‘Chintia Kirana: Transient’ Opens Sept. 6 in Southeast’s Crisp Museum


Chintia Kirana’s “Transient,” an exhibition that explores the concept of growth and change while representing the fragility and temporality of moments and memories, opens on Friday, Sept. 6, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The public is invited to view the exhibition beginning Sept. 6. An opening reception is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. that evening and will include an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 20. Admission is free.

Kirana is a multidisciplinary artist and art activist whose “Transient” is a metaphor for life itself.

“The Crisp Museum has a long, proud tradition of hosting internationally-known artists that bring their insights and skills to southeast Missouri,” said Jim Phillips, museum manager and senior curator. “Chintia’s artwork has a creative energy that is engaging and dynamic, and we hope it challenges and inspires our community.”

Kirana earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is founder of Expose Art House and a non-profit arts organization called Expose Art, an artistic initiative to create an all-inclusive forum for creative minds to openly share their diverse, unique views on the role of art in the realm of cultural, political and philosophical injustices. She is also co-founder of Expose Art Magazine, a global contemporary art publication serving over 10,000 art enthusiasts worldwide.

Throughout the span of a decade, her work has been featured at a multitude of solo, group and juried exhibitions across the United States and abroad, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Dhaka National Museum of Art, Sienna Art Academy, Zhou B Art Center and ISE Cultural Foundation.

For more information about this exhibition, visit semo.edu/museum/exhibitions/2018-2019/chinitia-kirana.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu.