246 Dogwood Walk Lane
Norcross, GA 30017
Telephone: 317.223.1823 (C)
Commission requested by private client | President Ulliman Shulte Construction, Dayton, Ohio: Created a pair of paintings in dimensions of 84 inches (H) X 40 inches (W), completed and installed in August 2020.
• Selection to pre-qualified Artist Pool, City of Palo Alto California Public Art Commission, 2019/2020
• Inclusion in the Public Artist Roster, The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona since November 15, 2018.
• Loan Exhibit, Orlando Florida Arts and Cultural Affairs, at the Board of County Commissioner’s Chambers in Orlando, Florida: October 2018-Februry 14, 2019
• Art Guide Mag Print and Online Artist Directory 2020.
• 5 acquired original paintings in 2020.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois:
*Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), 1993. Major: Painting with Honors
* Master of Business Administration (MBA), 1997. Concentrations: Arts Administration & Human Resources Art
* New Museum of Contemporary Art, Broadway, New York: June-July 1996
* Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Art Center, Champaign, Illinois: August – December 1996
STUDY ABROAD (Bachelor of Fine Arts):
* Contemporary French Art History and Painting (Studio), Paris, France: Summer 1992
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ART COMMISSIONS:
• February 2018: Painting measuring 3 ft. (H). X 5 ft. (W), with mixed media on canvas for private client in Boston, Massachusetts
• August 2016: Triptych painting with acrylics on canvas measuring 36 in. (H) x 24 in.(W) size and commission requested by CEO, Biaggis Restaurants in Bloomington Illinois
• March 2008: Public Art Commission: Wall mural, 13.8 feet wide, 4 feet high wall mural in the front lobby of Crooked Creek Elementary School, Marion County, Indianapolis. Project made possible through a grant to the school by the Washington Township, Indianapolis. Style: My signature style of abstraction. Theme: Global
• August 2006-February 2007: Public Art Installation: “Picture Windows 2006: Urban Interpretations”, venue Chase Towers, Indianapolis. A project by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, supported by the Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission
• 2007: “En plein air” painting created and sold at the White River Garden, Indianapolis, Indiana, to benefit the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Garden
• 2006: Set of 5” X 7” custom postcard paintings for Florida International University, Miami Florida, USA
*2005: Set of ten 6.5″ X 5″ paintings, Indianapolis Museum of Art/Arts Park created for the “Gallery of the Machine” vending machine project to support the museum
*2004: Pair of 6 feet (H) X 4 feet (W) signed paintings commissioned by MGM Resorts International permanently display inside the Conservatory Gardens at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada
*Madam C.J. Walker Theater Center, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
*Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
̈*MGM Mirage Design Group, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
*The University of Illinois Foundation, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
*Corporate collection, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
*Several private collections in the United States, Europe, India, 1996 – 2020
REVIEWS & ARTICLES (* Indicates articles)
* “Art of the Matter | Six Questions with Chitra Ramanathan _ Colllege of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois: https://faa.illinois.edu/ramanathan
* Artist Spotlight feature article in Miami Art Scene Magazine: “THE ELEGANT & PEACEFUL ABSTRACT ART OF CHITRA RAMANATHAN”:http://www.themiamiartscene.com/the-elegant-peaceful-abstract-art-of-chitra-ramanathan/
*August 2017: Video Interview with Artist Chitra Ramanathan by Art Specifier, Boston, MA, Natick TV Station: https://www.artspecifier.com/featured-interior-artist-chitra-ramanathan-click-here-cms-1587
* Featured Alumni Interview with Chitra Ramanathan, University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Published Fall 2016. http://www.uiaaan.org/article.html?aid=454
̈*“Chitra Ramanathan and the definition of happiness” Interview by Ellen Fischer, Vero Beach 32963 Publication, Vero News, August 2014: http://veronews.com/2014/08/28/chitra-ramanathan-and-the-definition-of-happiness/
*Profile: “Rendezvous Artist”, Profile Article, Indianapolis Star Newspaper Fishers|Geist Magazine, July/August 2007
*“Paintings Give Form to the Ephemeral”, interview/profile, Indianapolis Business Journal, Women in Business Section, April 9-15, 2007
*Indianapolis Monthly Home Magazine, Profile: “Secret Success”, Summer/July 2006
*CAA News, Newsletter of the College Art Association, NYC; Volume 30, Number 5, “Solo Exhibition by Artist Members”, September 2005
*PR WEB Worldwide Press Release, “The Artist Chitra Ramanathan to Lecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK” September 25, 2005
*Artist Chitra Ramanathan receives Hotel Bellagio Las Vegas Commission”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumni Newsletter, August 2005
*Awards and Grants, People in the News, CAA News, Newsletter of the College Art Association, NYC; November 2004
*PR WEB Worldwide Press Release, December 9, 2004
̈Academe, “People in the News”, CAA News, Newsletter of the College Art Association, New York City, Volume 29, Number 4, July 2004
*”Happy Art”, Melissa Merli, Staff Writer, The Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, Sunday, February 23, 2003
*CAA News, “Solo Exhibition by Artist Members”, November 2001
̈*The Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, “New Exhibition Series Opens at the Springer Cultural Center, 2000
̈*”CHITRA RAMANATHAN” Article, Krish Krishnan, KALA Arts Quarterly, Toronto, Canada, January 2000
̈* “IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”, article, Levina Melwani, New York Correspondent, India Today Magazine, May 1998
̈* “PINTORA HINDU CHITRA RAMANATHAN SEDUCE A NEW YORK CON EL EMBRUJO DEL COLOR Y ALEGORIAS METAFISCAS” (“Hindu Painter Chitra Ramanathan Seduces New York with enchantment of color and metaphysical allegories”) Article, Louis Rodriguez Aranguren, Nosotros Magazine, New York City, April, 1995
̈*“Midwest Artist Slates Show in N.Y”, India Abroad Magazine, March, 1995
̈* “Six Original Talents at Montserrat Gallery”, review, Chitra Ramanathan by Claude LeSuer, ARTSPEAK, New York, April 1995
̈* “Reviews & Previews” Gordon Dane, review, Chitra Ramanathan by Manhattan Arts International, New York, Autumn 1995
̈*“UI Fine Art Student Wins Grant”, Features; University of Illinois News in Brief, May,1995
̈* “Complexities Abound in ‘Simple’ Works”, article, Gisele Atterberry, The Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, December, 1993
̈*“Chitra Ramanathan: About the Artist”, Gallery 105, Champaign, Illinois, December, 1992
Loan Exhibit, Orange County Arts and Cultural Division, Orlando, Florida: “Art in Public Places” selected through Publicart.org
*Solo exhibition, Indian River County Courthouse, Vero Beach, Florida: April 19-August 2, 2018.
Juried group exhibition at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden by the Association of Hawaii Artists, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 1-31, 2018.
*”Art in Public Places”: Annual display, Chitra Ramanathan’s paintings, County Administration Buildings, program by the Cultural Council of Indian River County, Vero Beach, Florida, 2016, 2019, 2018.
*Faculty exhibition, Education department, Art School at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida USA, Summer 2017
*Faculty exhibition, Educational department, Art School at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida USA, Summer 2016
*“Art by the Sea”, Annual Group Exhibition of Paintings by the Vero Beach Art Club, Florida, USA. January 2016
2014, 2015, 2016:* Exhibition, Artists Guild Gallery of Vero Beach, Florida
*Solo exhibition of paintings, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, 14th Avenue, Downtown Vero Beach Gallery District, Vero Beach, Florida November 2014
̈Invitational solo exhibition of paintings, Main Street Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida August 2014 (Interview by Ellen Fischer, Vero Beach 32963 Magazine, August 2014
Solo exhibition of paintings, Darby Fine Art Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida. March 2013
“Chitra Ramanathan: Public Art”, exhibit at the Indian River Courthouse, Vero Beach, Florida USA, April 16-July 11, 2012
̈Professional Resident Artist Exhibition, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy: July 2012
“Art by the Sea”, Annual Group Exhibition of Paintings by the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida, USA. January 2012
̈Loan Exhibition of painting, Office of Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis, Indiana May 2011.̈
Women’s Day International Group Painting Exhibition Ahmedabad, India, March 2011
̈Atelier East Juried exhibition, Wishbech and Fenland Museum, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, July 2010, August 7- September 18, 2010
̈Solo exhibition, GALLERY SEVEN, Pike Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. June 4 – July 13, 2010.
SPOTLIGHT Artists Gallery Opening Night Reception Spotlight Art at Clowes: Invitational Exhibition: “One Night, One Stage, One Reason” “to raise money for the Indiana AIDS Fund and HIV/AIDS education and prevention”, Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana USA. April 12 – May 24, 2010.
̈Bi-annual faculty exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center Indianapolis,
Indiana, USA. August 28 – October 4, 2009
̈Invitational exhibition, The Brevard Art Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Melbourne, Florida, USA. May 15 – July 12, 2009
̈”A Postcard is Worth 1000 Words Exhibition”, APW Gallery Long
Island City, New York, USA. June 5 – June 29, 2009:
̈Exhibition of five large paintings at Chase Towers, Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana, a public art commission by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Loan exhibition, Office of Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis, Indiana
*“Chitra Ramanathan: Recent Paintings”, Retrospective Solo Exhibition, Indianapolis ArtsGarden, Indiana, USA. January 1-31, 2006
*“Naturally Inspired” Art exhibition of “en plein air” paintings, White River Gardens Indianapolis, USA. September 1-November 19, 2006
*”Impromptu Show”, 4 Star Gallery Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. April 2006
*Bi-annual Faculty Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. August 26-September 29, 2005
̈”Artists against AIDS” 2002 Tenth Annual Exhibition & Benefit Show, Champaign, Illinois, USA. Paintings /Prints February 26 – March 17,
̈ Exhibition of Paintings, Springer Cultural Center Champaign, Illinois,
USA. April 18-30, 2003 2002:
̈”Artists against AIDS” 2003 Eleventh Annual Exhibition & Benefit Show, Champaign, Illinois, USA. Paintings. April 19-May 4, 2002
Solo exhibition, International Galleries, Urbana, Illinois, USA: August 18 – September 14, 2001
Solo exhibition, April 1-30, 1999, Montserrat Gallery, Manhattan, New York City
Solo exhibition of paintings, April – May 1998. Montserrat Gallery, Manhattan, New York City, USA:
*Agora Gallery SoHo, Broadway, New York City (Now located at Chelsea): Paintings & Sculpture. November 4 – November 18, 1995
̈* Montserrat Gallery, Manhattan, New York City: Solo exhibition of paintings, April/May, 1995
̈*Arc Gallery /Educational Foundation, Chicago, Illinois,: Solo exhibition. Paintings, Prints & Sculpture. May 31-June 25, 1994
*International Dictionary of Artists – Artists’ Reference Book, First Edition, 2011. Hard cover. Curator: Despina Tunberg. Publisher: World Wide Art Books
*International Contemporary Artists Vol I – Ramanathan, Chitra, p.118, 2010. Publisher: Lemonidou Eve; 1st edition (October 24, 2010) Eve Lemonidou (Editor), Olga Antoniadou (Editor) U.S: In. Co. Artists Books, 9 Columbus Avenue, NYC, NY 10024, EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Av. Athens 115 27, Greece Paperback: 272 pages, Amazon Language: English ISBN-10: 9609322980
*Abstract, College Art Association 96th Annual Conference 2008, “World Art: A Panhuman Narrative for Egalitarian Teaching” as Co-Chair, Art History Session: College Art Association 96th Annual Conference, Dallas- Fort Worth: Committee on Diversity Practices. Lecture topic presentation: “World Art: A Panhuman Narrative for Egalitarian Teaching” February 22, 2008
*Biography and artwork of Chitra Ramanathan, “The Artists Bluebook 2004″ American Artists: 16th Century to August 2004”- www.askART.com. Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, Editor, “Books on this artist”.
*Biography feature, Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2008, 2009. Whos Who in American Women 2008, 2009.
PROFESSIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES:
July 2012: Professional Artist residency, Studio Internatiozonale di Grafica, Venice, Italy,
̈April 2010: Invitational self-directed Professional Artist residency in Painting at Camac Centre D’Art at Marnay sur Seine, France
PAID INVITATIONAL VISITING ARTIST LECTURES:
*October 2005: Visitor Artist the Royal Academy of Arts/Royal Academy of Arts Schools, London, England. Conducted a visual presentation of my body of work, artist talk, and student critiques at the Royal Academy Schools.
*April 2003: Visiting Artist Resident, Springer Cultural Center of Art, Champaign, Illinois
* November 2002: Visiting Artist, Kansas State University Department of Art, Manhattan, Kansas
*Committee for Cultural Diversity Practices, The College Art Association of America, New York City, New York, 2007-2010
*Services to Artists Committee, The College Art Association of America, New York City, New York, 2003-2006
*2006 Viewers’ Choice Award, Exhibition, Print Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Viewers’ Choice Award, “Impromptu Show”, 4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis
*2004: Awarded a commission by the MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas
*1995: Consecutive year award “Outstanding Achievement in the Painting Discipline” Product Grant Award by LIQUITEX Excellence in Art, Binney & Smith, Inc
*1994: “Outstanding Achievement in the Painting Discipline,” Product Grant Award by LIQUITEX Excellence in Art, Binney & Smith, Inc.