The Indian Cultural Society is excited to welcome artist Kanishka Raja for its fall lecture. Raja creates paintings, textiles, installations, and site-specific wall works in which images and information from disparate global settings interlock in complex visual fields. The artist, who divides his time between New York and Kolkata, will discuss the ways in which his work is grounded firmly in colliding world views, both the foreign and the familiar.
Raja received his BA from Hampshire College, an MFA from The Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and India and his works have been included in solo and group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY, New Paltz, the Institute of Contemporary Art – Philadelphia, and the Rose Art Museum, among others.