Sarika Goulatia is a contemporary sculptor/installation artist born in Gorakhpur, India, in 1973. In 2002 she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she currently lives and works as an artist. Goulatia has a Bachelors and Masters degree in textiles at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India and a BFA from the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
Her exhibition record includes several group and one-person exhibitions. In addition to the Emerging Artist of the Year show in 2016, she had solo exhibitions at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (2016), the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery as part of the India in Focus (2015), and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art (2016). Important group exhibitions include shows at The Mine Factory (2013 and 2015), the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s Annual at the Carnegie Museum of Art (2016), and Double Consciousness at the Mattress Factory Museum (2007). She has shown with the Society of Sculptors (2007 and 2015), at Space Gallery (2007), Revision Space (2016), and Zora Art Space in Brooklyn (2011).
She received the Sally Gehl, Samuel Rosenberg, and Elizabeth Jones Award in Humanities and Art at Carnegie Mellon University and has been awarded residency/exhibition opportunities at Neu Kirche and the Alloy at Carrie Furnace. She also received a juror’s award in a Society for Sculptor’s exhibition in 2014 and 2015.
Goulatia is a force whose artistry is as much a reflection of her own keen intellect and insatiable curiosity as it is a reflection of human experience.