The Gund


Artist Talk: Chitra Ganesh

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Community Foundation Theater, The Gund, Free Admission


Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975 Brooklyn, New York, USA) received a BA in Art-Semiotics and Comparative Literature from Brown University, Providence, RI in 1996. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001 and received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, NY in 2002. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA.


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Chitra Ganesh’s two-decade artistic journey is grounded in printmaking, drawing, and painting. She draws influence from science fiction, mid-century Japanese comics, and imagery of the Amar Chitra Katha–a long-running comic series that portrays traditional Indian epics, history, and mythology. Her vivid, visual narratives integrate past and future; physical and imaginary realms, seeking to reconcile the absence of representations of femininity, sexuality, and power in artistic and literary traditions. Her innovative printmaking methods combine woodcut and silkscreen, yielding rich textures, intricate patterns, and brilliant colors. Ganesh’s artwork inspires programming at our Annex space in downtown Mt. Vernon, including artist talks and workshops focused on printmaking, comics, and visual narrative.