Prabhavathi Meppayil, l/hundred thirty one, 2018, copper wire embedded in gesso panel, 121.9 cm × 121.9 cm × 5 cm (48" × 48" × 1-15/16") © Prabhavathi Meppayil

Prabhavathi Meppayil


b. 1965, Bangalore, India



Prabhavathi Meppayil’s wall-mounted panels and sculptural installations contain subtle yet assiduous gestures that articulate the qualities inherent to her materials and tools.

Meppayil’s integration of craft-based labor and process-based art positions her work in unique dialogue with a complex history of material and artistic production, invoking artisanal legacies, affinities with Indian culture, and Minimalist and Postminimalist concepts.

Her work is held in numerous public collections, including the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi; François Pinault Collection, Venice; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Prabhavathi Meppayil, fifteen six zero-0630, 2019, concrete and copper, 15 cm × 38 cm × 38 cm (5-7/8" × 14-15/16" × 14-15/16") © Prabhavathi Meppayil


Prabhavathi Meppayil, n/eighty nine, 2016, copper wire embedded in gesso panel, 48" × 60" (121.9 cm × 152.4 cm) © Prabhavathi Meppayil