Resident Artist

Photograph by Cheryl Mukherji.

Shradha Kochhar

Medium: Fiber
Residency: September 1, 2022–
November 30, 2022

Born in Delhi, India, Shradha Kochhar is a textile artist and knitwear designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Best known for her home-spun and hand-knitted cotton sculptures, her work combines themes of material memory, sustainability, and intergenerational healing. Focusing on generating a physical archive of personal and collective South Asian narratives linked to women’s work, invisible labor, and grief, her work is large scale and sculptural.

Kochhar incorporates resources lost and born from colonization in India into her work, including khadi, a self-reliant and equitable practice of textile making, and kala, a miracle cotton crop that sustains completely on seasonal rainfall. She sees both of these as a part of the solution to climate change, water shortage, soil degradation, and social inequity.

Kochhar received her MFA in textiles from Parsons School of Design, New York. She is a Dorothy Waxman Textile Excellence Prize Finalist and was awarded the John L. Tishman Environment and Design Award for Excellence in 2021. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Crafts, Harper’s Bazaar and other publications.

To learn more about Shradha Kochhar’s work, visit www.instagram.com/shradhakochhar/.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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