1997), a comedy drama. The movie won several awards and was shown worldwide.

He started ‘Silk Screen Film Festival’ that showcased Asian and American films.His artworks include miniatures (3×5 inches abstract pieces) as well as large paintings. He had various exhibitions in the US and Europe.

The miniatures have been incorporated in handbags under the brand name Indigo Art Bags. This brand is slowly garnering attention due to its unique feature of having an original piece of art.

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miniature painting by harish saluja
Miniature Paintings

A House By The River
3x5 inches

Large Paintings

Buddha Mandala, Oil on Linen, 48x60 inches


“A talented artist whose modernist work has been exhibited in New York and Europe in addition to Pittsburgh…”
“Saluja sees the music’s endless patterns- which evolve simultaneously in repetitively strummed layers of tone and rhythm-as like colored threads, woven by the performer into a musical carpet.”
“There is an impetuous sensuality about Harish Saluja’s paintings, a hedonism that exploits and champions the physical properties of medium and pigment”