Trisha Gupta is a contemporary artist, community activist, educator, and leader of art as therapy. Her work is heavily influenced by her Indian American heritage and social inequality and explores themes of colonialism, mental health, and immigration.
After being trained in the Western tradition of woodblock printing; Gupta returned to her home in Rajasthan to learn about Indian Woodblock carving. Committed to preserving traditional folk art and fine Indian printmaking through educational workshops, Trisha has taught with the Smithsonian, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop, and Yellowbarn. She also currently runs a communal studio out of Burtonsville, MD.
Trisha believes in art as a platform for social change. She currently runs the Studio In Sight program for Cornerstone Montgomery where she teaches and represents a variety of artists living with mental health issues. As an Occupational Therapy candidate at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, she has taught art to diverse populations in schools, homeless shelters, and off Rikers Island. Her current project, A Table for Everyone, hosts community dinners and public art projects to introduce new immigrants to the community. In partnership with Amnesty International, Gupta has run events at the Sandy Spring Museum and VisArts.
Her work is listed in the New York Public Library collection, the Art students League, and in collections internationally and domestically.