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Chitra Ramanathan | Contemporary paintings by established artist


Please note that original work including images of available paintings featured here are from the artist's widely acquired/collected body of work. Selected originals are available for sale. Corporate renting, leasing and public art commissions offered as outlined below.


Chitra Ramanathan is a contemporary American visual artist and educator. She produces predominantly large scale abstract conceptual mixed media and acrylic paintings, drawings, prints, and site-specific public art installations including murals. Examples include a pair of signed large paintings permanently displayed inside the Bellagio Conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, commissioned by MGM Mirage International in 2004, a pair of large-scale two-dimensional works acquired by the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaingn on permanent display since 1996, a 13.8 ft wide wall mural for children created by the artist at Crooked Creek Elementary School, Indianapolis in 2008 through by a public art grant etc.

Chitra Ramanathan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993, majoring in Painting with honors and her M.B.A in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following her B.F.A degree, her paintings were recognized by art critics through exhibitions on Broadway, New York, with several originals being acquired by various collections within the U.S and abroad. Her biography and work have been featured in several distinguished publications and books.

Chitra's body of predominantly large-scale paintings expressed through intense colors and multiple layers of textures interact with light to "challenge the boundaries of their two-dimensional surfaces". They are inspired by the short-lived beauty of garden blooms and cyclical change in seasons, characteristics that the artist compares with the continually evolving, ephemeral, fleeting and enticingly beautiful happiness' "formless form": a phrase she has coined to describe her concept. The hint of circles almost always present in her paintings signify the cycle of human life.

In 2005, the artist was invited by the Keeper/Head of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K to speak about her distinguished body of work at the Royal Academy Schools. 

Professional Artist Residencies completed include Camac Centre D'Art at Marnay Sur Seine, France, and Studio Internazionale di Grafica in Venice Italy.

Chitra Ramanathan | Contemporary Artist
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