Sreshta Rit Premnath
Born in Bangalore, India, 1979
Lives and works in New York, U.S.A
Solo Exhibitions
2017 Cadere/Rose, Nomas Foundation, Viale Somalia, Rome (8 March - 12 April)
2014 Knot Not Nought, KANSAS, New York
2013 Plot, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2012 Folding Rulers, Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis
The Last Image, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago
2011 Surrender, Alcott Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rhizome, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, New York
Storey's End, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin
2010 LEO (procedures in search of an original index), GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Zero Knot, Art Statement, Art 41 Basel, Basel (with GALLERYSKE)
2009 On Certainty, self-curated show, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2008 Black Box, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2007 K(C)APUT, a Spacelab at Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2004 Site/Seeing, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2001 In Transit, Edinburgh Collage of Art, Edinburgh
Group Exhibitions
2016 Recursive States, Spring Break Art Show 2016, New York
Commissions 2016, Art Dubai, curated by Yasmina Reggad, Dubai
2015 After Midnight, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, The Queens Museum, New York
So-called Utopia, curated by Yesomi Umolu, Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago
Codes of Culture, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2013-2014 Art Walk: Water, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Europalia, Liege
2013 Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
Liminal Sites, curated by , Kaytie Johnson, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia
Surface Tension, curated by Jakob Korczynski, Oakville Galleries, Toronto
The Hollow Center, curated by Nina Horisaki-Christens, Smack Mellon, New York
Imaginary Friends, Interstate Projects, New York
2012 Its Endless Undoing, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York
Its Endless Undoing, curated by Matt Keegan, Michele Didier, Paris
Contested Territories, curated by Miguel Amando, Dorsky Gallery, New York
2011 Shadow Lines, Biennale Jogja XI, curated by Alia Swastika and Suman Gopinath, Jogja
The Matters Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransico
Water Water Everywhere, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Rotunda Gallery, New York
2010 Before and After, curated by Bill Cournoyer, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris
Spectral Evidence, 1A Space, Hong Kong
Punctum II, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 We Must Indeed All Hang Together, curated by Beth Capper, Paige Johnson, Ariel Pittman and Kelly Shindler, at SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
Moment as Monument (A Selection from Travancore), Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Beyond the Instance of an Ending, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst
Group show, Lawrence Eng Gallery, Vancouver
The Third Side (Studies in Radical Nostalgia), Performance works NW, Portland
Contemporary Art From India, Lawrence Eng Gallery, Vancouver
A perfect Human, curated by Milena Hoegsberg and Megha Ralapati, Dorsch Gallery, Miami
Back, Forth and Round About, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
Good Looking, Vision and Society in Contemporary Art, Grey Noise Gallery, Lahore,
Dear Jabir, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Guild Gallery, Mumbai
On Certainty, self-curated show, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, NY
2008 CURRENT, curated by Nivedita Magar, featuring works by Avinash Veeraraghavan, Sakshi Gupta, Minam A, and Sreshta Premnath at GALLERYSKE, Bangalore.
The Stories We Tell, a program of experimental short videos, part of NY Arab and South Asian Film Festival, Art In General, New York
2007 Unnamable Name, curated by Todd Ayoung, Tompkins County Library, Ithaca, New York
Between To and From, curated by Veronica Mijelshon and Eleanor Eichenbaum, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
Usufruct, curated by Seth Nehil, Linfield Art Gallery, Oregon
Sultana's Dream, curated by Jaishree Abhichandani, Exit Art, New York
Transfixed, a program of experimental short videos curated by Yamini Nayar, part of NY Arab and South Asian Film Festival, Alwan For The Arts, New York
If Then As If, curated by Branden Koch, Brooklyn, New York
Spectral Evidence, curated by Steven Lam, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2006 In The Country of Last Things Forever, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey
How To Wave A Flag In A Vacuum, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, New York
Yamini Nayar and Sreshta Premnath, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
MFA Thesis Show, Bard College, New York
Gilded Pony Performance Festival, Troy, New York
Spam, performance at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn New York
2004 International Sculpture Symposium, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
2003 The Traveling, (collaboration with Alison O. Daniel), a Spacelab at Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2002 One Week, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
ABC Learning to Paint, Joseph McCullough Centre for Visual Arts, Cleveland, Ohio
Yale-Norfolk student exhibition, Norfolk, Connecticut
Sculpture, Carl-Gordon-Bostwick Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2001 Shoeless Show, Joseph McCullough Centre for Visual Arts, Cleveland, Ohio
Residencies
2013 Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
T.A.J Residency, Bangalore
2011 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italy
2009 Resident, Skowhegan School of Art, ME
2008 - 09 The Whitney Museum of Art, Independent Study Program, New York
2002 Fellow, Yale-Norfolk Painting Residency, Yale University CT, USA
Grants and Awards
2013 Edward and Sally Van Lier fund of the New York Community Trust
2012 Arthur Levitt Jr. '52 Fellowship, Williams College
2011 Art Matters Foundation Grant
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship
2007 Tuition Grant, for study at Whitney Independent Study Program
2003-2006 Portfolio Grant, towards MFA at Bard College
The Otto F. Ege Memorial Award, for equal achievement in studio art and scholarly pursuit, from The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA)
The Third Agnes Gund Award, awarded to six outstanding seniors for travel or study post-graduation by CIA
Northeast Ohio's Best and Brightest, mentioned in May issue of Northeast Ohio Live magazine
2002 ISC International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Sculpture Award. Mentioned in Sculpture magazine
Joseph McCullough Painting Scholarship. Honorary scholarship awarded to 8 students selected from the top 30% of the class, based on academic merit and portfolio
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale-Norfolk Summer residency
Gabriele Gossner award for my installation in the Student Independent Exhibition
1999-2001 Honorary Scholarship
Edward Frost Travel Scholarship towards my exchange program in Edinburgh
Eastman-Bolton Memorial Prize awarded to a 3rd or fourth year painting major for excellence in painting
1998 Portfolio grant towards study in CIA
Editorial
2004- Founder Editor, Shifter Magazine (www.shifter-magazine.com)
2006 Founder of The Museum of Contextual Amputations
www.museumofcontextualamputations.org
2005 Assistant to US Editor, Domus Magazine
2008 Heidi Fichtner, Black Box review, in Flash Art
Marta Jakimovicz, Collapse of Certainty, The Deccan Herald, Bangalore
Warren Greenwood, Conceptual Ithaca, The Ithaca Times
2007 Holland Cotter, Spectral Evidence reviewed in New York Times Art Review
Spectral Evidence reviewed on ArtForum.com
Shifter Magazine reviewed by poet, Linh Dinh on International Exchange for Poetic Invention
2006 Yamini Nayar & Sreshta Premnath Reviewed in Time-Out NYC
Yamini Nayar & Sreshta Premnath Reviewed in Flavorpill, NYC
Published work in FO A RM magazine. Issue #5 "Autonomy"
2005 Published work in FO A RM magazine. Issue #4 "Topography"
Marta Jakimowicz, Goading Reality to Self Express, The Deccan Herald, Bangalore
2004 Published work in FO A RM magazine Issue #2 "Duals/Doubles"
2002 Sculpture magazine, ISC International Sculpture Center, Outstanding Student Achievement in Sculpture Award
Press
2010 Ambiguities of The Symbol, Marta Jakimowicz, The Deccan Herald
Beast a Man Can Get, Jaideep Sen, Time Out Bangalore
Aspect Blindness: Arnold Kemp and Sreshta Rit Premnath, By Thom Donovan, Art 21 Blog
Between Forgetting and Remembering, by Koon Yee-wan, Muse Issue 41, Sep 2010
Spectral Evidence, by Doretta Lau, Critic's Pick on ArtForum.com
Spectral Narrative in Hong Kong, by Robin Peckham, Art Slant
The Spectal of Power, by Nalini S Malaviya, The Bangalore Mirror, June 6 2010.c
2009 Younger Than Jesus, Artist Directory, published by The New Museum, New York
Once in Blue Moon, review by Zehra Jumabhoy in Art India
Contemporary Art from India, reviewed in Canadian Art
Back, Forth and Round About, reviewed in by David Rothenberg in Evil Monito
To Err is Perfect, A Perfect Human, reviewed on Artlurker.com by David Rohn
2008 Current, reviewed in Deccan Herald Bangalore by Marta Jakimovicz
Black Box, reviewed in Flash Art by Heidi Fichtner
Collapse of Certainty, Black Box reviewed in The Deccan Herald Bangalore by Marta Jakimovicz
Conceptual Ithaca, Unnameable Name reviewed in The Ithaca Times by Warren Greenwood
2007 Spectral Evidence, reviewed in New York Times Art Review by Holland Cotter
Spectral Evidence, reviewed on ArtForum.com
Shifter Magazine reviewed by poet, Linh Dinh on International Exchange for Poetic Invention
2006 Yamini Nayar and Sreshta Premnath, Reviewed in Time-Out NYC
Yamini Nayar and Sreshta Premnath, Reviewed in Flavorpill, NYC
Published work in FO A RM magazine. Issue #5, Autonomy
2005 Published work in FO A RM magazine. Issue #4, Topography
Goading Reality to Self Express, Reviewed of Site/Seeing in The Deccan Herald, Bangalore, India by Marta Jakimovicz
2004 Published work in FO A RM magazine Issue #2 Duals/Doubles
2002 Sculpture magazine. ISC (International Sculpture Center) Outstanding Student Achievement in Sculpture Arward
Education
2007-2008 Studio Art Fellow, The Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2003-2006 MFA, Studio Art, The Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts, Bard College, Annandale, New York
2002 Undergraduate exchange program, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
1998-2003 BFA, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. Major: Painting with minors in Digital Arts, Photography and Social Studies
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