Suchitra Mattai is a multi-disciplinary works in Denver, Colorado. Suchitra was born in Guyana, South America, but has also lived in Halifax and Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Philadelphia, New York City, Minneapolis, and Udaipur, India. These diverse natural and cultural environments have greatly influenced her work and research. While her practice includes a wide range of materials and ideas, her primary interests include 1) the complex relationship between the natural and artificial worlds and 2) the questioning of historical and authoritative narratives, especially those surrounding colonialism. Through painting, fiber, drawing, collage, installation, video, and sculpture, she weaves narratives of “the other,” invoking fractured landscapes and reclaiming cultural artifacts (often colonial and domestic in nature).
Suchitra Mattai received an MFA in painting and drawing and an MA in South Asian art, from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Recent projects include a commission for the Sharjah Biennial 14, inclusion in “State of the Art 2020” at Crystal Bridges Museum/the Momentary, a Denver Art Museum/Biennial of the Americas jointly sponsored installation, a group exhibition at Pen and Brush NYC and solo/two-person exhibitions at K Contemporary Art, Hollis Taggart NYC, and the Center for Visual Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, CO). Her work has been reviewed/included in publications and on-line platforms such as Hyperallergic, Document Journal, Widewalls, Cultured Magazine, the Denver Post, and Wallpaper Magazine and is in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Taylor Art Collection. She is represented by K Contemporary Art (Denver).