Currently based in Glasgow, Ritu Arya [b. 1991] is multidisciplinary artist from India. A textile design graduate, she worked in the lifestyle & music industry [as a creative director & content creator] for about a decade before joining the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art in the year of 2021. Her work revolves around loss, pain, longing & suchlike sentiments with a constant emphasis on the sufferings that unhealed trauma creates. Ritu has exhibited at art events & group shows in Cologne and Glasgow over the past couple of years.




• Education

2014 • Bachelor of Design [Textile Design]
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, Ind

• Exhibitions

Published in Art Hole magazine [UK] | November 2020

Indernet 2020 by Masala Movement [Cologne, Germany] | June 2020

Indernet 2021 by Masala Movement [Cologne, Germany] | June 2021

Rinse Project [Online Group Show] [Glasgow, Scotland] | November 2021

Openings [Group Exhibition] [Glasgow, Scotland] | March 2022

The Glasgow School of Art - MFA Interim Show 2022 [Glasgow, Scotland] | April 2022

• Academic Experience

Expert Guest Lecture [Fashion Journalism] | National Institute of Fashion Technology, Blr

End Term Jury Adjudication [Fashion in Print Media, Fashion Communication III] | National Institute of Fashion Technology, Blr


• Press & Features

The Scotsman [April 2022] -

With human emotions & sentiments as the focal point of my practice, I constantly take note of how our fragile minds, and subsequently our bodies, are affected by a myriad of sources around; be it the social-cultural conditioning, the unceasing prejudices and biases in the society, political upheavals, the incessant religious violence and most of all - our own personal battles. Carrying fragments of my own agitation, my work is an attempt to vocalise the vehement commotion inside, as well as an effort to comfort a few in the process.