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Opening Doors Spring 2022 - Lands, Real and Imagined: Women Artists Respond to the Art and Travel Writings of Maria Graham (1785 - 1842)

A look at how women "see' the world, featuring contemporary artists and female-authored travel narratives from the 19th century to the present. This material also relates to ENGL 2232 (Spring 2022)

Kavita Shah - Featured Artist

Kavita Shah has a master's degree in printmaking from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She has an international career, working in China, Estonia, the United States, and Slovakia. In 2019 she was the artist in residence at Otterbein University, with her work featured in the Miller Gallery.

Kavita Shah Print named Ecology 1

Responding to Maria Graham

Five female artists in each of the countries Maria Graham wrote about discuss her work and raise questions about travel, colonialism, understanding the land, and the female gaze.

Shah's Working Bibliography

This list represents the works consulted by Kavita Shah as she developed her art in response to Maria Graham.

  • Letters on India, with etchings and a map (1814) 
  • Journal of a residence in India (1812)