Rina Banerjee, ‘Not so so silent, outspoken when there be disgusting disaster she be named "Sky" loved both bees and flies. Seasons surrendered when her temper chased away and colored flaming and flowered sent her pleasures of spring to widen, open where once then and hence before could be waiting could now be rendered in her tickle and fancy!’, 2014, 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