Artist Bio

Born in New Delhi, India, Aparna Agrawal moved to Cambridge, MA at the age of ten years old. After initially pursuing a career in the high technology and television industries, Ms. Agrawal studied sculpture and printmaking at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in the early 1990s. Ms. Agrawal has built a career in Fine Arts and Arts Education since that time.

Ms. Agrawal brings Eastern qualities to her paintings and sculpture. Her audience often speaks of the quiet, sadness, and longing in the gesture of her sculptures, and about the color, light, and movement in her expressionist paintings. While the content in her work is not distinctly South Asian, the influences of the spaces and culture of her native home are dramatic and poignant.

Ms. Agrawal spends a significant amount of time in India and in the Natural world - in the rainforest in Venezuela, the seacoast of the North Atlantic, in dairy meadows of Vermont. All of these immeasurably influence her work.

Ms. Agrawal resides in Cambridge, MA with her husband and son. She teaches art in various schools, museums, and private settings.

At Rest, Alas, 2006
plaster, nepali paper, wax
27" x 18" x 6"