Trisha Gupta

Fiber & Mixed Media

Artist Statement:

Trisha Gupta is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in printmaking and drawing. For three years she trained at the Art Students League of New York in technical printmaking.  In 2018, she opened her own teaching studio in Bethesda, Maryland. After being trained in the Western tradition of woodblock printing, she returned to her home in Rajasthan to learn about Indian woodblock carving. She loves teaching Asian printmaking processes like Indian woodblock printing, Japanese woodblock, and viscosity. She is committed to preserving traditional folk art and fine Indian printmaking. In particular, she has learned about Indian sari block printing with natural, plant-based dyes. She has taught with the Smithsonian, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and Yellow Barn. She specializes in using natural pigments derived from traditional Indian plant sources to create colors that are used in her prints, paints, and dyes.

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