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Swati Khurana

Winter Workspace Program 2011
Glyndor Gallery | February 15 – March 27, 2011

Swati Khurana has been working with her grandmothers for years, contributing and exchanging ideas and techniques in an ongoing, intergenerational embroidery project, or as the artist puts it, “conversing on fabric through needle-and-thread.” Khurana is continuing her embroidery work and leading several workshops with her grandmother, opening her studio and collaborative practice to Wave Hill visitors. Born in New Delhi, India, and raised in New York, Khurana received an MA in studio art and criticism at New York University. She had a solo exhibition in Mumbai in 2010 and has participated in group shows in Beijing and Cochin, India, and throughout the New York area, including the Queens Museum of Art, Exit Art, White Box, Jersey City Museum, Art in General, and Rush Arts. Awards include a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program, and Aljira’s Emerge program. She has had residencies at the Henry Street Settlement, Pace University and BCAT/Rotunda Gallery.


Walrus Barrat, from Bridal Trousseau, 2009

Walrus Barrat, from Bridal Trousseau, 2009
Ink, thread, beads, mixed media on fabric, 10” x 10”

Lesson One, 2010

Lesson One, 2010 
Performance by Swati & Pushpa Khurana at The Guild Art Gallery, New York
Photo Credit: Andy Brown 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.