Author Profile
Ashwini Bhat

Ashwini Bhat, an artist born in southern India, currently lives and works in the Bay Area, California. She holds a MA in literature and had an earlier career in classical Indian dance. Bhat’s work explores the entangled relationship between the human and non-human, between the constructed and the inherent. Her sculpture has been widely reviewed and featured in Brooklyn Rail (USA), Lana Turner (USA), Riot Material (USA), Ceramic Art and Perception (USA/Australia), Ceramics Ireland (Ireland), New Ceramics (Germany), Caliban (USA), Crafts Arts International (Australia), Studio Potter (USA), Log Book (Ireland), and Ceramics Monthly (USA). Bhat was awarded a McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists for 2021 and was a recipient of Howard Foundation Award in 2014. She is the guest curator for the 77th Scripps Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2022.

Articles

Ashwini Bhat. Photo by Hollis Engley, 2016.
The cooperative and social nature of wood-firing gives me plenty of access to community. Still, over the years, artistic restlessness has spurred me to collaborate with artists in other mediums...
There was an old index card box labeled “Deaccessioned, Missing, or Stolen Works” sitting on the top of a filing cabinet. I loved everything about that blend of categories...