Erasing Borders: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art  Feb-June 2008

Anjali Srinivasan

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Statement of Interest
I seek the precise terms of indeterminacy by eroding the idea of a self-contained object. (Re)Flexion is an object that remains incomplete - unfulfilled - unless touched by a person; A-Line in Glass participates in daily life through the person who wears it; The obsolete Sheesh Mahal (or palace of mirrors) extends itself to a discarded 1/2-gallon plastic container; (W)hole in a pedestal reveals shifting images in the mind’s eye - stars, dewdrops, cellular organisms, etc; The two-dimensional print spaces of Terra Merita and Building Dots spawn physical structures of different order; Trails consider that an object begins and ends only at the frame of composition; Particulate matter and light blur the boundaries between corporeal object and intangible image in Landscapes; Ledges of spice activate and pervade space in an almost imperciptible manner similar to permeating the body. I am interested in not what is but what can be.

- Anjali Srinivasan.
Anjali Srinivasan’s studio practice derives heavily from her experience working with traditional glass artisans in India since 1998, on research and design initiatives aimed at socio-economic empowerment. Anjali is interested in how investigation of matter speaks to creative empowerment. Her studio process focuses on the development of ways to discover, access and restructure information held in a material. Anjali studied Accessories’ Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and holds a BFA from Alfred University, New York. She has worked at Pukeberg glasbruk in Sweden, Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts in India, and, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She completed her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 with a keen interest in the glass and digital media, and resides and works in Columbus, Ohio.

2007 MFA honors, Rhode Island school of Design, RI. Areas of interest: Glass, Digital media.
2002 BFA cum laude, School of Art and Design at the 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, India

Selected Exhibitions
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 Pilchuck Glass School Silent Auction, Seattle WA
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

Selected work experience
Sep 07 - current Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, Ann Hamilton Studio, Columbus, OH
Jun 07 – Jul 07 Junior Faculty, 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 – 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

Lectures and Publications
current Visiting Artist, Glass, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2007 Particle Activism, MFA Thesis, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2007 Visiting Artist Critic, Sculpting Culture, Rhode Island School of Design, Wintersession
2005 Glass Art in India- Lost and Living traditions, Ed. Suzanne Frantz, Glass Art Society Journal
2005 Glass Art in India- Lost and Living traditions, Glass Art Society conference, Adelaide, Australia
2004 Glass Art in India- Lost and Living traditions, Digital documentary feature, New Delhi, India

Awards and Grants
2007 Glass Art Society Conference Scholarship, Pittsburgh
2007 Tarakhnath Das Foundation Scholarship
2005-07 Friends of Glass Scholarship, Glass Department, Rhode Island School of Design
2005-07 Chirrona Scholarship, Division of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
2005-07 Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Studies Division, Rhode Island School of Design
2005-06 International Fellow award, American Association for University Women Education Foundation
2005 Grant: Technical Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
2005 Grant: Integrated Design Project, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Government of India
2004 Grant: Technical Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
2002 Award for Excellence, Student Exhibition, Glass Art Society Conference, Amsterdam
2001 International Internship Award, Alfred University
Anjali Srinivasan

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