Chintia Kirana is a multidisciplinary artist and art activist. Throughout the span of a decade, her work has been featured at a multitude of solo, group, and juried exhibitions across the United States and abroad in venues such as Whitney Museum of American Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Dhaka National Museum of Art, Sienna Art Academy, Zhou B Art Center, ISE Cultural Foundation, just to name a few.
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Ms. Kirana was captivated by the art world at early age. Due to a political uprising in 1999, she and her family left Indonesia and immigrated to the United States. This granted her the opportunity to obtain formal art training and ultimately turn her childhood passion into a lifelong vocation. Her childhood obsession of collecting and her fascination with the passage of time are well manifested into her sensible studio practice. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting & Drawing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Ms. Kirana set studio in Montgomery, Alabama. There, she founded Expose Art House. Her primary mission with this artistic initiative is to create an all-inclusive forum for creative minds to openly share their diverse, unique views on the role of art in the realm of cultural, political, and philosophical injustices. However, Expose Art House is more than a mere forum, it is an alternative art space, it offers opportunities for residencies, exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, and more. Together with Sarah Beatty Buller (Montgomery Builds and Kress on Dexter) and Sophie Szpalski, MAP (Montgomery Arts Project) is created to further Expose Art's mission-- to launch artistic initiatives and collaborations in order to shape the cultural landscape of our time.
Alabama Arts Radio Series: Chintia Kirana
PBS WSIU Expressions: Chintia Kirana
Nearly 700 "Nasty Women" Artists Have Teamed Up To Protest Trump
People Around Town: Artist Chintia Kirana
Chintia Kirana: Interview with I Am F Bomb
Other publication/press includes:
Across the Divide, An international Art Education and Intercultural Perspective, Beijing. Featured Artist in Art Voices Magazine, Los Angeles, CA. Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 13, Vol. 9, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA. Montgomery & The River Region Sketchbook, by Mary Ann Neely.
(CV is available upon request)
Instagram at See.in.Tia