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Trisha Gupta is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in printmaking and drawing. She is proficient in bookbinding, drawing, and painting, but she specializes in lithography, collagraphy, and etching. She works at the EFA print shop as a monitor, and has trained at the Art Students League of New York in technical printmaking. She currently works with master printer Kathleen Carracio as an assistant. She also works with the artist Michael Pellettieri and is being trained by master printer Tomomi Ono in stone lithography and etching. She is an active member at Manhattan Graphics Studio.
She believes in art as a platform for social change. She often uses printmaking to tell stories of people dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She conducts interviews with people who have survived everything from floods to debilitating mental illness. People describe these events in relation to buildings or landmarks. In response she uses the architectural silhouettes of these landmarks, and replicates the outlines of the buildings in collagraph plates. The resulting projects are surreal landscapes that stand as memorials to people’s extraordinary experiences. Her work is made through a process of vinyl and stenciling that she developed using roofing boards. She combines etching, woodcut, monotype and collage elements into her large-scale pieces