Art Brokerage: Chitra Ramanathan American Artist: Chitra Ramanathan’s paintings arrived on the art scene in 1995 when various art galleries on Broadway, New York City invited the artist to exhibit in solo and group exhibitions. Her work was noticed by art critics including Manhattan Arts that praised the works’ unique style and rendering of colors true to Chitra Ramanathan’s roots as a child artist growing up in India. Following shortly, since 1999, her numerous originals have been acquired by individual and businesses including corporate commissions. Since then, there has been no looking back as her career continues to grow and evolve. The artist’s working process, including large installations evolves continually with each developing piece being infused with new art materials. The luminous surfaces are treated with primarily acrylic mediums or mixed media, often dense with collaged imagery and cutting-edge techniques learned through educational avenues such as art conferences. Her experience serving as committee member (Committee for Diversity Practices, 2007-2010 and Services to Artists, 2003-2006) of the College Arts Association, New York, and professional artist residencies at organizations in France and Italy in recent years have been compelling factors. An art educator as well, Chitra is an active member of Americans for the Arts. In 2005 she was invited by the Head of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K as visiting artist where she presented a talk and visual presentation of her unique body of work and provided student critiques at the attached Royal Academy Schools. Listings wanted.