Chitra Ganesh

New York

Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn based visually artist who is widely recognized for her experimental use of comic and large-scale narrative forms to communicate submerged histories and alternate articulations of femininity to a broader public.

Ganesh received her BA from Brown University magna cum laude in 1996, and graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in 2002.

Over the past 15 years, Ganesh’s drawing based practice has extended to include large-scale wall installations, comics, billboards, comics, photography, and collaboration.

Ganesh has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts (2012); The Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist Residency (2014); Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Art Matters Foundation (2010), and NY Community Trust (2006) among many others.

Solo exhibitions and projects include

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Gothenburg Kunsthalle
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • PS 1/ MOMA
  • Mabel Smith Library Rutgers University.

Ganesh’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad including

  • Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai)
  • Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (New Delhi)
  • Fondazionne Sandretto (Turin)
  • Saatchi Museum(London)
  • Queens Museum (NY),
  • Berkeley Museum (CA)
  • San Jose Museum (CA)
  • IVAM (Spain).

Ganesh’s work is held in prominent public collections including at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Philadelphia Museum, San Jose Museum, Saatchi Collection, and Devi Art Foundation.

Ganesh and Ghani have been collaborating on Index of the Disappeared since 2004, and were most recently awarded a Juncture Fellowship in Arts & Human Rights by the Yale University Law School.