room for paper 13 - Charlotte Cain: the light of India, works on paper
For the 13th exhibit in the room for paper, we are presenting the work of Sebastopol based artist Charlotte Cain. Cain adapts the traditional methods and motifs of Indian miniature painting to create an individuated lexicon of the spirit. Between 1996 and 1997 she studied in Jaipur with the Rajasthan master Bannu Sharma and returned for a year in 2005 under a Fulbright grant to deepen her technique. She has exhibited extensively in the US and India since 1978, most recently with solo shows at the Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, and the Des Moines Art Center. Her work was collected by the painter Agnes Martin, and is in the Rockefeller collection, the William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, and the Musuem of Jnana-Pravaha in Varnasi, India. She was a 1981 recipientof a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.