why

My work is inspired by my social observations and experiences. 

The interactions in our personal and social experiences create distinct domains of our family, friends, school, work, travel, religion, relationships, acquaintances, etc.

Within these domains, we present multiple versions of our ‘self’  because we choose what we hide or reveal depending on the social context and with whom we interact.  

The 'us' that we present is always an edited version of our real self. My art acknowledges the duplicity in us and the inevitable paradox of it.

In both my sculptural and functional works, by juxtaposing contradicting and contrasting concepts, whether in the form, function or material used, my work aims to instigate thoughtful self-inquiry. 

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how

'' I love creating in any medium. My world comes alive when I am making.  Throwing on the wheel is a happy hypnotic meditation that I am addicted to. Most of my creations are born out of throwing binges, sometimes 20 to 30 pots in a day. That's how much I enjoy getting grounded in that process. And achieving symmetry in the mud is my Zen. 

Anything and everything I absorb from everyday life, whether it's people, experiences, interactions, feelings or thoughts, they all seep out into my clay. ''  

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who

Trained as a computer engineer in networks and security, Geetha studied computer science in Singapore despite harbouring an innate inclination for the arts. After travelling in Australasia, she moved to England and Europe, where she operated her professional practice as an IT Consultant and Project Manager, whilst supporting her interest in visual arts and design. But her love affair with clay began back in 2002.

During her time in Europe, she worked full time on technical projects with the Olympic Committee and various organisations of the United Nations such as the UNHCR (Refugee Agency), WTO (World Trade Organsation), ILO (International Labour Organisation), UNICC (Int'l Computing Centre) and WIPO (Intellectual Property) and several other NGOs. 

Born into a creative lineage of goldsmithing artisans, she remains focused on porcelain and stoneware as her preferred medium for both her sculptural and functional works. Geetha's designs have a technical lean and most often, her creations are unconventional with contrasting elements at the conceptual levels, crossbreeding sculpture with functional form and design. 

Driven by her belief that everyday functional ware can also be art with sculptural aesthetics and thus be appreciated by everyone, Geetha set up Ceramic Fusions in 2011 as an arm that focuses on functional ceramics with sculptural aesthetics; a strive to make art that is useful and available to anyone. This is also a platform that helps her to raise funds for international charities from the sale profits to help a better cause. www.ceramicfusions.com

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CV

Exhibitions

2015 

·   Peripheral Spaces Gallery, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (Juried)

·   Spokane Arts Council, Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, WA, USA (Juried)

·   Tokyo International Art Fair, Quest Hall, Japan (Juried)

2014

·    CALL’ART, Carnival of Venice 2014, Venice, Italy (Juried)

·    13th  Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad, Box Heart Gallery, PA, USA (Juried)

2013

·    4th Florence Biennale IX Edition: Ethics DNA of ART, Florence, Italy (Juried)

·    4th Ceramic Annual of America 2013, Civic Center, San Francisco, USA (Juried)

·    Place aux Artistes, Les Automnales, Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland (Juried)

·    What we don’t see, Les Temps d’Art Gallerie, Eaux Vives, Geneva, Switzerland (Solo)

2012

·    Masters at the Minories, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, Essex, UK (MA Graduation Show)

·    Stoke-By-Nayland Art & Sculpture Exhibition, Castle Edingham, Essex, UK (Juried)

2011

·    Health by Abstraction, Colne Gallery, Colchester Hospital, Essex, UK (Solo - Featured Artist)

·    Slack Space Open 2, First Site Gallery, Colchester, Essex, UK (Juried)

·    Anglian Potters Summer & Winter Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK

2010

·    The Moment of Privacy Has Passed, Juried International conference Recto - Verso: redefining the sketchbook, University of Lincoln, Usher Gallery,  UK

·    The Art, Craft and Design Show, The Millennium Grandstand, Newmarket Racecourse, Suffolk, UK (Juried)

·    Colchester Fine Art Open Contest, Colchester Art Society, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, Essex, UK

2008

·    Reality Bites, Ovenden Contemporary , The Needhams, Cambridgeshire, UK (Group Show of Abstracts)

·    5th Hertfordshire Art Fair, Artshed, Westmill Farm, Ware, UK (Juried)

·    Reality Bites - Exploring the abstract, refusing the real, seeking the truth?, The Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, UK

2007

·    Different Journeys - A Joint Charitable Project Initiative by The University of Northampton to raise support, awareness, healthier attitudes and funds towards drugs, alcohol and homelessness

2006

·    The Great Art Fair, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, UK  

·    Abstract Flows – identification with flow of matter and events, Nisha Restaurant, Gants Hill, Essex, UK (Solo)

·    New Cambridgeshire Artists, The Needhams, Cambridgeshire, UK (Juried)

·    Anglian Contemporary Art Show, Penman Art Fairs, Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex, UK

2004

·    Intro:2 - Ovenden Contemporary, The Needhams, Cambridgeshire, UK

2003

·   Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge, UK

 

Professional Memberships

2013-Present : Professional Member, The Potters Council, CA, USA

2010-2013 : Webmaster, The Anglian Potters & Ceramicists Organisation, Cambridge, UK

2009-2011 : Craft Potters Association, London, UK

 

Education 

2012: MA, Sculptural Practice, Essex University, UK

2011: Post Graduate Diploma, Business Management, University of Leicester, UK

2009: Post Graduate, Ceramic Design, Bath Spa University, UK

2007: GCSE A Level, 3D Art in Ceramics, Huntingdon Regional College, Cambridge, UK

1994: BSc. Information Systems & Computer Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Interview

Oct 2014 : Interview with LandEscape Art

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