The art of papercutting

 

SPECIALTY

Artist & Owner of Jupi’s Art & Consulting. Specialized in Feng Shui interior designing and in the Art of Paper Cutting, an artistic medium dating back hundreds of years. Art of Papercutting, a very intricately hand-cut; single piece of paper, from artist’s own original designs.

DESCRIPTION: ARTIST & MEDIUM

A self-taught artist, renowned as a paper cutter, whose work has been displayed in many places like – The White House, State Museum of Pennsylvania and many well known Galleries and highly juried fine arts and craft shows in and outside US.
Uniquely creative with good communication skills.
All designs are original, unique and very much appreciated because of fine lines, intricacy and quality hand cut with simple tools like knife and scissors.
Works are mostly done with Black & White paper and some are hand painted with acrylic. All art works are framed three dimensionally, which meets museum standards.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Owner and Curator of Jupi’s Art Gallery. Has been very successful in business, since 1999.
An artist who is very creative and specializes in the Art of Paper Cutting.
Opened own studio and gallery at the heart of Harrisburg’s Downtown, for the first time in 2004.
Relocated Jupi’s Art Gallery in Camp Hill area, in May 2007.
Relocated Jupi’s Art & Consulting in Blue Bell, PA in June 2009.
A task-oriented, hardworking, dedicated business owner with lots of artistic abilities.
Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills with the viewers.
Work was greatly appreciated by the viewers at exhibits, shows and demondtrations
Earned significant awards and honors, such as:

“Best in Show” at Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 2008 & 2009.
“Best in Design” Pennsylvenia Guild’s Capital region HAAC Crafts Marketing Award., Lancaster, PA 2008.
“People’s Choice” Pennsylvenia Guild’s Peple’s Choice, Paul Weiland Memorial Award, Lancaster, PA 2008.
“Award of Merit” at Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA 2008.
“Award of Merit” at Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA 2007.
“Judges Choice Award” at Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 2007.
Attended the 2nd Inrternational Paper Cutting Conference held at Hohhott, China, August 15th till 18th, 2006. Invited by the People’s Republic of China.
Participared in the juried art exhibit, “Art of The State” and awarded, “The Rose Roy Memorial Award”, Honoring Volunteerism presented and choosen by Gress and Rita Warner, for the artwork, “Children with Balloons II, hosted by State Museum of Pennsylvania, 2006.
“Second Prize in Other Media” at 78th Annual International Juried Exhibition, hosted by Art Association of Harrisburg, May 13th through June 15, 2006.
“Award of Excellence in Fine Crafts” at Holiday Craft Shows, hosted by Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), 2005
“Best in Fine Crafts”
Participated in one of the world's largest public art exhibitions: in "The Cow Parade Harrisburg 2004", Harrisburg, PA.
Participared in the juried art exhibit, “Art of The State” and awarded, “Honorable Mention”, for the artwork “Children at Play I”/, hosted by The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 2003.
Invited to represent Pennsylvania by crafting an unique ornament of paper cutting for “The White House Christmas Tree, 2002”.
“Fine Craft Merit Award” at Bloomsbury Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Bloomsbury, NJ 2002.
“Second Prize” at 45Th Annual Outdoor Art Festival, Buffalo, NY 2002.
“Top Ten Judges Choice Award”, Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PA2001.
“Best in Show”, Bloomsbury Fine Art & Craft Festival, Bloomsbury, NJ 2001.
“Best Purchase Award”, Bloomsbury Fine Art & Craft Festival, Bloomsbury, NJ 2001.
Invited to participate to many highly Juried Art exhibitions and shows every year.
Demonstrated and taught “the art of paper cutting”, in museums, galleries and in schools.>

EXPERIENCE AND EXHIBITS

As a self-taught artist continually improving own techniques and designs over the years.
An active member of the Art Association of Harrisburg (AAH), Guild of American Paper cutters (GAP), and Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC).
Permanent Exhibits and artwork sales at

Radius, State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Gift Shop, Harrisburg, PA; Jupi’s Studio & Custom Framing, Blue Bell, PA; Gallery at 510, Harrisburg, PA; Gallery at Walnut Place, Harrisburg, PA; Village Artisans Gallery, Boiling Springs, PA; Goggle Works, Center for Arts Gift Shop, Reading, PA.

Participant Gallery Exhibits

“Home Sweet Home”, hosted by Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY, December 1st 2009 – January 16th 2010
“Paper, Pottery & Glass”, hosted by Leesport Gallery, Goggle Works Center for Arts, Reading, PA, July 1 – July 28, 2007
“The Art of Paper Cutting”, hosted by the Gallery at Walnut Place, Harrisburg, PA, April 7 – April 28, 2007
“Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006”, hosted by the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, June 10 – September 11, 2006
“78th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2006”, hosted by Art Association of harrisburg, May 13 – June 15, 2006
“Cornucopia”, hosted by Whitaker Center for Science and Arts, Harrisburg, PA, July 8 – September 2, 2005
"Black and White", hosted by Nove Fine Arts Gallery, Clinton, NJ, June 21-August 1, 2004
"The Artful Woman", hosted by Binny & Smith Gallery, at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA, May 2 - June 29, 2003
“Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2003”, hosted by the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, June 15 – September 17, 2003

Participant Juried Fine Arts and Craft Shows

Longs Park Art Festival, Lancaster, PA, 2015

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC, 2013

Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, 2013 & 2014

Academy Art Museum Show, Easton, MD, 2009
Germantown Friends School Craft Shiow, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, 2008 & 2009
ACAC – Nassau County Museum of Art Show, Roselyn Harbour, NY, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 ( Spring & Fall)
Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Immaculata University Art Show, Immaculata, PA, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Monmouth Festivel of the Arts, Tinton Falls, NJ, 2005, 2006, 2007 , 2009 & 2011
Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015
EXPO, Guilford, CT, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Bloomsbury Outdoor Art Festival, Bloomsbury, NJ, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Alexandria Festival of the Arts, Alexandria, VA, 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008
Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PA, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005
Sugarloaf Craft Shows, - Delaware, Oaks, Baltimore, Somerset, Gaithersburg, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2009
Christkindlemarket, Bethlehem, PA, 2002, 2003 & 2004
Luckett’s Fair, Leesburg, VA, 2004
Allentown Outdoor Art Festival, Buffalo, NY, 2003
Pennsylvania Guil of Craftsmen Show, Lancaster, PA, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009
Pennsylvania Guil of Craftsmen Show, Tylar State Park, NJ 2002, 2003, 2004
The Patriot News Art Fest., Harrisburg, PA, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Kipona Arts Fest, Harrisburg, PA, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Manayunk Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2009
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Shady Side Summer Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005& 2006
Penn's Colony Festivals, Saxonburg, PA, 2004 & 2005
Fell's Point Fun Fest, Baltimore (MD) 2003
A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002
Musikfest, Bethlehem ,PA 2001 & 2002

GOALS

To continue life as a most professional and successful artist and businesswoman.
Become famous as an artist.
To spread this ancient fine art among the people, through unique new designs.
Bring people closer together and make this vanishing art form more popular.

​​                by artist Jupi T. Das