Asha Ganpat


Asha Ganpat is a Trinidadian-American conceptual artist, born in Trinidad. Ganpat works in a wide range of traditional and non-traditional media including paper, lace, metal, gold, light and sound. Her work was cited as one of NYC’s top 10 art installations of 2012 by Complex Magazine. In 2017, Ganpat spoke at the Asia Society on the keynote panel of the South Asian American symposium “Fatal Love: Where Are We Now?” where she represented both East Indian and Caribbean diaspora. Currently, Ganpat is at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, awarded a year-long residency program, concluding with an exhibition in November 2020.

Ganpat has shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Exit Art, Noyes Museum, Queens Museum, Jersey City Museum and Nathan Cummings Foundation. She is alumnus of Aljira’s Emerge, Gaia’s Wonderwomen, the New Jersey Book Art Symposium, Chashama North, Chashama, and Trinidad’s Alice Yard residency. Ganpat is a professor at Montclair State University, an independent curator, and co-founded Red Saw Gallery of Newark, NJ 2005 – 2008.

Selected Works