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Artist Talk: Rina Banerjee

Rina Banerjee

4:00 pm | 9/5/2019 | 10 Stephens Hall (ISAS Conf. Room) | Until 6:00 pm | 9/5/2019

Speakers: Rina Banerjee, Artist; Sugata Ray, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art. Moderator: Dipti Mathur, Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, Hosfelt Gallery

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to welcome Artist Rina Banerjee to UC Berkeley. The evening will include an artist talk with Rina Banerjee, followed by a conversation between Prof. Sugata Ray and Prof. Atreyee Gupta. The conversation will be moderated by Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative and Collector of contemporary South Asian art collector of contemporary South Asian art, Dipti Mathur.

Rina Banerjee was born in Calcutta, India in 1963. She grew up in London, England, and eventually moved to New York, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Engineering at Case Western University in 1993 and took a job as a polymer research chemist upon graduation. After several years, she left the science profession to receive her Masters in Fine Arts from Yale University in 1995. Banerjee’s work has been exhibited internationally, including but not limited to New York, NY; Paris, France; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles, CA; New Delhi, India; Milan, Italy; Singapore; and notably a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC in 2013. The artist’s works are also included in many private and public collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Queens Museum, Queens, NY; and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Rina Banerjee currently lives and works in New York City.

Rina Banerjee’s work will be on display at the Hosfelt Gallery (260 Utah Street, San Francisco) from September 07 – October 12, 2019. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 4 – 6 PM.

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