suji kanneganti


My process often starts with a simple musing with material, color,
a feeling, a memory,
and then soon: a breadcrumb trail that becomes a search for resonance between what I’m feeling, remembering,
and what I am seeing in front of me.

I am trying to materialize the connection between internal, felt reality,
and external, physical reality.

I choose to avoid preconceived concepts with the intention of tapping into something deeper beyond language and logic. I welcome intuition, chance, happy accidents, discovery in the making.

I am not interested in telling you what to think or feel.
My hope is to offer the viewer a space to go within through these open-ended abstractions,
as just I do when I am making.
My hope is to reveal connections between viewers’ experiences and my own.

The throughlines between me, art, and audience is what I am ultimately curious about.

In the face of fast culture and highbrow art, I think many of us have lost connection to our innermost selves, and thus to each other...I consider my process to be an active practice against that current, as well as an invitation for others to consider the same.


Born Madison, WI.
Currently based in Philadelphia, PA.

 Suji Kanneganti (she/they) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on abstracting the invisible into the physical. Every work starts as a search for material and/or process that resonates with an internal experience: emotions, memories, headspaces. She often enjoys pushing materials to its limits, and creating work that asks for your time and reflection. A background in science and psychology influences her process to be led by curiosity...often being experimental, intuitive, and organic.  

Suji's earliest practice started with sculpture and installation.  Towards the end of grad school, she became curious about the limitlessness of paint, and bridging her processes with material in sculpture/installation with that of large-scale paintings--large enough pieces that allow the viewer to "enter" something that feels more experiential than viewing a painting as an object. 
While she still experiments with any and all media still to fit a musing, pushing paint and color to new limits is her latest curiosity. 

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