Rupi is a British, Indian, (British Asian, Punjabi, and all things in between and beyond) multidisciplinary artist based in Birmingham. Her practice explores the relationships and connections we have with one another and the land, through notions such as culture, belonging and identity. She is interested in facilitating discourse around race, gender and social class, using playful techniques. She was awarded the Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest in 2019, the Inaugural AIS award in 2020 and well as the Tate Liverpool Artist Award 2020.
Rupi currently supports students with studio practice on MA Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art and is a member of the Learning/Front of House Team at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. She is due to begin her PhD in interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Studies in 2021, exploring the representation of South Asian women from the Diaspora in 21st Century Britain. She is an EOP member.