Krithika Sathyamurthy is a visual artist who employs a range of media from painting, and collage to installed drawings. Sathyamurthy received her Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her B.F.A in Painting from Syracuse University. She has exhibited in New York, Baltimore, and Florence, Italy. In August 2012 she was an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center. 





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I was born in Bangalore, India, and moved to the United States at the age of nine. My practice has been shaped by my personal journey and family history of migrating across continents. As a result of experiencing starkly different environments, ideas that inform my work emanate from a continuous curiosity about life viewed through a phenomenological lens.

Using the presence of time in the ritualistic and cultural structures of everyday life—my methods of making explore multicultural communities, individuality and human relationships, the formation of identity, and the spaces we inhabit.

Corresponding to the contours of migration and memory, my work has an amorphous quality comprising of broken images where fragments of people are glimpsed. Amidst this ambiguity develops a deeper compassion and empathy for the people in my work and the spaces they move through. Regardless of what form my work takes, there is a persistent presence of lost, rediscovered, and transformed identities—notions that respond to the constant unfolding nature of people and the fragility of human existence.


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