Raised in England and of East Indian heritage, Supria Karmakar has displayed an inclination to artistic creation from her childhood to her adult years. Inspired by diverse life experiences born of Eastern and Western cultures coming together, Supria uses the encaustic mixed media, as well as the altered book mediums as avenues to work out her musings about life’s journey. These mediums are the perfect ‘vessels’ for her work, as they unfold stories, contain depth, intrigue, vibrancy and the unknown.
Supria Karmakar is a resident of Elora, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of a number of artist groups including the Elora-Fergus Studio Tour, in Centre Wellington.
Her artwork has been shown in numerous commercial and public galleries across Ontario, Canada and the United States of America.
She has co-curated "The Open Book", a book exhibit for the Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, Ontario and curated a book show called "The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed and Remade", exhibiting thirteen artists' working in the book and encaustic medium at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castlehill, Truro, MA. USA as part of the 6th Annual Encaustic Conference. She also authored a book catalogue of the same exhibit, "The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed and Remade".
Her work has been published in the Multicultural Calendar 2009 – “Reflections of Joy” published by the Multifaith Action Society and in the “World Religions Today” by John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis and Paul Bowlby.
She currently works as an artist, facilitator, and clinical social worker. For more information about her Creative Wellness Service visit: http://creativewellnessservices.blogspot.ca.