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ABOUT

Ravi Zupa’s art education started with his family and continued on at his local library. Zupa has spent the last decades studying art from cultures and movements that span history and originate from nearly all geographical regions. He considers books the best way to experience art. Being entirely self-taught, he looks for inspiration in works by German Renaissance print makers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, Mughal paintings, religious iconography from Europe, Asia and pre-Columbian Latin America, and revolutionary propaganda the world over. With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of culture, Zupa seeks to integrate these disparate elements in search of some universal experience that explains, at least in part, what our incredibly fortunate historical position might mean.

Solo Shows
Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2013
Lazarides, Outsiders Newcastle, UK, 2013
Black Book Gallery, Denver CO, 2012
Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012
Lazarides, Outsiders London, UK, 2012
Black Book Gallery, Denver, Co, 2011
Vice Gallery, Mexico City DF, Mexico, 2011
Illiterate Gallery, Denver, Co, 2010

Fairs
Scope Art Show, New York City, NY. 2014
Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL. 2013

Group Shows
Black Book Gallery, Denver Co, 2012
Post No Bills, Venice, Ca, 2011
Andenken Gallery, Denver Co, 2009
Arspace Gallery, San Francisco, 2008
Object and thought, Denver, 2008

Press
Juxtapose magazine, Profile
High Fructose, Interview
192 Magazine Feature
Onion AV club, Feature

Video Work
Ravi Zupa worked as a music video creator for the Music collective/Label, Anticon.
All of the pieces were written, filmed animated and edited by Ravi Zupa.

Featured in:
Los Angeles International Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival
Vice magazine DVD
RES magazine DVD