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Artist's work selected for national exhibit

April 10, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Indrani Gall, instructor of art at Western Michigan University, is one of about 30 artists worldwide to have her work accepted for inclusion in the sixth annual exhibition "Erasing Borders: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora."

The exhibition, which is organized by the Indo-American Arts Council, explores the contributions of artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent. It began touring New York City's boroughs, New York State and other parts of the country in February and will be on tour through October.

In addition, Gall's work was featured in conjunction with the Black Diaspora Art Symposium in Bridgetown, Barbados, in February, which drew numerous local, regional and international scholars, curators and artists.

Gall is a printmaking expert who now engages in diverse art practices while continuing to conduct research in the field of contemporary nontoxic printmaking. She also serves as an instructor for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' Newman Art School.

A native of India, Gall earned bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts from Visa Bharati University and has studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She lived in Barbados for many years before moving to the United States in 2003.

Since that move, Gall has used her art to examine issues related to migration, displacement, acculturation and hybridization. Her current focus emphasizes forced migration, genocide and ethnic cleansing. She has exhibited regionally and internationally, and represented Barbados many times in international shows.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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