A Conversation with Artist Neha Vedpathak

Detroit-based artist Neha Vedpathak and DIA Assistant Curator Katherine Kasdorf, Arts of Asia & the Islamic World, discuss Vedpathak’s artistic practice, her background, and the large-scale work she created for the DIA’s new gallery of Indian and Southeast Asian art. Called “Still I Rise,” the commission exemplifies Vedpathak’s original plucked paper technique and explores the idea of resilience as a common ground between India and Detroit. 

Vedpathak is a multidisciplinary artist renowned for her inventive and original process-based practice and deep connection to her materials. She has had featured exhibitions in the Czech Republic, India, Canada, France, Greece and the United States. Vedpathak has been an invited resident artist at Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (Greece), Bharat Bhavan Graphic Studio (India), Anderson Ranch Art Center (Colorado), and CAMAC (France) and Fountainhead Residency (Florida). She currently lives and maintains a studio in Detroit.


This program is part of Arts of Asia: A Year-Long Celebration, in conjunction with the opening of the Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing.