Profile Type: Artist
Gowri Savoor

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.


Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Rangoli Teaching and Performance
Sharing the magic and joy of lantern parade
The blog of Waterbury's community lantern procession

I Have Worked With

  • March 2018

    Solo exhibition, We Walk in Their Shadows 2018

  • July 2016

    Instructor and Parade Organizer

  • August 2014

    Senior Teaching Artist


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Visual Artist
Physical Address: 
Barre, VT 05641
Last Name: 
802 778 0334


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Vermont Community Foundation Arts Grant 2014
Toadlily Press Cover Contest for 2012 Quartet Series Poetry Chapbook, Embark 2012
Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant 2012
Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant 2011
International Scholarship for Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency 2006
Arts Council England, Professional Development Grant 2006
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Vermont Arts Council Arts-Integration Professional Development Program
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: