Made of sugary sin and sweet greed she was wide eyed and relentless when plenty of nectar and flower brought also a mood much too sour, unleashed her, her all that was bad in power

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 On Artsy

2016
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2015
Rina Banerjee: Tropical Urban, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York
2015
Rina Banerjee: Migration's Breath, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore
2014
Rina Banerjee: Disgust, L.A. Louver, Venice