The Class of 1960s Scholars in Art are pleased to welcome Rina Banerjee on April 9th for a virtual artist talk followed by a Q & A.
Known for her large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced throughout the world, New York–based Indian artist Rina Banerjee’s iridescent sculptural installations and dreamy, exotically colored drawings and paintings of birds, beasts, and demigods explore fusions of materials and cultures. Her work typically incorporates a wide range of objects and media, including taxidermy alligators, wooden cots, ostrich eggs, light bulbs, umbrellas, saris, pigments, shells, and feathers. Banerjee has called her practice an examination of diasporas and journeys, “specific colonial moments that reinvent place and identity.” Synthesizing mythology, religion, anthropology, and fairy tales, she is equally informed by Western culture and Eastern tradition, particularly Tibetan, Himalayan, and Indian art.
For more information on Rina’s work visit: rinabanerjee.com