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Anjali Srinivasan

Quiver vessels

Anjali Srinivasan
Lot No# AB2030

Anjali Shrinivasan
Object Monologues with Quiver vessels
Mirrorized glass, silicone, lintfree white gloves, participant.
8-10” dia x 8-12” H (vessels), Variable dimensions

Work done is 2009

Artist Statement

The Sheesh Mahal (palace of mirrors) was a Hindu-Islamic architectural style from the 17th century Indian subcontinent. Walls and ceilings were encrusted with convex mirrored glass shards in mesmerizing intricate patterns. The resultant optical phenomenon was simple : Each mirrored shard reduced the attractive self-image to a small particle. Yet, if a small lamp were held in the palm of one’s hand, the specular reflection would be multiplied many times to create a hypnotic wave pattern that would cascade across the large chamber as one moved. In turn, illuminating the chamber. With British colonization, the Sheesh Mahal disappeared into oblivion, to be witnessed today only as a monument, a ruin.... an object whose philosophy has been eroded by history. 
In a world characterized by complex human vision, portable ideas and mutating, data-driven social landscapes that forget their predecessor, the Sheesh Mahal, how can I make the obsolete relevant to the here and now? This body of work uses the optical phenomenon of the palaces of mirrors to create flexible, open-ended and tensile systems. I seek to implicate the viewer within an object or act's structural framework in the same way that the Sheesh Mahal did. Therein lies the interest in eroding notions of a self-contained object. Quiver Vessels are interactive objects that respond to the viewer's touch.


2007         MFA with Honors, Rhode Island School of Design, RI. Areas of interest: Glass, Digital   
2002         BFA cum laude, School of Art and Design, New York State college of Ceramics,            
                   Alfred University, NY

Concentrations: Glass Sculpture, Expanded media

2001          Advanced Glass Blowing with Kait Rhoads, Alfred University, NY
1998          Accessories Design diploma, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi,  

Selected Exhibitions
upcoming Sharan Apparao Gallery (solo), New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, India
2010          Glass Dress @ Fashion Week’s NightOut, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2010           Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, NY
2010           Erasing Borders, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadephia, PA & The Guild Art Gallery, NY
2010           Fete de Verre, UrbanGlass, New York, NY
2010           Particulate Behaviors, (solo), 707 Penn Ave, Wood Street Gallery + Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, PA
2009           {untitled: indeterminacy}, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
2009           Guest Act, Cirque de Verre, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
2009           Capturing Motion and Contemporary India, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
2009           Impact 2009, Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts, Millville NJ
2009           The Mini-Shiny Show, Clayspace Gallery, Columbus OH
2008           Fall Juried Show, Ohio Art League, Columbus OH
2008           Questioning Functionality 2, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR
2008           Erasing Borders, Queens Museum of Art, Hammond Museum, The Guild Gallery,
                   Manhattanville College Art Gallery, Tabla Rasa Gallery, NY
2008,         03  Pilchuck Glass School Silent Auction, Seattle, WA
2008          Urbanglass Auction and Glassblowers Ball, New York, NY
2007          The Anti-Thesis Show, Wolcott Street, Providence RI
2007          RISD Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
2007          Rain or Shine, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2007          How is this Glass?, Hillel Gallery, Brown University, Providence RI
2006          Graduate Glass Bienniel, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design,        
                 Providence RI
2006          RISD Trienniel, Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence RI
2006          Sambandh - Indo-Swedish Glass, Norkopping, Sweden & New Delhi, India
2005          International Handicrafts Fair, New Delhi, India
2005          Surajkund Crafts mela, Haryana, India
2004          Art for Vision, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India
2003          Tisch Galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NY
2003          History of the World Gallery, Washington
2002          BFA exhibition, Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred NY
2001          I love a good piece of Glass, Whitehouse books, Corning NY
1998         Showcase’98 - Design for Business, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, India
1997          International Leather Trade Fair, CLRI, Madras, India


2009          Fellow, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ
2008          Residency, Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg, Switzerland
2007-10    Visiting Scholar, Glass, College of Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Lectures and Demonstrations

Upcoming Conference Speaker, AusGlass, Sydney, Australia
2009          Artist Talk, Sharan Apparao Gallery, Chennai, India
2009          Studio Talk, Asian Contemporary Art Week, Asian Contemporary Art Consortium, NY
2008          Masterclass demonstration, International Festival of Glass, Ruskin Glass Center,   
                    Stourbridge, UK
2007          Visiting Critic, Sculpting Culture, Rhode Island School of Design, Wintersession
2005          Glass Art in India- Lost and Living traditions, Glass Art Society conference, Adelaide, Australia


Curatorial projects and Publications

Current Co-curator, The Post-Glass Video Festival {travelling: NY, Sydney, Holland}   
2010          42 handshakes in 2 days, New Glass Review 31, Pub. Corning Museum of Glass, NY
2009          Co-curator, How is this glass? Of Post-glass artists/Glass Guerillas, Corning NY   
2009          Selected works from the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award 2009, Neues Glas #3,   
2009          Particulate Devil, New Glass Review 30, Pub. Corning Museum of Glass, NY
2007          Particle Activism, MFA Thesis, Pub. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2005          Glass Art in India- Lost and Living traditions, Ed. Susanne Frantz, Pub. Glass Art
                   Society Journal
2004          Glass Art in India- Lost and Living traditions, Digital documentary feature, New Delhi,

Selected work experience
Current Studio Artist, Chennai, India

Sep 07 - Apr 10        Projects Manager, Ann Hamilton Studio, Columbus, OH
Jun 07 - Jul 07          Instructor, Writing Center Summer Program, Rhode Island School of
                                    Design, RI
Jul 06 - Sep 06         Studio Coordinator - Session 4-5, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Sep 05 - May 07        Visiting Artist & Teaching Assistant – Glass, Rhode Island School of
                                     Design, RI
Sep 05 - May 07        Tutor and Theses Reader – Writing Center, Rhode Island School of
                                     Design, RI
Apr 04 - Jul 05           Glass Artist and Researcher, New Delhi, India
Aug 03 - Mar 04         Production Manager - Jewelry Reproduction, The Metropolitan Museum of
                                     Art, NY
Jul 01 - Aug 01          Apprentice to Gunne Brandstedt - Pukeberg Glasbruk, Nybro, Sweden

Awards and Grants

2008-09                    Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Grant for Arts Writers
2007                          Grant: The Ruth Chenven Foundation
2007                          Tarakhnath Das Foundation Scholarship
2005-07                    Graduate Fellowship, Friends of Glass and Chirrona Scholarship, Rhode Island
                                    School of Design
2005-06                     International Fellow award, American Association for University Women
                                     Education Foundation
2005, 04                    Grant: Technical Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government
                                    of India
2005                          Grant:Integrated Design Project,Development      
                                   Commissioner(Handicrafts),Government of India
2002                         Award for Excellence, Student Exhibition, Glass Art Society Conference,
2007, 02                   Glass Art Society Conference Scholarship, Pittsburgh ’07, Amsterdam ’02
2001                         International Internship Award, Alfred University

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