b. 1979, Mumbai, India
Manjari Sharma is an internationally published photo-based artist born and raised in Mumbai, India, and based in southern California. In addition to many private collections, Sharma’s work is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, and has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions worldwide.
Sharma was awarded 1st Place for The CENTER’s Curator’s Choice Award 2014, and her work was selected for an honorable mention for the Santa Fe Prize in 2012. Her photographs have been selected by Review Santa Fe and featured by the Griffin Museum and Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Rubin Museum of Art, AsiaSociety Museum, and The School of Visual Arts are a few of the places Sharma has been invited to lecture and teach.
Sharma holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from S.N.D.T University, Mumbai, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.