Woodcut and Silkscreen on Japanese paper,
Radha Chandrashekaran was born and raised in Southern India. Her current works combine printmaking techniques with other medias such as painting and natural dyes.
Starting her art education at the Government Arts College in Madras, Radha earned her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and in 1997, she was winner of the International Printmaking Competition sponsored by Praga Press Industries and the American Print Alliance. Radha earned her MFA at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000, where she was a Lecturer for a year in the Art Department.
Radha has exhibited her works in National and International printmaking exhibitions. Currently a practicing and traveling artist, she gives lectures about her research and her ties with rituals from Southern India.
She is investigating and documenting ground painting patterns created by women in two different cultures: Southern India and Aboriginal society. The research has originated from her interest in original designs in sacred ground paintings called Kolam created by her women ancestors. Her research focuses primarily on geometrical patterns used in sacred ground paintings by women from Southern India and patterns created by women from Arnem Land, Northern Territory of Australia. Learn more at http://radartist.com