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2018 Hallie Ford Fellow

Avantika Bawa


(Left to Right) "A Pink Scaffold: The Collapse," 2020-present. Painted scaffolds, dimensions variable. "432 Composition 1," 2019. Graphite on paper, 40 x 27 in. Photo: Mario Gallucci.

Avantika Bawa is an artist and educator based in Portland, who spends much time in her hometown of New Delhi, India.

Avantika Bawa has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the same from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. She has participated in the Skowhegan, UCross, MacDowell, Kochi Biennial Foundation and Djerassi residencies among others. Noteworthy solo exhibits include the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon; Suyama Space, Seattle, Washington; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia; Saltworks Gallery and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Nature Morte and Gallery Maskara in India. In April 2004, she was part of a team that launched Drain – Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture.



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