Art and healing on anniversary of India's Partition
by Rhea Nayyar
"In the painting, the emptiness of the trains, the void space in the landscape, and the deafening silence of the vacant camps all point to the violent absence of humans and humanity witnessed and existent during and post-partition,” Tut shared in a statement about “The Ghost Trains (of 1947)” (2019).
Tetrachroma, a quarterly catalogue of the Chroma vision.
In conversation with Chroma, artist Rupy C. Tut and Alison Gass, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, reflect on conceptions of home, slippages of the personal and the professional, and generative landscapes of the domestic imaginary.
Wesaam Al-Badry, Rupy C. Tut, and Chelsea Ryoko Wong are among the artists whose work will be part of the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor thanks to a $1M grant.
July 20, 2022
Hosted by deYoung Museum curator Timothy A. Burgard, the deYoung Open artist panel showcased as a youtube live event.
Artists Rupy C. Tut, Evri Kwong and Orin Carpenter engage with audiences to speak and answer questions about their inspirations, journeys and works highlighted at the deYoung Open Exhibition October 2020 - January 2021
Click on image to watch panel.
New York Foundation for the Arts' Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program first Virtual Art Salon, created and produced by Rupy C. Tut and Jason Wyman with presentations from five immigrant artists.
The event was the culminations of coaching sessions and training in storytelling, facilitated by Rupy, & virtual presentation techniques, facilitated by Jason. The event gave the audience a chance to learn about the artists and their work.
Rupy was selected as one of four artists (of 762 artists deYoung Open artists) to share a written statement about her work “Machinery of Oppression” and it’s relevance to the exhibition, the audience and the world we live in today.
The feature appears in the Fall 2020 edition of the Fine Arts Magazine published by Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.
In a juried exhibition, Rupy's two works are selected to be a part of the deYoung Open at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.
The exhibition featuring works by 763 artists will begin on on October 10 until January 3 at the deYoung Museum.
As a part of Field Trip: Art Across Canada, join Peel Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) Art Curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements in conversation with Rupy Tut as they discuss Rupy's creative journey, the inspiration and challenges of working today in the arts.
Tut will consider how her heritage, her value and belief system, and motherhood have guided her in her artistic practice.
Moderated by Sikh Coalition Executive Director, Satjeet Kaur, this panel discussion is a part of the Summer Series of panels organized by the Sikh Coalition.
In this panel, Rupy C. Tut and Sunmit Singh explore questions of Sikh artistic expression, preservation of heritage, and personal creative journeys.
10'X10' Calligraphy installation at
Arts Brookfield, NY
April 30, 2018
From April 17 to April 29th, 4 calligraphers were invited to create large-scale paintings at Brookfield Place in New York.
Inspired by Amrita Preetam's poem "Rang de dupatta mera", Rupy created an installation combining Gurmukhi calligraphy with miniature forms. The exhibition also featured a calligraphy workshop.
Photo credit: Shane Drummond
Solo exhibition in Toronto
at Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives
April 7, 2018
Rupy C. Tut's first solo exhibition, "A Journey Back Home", curated and presented by Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives opened on April 7th till July 2nd.
About 68 pieces of original work are included in this exhibition. To mark the opening of the exhibition, an artist reception was held on April 21st and a guided walk through led by Rupy took place on April 22nd.
Photos by: Herman Custodio
"BROKEN SEEDS STILL GROW" AT A.C.T. IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
March 19, 2017
The second successful run of "Broken Seeds Still Grow" took place at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA. An audience of 150 enjoyed the show. A new series of exhibition acts under the "dansplain" series was also added to this run of the production.
RUPY'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: "BROKEN SEEDS STILL GROW"
November 16-19, 2017
Rupy C. Tut collaborates with bharatnatyam dancer Nadhi Thekkek and the Nava Dance theatre to create a dance theater production inspired by the 1947 Partition of British India.
The world premiere of Broken Seeds Still Grow took place on November 16th for a total of four sold out shows. More than 350 audience members enjoyed the show and experienced the combination of traditional art forms: Bharatanatyam, Indian MIniature Painting and Calligraphy.
RUPY C. TUT X ROOTSGEAR SS17 COLLECTION
June 13, 2017
Many months in the making and now finally out! Rupy has stepped into the designing world under the Rootsgear X Rupy C. Tut label.
The collection is inspired by floral and geometrical patterns found in tradition art forms closely related to Rupy's work.
AN INTERACTIVE TALK & WORKSHOP
AT IMPACT HUB, BIRMINGHAM, UK
April 26, 2017
Rupy was invited to share her thoughts on art, womanhood, and everything else under the roof at Impact Hub in Birmingham, UK.
The talk resulted in dialogue over the possibility of a creative career, tackling sexism and mysogyny in the arts, and balancing creative life.
ARTIST TALK & DEMO
AT ASIAN ART MUSEUM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
March 24 -25, 2017
Rupy had the honor to share the unique Sikh painting style from the Sikh Kingdoms during the 19th century as well as contemporary Gurmukhi calligraphy at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. The Artist demo and talk were part of the programming in support of the Sikh Art Exhibition "Saints and Kings" running at the museum. It was a moment of pride to bring Sikh heritage to life through art practice at a major museum.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CA
February 18, 2017
Rupy received the great opportunity to speak about her work with traditional art forms and Sikh art research at Sikholars 2017. This event is hosted by Jakara Movement and it is a unique coming together of the academic minds in the Sikh community.
Rupy's talk at Sikholars 2017 was titled "Reviving Sikh art & heritage through understanding of context and traditional art forms".
photo credit: Panj Studios
THE LANGUAGE OF COLORS: A DISCUSSION OF GURU NANAK'S JANAMSAKHI LIFE STORIES
February 20, 2016
Rupy was invited to give a talk and artist demonstration on the tradition of miniature painting at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. The event was attended by hundreds and the crowd throughly enjoyed learning about the painting style of the Janamsakhi paintings at the Asian Art Museum. The second part of the event spotlighted authors Nikki-Guninder Kaur Singh, Kamla Kapur, and curator Qamar Adamjee.
SIKH FOUNDATION INTRODUCES ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM: WELCOME! RUPY C. TUT
October 10, 2015
The Sikh Foundation is delighted to welcome Ms. Rupy C. Tut as our Artist-in-residence 2015-16.
Rupy has started working with the Kapany Collection of Sikh Art while researching the works from the historical, technique-based, and cultural perspectives. She will also be initiating a Sikh Art community outreach program to provide learning opportunities for the community interested in the practice of art.