About

Rhea Gupte is a visual artist, poet, photographer, creative director, writer and consultant based in Goa, India.

Rhea was born in Mumbai and grew up with varied creative interests at a young age; writing poetry, dreaming up stories with fantastical worlds, exploring animation. Across her different bodies of work, human emotion and exploring its vulnerabilities and strengths forms a common thread. The aspect of having an emotional connection with the viewer, being a storyteller and starting a conversation are important to her work. Rhea’s work has been commissioned by clients and publications in India and abroad. She enjoys practicing the creative process in her quiet home studio. Being conscious of how one spends their days, flowing with time at a pace that feels fulfilling, being in touch with emotions, feelings and thoughts, being aware of the impact our actions cause to the people around us and to our environment is how Rhea defines living mindfully, a value which deeply resonates in her work and way of life.


SELECTED PRESS | INTERVIEWS | FEATURES

DOCU MAGAZINE Vol 1. Issue 4. features Rhea’s work with the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation
RADICAL on artistic liberty, the pitfalls of consumerism and giving a canvas to thought
DESIGN INDIA on her mindful art practice
RUYA MAPS emerging artists class of 2020 finalist
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION PROJECT on Rhea’s ongoing Compost series
VICE Rhea documents young female football players defying gender expectations.
SIILK GALLERY on photography and her inspirations
THE LISSOME on her Ethical Threads campaign for IKKIVI
CAKE on storytelling as a visual artist
THE PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE 


EXHIBITIONS

INDERNET online group exhibition by Masala Movement based in Cologne, Germany
june 2020
SHELTER DOMESTICS online group exhibition by Gallery Lane Cove in Sydney, Australia
june 2020
CAN YOU HEAR ME online group exhibition by Markaj Art based in Ankara, Turkey
may 2020
ABOUT FUTURE group exhibition by Loosen Art in Rome, Italy
december 2019
PEACHES series showcased in a group exhibition at Siilk Gallery in Athens, Greece
october 2019
INTERIORS group exhibition by Photographic Exploration Project in Berlin, Germany
august 2019
CONCEPT group exhibition by the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art in Gimpo, South Korea
june 2019
INDERNET group exhibition by Masala Movement in Cologne, Germany
june, 2019
SKINNED series showcased in a group exhibition at Lakme Fashion Week x Floating Canvas Company in Mumbai, India
january 2019
STILL “LIFE” group exhibition by Mars Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel
august, 2018
INDERNET group exhibition by Masala Movement in Cologne, Germany
june, 2018
MM MUSE solo exhibition commissioned & hosted by Mountain & Moon in Perth, Australia
april, 2018
GENDER IDENTITY group exhibition in Mumbai, India
february, 2018


Rhea’s story and journey as a visual artist is a chapter in the book Wonder Girls by Varsha Adusumilli published in August 2018 alongside that of 14 Indian women achievers. She was featured in Grazia India’s “6 fashion innovators to break the rules and rewrite them” list in their September 2018 issue.Rhea was one of 40 female photographers invited by United Nations Population Fund to participate in their International Women’s Day Project in 2017. She was featured on Cosmopolitan India magazine’s “20 women achiever’s in their 20’s” list in the November 2016 issue.


SPEAKING

INSTITUTO MARANGONI august 2020on her photography and art practice and advice for students starting out
THE CALLING june 2020on starting her journey as a photographer and her creative process
CAKE PODCAST may 2020on keeping creativity alive in lockdown, how to be inspired and tips on starting your photography journey


LECTURES

Online guest speaker at Symbiosis Institute of Design speaking to students about Nurturing Their Creative Practice
Online guest lecture for NMIMS, Mumbai about my journey as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist, a deep dive into selected works and thought processes, tips on freelancing and routines
Series of three guest lectures at FAD International, Mumbai about building a digital presence in the creative space


PUBLISHED WRITINGS

Brown published in Papeachu Review Volume 2, by Seattle based Papeachu Press
Ours or Theirs published online on Word of Mouth
We Breed Mediocrity published in Soft Within Zine by Soft Within gallery in Berlin


CONTACT

gupte.rhea@gmail.com



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