Each month, 45 South Cafe, in Old Norcross will be featuring works by our Artist of the Month. Art and Coffee! It doesnt’t get much better.

Chitra Ramanathan will be at 45 South Cafe on January 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and her work will be up for a month following.

Chitra Ramanathan is an established visual artist who creates in paint. Her abstract body of work visually portrays happiness and joy through color and texture; her paintings are inspired by the melody of music, film, fantasy, the four seasons, and her spirituality.
Corporations and educational institutions have commissioned the artist to create work as “art in public places.” Examples include:

  • A pair of large-scale, paintings commissioned by MGM Resorts International and based on earlier works installed in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas since 2004.
  • A mural more than 13 feet wide commissioned by Crooked Creek Elementary School, Indianapolis
  • Several paintings created for display in downtown Indianapolis in 2006 as part of the public art initiative by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Several paintings created for display in downtown Indianapolis in 2006 as part of the public art initiative by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Ramanathan earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A) with honors in 1993 and M.B.A in Art Museum Administration and Human Resources in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Academic recognition for her work includes a Visiting Artist invitation to the Royal Academy of Arts in London, along with student critiques at the Royal Academy Schools.
She is currently on the faculty at the Art School of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida, and has taught courses at the Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana. She is also currently teaching at the Norcross Gallery and Studios, GA.
The artist has been featured in various publications, including the Miami Art Scene Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, Who’s Who in America, Askart.com, IMDB (Internet Movie Database), International Contemporary Artists, the Indianapolis Business Journal, and the Luxury Real Estate Magazine.
Her website address is https://www.chitrafineart.com.