Meet Ina Kaur
Associate Professor, Art
Punjab University, Chandigarh , India, BFA
2007 Purdue University, MFA
Courses Taught: Beginning Drawing
Sp: Drawing; Printmaking
Career Specialties: Ina
Kaur’s current research deals with investigating how
identities are defined and influenced by history, society and the culture of our immediate surroundings.
The theoretical basis for the discussion includes theories and readings involving post-colonialism by Homi K. Bhabha, deconstruction by Jacques Derrida and Carl Jung’s notion of universal symbols. Her interest is in the synthesis between oppositions and how they coexist. In her studio practice and research she combines various processes including printmaking, drawings and installations and is also involved in collaborations.
Professional and Community Activities: Kaur has extensively exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, and her works are included in a number of public and private collections.
Honors and Awards: Kaur has been a recipient of numerous travel grants and professional development grants. She has been awarded for academic excellence and professionalism. In 2014 UT's College of Arts and Letters awarded her with an Outstanding Scholar award. She was also awarded an artist residency and has been invited to numerous visiting artist lectures throughout the country.