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Authors | Mita Mahato

Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. Her cut paper comic Sea is forthcoming from Pleiades Press in November 2017. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and is a teaching artist with the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle International Film Festival, and a number of community-based programs.

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A Conversation with Mita Mahato

If the digital age has relegated paper to an old medium, it has also changed the significance of paper’s ephemerality. The artist Mita Mahato, who works in cut paper, collage, comics, and limericks, has been exploring this new significance in a visual idiom that is both playful and wary. We met with Mahato to discuss her work’s unique engagement with disposability, the Anthropocene, nostalgia, and survival.