Lubna Chowdhary (b. Tanzania. Lives and works in London, UK) creates sculptural objects and site-specific artworks, working primarily in the field of ceramics. She subverts the traditional context and utility of her chosen medium (clay) to address a longstanding preoccupation with urbanisation and material culture in her art. Shaped tiles, sculptural objects, and spatial installations created in ceramic constitute a distinctive oeuvre that bridges the disciplines of architecture, craft, design, sculpture, and painting.
Chowdhary has a Master’s degree in ceramics from the Royal College of Art, London, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Manchester Metropolitan University. She was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2001 and has completed artist’s residencies at both Camden Arts Centre and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Manchester City Gallery (2018); Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2018); Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2017 and 2005); NADA Miami with Camden Arts Centre (2016); Pewabic Arts, Detroit (2012); Foundation Bernardaud, Limoges (2004); City Art Gallery, Leicester (1994). Lubna Chowdhary is represented by Jhaveri Contemporary in Mumbai.