We have our winners for our first Student Art Competition!
To participate, current college students in MN submitted a piece that reflected the topic of Mental Health. They really did a beautiful job!! Here are the winning entries:
1st Place: Meghana Chimata
Meghana is in her second year at the University of Minnesota. When she is not painting, she loves dancing, binging Netflix, being outdoors, playing Game Pigeon, and exploring new coffee shops with friends.
2nd Place: Sanhita Sengupta
Sanhita grew up in Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Statistics at the University of Minnesota, with aspirations to pursue a career in data science research. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and continues to develop her passion for artistic expression through dance and painting. As a painter, Sanhita has worked with acrylic on canvas and enjoys exploring around a variety of themes such as nostalgia and portraits.
3rd Place: Rishabh Yata
Rishabh Yata is currently a grad student at MNSU. He specializes in Information Technology and drawing/digital art is his hobby.
Honorable Mention: Jannis Benjamin
Jannis Benjamin is an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Minnesota. She was born in Tamilnadu, India, and grew up in Minnesota. Her favorite saying is “Bore adichathu athan” or “Because I was bored.” Whenever Jannis is bored, she tries to create something new, like a story or artwork. In each of her works, she utilizes tools around her (like nail polish) and incorporates part of her roots. By focusing on a new project, she is able to distract herself from mental stresses and keep her active.