Alakananda Mukerji

Alakananda Mukerji

Professor, Studio Art

Brownson Hall, Room 209
Tuesday & Friday 12:00-1:30PM; Wednesday 12:00-2:00PM
alka.mukerji@mville.edu
(914) 323-5331

About Me

I am Alakananda Mukerji, and I grew up on the River Ganges. I have long since left the narrow streets of Benaras, where life is awash in a flood of color and a constant stream of souls. Yet however far I may find myself from those ancient riverbanks, my memory, my art, and indeed my very being is forever caught up in the notion of endless, sacred flow.
 People and faces, the surge of sounds, the unfathomably old commingling with the untarnishably new — all the rhythms and rhymes of India — this is the wellspring of who I am. I flow from this source, but I have become the river — changing, evolving, and flowing. And what flows from me, my painting, is often a conversation between the me that was and the me that is becoming. Memories, media, materials — bits of canvas, pieces of the past, anything I can get a hold of — this is my art. I am the medium. I am the flow.

Current Courses
Techniques of Painting
Watercolor Painting
Lithography
Art Design and the Computer
Figure Drawing
Education
Art History, Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University
Master of Arts, SUNY New Paltz
Master of Fine Arts, Banaras Hindu University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Banaras Hindu University
Feature Publications

December 16, 2014

Exhibitor
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, N.Y.

December 16, 2014

Exhibitor
Byram Library Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut

Byram Library Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut

December 02, 2014

Exhibitor
Queens Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.

Queens Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.

December 01, 2013

Exhibitor
The Hammond Museum, North Salem, N.Y.

The Hammond Museum, North Salem, N.Y.

Awards & Grants

Merit Scholarship for B.F.A. and M.F.A., Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India) Fellowship for Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of Greece Fellowship of the University Grants Commission, India