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with Manjari Sharma


The inner landscape of the human mind is rich with material that can become your greatest muse. Through portfolio sharing and group critique, this one-day workshop with esteemed artist, Manjari Sharma, aims to collaboratively mine each artist's unique perspective and strengths. We will collectively discuss different strategies and approaches to further develop each artist's distinctive voice and personal vision. Participants will engage in deep reflection about their own practice, and will be given a roadmap and set of tools to refine their creative journey moving forward.

Participants are asked to bring a portfolio of 20 - 30 images. Printed images are preferred.


This workshop is limited to 16 participants. 

Manjari Sharma, currently based in LA, was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and makes art that addresses issues of memory, identity, multiculturalism, and personal mythology. After moving to New York City, she gained notoriety for her long-term project titled The Shower Series. With this series, Sharma began creating work that was just as much about the materiality of water, as it was about the inner landscape of the human mind. Expanding her art practice, Sharma has continued incorporating sound, motion, projection, and collage into her work. Sharma's project Darshan (Published by Nazraeli press) is a photographic re-imagining of Hindu deities that garnered her wide critical acclaim.


In 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned Sharma to create a collaborative piece that received international praise and recognition. Sharma's work has been seen in The New York Times, Vice Magazine, CNN, LA Times, The Huffington Post, and NPR, to name a few. Works from her projects have been published, exhibited, and traveled to galleries, museums, and festivals worldwide. Sharma's work is in the permanent collection of The Met, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Carlos Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, amongst various private collections.

Date: September 29th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CT
Cost: $295 
Columbia College Chicago Student Center, 754 S Wabash Ave

Refunds will be processed with a 15% fee. No refunds will be given after September 1st.

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