Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm; lecture by artist, 5 pm
Curator’s Tour: Thursday, September 29, 5:30 pm
Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Mumbai, now living in the US. Her multimedia work reflects her background as a Jewish Indian woman raised in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India and educated in Catholic and Zoroastrian schools. Inspired by traditions as diverse as Indian miniature painting, Byzantine icons, illuminated manuscripts, and American Pop Art, she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic that includes cultural, religious and feminist narratives.