Artist Spotlight - A Studio Tour with Suchitra Mattai: Interviewed by Lauren Haynes

This studio visit delves into the ideas, processes, and materials that inform Suchitra Mattai’s art practice which centers on stories of migration, displacement, and empowerment. Through a spirited conversation with Lauren Haynes, Suchitra reveals the ways in which she unravels and re-imagines colonial historical narratives in order to give voice to people whose voices were once quieted. As an Indo-Caribbean multi-disciplinary artist, working in materials from fiber to painting to installation and more, she often uses objects and processes associated with her family’s ocean migrations and the domestic sphere such as embroidery, weaving, fiber, furniture, etc.