Rina Banerjee
Selected works
L.A. Louver, 2014
Rina Banerjee / 
Lovely was this witch who drew her orange eggs, 4 or 6, each a DNA she threw in relieving herself an awkward humanity, 2013 / 
acrylic, ink on Birch panel / 
10 5/8 x 13 15/16 x 1/2 in. (27 x 35.4 x 1.3 cm) / 
Framed: 11 1/8 x 14 7/16 x 1 1/2 in. (28.3 x 36.7 x 3.8 cm) / 
Private collection
Rina Banerjee / 
Soldier: overseas and out of place his species seeded dead to grow as common place, bore beautiful flowers of wound, carnage discovered a resin sticky like sweat. He had courage and loyalty when everyone wept and came home emptied while we slept., 2014 / 
gourds, porcelain, cowrie shells, mannequin parts, silk, glass beads, feather fans, brass Moroccan lantern, acrylic horn / 
81 x 20 x 30 in. (205.7 x 50.8 x 76.2 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
Madmen and magic, and medicine too could not rid of her this ugliness, her illness, her form, her figure, her inheritance and in wildest dream she was she, not like her others, 2014 / 
acrylic, ink on paper / 
34 5/8 x 16 1/2 in. (87.9 x 41.9 cm)  / 
Framed: 41 5/8 x 23 1/2 in. (105.7 x 59.7 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
Make me a summary of the world! She was his guide and had traveled on camel, rhino, elephant and kangaroo, dedicated to dried plants, glass houses - for medical study, vegetable sexuality, self-pollination, and fertilization her reach pierced the woods, country by country., 2014 / wood rhino, Chinese umbrellas, linen, beads, pewter soldier, grape vines, glass chandelier drops, wire, nylon and bead flower / 108 x 84 in. (274.3 x 213.4 cm) diameter
Selected works
Rina Banerjee / 
Thieves Clutch and climbed to reach with grasping hands what is already owned, soon will be unowned, like Microbe migrations the movement of objects like possible nourishment snatched have a magnetic attraction, freed from captivity, to be under another sun, accumulated by someone else, by way of theft, from pillage out of museum, from pillage, from sacred temple. This that which can be snagged and snatched caught in an effervescent circulation., 2018 / 
mixed media / 
40 x 21 x 14 in. (101.6 x 53.3 x 35.6 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
She was awake to a live sky winds, water, fire in movement sustained a magical balance / 
She was earth, 2019 / 
acrylic, ink and collage on paper / 
30 x 22 3/8 in. (76.2 x 56.8 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
This bluest of form, this ocean, in the darkest of hour this moonless night, awaked by brown earthly movements, shifts in the night, the tiniest creatures invisible, visible tumble over people as messengers who knew more of what was, in the beneath, invisible, 2018 / 
wood panel, acrylic, sequin, marbled and Batik paper, cow horn, thread, copper nails, silver leaf / 
40 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (101.6 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
Her captivity was once someone's treasure and even pleasure but she blew and flew away took root which grew, we knew this was like no other feather, a third kind of bird that perched on vine intertwined was neither native nor her queens daughters, a peculiar other., 2011 / 
Anglo-Indian pedestal(1860), Victorian birdcage, shells, feathers, gourds, grape wine, coral fractured charlotte doll heads, steel knitted mesh with glass beads, Kenyan tourist sculptures and apple gourds / 
84 x 84 x 72 in. (213.4 x 213.4 x 182.9 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
Beauty was not in the East - her figure was in part a repellent I and his aura was not so neat. The locus of a pleasure stolen from deceit, stubborn and excessive the oriental was transformed in part as objects of sexual bad habits., 2013 / 
acrylic and collage on WC paper / 
29 3/4 x 44 3/4 in. (75.6 x 113.7 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
When mixed with water and some others they were three not four until poppy oil and surfactants discovered drew tension away from surface and unveiled the bacterium that grew out her fourth culture, 2013 / 
acrylic, ink on WC paper / 
30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Rina Banerjee / 
Wild with tobacco and fermented rice, malted barely the saddled with weapon the naked men and could un-flower women, quest for spirits, smoked puffs to recall that hunting is no other animal act but a triumph of a masculine civilation., 2013 / 
acrylic, ink on WC paper / 
30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Installation photography, Group show
Installation photography, Group show
Past works
Rina Banerjee / 
In the Darkest Blossom was a Mythical Beast, Mythical Island, Mythical Sea, 2013 / 
Glass, steel, shells, feather, plastic / 
Dimensions variable / 
55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, 2013
Rina Banerjee / 
Winter's Flower - Raw materials from sea and from foul and even from some exotic mice was eaten by a world hungry for commerce made these into flower, disguised could be savoured alongside whitened rice, 2010  / 
Oyster shells, fish bone, thread, cowrie shells, fur, diety eyes, copper trim, ostrich egg, 
epoxy American buffalo horns, steel, fabricated umbrella structure, steel stand, pigeon feather fans / 
65 x 65 x 53 in. (165.1 x 165.1 x 134.6 cm) / 
Musee Guimet, Paris, 2011
Rina Banerjee / 
She's my country...her breath exploded of putrid death and folly. Her tresses snagged the most prickly greed lured cultures to wet their beds severed family and prayed on hope....she is at war, 2009  / 
Texas long horn steer skull, cowrie shells, steel planters, Hindu ceremony thread, antique mannequin, globes, wire, kitchen towel rack, glass beads, brass bells, Chinese umbrella, Japanese mosquito net, bone beads, copper trim, African necklaces, Chinese lantern, 22 carat gold powder.  / 
96 x 50 x 102 in. (243.8 x 127 x 259.1 cm) / 
Musee Goya, Castres, France, 2012
Rina Banerjee / 
I'll get you my pretty!, 2009 / 
Bottles, fans, cowrie shells, dancing bells, glass vials, Texas Long horn steer skulls, porcelain, sarees, pewter toy soldiers, plastic animals and soldiers, stones, moss, globe, Chinese tea-straining spoons, feathers, crochet lace, glass light bulbs mica  / 
131.9 x 234.25 x 128 in. (335 x 595 x 325.1 cm) / 
Yokohama Triennial: Our Magic Hour, Yokohama, Japan, 2011
Rina Banerjee / 
Within a new and robust capitalism the sword, the ugly and resistant oyster and the pearl made by the oyster's collection of debri soon grew to mean so much when in the world resistant economies opened wide and the market would soon be a single place a pearl made out of commerce and empty of place, rid of oyster, 2007  / 
Mixed media  / 
158 x 158 x 118 in. (401.3 x 401.3 x 299.7 cm) / 
Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2007
Rina Banerjee / 
Take me, take me, take me... to the Palace of Love, 2003  / 
Plastic, antique Anglo-Indian Bombay dark wood chair, steel and copper framework, floral picks, foam balls, cowrie shells, quilting pins, red coloured moss, antique stone globe, glass, synthentic fabric, shells, fake birds  / 
161.4 x 161.4 x 226.4 in. (409.9 x 409.9 x 575 cm) / 
Musee Guimet, Paris, 2011
Rina Banerjee / 
Infectious migrations, 1999 / 
Incense sticks, kumkum, vaseline, turmeric, Indian blouse gauze, fake fingernails and eyelashes, chalk, foam, feathers, fabric, 
Spanish moss, light bulbs, wax, Silly Putty, quilting pins, plastic tubing, latex and rubber gloves, acrylic and dry pigment 
Dimensions variable  / 
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000

1963 Born, Kolkata, India
Lives and works in Manhattan, NY

1995 Masters of Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1993 Bachelors of Science, Polymer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Portrait of Rina  Banerjee. .
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
11 Nov 2021 - 8 Jan 2022
Gallery exhibition
20 Oct 2020 - 30 Jan 2021
Gallery exhibition
8 May - 28 Jun 2014
Gallery exhibition
30 May - 6 Jul 2013
Gallery exhibition
Selected museum exhibitions
The Frist Museum
Nashville, TN
1 Oct 2020 - 10 Jan 2021
Museum exhibition
Contemporary Art Center
New Orleans, LA
18 Nov 2017 - 5 Feb 2018
Museum exhibition
57th International Art Exhibition
Venice, Italy
13 May - 26 Nov 2017
Museum exhibition
Freer/Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art
Washington, D.C.
13 Jul 2013 - 31 May 2014
Museum exhibition

Selected articles
Noor, Tausif. "Forms of Exchange: Rina Banerjee Interviewed by Tausif Noor." Bomb Magazine, 29 July 2019.
bombmagazine.org | full article, PDF

Press, Clayton. "Rina Banerjee, 'Make Me A Summary Of The World' At Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts." Forbes, 9 January 2019.
forbes.com | full article, PDF
Seeberg, Mathias Ussing. "Banerjee: Art commands awareness of our humanness." Indians and Danes: Co-create Now, 2013.
cocreatenow.org | full article, PDF

Mikaeloff, Hervé. "Conversation with Rina Banerjee." Take, Volume III 2013: 56-58.
full article, PDF
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