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