RITHIKA MERCHANT

b. 1986, Bombay, India


EDUCATION

2008                Parsons The New School For Design, New York, U.S.A. BFA(Honours), Fine Arts.

2006                Hellenic International Studies In The Arts, Paros, Greece


SELECTED SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2017                (Forthcoming, November) TARQ, Mumbai, India

                       (Forthcoming, September) Galeria Bien Cuadrado, Barcelona, Spain

2016                Intersections Galeria Combustion Espontanea, Madrid, Spain

2015                Luna Tabulatorum Stephen Romano Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

                       Reliquaries: The Remembered Self TARQ, Mumbai, India (with Suruchi Choksi)

2014                Encyclopedia Of The Strange Tiny Griffon Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany

2013                Mythography Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India

2012                Mitología Comparada Swab Art Fair (presented by Galeria Espai b), Barcelona, Spain

2011                Origin of Species Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India

2009                Worlds Within Words Fabrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal

                       Conversations With Myself Pois.Cafe, Lisbon, Portugal

2008                Collection of Dreams Convento São Francisco De Mertola, Mertola, Portugal


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                G/rove Latitude 28, New Delhi, India (cur. Bhavna Kakar and Adwait Singh)

                       Roots to Healing Northrup Gallery, Goldstein Museum of Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. (cur. Lisa Aston Philander)

2016                Gallery III Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Hortus Deliciarum Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Garana, Romania

                       Statim Finis Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       The Creepy Room Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Language of the Birds: Occult and Art 80WSE Gallery, New York. U.S.A. (cur. Pam Grossman)

2015                Hieroglyphica Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Magica Sexualis Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Rite of Passage Art*ry Gallery, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India (cur. Kanchi Mehta)

                       Not Man The Less, But Nature More Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. (cur. Michela D’Acquisto & Holly Knox Yeoman)

                       Metro Curates Art Fair (presented by Stephen Romano Gallery), The Metropolitan Pavilion,New York, U.S.A.

                       In Missa Interfectionis, Vernum Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2014                Diplomatic Art - Expozitia Retrospectiva Galeria Calpe Timisoara, Romania

                       Abundantia Cornu Copiae Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Diplomatic Art Helios Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

                       In Missa Interfectionis Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

                       Collectiva de Petit Format Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2013                India Art Festival (presented by Gallery Art & Soul), Mumbai, India

                       Crest of the Strawberry Moon Gospel Flat Farm, Bolinas, California, U.S.A.

                       Of The Hand Madder Moon Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

                       Inventari Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2012                Xmas 12/ The Big Group Show Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

                       O Fim Espaço Santo Antonio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                       Sobre El Paper Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

                       Tristesia - Paraphernalia - Memorabilia Fundatia Interart Triade, Timisoara, Romania

                       Tristesia - Paraphernalia - Memorabilia Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Garana, Romania

                       Collectiva d’Estiu Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2011                Barcelona Showcase Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain

                       Collectiva Nadal Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

                       Art de Mercat X-L-XL Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

                       Exhibition Room Who Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal

                       Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai, India

                       Snowball Articule Gallery, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2010                Collectiva Nadal Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

                       De Sanguine Guardia Sanframondi, Benevento, Italy

                       Chic and Cheap Galerie Vivell, Liege, Belgium

                       New Mirror Illustration Who Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal

                       New Mirror Illustration Muuda, Porto, Portugal

2009                Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai, India

2008                Senior Citizens Gallery MC, New York, U.S.A.

                       I'll show you mine, if you show me yours. Parsons Fine Arts Gallery,New York, U.S.A.

2007                City Symphonies/Urban Muck Parsons Fine Arts Gallery,New York, U.S.A.

                       Mentor/Meteor Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2006                HISA Final Show The Hellenic International Studies In The Arts; Paros, Greece

2004                The Armature Project Grand Central Station, New York, U.S.A.


RESIDENCIES

2016                 Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana Garana, Romania

2012                 Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana Garana, Romania

2008                 Convento São Francsico De Mertola Mertola, Portugal


COLLECTIVES

2010 - 2013      HAND Drawing Collective

2008                Permanent Parade


PERFORMANCE/THEATRE

2008                Dansul Cine - Teatro Marques Duque, Mertola, Portugal(Costume Designer)

2008                i follow the sun La Plaza Cultural, East River Amphitheater, Tompkins Square Park,New York,U.S.A. (Producer, Designer and Performer)


PUBLICATIONS

2016                Timber Journal

                       Vol. 6.2, Summer 2016

                       Literary Journal, University of Colorado Boulder, U.S.A Print Edition

2015                Luna Tabulatorum

                       Essays by Decadence Darling, Allison C. Meier and Randall Morris

                       Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Print Edition

                       Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular

                       Essay by Decadence Darling

                       Stephen Romano Gallery/ The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Print Edition           

                       Reliquaries: The Remembered Self

                       Essay by Arshia Sattar

                       TARQ, Mumbai, India. Print Edition

                       Not Man The Less, But Nature More

                       Introduction by Holly Knox Yeoman and Michela D’Acquisto

                       Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland. Print Edition

2014                Einblattdruck Nr. 97”

                       Palm Art Press, Berlin, Germany. Print Edition

                       Diplomatic Art Exhibition Catalogue

                       Timisoara, Romania, December 2014. Print Edition                    

2013                Mythography

                       Essay by Sumesh Sharma, Edited by Zasha Colah

                       Gallery Art & Soul and Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India. Print Edition

                       Limited edition of 500, Artist Book.

2012                Swab Art Fair Exhibition Catalogue

                       Barcelona, Spain, May, 2012. Print Edition

                       Healing The Blue Planet, An Informed Consent by Bane Singh

                       Wordizen Books, Mumbai, India. Print Edition.

                       Cover Image

2011                Snowball

                       Articule Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Print Edition

                       Limited edition Art Book.

                       Barcelona Showcase Exhibition Catalogue

                       Barcelona, Spain. Print Edition

                       Origin Of Species Exhibition Catalogue

                       Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India. Print Edition


OTHER

2017                Konsthistorier (Art Stories) Episode 2: Occultism, SVT2 Sweden, Documentary Series, February 2017.

2015                Art Uncovered BreakThru Radio, Podcast. September 29, 2015. (listen)


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017                Verve Magazine Tata, Huzan “Explore Questions of Geology at G/rove” Web. February 16, 2017. (view)

                       Visual Melt “Rithika Merchant” Web. January 25, 2017. (view)

2016                Verve Magazine “ A Day in the Life of Artist Rithika Merchant” Web. November 14, 2016. (view)

                       Elle Decor India Tolia, Raisa “15 young Indian artists to follow right now” Web. July 26, 2016. (view)

                       Yorokobu Mendoza, Virginia “Ilustraciones que reclaman el espacio de la mujer en la mitología” Web. July 14, 2016. (view)

                       Madrid Art Process “Rithika Merchant : Intersections” Web. June 7, 2016. (view)

                       Tendencias del Mercado del Arte Paredes, Tomas “Rithika Merchant, fusion” nº 93, May 2016, Print Edition

                       Goldworld Di Nuzzo, Diana “Rithika Merchant: Dall’India con amore” Web. April 26, 2016. (view)

                       La Vanguardia Paredes, Tomas “Rithika Merchant, fusion y exotismo” April 10, 2016, Print Edition

                       Las Cosas Del Querer Dubcovsky, Bettina “Rithika Merchant: Intersections” Web. March 28, 2016 (view)

                       Cultura Feten Garrido, Isabel “La galería Combustión Espontánea presenta “Intersections” Web. March 27. 2016. (view)

                       Ladder and Key Priority, Christopher “ 10 Point Profile: Rithika Merchant” Web. March 21, 2016. (view)

                       O Studio Barcelona Calvo, Javier “Cosmogonia Lunar” Web. February 22, 2016. (view)

                       The Huffington Post Frank, Priscilla “Delving Into The Shadowy World Of Occult Art” Web. January 27, 2016. (view)

2015                Manifesto of Decadence Darling, Decadence “Modern Myth: An Interview with Rithika Merchant” Web. December 26, 2015. (view)

                       The Huffington Post Frank, Priscilla “Magica Sexualis: Your Quick And Dirty Guide To The Erotic Occult”  Web. November 10, 2015. (view)

                       Hyperallergic Steinhauer, Jillian “ArtRx NYC” Web. October 13, 2015. (view)

                       Quantum Art Review Power, Kim “Lexicon Infernali at Stephen Romano Gallery” Web. October 11, 2015. (view)

                       The Huffington Post Frank, Priscilla “Exploring The Moon-Centric Mythology Of The Feminine Occult” Web. October 9, 2015. (view)

                       Blopop Magazine Martinez, Luciano “ Blopop Magazine, Features Artist” Web. September 28, 2015. (view)

                       Savant Garde Scher, Robin “The Thin Line Between Nightmares and Reality” Web. September 11, 2015. (view)

                       Cultartes Magazine Baldovin, Nicolae “Cultartes Presents Luna Tabulatorum by Rithika Merchant” September 8, 2015. (view)

                       Phantasmaphile Grossman, Pam “Rithika Merchant show and more”  Web. September 2, 2015. (view)

                       Disinformation “Rithika Merchant: At The Dusk of Identity by Decadence Darling” Web. September 2, 2015. (view)

                       Charivari “Pinturas Esotericas Exploram a Espiritulidade da lua e as Mitologias da Feminilidade” Web. September 2, 2015. (view)

                       Beautiful/Decay Evans, Hayley “Rithika Merchant’s Mysterious And Symbolic Paintings Explore The Mythologies Of The Moon” Web. September 1, 2015. (view)

                       Homegrown Dharmadhikari, Aditi “8 Young Indian Artists Exploring Sex & Sexuality In Important Ways (Vol. II)” Web. September 1, 2015. (view)

                       Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Triebsee, Kim “Rithika Merchant ‘Luna Tabulatorum’ at Stephen Romano Gallery” Web. August 30, 2015. (view)

                       High Fructose Caro “OPUS HYPNAGOGIA” Presents Surreal New Works by Kris Kuksi, Martin Wittfooth, and More” Web. July 16, 2015. (view)

                       Widewalls D. Anika “Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular presented by Stephen Romano” Web. July 16, 2015. (view)

                       The Hindu “Capturing on canvas the passages of life” June 15, 2015, Print Edition (view)

                       The Times of India M. Neelima. “Of internal journeys, shifting perception” June 15, 2015, Print Edition (view)

                       Disinformation “Rithika Merchant - Mosaics of Myths” Web. May 19, 2015. (view)

                       Art Tehelka  Sabnis, Sushma.“The Memory Crucible” Web. April 9, 2015. (view)

                       TARQ blog “When Memories Become Myths” Web. April 4, 2015. (view)

                       TARQ blog “An Interview with Rithika Merchant” Web. March 25, 2015. (view)

                       The Indian Express Lakhe, Amruta. “Remember The Time” March 23, 2015, Print Edition. (view)

                       Brown Paper Bag Mumbai “Easel Money: The Beginners Guide to Buying Art” Web. March 19, 2015. (view)

                       Sunday Mid Day “The past is here” March 8, 2015, Print Edition.

                       Asian in NY Ng, Alison. “4th Annual Metro Curates Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion” Web. January 24, 2015. (view)

2014                Tiny Griffon Gallery blog Simion, Cristina. “Master of the Imaginary” Web. November 6, 2014. (view)

                       The Economic Times Balapurwala, Tasneem.“3 easy steps to buy affordable art: Artists you can invest in” July 10, 2014, Print Edition

                       Artium Oxide “Art of Rithika Merchant : Myths, Rituals, and Folklore” Web. July 4, 2014. (view)

                       Platform Magazine Malhotra, Shruti Kapur. "Forecast: Exploring The Arts" January/February 2014, Print Edition

2013                Art & Deal Magazine Sabnis, Sushma. "Her Myths To Graph"December 2013, Print Edition

                       Better Interiors Mehemdabadwala, Alifiya. "Art Walk: Rithika Merchant" December 2013, Print Edition.

                       The Morning News Rabarison, Karolle. "The Origin of New Species" Web. November 11, 2013. (view)

                       Blouin ArtInfo D'Mello, Rosalyn. "3 Emerging Indian Female Artists to Follow and Collect" Web. October 31, 2013. (view)

                       DNA After Hours Gupta, Boski. "Woman as a hero" October 4, 2013, Print Edition.

                       The Indian Express Lakhe, Amruta. "Of Myths & Legends" October 3, 2013, Print Edition. (view)

                       Homegrown Menon, Mandovi. "Rithika Merchant's Mythography" Web. October 1,  2013. (view)

                       Sunday Mid Day Dalal, Phorum. "She's the real hero" September 29, 2013, Print Edition.

                       Boy Magia Oliveira, Edu. "Inspiracao Art Parte II" Web. September 5, 2013. (view)

                       The Review Review Hoffman, Emily, "New Online Mag Cuts Sharply Through the Din - Review of Cleaver Magazine" Web. July 14, 2013. (view)

                       Cleaver Magazine Rile, Karen. (Editor) "Works on Paper: Comparative Mythology" Issue no. 2,June 2013. (view)

                       Drowning Dogs "Hand written Interview with Rithika Merchant"February 22, 2013. (view)

2012                Arte Manifesto Magazine "La Energia Natural y Geometrica de Rithika Merchant" Web. December 5, 2012.

                       Anormal Magazine Escobar, Felipe. Rithika Merchant: “Creo en la energía de la naturaleza y el universo” Web. November 25, 2012. (view)

                       One Giant Arm Williams, Joe. "Rithika Merchant" Web. November, 3, 2012.

                       Modernism Romania Nasui, Cosmin. "Tristesia-Paraphernalia-Memorabilia" Web. August 13, 2012. (view)

                       Observator Cultural Plamadeala, Michael. "Tristesse - Paraphernalia - Memorabilia, creative camp in the summer heat"Web. August 2012. (view)

                       Zupi Magazine "Mitologia Comparada de Rithika Merchant" Web. August 10, 2012. (view)

                       Art and Science Journal Jones, Lee. "Origin of Species" Web. August 7, 2012. (view)

                       Reteaua Literara Ionita, Adrian. "A Woman For all Seasons" Web. July 3, 2012 (view)

                       The Montreal Review Tung, Robin. "Rithika Merchant" Web. July 2012. (view)

                       Juxtapoz Magazine "Drawings by Rithika Merchant" Web. March 11, 2012. (view)

                       Daily Serving Dailey, Celie. "Rithika Merchant"Web. February 25, 2012. (view)

2011                Metropolitan Barcelona "An Inside Look" October 2011. Print Edition.

                       DNA After Hours Mazumder, Jayeeta. “Bringing Folklore To Canvas” August 30, 2011. Print Edition.

                       Danadoias "Lo Folclorico de Rithika Merchant" Web. May 15, 2011. (view)

                       HAND Drawing Pryor, Kimi. "Artist Focus: Rithika Merchant" Web. May 3, 2011 (view)

                       Megamagro"Rithika Merchant" Web. April 7, 2011.

                       Art Sponge Caire, Patrick. "Magnificent Works on Paper by Rithika Merchant" Web. March 17, 2011 (view)

2010                Of Indian Origin Rao, Nisha John. "Mixing It All Up" Web. Nov 2, 2010. (view)

                       Doodlers Anonymous Okat "Dream Are Necessary" Web. April 21, 2010. (view)



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