Interview with Pallavi Sen

Artist Pallavi Sen has three works in our current group exhibition, Index. In this video, she talks about her works in the show and the garden that she started from seeds and has been tending to all summer.

Pallavi Sen, Jacket with Puff Sleeves, 2020 and Skirt with Wide Hips, 2020


Pallavi Sen, Salad Bowl with Komatsuna, Bok Choi, Pak Choi, Mizuna, Yukina, Sorrento, 2020


Born in 1989, Pallavi Sen is from Bombay, India. She works with installation, printmaking, textiles, Instagram, and intuitive movement. Current interests include planting meadows, inner lives of birds and animals, the grief of imagining a collective future in the anthropocene, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, altars, deities, atheism and magical thinking, skate/bro culture, style, pattern history, toxic masculinity, friendship + love, her future lover, farming and the artist as farmer, work spaces, work tables, eco-feminism, love poems, the gates to Indian homes, walking, and cooking deliberately.

She received her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a fellow + artist in residence at Shandaken Projects: Storm King, Mildred’s Lane, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Ox-Bow School of Art, Byrdcliffe at Woodstock, Wormfarm Institute, Yale Norfolk School of Art, Hambidge Center, and ACRE. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Williams College, and lives/walks in the Berkshires.