Gunjan Kumar Biography

Gunjan Kumar is born and raised in Punjab, India. She is anEconomics Graduate and has studied Textile Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. She has keen interest in age-old methods, 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, turmeric etc. 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 and is working on three forthcoming shows in 2017, a four-person show at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, a two- person show at the Chicago Art Department and a solo show at the Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois. Her other interests include collecting and vocalizing folk music. She currently lives and works in Chicago

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