Grant Summary
Artist Statement
Ganesh's drawing-based practice brings to light narrative representations of femininity, sexuality, and power typically absent from canons of literature and art. Her wall installations, comics, charcoal drawings, and mixed media works on paper often take historical and mythic texts as inspiration and points of departure to complicate received ideas of iconic female forms. Her vocabulary draws from surrealism, expressionism, Hindu and Buddhist iconography, and South-Asian pictorial forms, connecting these with contemporary mass-mediated visual languages of comics, science fiction, and illustration. Upcoming projects include the Queer Power Facade Commssion at the Leslie Lohman Museum 2020-2021. Ganesh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Urgency 2020, Chitra Ganesh, Digital Print, 45 x 65 inches. Commissioned for Public Art Fund Art on the Grid Exhibition. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Her Garden, a mirror 2018, Chitra Ganesh Site-specific installation at the Kitchen, NYC. Courtesy of the artist.

  • ReBirth 2020, Chitra Ganesh, 40 x 60 inches. Mixed media on paper. Courtesy of the artist.