South Asian Film, Arts and Literature Festival


Gauri Torgalkar

Gauri received her Bachelors degree in Architecture from Mumbai University, India, in 2000, and Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Kent State University, USA, in 2003. During her stay in the US, Gauri taught courses in drawing and visual communication at graduate and undergraduate level at Kent State University and Cleveland State University.

Gauri migrated to Australia in 2012 and is now pursuing a career in painting. Drawing on her life experience and Indian heritage, particularly Indian textiles, Gauri depicts the Australian landscape altered through the lens of personal memory and cultural associations. Her work explores the intrinsic need of immigrants to make cultural associations in new communities as a continuous social process. While traditional Indian painting informs the format of the art, the landscape and the subject are essentially Australian. identities in Australia.

Gauri Torgalkar - Harbour Foreshore, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas as featured in Home Beautiful October 2015.