It took just four days for visual artist Chitra Ganesh to breathe life into a grand, wall-sized mural of a woman’s body in the Clifford Gallery.
“Ganesh’s mural is as playful as it is insistent on liberatory worlds where difference is celebrated,” says Associate Professor of Art Margaretha Haughwout.
This fabric and paint piece is but one component of Ganesh’s greater exhibition, which features framed panels of her feminist comics and a gallery of print-made images inspired by Sultana’s Dream, a Bengali feminist utopian story.
Ganesh’s work is based out of Brooklyn, N.Y., and has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Kiran Nadar Museum in Delhi. Her interests in literature, science fiction, and feminism inform her pieces.
In addition to her artist talk in Golden Auditorium, Ganesh hosted a zine workshop at which students were encouraged to create their own reactionary comic art. Ganesh also welcomed class visits to the gallery during her stay, and offered critiques to senior art majors currently working on their thesis art projects.