Supriya Kharod is an artist and author in Austin, TX. She began her career as an art director in advertising, but soon realized it was not something she wanted to do her whole life. And so, in 2004, she embarked upon her watercolor journey.

Kharod has been painting, exhibiting, and selling her work professionally since 2017. Inspired by her Indian heritage, excursions around the world, and everyday life in the “weird” city of Austin, TX, she likes to explore and experiment with the medium of watercolor. Her most recent body of work, which utilizes flat shapes, bold strokes, and unexpected colors, can best be described stylistically as “contemporary-retro” with a touch of whimsy.

In 2021, Kharod published her first book Reflections on Art, Life, and Italy, which features her paintings and sketches of Italy, along with reflections on her art process and on life. She is planning to write two follow-up books about Austin and India. In addition to her painting, Kharod also serves on the City of Sunset Valley’s Arts Commission.


Solo shows
• Art 84 at Cannon Coffee – “Samosas & Spaghetti” – Watercolors of India and Italy
• Austin Public Library, Manchaca Branch

Group shows
• Asian Americna Resource Center – “Bridging the Seas”
• Austin Public Library, Spicewood Springs Branch – Indian Heritage Festival
• Art 84 at Cannon Coffee
• The People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall
• Art for the People Gallery
• Lost Pines Art Center (Bastrop)
• Downtowner Gallery (Round Rock)
• The Hive at Hill Country Galleria (Bee Caves)
• North Hills Gallery
• Corridor of Art Gallery
• Riverbend Inspiration Gallery
• 620 Gallery
• Asian American Resource Center – “Let the Colors Speak”
• Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
• Bass Concert Hall, The University of Texas

Tent shows & events
• Sunset Valley ArtFest
• WEST Austin Studio Tour
• Armadillo Art Bazaar (through Prima Dora)
• Dougherty Arts Center – “Spring Fling”
• The Long Center – “Crazy Rich Asians VIP Soirée & Night Market”
• AFSSA Silk Road Gala
• GAACC Ovation Gala
• Laura’s Library Artisan Market
• Austin Flea

Local stores selling Supriya’s Austin prints
• Prima Dora
• Prima Dora Georgetown

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