Rhea Gupte is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Goa, India whose body of work spans across digital art, photography, graphic design, videography and writing. Thought provoking, her work has been exhibited across the world and is often featured in major publications including Atmos, Re:Generate by Kiss the Ground, ELLE India, Vogue India and VICE amongst others. A storyteller at heart, her work explores the vulnerabilities and strengths of human emotions through the mundane, transient and often inanimate.
At the heart of Rhea’s practice is an evocative play of colour and a visceral combination of objects, spaces and words. Through her art Rhea consciously creates a space for introspective reflection, her work acting as a catalyst for conversations around environmental justice, social change, intersectional feminism and self-growth.
Intrigued by colour, mixing and combining it in unexpected ways and inspired by fluid forms appearing in nature, she sees beauty in the everyday. She believes in creating from waste and natural resources, in ways which cause minimum negative impact to our planet. Her work is rooted in love for the earth, self-care, growth, community, and the importance of pause and reframing as a form of resistance in the attention economy.
Education | Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication, National Institute of Fashion Technology
Featured | ELLE Artist of the month: Rhea Gupte, ELLE, 2021;Class of 2020: Rhea Gupte, Ruya Maps, 2020;A mindful practice, Design India, 2020; Meet the girls in Goa kicking patriarchy off the football field, VICE, 2020; World Food Day, Atmos, 2021
Group Exhibitions | Indernet, Masala Movement (Cologne), 2021; Façade, The Holy Art (London), 2021; Telephone, Telephone Community (online), 2021; Locus VI, Locus Gallery (Chicago), 2021; Shelter Domestics, Gallery Lane Cove (Sydney, online), 2020; Interiors, Photographic Exploration Project (Berlin), 2019; Concept, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art (Gimpo), 2019; Skinned series commissioned for Lakme Fashion Week x Floating Canvas Company (Mumbai), 2019; Still “Life”, Mars Gallery (Tel Aviv), 2018