Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Pallavi Sen

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Williamstown, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Pallavi Sen is a visual artist from Bombay, India. She works with installation, printmaking, textiles, and intuitive, musical movement. Her current interests include planting gardens and meadows, the inner lives of birds and animals, the grief of the Anthropocene, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, altars, atheism and magical thinking, pattern histories, friendship and love, past/present/future lovers, work spaces, work tables, eco-feminism, love poems, the gates to Indian homes, walking, seeds, and classrooms.

She received her M.F.A. in sculpture and extended media from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the assistant professor of multiples and distributed art at Williams College and dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

She has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan, PICA's Creative Exchange Lab, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Shandaken Projects, Mildred’s Lane, Ox-Bow, ACRE, and the Yale Norfolk School of Art, among others.

Pallavi is the author of Dead Planet Cookbook published by GenderFail Press, and is currently working on her second book about a garden-based curriculum.


New Hampshire

Pallavi Sen worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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