Sandeep Mukherjee (conceived 1964) is an Indian-American craftsman situated in Los Angeles who works in the space of painting, drawing and establishment workmanship. His work draws in with the talks of cycle craftsmanship, material workmanship, pioneer dynamic composition and customary Eastern craftsmanship, adjusting accentuations on materiality, the genuineness of the performing body and watcher, engineering space, and picture. He is generally known for his cycle arranged, improvisational unique works — frequently artworks in acrylic inks and paints on finished or film-like surfaces — that look to address alterable, streaming matter and liminal domains between emotional experience and objective data. Mukherjee’s initial work was allegorical; his later work, while conceptual, is frequently compared to scene and tiny, regular or divine peculiarities. Los Angeles Times pundit Christopher Knight portrayed it as “overjoyed reflection, worked from variety, line, development and light. Like the dance done by a spinning dervish, who positions himself among material and enormous universes.”
Mukherjee has gotten a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the City of Los Angeles and California Community Foundation, among others. He has displayed globally and his work has a place with public assortments including those of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Colección Jumex. He lives and works In Los Angeles and has been a Professor of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, California starting around 2006.
Early life and career
Mukherjee was brought into the world in Pune, India, in 1964. He at first prepared as a modern designer, acquiring degrees at Manipal Institute of Technology in Mangalore, India (BS, 1986) and University of California, Berkeley (MS, 1988). He labored for a very long time as a specialist at Texas Instruments in Tustin, California, while making workmanship in his off-time. In the wake of taking craftsmanship courses at a junior college somewhere in the range of 1991 and 1993, he selected at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, procuring a BFA in 1996, and finished his examinations at University of California, Los Angeles (MFA, 1999).
Mukherjee previously got basic consideration for solo presentations at Margo Leavin Gallery and the Pomona College Museum of Art, in Los Angeles, and bunch shows at California State University, MOCA Los Angeles (“Conversations,” 2003), and the Hammer Museum. Since that time, he has had solo displays in Bangladesh, Germany, India and the U.S., at Pitzer College, Sister and Chimento Contemporary (California), Brennan and Griffin (New York), Project 88 (Mumbai) and the Dhaka Art Summit, among others. He additionally showed up in bunch displays at MoMA, BravinLee programs, and the MAK Center at the Schindler House.
Recognition and collections
Mukherjee has gotten partnerships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House e.V. (both in 2017), the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (COLA, 2015-6), and the California Community Foundation (2009). He has been granted public craftsmanship commissions for extremely durable establishments in Los Angeles — at SoFi Stadium and the Facebook Headquarters in 2020 — and in Toledo, Ohio, at the James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley United States Courthouse, likewise in 2020.
Mukherjee’s work has a place with the public assortments of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Colección Jumex (Mexico City), Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (New Delhi), Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, and Weatherspoon Art Museum, notwithstanding a few private, corporate and school assortments.