Pritika Chowdhry explores cultural forms of memory and representations of historical trauma in her current work. Working in clay and fibers, Pritika creates sculptural installations that function as mobile memorials. Pritika has founded the Partition Memorial Project which exists as temporary art exhibits as well as a digital archive, www.partitionmemorialproject.org.
Pritika is the recipient of a Vilas International Travel Fellowship, an Edith and Sinaiko Frank Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts, a Wisconsin Arts Board grant, a City of Madison project grant, and a Dane County Commission grant.
Pritika’s works are in the “Erasing Borders 2009” traveling exhibit organized by the Indo-American Arts Council, and will be shown at the Queens Museum, New York, the Aicon Gallery, Manhattan, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the Dowd Fine Arts Gallery in SUNY-Cortland, and the Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania. In addition, Pritika is showing her works in solo and group exhibits at the DoVA Temporary at the University of Chicago, the Brodsky Center in Rutgers University, Woman Made Gallery, ARC Gallery, both in Chicago, and the Class of 1925 Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin.
Born and brought up in India, Pritika moved to the U.S. in 1999. Pritika worked as a computer engineer for several years and then returned to school to do an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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