Gunjan Kumar

Gunjan studied Textile Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. She has a keen interest in age-old methods, such as archeology, pre-historic and tribal arts, and has traveled extensively exploring her interest in these areas. These experiences form the undertone of her artistic practice. Self-taught in arts, she uses ground earth and minerals like shell oysters, clay, calcium carbonate, and turmeric as her core mediums, meticulously applied on Japanese paper, using a self-developed technique inspired by traditional methods. She is a fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation (2016 – 2017), New York. In 2017 her work was shown at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago Art Department, Chicago and a solo show at the Victorian Hous Art Gallery, Bourbonnais, Illinois.


Gunjan Kumar lives and works in Chicago.