geetha thurairajah: Migration is more momentous than ancient invasions

March 29, 2019 to June 16, 2019


Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, geetha thurairajah earned a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University (2010) and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2014). She was a finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2016 and 2018 and received an Honourable Mention in 2018. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and has been included in recent group exhibitions at The Power Plant (Toronto) and Oakville Galleries. 

This spring we welcome Waterloo-born artist geetha thurairajah to KWAG as our Artist in Residence. During her stay, thurairajah will develop a new site-responsive installation in our Eastman Gallery and participate in various programming initiatives designed to engage local youth in digital and painterly forms of experimental representation.

Youth workshops presented during geetha thurairajah’s residency are supported by the Youth in Recreation Fund – Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund and the Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts held at the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

geetha thurairajah, Bloody moon, 2018, acrylic and oil, 48 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © geetha thurairajah.