Echoes of Time

Chintia Kirana

Echoes of Time is a meditative reflection of the fragility of life. In moments of time that are easily overlooked and forgotten, the shed becomes a space to slow down, reflect, and engage with our thoughts. The works presented explore the beauty and resilience that can be found amid life’s difficulties and challenges. At the same time, the work evokes personal reflections and celebrations of the small moments that make up the fabric of our lives.

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Images by Mike Jensen


Chintia Kirana is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her work is influenced by cultural, philosophical, and spiritual ideas encountered during her upbringing. Marked by dualities, she is influenced by both the East and West, as well as Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her interest in exploring the complexities of identity, memory, and the passage of time directly results from these influences. She embraces a multidisciplinary approach to her art practice, incorporating drawing, painting, installation, and video. Her work often incorporates materials collected over time, such as ashes, carbon build-up, and eggshells, that  accumulate through ceremonial rituals, daily consumption, and collaboration with the local community. Kirana seeks to materialize life’s fleeting and impermanent nature by utilizing humble materials and focusing on process.

Kirana’s work has been featured in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work has been displayed in venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dhaka National Museum of Art, Sienna Art Academy, Zhou B Art Center, and ISE Cultural Foundation. Chintia holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.