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Dr. Swapna Sathish

Dr Swapna Sathish is of Fine Arts at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Teaching art history and design for the past 15 years. A freelance art critic, she has authored catalogues, exhibition reviews and contributed chapters to books like The Evolving Image: The Notion of Modern and Postmodern Art in Tamil Nadu, ‘Object of Desire, Subject of Empire: Representations of the Indian Woman in the British Raj’, ‘Art in the Raj Bhavans, ‘A Richness of Furniture,’ in The Raj Bhavans of Tamil Nadu etc. She has also presented papers at international conferences and delivered invited lectures in India and abroad. 

Swapna was awarded a postgraduate research degree in Renaissance art history from the United Kingdom, and her doctorate from the University of Madras for her thesis titled ‘Piety and Popularity: Contemporary Temple Murals of Tamil Nadu.’ 

Her areas of interest are popular culture and 18th century colonial art. She received a Charles Wallace India Trust research grant to undertake post-doctoral research in the United Kingdom. She has served as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Association of British Scholars, Chennai chapter. 

Dr. Swapna Satish teaches the fine art of communication through lectures, demos and practical exercises.