Surabhi Ghosh, MFA, BFA
Associate Professor, Fibres and Material Practices, Studio Arts
ASEM 644 / Art & Labour (fall)
FBRS 610/612 / MFA Studio in Fibres & Material Practices (fall)
FBRS 260 / Textile Printing and Dyeing I (winter)
FBRS 361 / Intermediate Textile Printing and Dyeing (winter)
Areas of technical expertise
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.
Photo credit: Photo: Guy L'Heureux
Pattern and repetition; storytelling and visual narratives; materiality and site-responsive installation; textile history; colonialism; nationalist ideologies; cultural diaspora; intersectionality; critical visuality; critical material practices.