Sandeep Mukherjee

Working in painting, drawing and installation, Mukherjee positions his work in abstraction that is both phenomenological and ontological - where aesthetics informs experience and art researches its own specific conditions. Improvisational and process based, Mukherjee's work investigates materiality and the body as a means to resist identity and conceptual determination. The work asserts pleasure and embodied criticality in order to inhabit an expanded field of structural logic and subjectivity. Following multiple paths through figuration, the performing body, architecture as site and trace as abstraction, the work continues to explore the tension between process, image, affect and meaning.

Mukherjee received an MFA from UCLA, and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Born in Pune, India, he lives and works in Los Angeles and is a Professor of Art at Pomona College. His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; UCLA Hammer Museum. Mukherjee has had solo shows at Brennan and Griffin (New York), Project 88 (Mumbai), Sister and Cottage Home (Los Angeles), at the Margo Leavin Gallery (Los Angeles) and the Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont) among others. His projects include a solo at the 2016 Dhaka Art Summit. Mukherjee was named the recipient of the 2015 – 16 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship granted by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

He has also recently been awarded the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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