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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

-2019-Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists, Boulder, Colorado

-2018-Juror Award, Axis Gallery 13th Annual Juried Competition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California

-2018-Presidential Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Center,  Snowmass Village, Colorado

-2018-NYC Portfolio Reviews, New York, New York

 

-2015-Barbara DeGenevieve Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

 

-2015-Educational Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Upcoming 2022

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

-Caribbean Visions, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

-Solo show TBD, Rule Gallery, Denver, Co. 

Selected Exhibitions​

2021

-TBD, 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

 

 

Selected Publications

-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, 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