Sikh Awareness & Appreciation Month
Union City, CA
October 30, 2018
A special kick off for November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month in Union City.
I am extremely thankful to be recognized for my contribution as a Sikh during celebrations for this month in Union City, CA on November 9th. The team of organizers put together an event attended by elected officials, members of the community and students.
Photos courtesy of Amrinder Gill Photography
San Francisco Bay Area
exhibition & sale
September 22nd, 2018
The smiles, the interaction, the discussions, the friends (new and old), all the artists and all the artwork! It was a beautiful one day exhibition and sale event organized by Hazur art.
The hours went by like seconds as audiences flocked to enjoy the exclusive collection of pieces I offered at this exhibition. I also unveiled the very first piece in my next collection, Bahaar.
Photo credit: Shane Drummond
10'X10' Calligraphy installation at
Arts Brookfield, NY
April 30, 2018
From April 17 to April 29th, 4 calligraphers were invited to create large-scale paintings at Brookfield Place in New York.
Inspired by Amrita Preetam's poem "Rang de dupatta mera", Rupy created an installation combining Gurmukhi calligraphy with miniature forms. The exhibition also featured a calligraphy workshop.
Solo exhibition in Toronto
at Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives
April 7, 2018
Rupy C. Tut's first solo exhibition, "A Journey Back Home", curated and presented by Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives opened on April 7th till July 2nd.
About 68 pieces of original work are included in this exhibition. To mark the opening of the exhibition, an artist reception was held on April 21st and a guided walk through led by Rupy took place on April 22nd.
Photos by: Herman Custodio
"BROKEN SEEDS STILL GROW" AT A.C.T. IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
March 19, 2017
The second successful run of "Broken Seeds Still Grow" took place at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA. An audience of 150 enjoyed the show. A new series of exhibition acts under the "dansplain" series was also added to this run of the production.
RUPY'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: "BROKEN SEEDS STILL GROW"
November 16-19, 2017
Rupy C. Tut collaborates with bharatnatyam dancer Nadhi Thekkek and the Nava Dance theatre to create a dance theater production inspired by the 1947 Partition of British India.
The world premiere of Broken Seeds Still Grow took place on November 16th for a total of four sold out shows. More than 350 audience members enjoyed the show and experienced the combination of traditional art forms: Bharatanatyam, Indian MIniature Painting and Calligraphy.
RUPY C. TUT X ROOTSGEAR SS17 COLLECTION
June 13, 2017
Many months in the making and now finally out! Rupy has stepped into the designing world under the Rootsgear X Rupy C. Tut label.
The collection is inspired by floral and geometrical patterns found in tradition art forms closely related to Rupy's work.
AN INTERACTIVE TALK & WORKSHOP
AT IMPACT HUB, BIRMINGHAM, UK
April 26, 2017
Rupy was invited to share her thoughts on art, womanhood, and everything else under the roof at Impact Hub in Birmingham, UK.
The talk resulted in dialogue over the possibility of a creative career, tackling sexism and mysogyny in the arts, and balancing creative life.
SIKH HERITAGE MONTH 2017 IN BRAMPTON, ON
April 30, 2017
The Sikh Heritage Month celebrations in Toronto included a very special group exhibition at Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives. Select works from Rupy's collections were part of the exhbition running from April 1-30.
In addition, a calligraphy workshop and a talk on sikh miniature painting by Rupy took place on April 15th and 16th. The workshop was attended by 80 eager participants of all ages.
ARTIST TALK & DEMO
AT ASIAN ART MUSEUM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
March 24 -25, 2017
Rupy had the honor to share the unique Sikh painting style from the Sikh Kingdoms during the 19th century as well as contemporary Gurmukhi calligraphy at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. The Artist demo and talk were part of the programming in support of the Sikh Art Exhibition "Saints and Kings" running at the museum. It was a moment of pride to bring Sikh heritage to life through art practice at a major museum.
KEY NOTE AT
PIRAM PYALA 2017
AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
March 10, 2017
Rupy was invited to be the key note presenter for Piram Pyala 2017 hosted by Jakara Movement and the Jakara Movement Club at University of California, Berkeley, CA. In a heart to heart with a cozy audience of about a hundred, Rupy shared her own journey and lessons learned as a Sikh woman and artist.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CA
February 18, 2017
Rupy received the great opportunity to speak about her work with traditional art forms and Sikh art research at Sikholars 2017. This event is hosted by Jakara Movement and it is a unique coming together of the academic minds in the Sikh community.
Rupy's talk at Sikholars 2017 was titled "Reviving Sikh art & heritage through understanding of context and traditional art forms".
photo credit: Panj Studios
CANVAS & CHA:
A CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH JAKARA MOVEMENT
January 7th, 2017
A group painting event was opened to the Punjabi Sikh community in order to foster a sense of creativity together. This partnership between Rupy and the Jakara Movement brought together about 30 participants to an artist-led painting session in Fresno, CA.
FLORIDA AUDIENCES ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE SHOW SOLO EXHIBITION
September 8th, 2016
Rupy's collection of exclusive new artwork was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton Beach Resort during a weekend show from September 3rd till September 5th. The show gave audiences a special opportunity to hear Rupy's talk on how to approach Sikh Art while exploring a connection to the history, heritage, and current lives of Sikhs. The event also gave collector's an opportunity to purchase pieces while having one-on-one commission consultations.
RUPY C. TUT AMONG 15 SIKH WOMEN ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
August 12, 2016
KaurLife is an online Sikh women's publication featuring content celebrating accomplishments, creativity, and the courageous spirit of Sikh women. Rupy was featured among 14 other American and International artists including illustrators, designers, and painters focused on communicating their own Sikh identities in unique ways.
"BIRDS OF GURBANI" EXHIBITS IN LONDON CITY HALL
April 30th, 2016
Selected pieces form Rupy's beautiful collection "Birds of Gurbani" traveled to London to engage with UK audiences at London City Hall, UK. Rupy was invited to opening of the exhibit on April 9th during the Vaisakhi at City Hall celebrations supported by Mayor of London, The EY Sikh Network, and Hothi & Othi. The exhibit also featured known UK artists including Inkquisitive, the Singh Project, and Pentacularist. The exhibition was viewed by thousands of visitors and covered by major Sikh media outlets in London.
THE LANGUAGE OF COLORS: A DISCUSSION OF GURU NANAK'S JANAMSAKHI LIFE STORIES
February 20, 2016
Rupy was invited to give a talk and artist demonstration on the tradition of miniature painting at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. The event was attended by hundreds and the crowd throughly enjoyed learning about the painting style of the Janamsakhi paintings at the Asian Art Museum. The second part of the event spotlighted authors Nikki-Guninder Kaur Singh, Kamla Kapur, and curator Qamar Adamjee.
SIKH FOUNDATION INTRODUCES ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM: WELCOME! RUPY C. TUT
October 10, 2015
The Sikh Foundation is delighted to welcome Ms. Rupy C. Tut as our Artist-in-residence 2015-16.
Rupy has started working with the Kapany Collection of Sikh Art while researching the works from the historical, technique-based, and cultural perspectives. She will also be initiating a Sikh Art community outreach program to provide learning opportunities for the community interested in the practice of art.
THE ARTIST WE ALL KNOW
May 18, 2015
You might own her artwork and not even know it. You might have seen her artwork at conferences, and not even realized it. You might have viewed her artwork online, and not known who it was by.
The artist you’ve been admiring is, Rupy Kaur.
HER NAME IS KAUR HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED!
July 17, 2014
Rupy's art now graces the cover of the newly released anthology "Her Name is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith!" The cover is the face of the amazing stories written by Sikh American women who contributed towards the book.
SIKH LOVE STORIES ARTIST: RUPY CHEEMA TUT
May 15, 2013
The Sikh Love Stories Project (SLS) had a chance to catch up with Rupy Cheema Tut, and talk to her more about art, Sikhism, and how she thrives in today’s world.
A CUP OF TEA WITH RUPY CHEEMA TUT
December 21, 2013
The Indian-born Bay Area-based artist talks about her internal struggle to accept the label ‘artist’, how she can’t do without her morning cup of tea and how her Sikh identity informs her art.