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The effusion

Chitra Ramanathan
Vero Beach, FL

About the Artist

There has been no looking back for contemporary visual artist Chitra Ramanathan since 1995 when the artist’s career debuted with solo and group exhibitions of her paintings at different venues including Agora Gallery on Broadway, New York City. Noticed by art critics for her concept and originality, her name was featured in different publications including Manhattan Arts Magazine.

Ramanathan's unique, intuitive style of painting is distinct with her treatment of fresh, bright colors executed with rapid brush strokes. Often combined with varied intricately interwoven textural materials in…

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About the Artist

There has been no looking back for contemporary visual artist Chitra Ramanathan since 1995 when the artist’s career debuted with solo and group exhibitions of her paintings at different venues including Agora Gallery on Broadway, New York City. Noticed by art critics for her concept and originality, her name was featured in different publications including Manhattan Arts Magazine.

Ramanathan's unique, intuitive style of painting is distinct with her treatment of fresh, bright colors executed with rapid brush strokes. Often combined with varied intricately interwoven textural materials interwoven into the paint rather than stand-alone collages, they visually create the aura of extending beyond their two-dimensional surfaces. To that effect, many of her paintings are created in expansive scale, or as multi-paneled works. With the abstract concept of happiness and expression of joy as the theme of her ongoing body of work her work has attracted displays in both private ad public venues including courthouses, hotels and prominent solo and group exhibitions.

An award-winning child artist growing up in India, Ramanathan earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting with honors in 1993 and M.B.A in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her numerous originals have been acquired by private and business clients, auctions, and site-specific public art commissions including an installation of a pair of custom-created paintings at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2004 invited by MGM Resorts International.

Recent private commissions include a three-paneled painting by the CEO of Biaggis chain of restaurants in Bloomington, Illinois in 2016 and a custom created painting created for a private client in Boston, Massachusetts in February 2018.

Publications with Chitra Ramanathan's biography and images have been featured in Askart.com, Luxury Real Estate Magazine, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), Who’s Who in America, International Contemporary Artists, Vol 1., the Indianapolis Business Journal, Indianapolis Monthly Home Magazine, Miami Art Scene Magazine published in September in 2018, and recently, Art Guide Mag's Artist Directory in 2020.

In recognition of her work, Ramanathan was invited by the Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, London UK as Visiting Artist for a visual presentation and student critiques at the Royal Academy of Arts Schools in 2005.

Artist’s Work

Chitra Ramanathan | Unique Original Paintings | Acquisitions, Art Rentals and Leases
Pulsating rhythms
Chitra ramanathan

Pulsating Rhythms

By Chitra Ramanathan

Melody
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Melody

By Chitra Ramanathan

Eden ii
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Euphoric

By Chitra Ramanathan

Manifestation
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Manifestation

By Chitra Ramanathan

Dreams 8
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Dreams

By Chitra Ramanathan

The exaltation
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The Exaltation

By Chitra Ramanathan

Symphony 2
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Symphony

By Chitra Ramanathan

The effusion
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Oahu Dreams

By Chitra Ramanathan

Dreams 5
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Dreams

By Chitra Ramanathan

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • https://www.themiamiartscene.com/the-elegant-peaceful-abstract-art-of-chitra-ramanathan/
    September 10, 2018
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuYSOlQr8Vk
    August 17, 2017
  • https://faa.illinois.edu/ramanathan
    April 19, 2019

Education

  • University of Illinois, Master of Business Administration
    Champaign-Urbana, Illinois,1997 
  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Fine Arts. Major: Painting
    Champaign-Urbana, Illinois,1993