The Colors of Grief, 2012
Mixed media on handmade punjabi paper
12 x 12 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern
Retail Value: $2,700
Chitra Ganesh’s (AIR ’05) drawings, installations, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives and marginal figures typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. Ganesh’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Asia Society, Bronx Museum of Art, the Gawngju Art Museum in Korea, Fondazione Sandretto in Italy, Nature Morte in New Dehli, ZKM in Germany, and the Royal College of Art in London. Ganesh has been awarded grants from the College Art Association, New York Foundation for the Arts, Astraea Visual Arts Fund, New York Community Trust, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Grant. Ganesh earned her BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics from Brown University in1996. In 2001 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.