Chitra Ramanathan Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Chitra Ramanathan
Live in: FL, United States
Artworks for sale: 37.00
Chitra Ramanathan Artist Bio:
Interview with Chitra Ramanathan, September 2016 by University of Illinois MBA Alumni Association: http://www.uiaaan.org/article.html?aid=454 An established artist and art educator, Chitra Ramanathan is known for her colorful as well as intricately textured paintings visually portraying the emotion of happiness. Her unique works have been described as ideal and suitable for all venues by collectors who own her originals or prints. Her style of work combines the fleeting intuitive qualities of Impressionism, comparing ephemeral garden blooms and cyclical seasons to Happiness and Abstract Expressionism in the handling of her theme. She finds exploring attributes of both these major Art Movements in her expansive body of paintings to be both exciting and challenging. The paintings presented here portray the mental emotion of happiness as a physical entity "with a formless form" with subtle hint of human or circular shapes enmeshed in fine detail. Her subject revolves as much with nature as she compares happiness, which she defines as irresistible fleeting and momentary, to beautiful but ephemeral garden blooms that evolve and change rapidly as with cyclical seasons. She conveys her visual presentation through her unique, intensely colorful and often intricately textural paintings that glow under daylight or artificial lighting and "extend beyond the confines of their otherwise two-dimensional surfaces" as a critic of her work has expressed. When Chitra Ramanathan migrated to the U.S, her career began at the SoHo Art Gallery District on Broadway, New York City in 1995 after the artist's work was noticed at a solo exhibition of her work at the ARC Gallery/Educational Foundation in Chicago. The Chicago exhibit was an invitational, shortly after she graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors degree in Painting. In 2005, she was invited as a Visitor Artist for a visual presentation of her abstract body of work detailing her style and methods and conduct student tutorials at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Recent Professional Artist Residencies include the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica at Venice, Italy, and Camac Centre D'Art at Marnay Sur Seine, France affiliated with the UNESCO. National and international exhibitions include solo and group shows on Broadway - New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis, Miami and Vero Beach Florida USA, France, Venice- Italy and the United Kingdom including London. In 2004 the artist was awarded a corporate commission by MGM Mirage to create a pair of large-scale signed paintings that are permanently installed inside the Bellagio Conservatory indoor botanical garden at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, USA since that year. In 2006, she was commissioned by the Indianapolis Arts Council to create five large paintings for a year-long display at the Chase Bank Towers, Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, and a commission in 2008 to create a permanent wall mural at Crook Creek Elementary School also in Indianapolis, USA that measures 13.8 feet. The commission was made possible through a grant from the Washington Township School District. In 2007, a month-long retrospective solo exhibition of Chitra Ramanathan's work took place at the Indianapolis ArtsGarden, Monument Circle, Indianapolis, a solo exhibition at the Pike Performing Art Center, Indianapolis and a solo exhibition at Butler University, Indianapolis. Chitra Ramanathan has been interviewed by several magazines and publications within the USA and Europe with appreciation from critics including the Manhattan Arts International Magazine New York City, New York and later by publications in Illinois, Indiana and Florida as well as online. She has been featured in Who's Who in America, the the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), International Contemporary Artists, Vol 1., and other publications.