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I am curious to uncover the connection between our internal and external realities. I believe our internal worlds and emotional experiences are so complex that we cannot describe them in language. I also believe that our unique experiences hold a common thread that I wish to explore between the viewer and the art. I like to think I’m suspending or dissecting fleeting experiences, freezing them in time for us to contemplate a little longer. I work intuitively and experimentally, avoiding preconceived concepts, with the intention of channeling something deeper that exists beyond language and logic. My hope is for the artwork to stir something within viewers through these open-ended abstractions so they can explore that stirred space within themselves and can then connect it to life. I think many of us have lost a connection to our innermost selves, and thus to each other. I consider my work a stance against that current and an open invitation for the viewer to do the same.
Suji's work was selected for the “PEOPLE” group exhibition at FRIEDA (June 2022 – August 2022). She also participated in one of our ongoing community art projects "Dishing out stories".
Suji Kanneganti earned a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and has carried out significant post-baccalaureate studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She served a two-year term as a Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Suji currently works as an art instructor with Young Rembrandts of SE Pennsylvania, which offers art classes for kids, with the aim of increasing their academic, social, and fine motor skills; hand and eye coordination; and confidence. She has received multiple awards and has exhibited her works at numerous local galleries.
You can find more of Suji's work at her website.
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