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.