We hadn’t heard a better answer than this when we asked Jahnavi Gurrapu ’22 where she calls home. She told us, “Studio! It’s 101 as of now!” If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting this Masters of Fine Art in Drawing graduate student, hurry up because Gurrapu graduates this Spring and takes her light with her. Gurrapu explained how she found her way to Paris from India. “I wanted to study in Paris because, as all of us know, Paris is a place of arts and when I went through all the colleges available, I was honestly amazed by the way of teaching here …and trust me, I applied only for PCA and no other colleges. I desperately wanted to get into this university. Getting admitted to PCA is the biggest turning point of career, ever, for my life.” We think “life” better watch out for Gurrapu. She is coming for you!
We interviewed Gurrapu just after she arrived for her program. Read it all here.
Where do you call home?
Studio! Its 101 as of now!
What inspired you to join the PCA community?
I surely cannot write this answer in just few lines but before coming here, I’ve done a lot of browsing for art colleges. I wanted to study in Paris because, as all of us know, Paris is a place of arts. Then, when I went through all the colleges available in Google results, I was honestly amazed by the way of teaching here, and trust me I applied only for PCA and no other colleges. I desperately wanted to get into this university.
What are you hoping to learn in your program?
I’m doing my Masters in Drawing 1 year program for which I regret a lot. I wish I had opted for 2 year program. Hoping to learn to the maximum extent of all the corners of this undefined world of art.
What’s your dream job?
Becoming a full-time artist and to have a deeper connection with art.
Can you tell what is special about PCA for you?
I’m so fortunate to get into this college. The way PCA responds to students or staff irrespective of what problem or matter it is is so appreciable. Getting an admission in PCA is the biggest turning point of my career ever for my life.
What about Paris excites you the most?
French people and their kindness. Respect towards art. The bag of opportunities for artists irrespective of the streams.