We had a little break from A Portfolio this week, but we are back with a look at textile artist Sagarika Sundaram. As we are preparing a feature on Sagarika in our SUMMER 2024 Quarterly, we wanted to give our readers a little preview of what is to come. 

Sagarika Sundaram (b. 1986, Kolkata, India) creates sculpture, relief works and installation using raw natural fiber and dyes. Drawing extensively on natural imagery, the work meditates on the impossibility of separating the human from the natural and the interior from the exterior, suggesting the intertwined nature of reality.

In 2023, Sundaram exhibited at the Al Held Foundation, the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, the British Textile Biennial and Chicago Architecture Biennial. In 2024 she will participate in Bronx Calling: The Seventh AIM Biennial at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Sundaram’s work has been presented at The Armory Show in New York (2022, 2023) and at Frieze London 2023.

Sundaram graduated with an MFA in Textiles from Parsons / The New School, NY. She studied at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and at MICA in Baltimore. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times and ARTnews, and featured on PBS, Artnet News, and the cover of Fiber Art Now Journal. She is Visiting Assistant Professor teaching at Pratt Institute, and Senior Fellow at Silver Art Projects, NYC.