Manjari Sharma (1979, born and raised in Mumbai, India) makes work that is rooted in portraiture addressing the issues of identity, multiculturalism, and personal mythology. Manjari's work has been awarded, published and exhibited internationally. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Kunst Museum De Moritzburg, Halle, Germany, Asia Society, Houston, Carlos Museum, Emory University (upcoming), are a few selected places where her works have been invited. Selected as an honorable mention for the coveted Santa fe Prize, Manjari's work has been recognized in print and online by The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Monocle, Geo, The New Yorker, CNN, LA Times and NPR to name a few. Manjari has guest lectured and critiqued at The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Rubin Museum of Art, AsiaSociety, and The School of Visual Arts. Manjari's work can be found in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston amongst various private collections. Manjari currently resides in southern California with her husband, two daughters and a puppy.