Avantika Bawa

Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts 2018

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Avantika Bawa Photo: Harold Hutchinson


Sculpture and drawing


Practicing artist and Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Washington State University, Vancouver, Wash.


Bawa’s practice is grounded at the intersection of geographic, architectural and cultural differences in landscape, influenced by minimalism with an emphasis on reductive form, modularity and experimentation with scale. She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at The Schneider Museum; Suyama; The Columbus Museum; Saltworks Gallery; Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center; Los Angeles Valley College; Nature Morte; Gallery Maskara, India; South by East Biennial; Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia; The Drawing Center and Smack Mellon; Art Gallery of Mississauga; and Surrey Art Gallery. Portland Art Museum and Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books will feature her work later this year. Bawa has received critical reviews in Art Slant India, ART India, The Indian Express, Art Asia Pacific, ArtUS, The New York Times, New York Sun and The Brooklyn Rail. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Artist Quote:

 “My practice is an exploration of site and space expressed through a minimalist vocabulary of drawing, sculpture and installation. A combined interest in travel, geography and Formalism has led to an engagement with site-specific installations and drawings informed by Modernist architecture."


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