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Luncheon with Manjari Sharma

Manjari Sharma (1979, born and raised in Mumbai, India) makes work that is rooted in portraiture addressing the issues of identity, multiculturalism, and personal mythology. Manjari’s work has been awarded, published, and exhibited internationally. Manjari’s series ‘Darshan’ is a photographic re-imagining of Hindu deities and has garnered her wide critical acclaim. She was awarded 1st place for The CENTER’s Curator’s Choice award by Malcolm Daniel, M.F.A. Houston and her works have been recognized in print and online by The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Monocle, Geo, Wired, CNN, LA Times, The Huffington Post and NPR to name a few. Manjari has guest lectured at The School of M.F.A, Boston, The Rubin Museum of Art, AsiaSociety, and The School of Visual Arts and her work can be found in the permanent collection of The MET, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Carlos Museum, and Birmingham Museum of Art amongst various private collections. Manjari’s book titled Darshan was recently published by Nazraeli Press and she was included in Sasha Wolf’s “Photowork” published by Aperture Foundation, 2019. Manjari is based in LA with her husband, two daughters, and a puppy.