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RINA BANERJEE

Born 1963 in Kolkata, India.
Lives and works in New York City.

In her art practice, Rina Banerjee draws on her multinational background and personal history as an immigrant, focusing on ethnicity, race, migration, and American Diasporic histories. The artist’s sculptures feature a wide range of globally sourced materials, textiles, colonial/historical, and domestic objects. Inspiration for her drawings comes from Indian miniatures, Chinese silk paintings, and Aztec drawings. For Banerjee, her use of materials not only recalls past cultural legacies but also questions the functionality of materials themselves.