Contemporary Artists Collection
Rina Banerjee (b. 1963)

Rina Banerjee is an Indian-born, New York-based contemporary artist known for her multimedia installations, sculptures, and works on paper. Born in Kolkata, India, Banerjee immigrated to the United Kingdom as a child and later moved to the United States. She has developed a distinctive artistic practice that explores themes of identity, migration, globalization, and the blending of cultures.

Banerjee's artworks often feature a vibrant and eclectic mix of materials, including found objects, textiles, taxidermy, and various cultural artifacts. Her use of diverse materials reflects the interconnectedness of cultures in an increasingly globalized world. Through her art, she addresses issues related to diaspora, hybridity, and the ways in which different cultures intersect and influence each other. Her artistic practice invites viewers to contemplate the fluidity of identity and the interconnectedness of diverse global narratives.

Banerjee's notable exhibitions include "Make Me a Summary of the World" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2018), a mid career retrospective which travelled to several museums in the US.

Rina Banarjee - Native Siren

Glass vials, brass bones, brass wire, steel basket, wood, Teflon cords, synthetic nylon, polyester hair, pigeon feather and shells on steel base
44 1/8” x 25 5/8” x 26 3/8”