October 26, 2019 - April 5, 2020 Donald B. Anderson Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, October 25 | 5-7pm
Splitting her time between India and the United States, Sharbani Das Gupta uses the perspective she gains from her travels to create immersive environments that give viewers the opportunity to enter an alternative kind of space. Das Gupta has a keen awareness of the human impact on the planet, and she often explores the ecological and social residues of political upheaval. Her allegorical rather than confrontational approach opens a space for empathy and understanding while still emphasizing the need for action. She uses her work to draw attention to the not-so-hidden but often disregarded links between ourselves and the worlds we inhabit and impact.
Sharbani Das Gupta exhibits her work internationally, writes, curates and frequently presents at clay related events around the world. She was a core member of the Curatorial and Working Committee for Breaking Ground in 2018, the first Indian Ceramic Triennale held in Jaipur. A member of the International Academy of Ceramics, she has participated in residencies in the United States and around the world. The dramatic landscape of her home in New Mexico is a constant source of inspiration and sustenance.