Gopika Nath is a Fulbright Scholar, alumni of The Central School of Art and Design, London, U.K. A Textile Designer, Fiber Artist, Writer and Teacher, her association with Textiles began in 1976. Gopika’s talent and expertise have been successfully employed by the Corporate Sector, the Handloom Industry, Retail Organizations, Fashion Designers, Exporters and Educational Institutes.
Working with textiles as ‘Art for Wear’, she created her own range of exclusive hand painted sarees and scarves. She has worked with some of the leading Fashion Designers of the country and her work has been exhibited in India and abroad. Of this it has been said – “Gopika Nath’s professional competence matched with her free expressive sense of styling and designing has made her collection of sarees quite unique — she is a painter, a designer, a colour specialist. If you choose to wear one of Gopika Nath’s creations, it would be a bit like donning an original painting.”
As a design professional, Gopika Nath is an acknowledged leader in more ways than one. In addition to teaching traditional subjects relating to design, she has conceived,designed and taught a unique design sensitization programme for management professionals. She has also conducted lectures on ‘Design and Society in the Indian Context’ highlighting various social issues that remain largely ignored in the business of Design.