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Education

 

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder Colorado,  B.F.A

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  M.F.A. 

 

 

Awards, Scholarships, Grants

-Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists, Boulder, Colorado

-Juror Award, Axis Gallery 13th Annual Juried Competition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

-Presidential Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Center,  Snowmass Village, Colorado

-Barbara DeGenevieve Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

 

-Educational Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Exhibitions

2024

TBD, South Asia Institute, Chicago, IL 

TBD, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

TBD, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, South Carolina

2023

-Item Number, Rajiv Menon Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

-Artist Talk, Winnigstad Theater, Portland, Oregon

-Artist Talk, Denver Art Museum

-Tracing Roots, Les Iles Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

-Time To Heal (March For The Ancestors)Amsterdam, Netherlands 

-"Re-Shaping The Sugar" Whitebox Gallery, New York, New York

-In My Home Clothes, Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

-Sense Of Brown, CBK Exhibitions, Netherlands

2022

-Lambi Kahani, Rule Gallery, Marfa, TX

-Bhumi's Daughters, Project For Empty Space, Newark, NJ 

-Migrating Sun, Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

-Breathe Into The Past, Colorado Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Co

-Made in Paint, Golden Art Foundation, New Berlin, NY

-Ankhlave Garden Project,  Flux Factory, Queens, NY

-Caribbean Visions, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

2021

-More is More, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

-Sonder, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC

-Far and Familiar, Rice Gallery, San Francisco, CA

-Pelting Mangoes, Artworks Gallery, Loveland, CO. 

-Ankhlave Garden Project, Queens Botanical Gardens, Queens, NY

-Encounters, Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY

-Unraveled, Restructured, Revealed, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

2020

-Pelting Mangoes, Flsxt Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 

-Material Intentions, Flxst Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

-The Right To Herself, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado

2019

-Home, Is a Place Called Home,  Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado

-In The Fold, Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado

-The New UnNatural, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois 2019

2018

-A Violence, Pulse Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida

-A Violence, Project For Empty Spaces, Newark, New Jersey

-Frame Of Reference, Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado

-Axis Gallery 13th Annual Juried Competition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California 

-Contemporary Photography 2008-2018, Site Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

-Made in Colorado, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado

-Mnemonic, H Gallery, Ventura, California

2017

-Positive, Baltimore Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

-EXPO Chicago 2017, Chicago, Illinois

-MFA Thesis Exhibition-Sullivan Gallery, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

-Blackbox: An Afrotuturist Opus, Sugs Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

-Artists Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California

2016

-The Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

 

-Learning to see Color-Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver, Colorado

 

2015

 

-Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington Indiana

 

-Playing With Beauty, Redline Gallery, Denver, Colorado

 

 

2014

 

- Transcendence, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

 

-Blind Optimism,  University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

 

Collections

 

-Art Institute of Chicago,  Photo Department,  Chicago, Illinois

 

-Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Chicago, Illinois

-Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California

 

-Special Collections, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

-Flatten Museum, St. Olaf University, Northfield, MN

 

 

Selected Publications

-Caribbean Visions, Katzen Arts Center, Catalogue 2022

-New American Paintings West 2022

-Harper's Bazaar, India, Fall 2021

-Elle India, August, Fall, 2021

-All She Makes Art and Culture Magazine, 2021

-Coolitude Vol 2. by Khal Thorabully and Marina Carter, 2021

-The New Unnatural, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Catalogue, 2019

-Mnemonic, An International Collection Of Photography, 2018

-School Of The Art Institute of Chicago Magazine,  Fall 2018

-Axis 13th National Catalogue, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California, 2018

-School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Catalogue, 2018

-Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art Catalogue, 2017

-School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Photo Catalogue,  Essay by Allison Grant 2017

 

-School of The Art Institute of Chicago,  Photo Catalogue,  Essay by Meg Onli  2016

 

-Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

 

-School of The Art Institute Library, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Press/Appearances

-Artist Talk, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Co.

-Artist Talk, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

-Artist Talk, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il 2021

-Artist talk, Columbia College, 2021

https://scroll.in/global/978422/in-new-exhibition-trinidadian-born-renluka-maharaj-reimagines-indian-indentureship-in-technicolor

-https://www.newsbreak.com/illinois/chicago/news/2116473917477/decolonizing-the-archive-a-review-of-renluka-maharaj-at-flxst-contemporary

-Denver Post 10/19

-Art Loft, PBS, Miami, Florida, 2019

-Artist Talk, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2019

-https://www.widewalls.ch/pulse-miami-beach-2018/

-https://coolhunting.com/culture/pulse-art-fair-play-videos-2018/

-‭https://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/07/13/made-in-colorado-exhibit-denver/189625/

-Artist Talk, School Of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2018

-Panel Discussion, Passing and Crossing, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2017

-Easy-Netflix,  2nd Season, Chicago, Illinois (2017)

Residencies/Fellowships Awarded

-Project For Empty Spaces, Newark, NY 2022

-McColl Center, Charlote, NC 2021

-Golden Arts Foundation, New Berlin, NY 2021

-Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont 2018

-Fountainhead Residency Fellowship, Miami, Florida 2018

Organizations

 

-Parlor Room Visiting Artist Program,  School of Art Institute of Chicago 2016-17

 

-Member of the Month of Photography Denver, Denver, Colorado 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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