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Faculty

Surabhi Ghosh, MFA, BFA

Associate Professor, Fibres and Material Practices, Studio Arts


Surabhi Ghosh, MFA, BFA
'Band, Bond, Bend, and Bind', detail, 2021
Office: S-EV 2823 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4259
Email: surabhi.ghosh@concordia.ca
Website(s): surabhighosh.com

Teaching activities

2021-22 Courses

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

Analog & digital repeat patterning; silkscreen printing and other textile print and dye processes; hand and machine stitchwork and sewn construction; off-loom fibres structures; mixed-media installation; material-based drawing; visual storytelling; book binding, 'zines and self-publishing.


Research

Research Statement

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.

Installation view, Ananta Undone, 2017
Photo credit: Photo: Guy L'Heureux

Research areas

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.

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