NY, NY 10001
Join us at SHOP @ TJL for tea and a gallery talk with textile artist and designer Sugandha Gupta about her creative process and sources of inspiration. Gupta will discuss the complexities of her intersectionality as a woman of color without color, a person with a disability, and an immigrant, and share how her intersectional experiences inform her work and practice. Exploring the different ways in which information can be disseminated, Gupta emphasizes that disability is not about overcoming one’s challenges but rather about overcoming barriers set by society. Her work navigates a world that does not consider disabled bodies and minds in its design, which has led to complex layers of marginalization and reduced expectations.
Gupta is the Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Social Justice at Parsons School of Design. She creates multi-sensory textiles that engage audiences through their senses. Her research interests are at the intersections of social, environmental, and disability justice. Gupta also advocates for disabilities at museums, conferences, and universities. She is an established artist and designer with over fifteen years of experience. Her work has been showcased at the American Crafts Council Show, Smithsonian Craft Show, Hunterdon Art Museum, NYTM, The United Nations Headquarters, and The Met. She has won prestigious awards such as Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize, CFDA Design Graduate, and International Design Award.
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Photographs by Aida Sulova, modeled by Marème.