Chair, Studio Arts
Associate Professor, Fibres and Material Practices, Studio Arts
Areas of technical expertise
FBRS 610-613 / MFA Studio Seminar in Fibres & Material Practices
ASEM 644 / Special Topics in Art & Ideology: Art & Labour
FBRS 260 / Textile Printing and Dyeing I
FBRS 396 / Topics in Fibres Surfaces: Potentials of Pattern
FBRS 480 / Advanced Fibres & Material Practices
Using repetitive actions like stitching, cutting, and beading, Surabhi Ghosh exploits the tensions and imperfections in handmade patterns to give material and spatial form to cyclical narratives of pride and shame. Incorporating her experiences as a North American descendant of South Asian ancestors, her recent work investigates the transmission of cultural identity and nationalist ideology to and from the diaspora.
Pattern and repetition; storytelling and visual narratives; materiality and site-responsive installation; textile history; colonialism; labour; nationalist ideologies; cultural diaspora; critical visuality; critical material practices.
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