Ramya Ravisankar is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator. Her artmaking/academic research practice draws on her interest in technology, philosophy, art history, and post-qualitative, and experimental artmaking-based research methodologies. Her work is also deeply informed by the inbetweenness of being a first-generation American of South Indian descent. In 2019 Ravisankar completed her dissertation investigating artmaking practice as informed and expanded through new materialist/posthuman theories, and earned a PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy with a specialization in Art Education from Ohio State University. Ravisankar also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her graduate thesis exhibition and research explored mythological subjects and goddess imagery through a feminist perspective. Ramya has been an instructor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio since 2017 where she teaches painting, drawing, visual art, digital art, and art history.
Research interests: entanglement, embodiment, new materialism, agency, phenomenology, Eastern philosophies, discourse, and artmaking practice.