Winter Session Artist Lecture with Ranu Mukherjee

January 10, 2023

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Ranu Mukherjee makes hybrid work in moving image, painting and installation to build new imaginative capacities,  drawing on collage, feminist science fiction, and Indian mythological images. She is guided by the forces of ecology and non-human agency; diaspora and migration; motherhood and transnational feminisms.  Mukherjee has exhibited nationally and internationally, including commissioned projects for the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, de Young Museum, Karachi Biennale 2019, Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Jose Museum of Art, Singapore Biennale, 2022 and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Recent awards include a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2020) a Lucas Visual Arts Fellowship at Montalvo Arts Center (2019-2022), and a residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles . Her work is in the collections of Asian Art Museum, De Young Museum, The Avery, Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, Kadist Foundation, JP Morgan, Oakland Museum of California and the San Jose Museum of Art. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris who published her first monograph Shadowtime in 2021. She is co-founder of media collective 0rphan Drift and Chair of Film at California College of the Arts. Mukherjee earned her MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London and BFA in Painting with a minor in Film from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.