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RANJANI SHETTAR

150th Anniversary | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jasper Johns, US
Richard Serra, US
Ed Ruscha, US
Kerry James Marshall, US
Julie Mehretu, US
Vija Celmins, Latvia
Sarah Sze, US
Xu Bing, China
Siah Armajani, Iran
Gabriel Orozco, Mexico
Wangechi Mutu, Kenya
Ranjani Shettar, India

"Each of the prints are compelling in their own right, and when considered together within the portfolio, the range of perspectives and practices represented by this tremendous group of artists speaks to the power of valuing diversity and difference, in seeking new ways of seeing and understanding the world, and in making connections through art and creative expression."

Max Hollein
Director - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Alae alae, 2021

We are honored and delighted that RANJANI SHETTAR has been chosen as one of the twelve artists invited to create a special print for this commemorative portfolio.

Ranjani's works have been the subject of several museum exhibitions including solo presentations at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (The MET) (2018), The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2019), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) (2009); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2011); The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, MA (2008); The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (2008-9) and Hermes Fondation, Singapore (2011).

Her works have also been featured in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY (2010); Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi (2011, 2012, 2013), 5th Moscow Biennale (2013); 10th Liverpool Biennial, UK (2010); 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, PA (2008); 9th Lyon Biennial, France (2007); 8th Sharjah Biennial (2007); 15th Sydney Biennale, Australia (2006); Art Tower Mito, Japan, Artpace, Texas (2006); Marian Goodman Gallery (2006), Cartier Fondation, Paris (2005); Sainsbury Center, UK (2005), Wexner Center, OH (2005), The Walker Art Center, MN (2003), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy (2003) and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2003). In 2012, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York the artist created a limited-edition project, Varsha.  Shettar has had nine solo exhibitions at Talwar. Ranjani Shettar lives and works in Karnataka, India.

“The talent, creativity, and generosity of the artists—all of whom made prints specifically for this portfolio project—was truly exceptional. The artists were given complete artistic freedom, and the powerful and poetic works they created capture the vitality and dynamism of contemporary printmaking…The portfolio does more than commemorate this historic occasion; rather, it is a work that future generations will study and enjoy.”

Jennifer Farrell
Curator - The Metropolitan Museum of Art