Ranu Mukherjee is an artist making work underpinned by a neo-futurist perspective and identification with an expanded body. Her hybrid films, textiles, and works on paper probe ways that contemporary life is shaped by processes of creolization and nomadic conditions. She composes from a wide variety of source material and engages viewers through a culturally hybrid and visibly crafted aesthetic.
Mukherjee’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally in New Delhi, Jakmel, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berlin, Turin, Belfast, Capetown and Budapest. She held her first solo museum project at the San Jose Museum of Art in 2012, and was exhibited in Bay Area Now 6 in 2011. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris and opened ‘Apparitions’, her second solo exhibition with the gallery, in November 2013. Her first public art commission goes up in 2014 for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Market Street Kiosk Poster series. Her London based collective artist 0rphan drift, co-founded in 1994, continues as 0rphan portal- a collaborative project with Capetown artist Mer Roberts. Mukherjee’s work is included in private collections as well as collections of the San Jose Museum of Art and the Kadist Foundation.
Mukherjee holds an MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London and a BFA in painting and film from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. She taught for many years at Goldsmiths college, London. She began teaching core classes within CCA’s MFA and undergraduate media arts programs in 2004 and became an Associate Professor in 2011. She is currently Assistant Chair of the Graduate Program where she teaches in studio art and social practice. Mukherjee has seven-year-old triplets and almost fully grown tentacles.
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
MFA, Royal College of Art