Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Cultured Interactions, a solo exhibition of works on paper by Guhapriya Ranganathan, explores the process of physical and spiritual change and growth through continuous interactions, movement and synthesis. Ranganathan relies on scientific research as a primary source for her work. She says, “Scientific research involves stepping into the unknown without fixed or definite answers. The abstract nature of the questions and the experimentation involved in research mirrors the process of creating art and becomes a metaphor for the experience of life.” Her works are reminiscent of maps that reference neurological patterns, memory, and travel, asking us to consider how changes at the microcosmic level lead us to visually and spiritually reflect on the macrocosm.
Born and brought up in India, Guhapriya Ranganathan (Gupi) had prior degrees in engineering and management before moving to the United States in 1995. She studied art at Simmons College, and received her MFA in painting and printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, Gupi was the Broad Artist in Residence. She has exhibited and shared her work focusing on the intersection of art and science in galleries and forums in the US, China and India. Her work is represented in public and private collections. She currently works and lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.