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May 14, 2021

Chitra Ganesh appointed Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Art and Art History

Hunter College

Chitra Ganesh. Photo: Margarita Corporan.

Hunter College is pleased to announce the appointment of Chitra Ganesh as an Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Art and Art History.

Chitra Ganesh is an internationally recognized artist whose wall installations, comics, drawings, and mixed-media works address representations of femininity, sexuality, and power. Her projects draw on global array of historical and mythic texts and visual traditions as inspiration and points of departure to complicate received ideas of iconic female forms. Ganesh’s work has been widely exhibited for more than a decade, at national venues including: the Andy Warhol Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Berkeley Art Museum; Bronx Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and the Queens Museum. Most recently, her installation A city will share her secrets if you know how to ask was on view at Leslie Lohman Museum of Art in Soho. International venues include Fondazione Sandretto (Turin, Italy), the Saatchi Museum (London), MOCA Shanghai, Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (Vienna), and Göteborgs Konsthall (Göteborg, Sweden). Ganesh’s work is widely recognized in South Asia, and has been shown at The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (New Delhi), Princes of Wales Museum (Mumbai), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi), Travancore Palace (New Delhi) and the Dhaka Art Summit at Shilpakala Academy (Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Chitra Ganesh earned her BA in Comparative Literature and Art-Semiotics from Brown University, and received her MFA from Columbia University. She was named Robina Foundation Fellow for Arts and Human Rights at Yale University Law School; US Art in Embassies Program resident in NIROX, South Africa; Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts; and Artist-in-Residence at New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program. Ganesh has received numerous grants including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts, and awards from the Art Matters Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and New York Community Trust.

The Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College offers a BA, BFA, and MFA in Studio Art. The nationally ranked MFA is an affordable three-year program designed to offer broad opportunities for artists to develop their work and an ongoing studio practice in an environment that encourages experimentation, production, and critical dialogue. MFA students work with Hunter’s outstanding fulltime faculty both individually in tutorials and in small seminars focusing on student work and contemporary practice, as well as in classes in the theory, criticism, and history of art. Located at the corner of Hudson and Canal in Tribeca in Manhattan, the Hunter MFA offers students and faculty exceptional access to the intellectual, cultural, and creative resources that New York has to offer.

Application deadline for Hunter’s MFA in Studio Art for the fall semester of 2022 is January 15, 2022. For details on how to apply and links to the application and other important information, visit: huntermfastudio.org.

Graduate inquiries: gradart [​at​] hunter.cuny.edu

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