Kanchanagupta
  • Kanchana Gupta
  • Artist Story
  • Kanchana Gupta is an artist of Indian origin, who lives and works in Singapore. A management professional by education and training, Kanchana went to pursue art after 11 years in various Indian and multinational corporations. She completed a Diploma in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of Arts in 2010 and has since shown in various venues and galleries.
    Her first solo exhibition is an installation titled “Identity II” that explores markers of gender identity, social constructs and rituals for women in India, with specific reference to marriage. Vermillion powder (red pigment adorned by married Indian women on their forehead and the strongest symbol of marriage) is the main material used in her installations where she also often displaces and subverts meaning and usage of various symbols.

    In 2012, she began working on multiple series of abstract paintings. Her fascination with abstraction stems from her observation of how it refers only to the invisible inner state or simply to itself. The process of many cycles of rupturing and tearing of the surfaces through heat and fire in her paintings explores irreversible repair in the emotional, physical and psychological realms. These form an almost lyrical expression, a meditative energetic installation that allows viewers to connect with and sense the emotions behind the dynamic surfaces created by a both violent and poetic process.

    Her works are in private collections in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia and India.
  • Location
  • India
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Artist CV

EDUCATION
  • 2010
  • Diploma in Fine Arts, Lasalle College of Arts
  • Singapore

  • 1998
  • Post Grad Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Xavier Institute of Social Service, Gold Medalist
  • Ranchi (India)

  • 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons), Geography (Hons), Sociology and English, Patna Women’s College, Gold Medalist
  • Patna (India)


SOLO EXHIBITION
  • 2011
  • Identity II : Institute of Contemporary Arts, Trispace, Lasalle College of Arts
  • Singapore


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013
  • Art Kopi Time : Maya Gallery
  • Singapore


  • 2013
  • Affordable Art Fair
  • Singapore


  • 2013
  • Abstract Innovation! : One East Art Space
  • Singapore


  • 2013
  • The Black Frame Project – YourSingapore : Indigo Blue Art Gallery
  • Singapore


  • 2013
  • Displacements : 13 Wilkie Terrace
  • Singapore


  • 2013
  • Carnival : The Substation
  • Singapore


  • 2012
  • “My Point is…” : Brush Gallery, Screening Room
  • Singapore


  • 2010
  • Women in Arts Festival – Poetry in action : Singapore Council of Women Organization
  • Singapore

  • 2010
  • The Lasalle Show 2010 : The Diploma in Fine Arts Graduation Show, Lasalle College of the Arts
  • Singapore

  • 2010
  • Accent on Art : Corporate Office of Accenture
  • Singapore

  • 2010
  • ADD+ION : Praxis space, Lasalle College of Arts
  • Singapore


  • 2009
  • Almost Accidental : Praxis space, Lasalle College of Arts
  • Singapore


AUCTIONS
  • 2013
  • Kick Sarcoma charity auction : Pan Pacific Ball room
  • Singapore

  • 2013
  • Fearless : A charity auction at Madder Moon, Ann Siang Hill
  • Singapore


  • 2012
  • Redress : A Charity auction to support Maiti, Nepal, ION Art Gallery
  • Singapore

  • 2012
  • Tabitha charity auction : British Club
  • Singapore


PRESS / MEDIA
Featured artist in the article “An Hour at Museum”, The Straits Times – Life Page, 20th September 2013
Featured artist in the article “Farewell for a house”, Business Times – Lifestyle, 19th April 2013
Featured artist by Vasantham Central Channel for “India Beat” section, telecast on 1st May, 2011

PUBLICATIONS
Glossary 2011 : Trispace – A Review, a publication of Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Singapore, Page 62 – 63
Displacements : Exhibition Catalogue, 2013, Page 12 – 13
The Black Frame Project – YourSingapore : Exhibition Catalogue, 2013, Page 40 – 44

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Founder of www.myarttracker.com, an online platform providing information about art market in South Asia (India) and South East Asia
12 years of experience as a Human Resource Professional with Leading Indian and Multinational organizations in India and Asia Pacific region

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Australia | India | Singapore

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