Rina Banerjee, ‘Hardness of living in one place, like horn, and too many thorns made her throat fall in her, scratched her to utter without flutter, inhaled malice softly from her neighbors, at last after forever she grew more older, never meaner and produced breath of odoers that sent for new migrations.’, 2017, Galerie Nathalie Obadia

About Rina Banerjee

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.

Indian, b. 1963, Kolkata, India, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2015
New York,
Rina Banerjee: Tropical Urban
2014
Venice,
Rina Banerjee: Disgust