Manjari Sharma

Manjari Sharma

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25% of proceeds from this photograph benefit:

Café Arpan, an initiative of the Yash Charitable Trust, Mumbai India


Siya, Surface Tension, 2020

8 x 10 inches

Chromogenic print

Open and unsigned edition

About the artist:

Manjari Sharma (1979, born and raised in Mumbai, India) makes work that is rooted in portraiture addressing the issues of identity, multiculturalism, and personal mythology. Manjari's work has been awarded, published, and exhibited internationally. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Kunst Museum De Moritzburg, Halle, Germany, Asia Society, Houston, Carlos Museum, Emory University, are a few selected places where her works have been invited for group and solo shows. Manjari's series Darshan (a Sanskrit term meaning "apparition"), is a photographic re-imagining of Hindu deities and has garnered her wide critical acclaim.

In describing Manjari's work Stephen C. Pinson, curator of photography Metropolitan Museum of Art writes: "At first sight, Sharma's creations are so disarming. They are hard to pin down because they don't fit neatly into common pictorial categories. The images seem both real and not real."

She was awarded 1st place for The CENTER's Curator's Choice award by Malcolm Daniel, Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and was selected as an honorable mention for the coveted Santa Fe Prize. Works by Manjari have been recognized in print and online by The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Monocle, Geo, The New Yorker, Wired, CNN, LA Times, The Huffington Post and NPR to name a few.

Manjari has guest lectured and critiqued at The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Rubin Museum of Art, AsiaSociety, and The School of Visual Arts and her work can be found in the permanent collection of The MET, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Carlos Museum amongst various private collections. Manjari is currently based in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, two daughters, and a puppy.

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Ojai Institute and LUM ART ZINE are pleased to partner on a fundraiser to give support to artists and the nonprofits they care about. 

Each photograph will be printed 8 x 10 inches in an open and unsigned edition. The photographs are $100 each and will only be available now through May 31, 2020.

25% will benefit the artist

25% will benefit a nonprofit designated by the artist

25% will benefit the next print run of LUM ART ZINE

25% will benefit the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize

Works will be printed and shipped in the beginning of June. Expedited printing and shipping may be possible with a rush fee. Sales tax and a flat shipping rate of $5 for within the United States are additional. 

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