Gowri Savoor is a practicing visual artist working in environmental sculpture, painting and works on paper. Born in Manchester, UK, Gowri was educated in Manchester and Leeds, UK and now resides permanently in Vermont. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Commissioned widely since 1993, she has created public works for the Manchester Dental Hospital (UK), The Children’s Center in Flowery Field, Hyde (UK), Ordsall Community Arts and Manchester International Arts. She has work in permanent collections including Johnson State College, Elmore Mountain Bread and Housing Vermont.
Residencies include Marble House Project, Vermont Studio Center, Taigh Chearsabhagh (Outer Hebrides) Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail (UK) and Lancaster House, St. Peter’s, Barbados. Grants received include Arts Council England Professional Development Grants, Creative Industries Awards, VSC Scholarships, the Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and the Vermont Community Foundation.
Gowri has been a Teaching Artist for over 16 years, both in the UK and the US. She teaches K-12, (predominantly K-5) with experience in Arts Integration and Universal Design for Learning and is available for workshops, residencies, community programs and teachers institutes.
She is the co-organizer and lead artist for Waterbury's Community Lantern Procession, A River of Light in Waterbury (established in 2010) and has subsequently organized over twelve lantern parades in communities across Vermont.
Gowri strongly believe in classroom collaboration and creating powerful and innovative art experiences, which students can use to support their learning and empower themselves throughout their lives.