Surabhi Ghosh is an artist and educator based in Montreal, Quebec. She uses textiles, patterning, and site-responsive installations to materialize contradictory narratives which begin and end in her own experiences, while analyzing the relationship between materials, objects, and their contested cultural meanings. Her current work investigates the transmission of cultural identity and nationalist ideology to diasporic people, specifically South Asian immigrants and their descendants in North America. Recently, her work has been exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, Heaven Gallery in Chicago, FOFA Gallery in Montreal, and SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME. Upcoming solo exhibitions will take place at Hawthorn Contemporary in Milwaukee, Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P. E. I., and the Maison des arts de Laval. Ghosh received her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia. She is currently Associate Professor of Fibres & Material Practices in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University.
Read an interview with the artist from June 2018
Read an interview with the artist from September 2020
Curriculum Vitae: See PDF
Installation process, September 2020, photo by Elena Hoh.