Digital art by Marco Barbozac
Bios are hard, so let’s do this FAQ style.

 If your name’s Amrita then why does it say “amman.c” on your email and other accounts?
Because my folks call me “Amman”. The “C” is just the last name’s initial. Bengalis have this culture of giving nicknames to their children and my parents chose to name me after the capital city of Jordan.

They named my brother, Rio, after the city in Brazil.

No, I don’t know why.

 So what’s up with all the art stuff?
A hobby of mine that’s turned into a gig.

I took art classes in school and University, but had never actually thought of turning it into a full-fledged profession.

A few years back a client of mine visited the studio and was struck by a piece I had recently painted. He immediate;y made an offer and I haven’t looked back since. Many of my design clients are art enthusiasts and they have supported my work through the years, which I’m extremely thankful for.

My style is abstract and tries to reflect discomfort and unfinishedness. My pieces are always imperfect and incomplete. Like life.

Art is also why I chose to be an Architect in the first place. It’s a way to express myself when I don’t have the right words.

 What do you mean Architect? Do you have a day job or something?
Yes. I’m an Architect and Interior Designer by day.

I have a Masters Degree in Architecture. My career has taken me to work on luxury hotels, retail and high-end residential projects based in London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Beijing, Nottingham and Paris.

I have, over the last three years, built Studio Amrita C from scratch, into a multi-disciplinary design studio. Today, we’re a team of 5 architectural and interior designers, 2 graphic designers to handle all book design projects and and, an art advisor who helps clients, interior designers and real estate companies with their art acquisitions, collections, and staging requirements.

 Book design projects? Are you into writing too?
I love to write. Always have, since I could clutch a pencil. This love of mine led me to write for quite a few publications and literary journals, like The Lonely Planet, Honest Cooking, the Nottingham Post, The Bangalore Mirror, Graffiti, The Huffington Post, Bridge Eight, Hippocampus Magazine, TechinAsia and so on. I was also editor for both my high school and college magazines.

I am currently working on my first novel. To stay updated with my work and published pieces, you can follow me on Instagram at @thesubjectivist.

About seven years ago, I got commissioned as an editorial assistant at a very big publishing house (can’t reveal for legal purposes). And have since worked with quite a few publishing houses in UK and India, as a commissioned editor. All part-time.

In the beginning of 2017, I decided to go freelance and help new authors navigate the industry. I added a book design service to my studio.

Here are all my collective works and info on the author services I provide.

 Do you really like pizza that much?
Yes. How dare you even doubt that?!

  © Amrita Chowdhury 2017-2018