Chitra Ganesh was born in 1975 at Brooklyn, New York. In 1996 she received BA (Art-semiotics and Comparative Literature) from Brown University, and completed her M.F.A. Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY in 2002. The artist has served as School Programs Lecturer and Liberty Partnership Instructor, Museum of Modern Art from 2004. Her select exhibits are ‘739 feet running wall’, Gwangju Contemporary Art Museum, Korea (2005); ‘Home and The World’, Mason Gross School of he Arts, Rutgers University, NJ (2005); ‘Characters: Scene I and Scene II’, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ (2005); ‘Floorplay’, Brooklyn College Art Gallery, NY (2004), and Theory of Relative Power, Abrons Art Gallery, NY (2003) among others. The awards and residencies she has won are New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2005); Headlands Center for the Art Project Space Residency (2005); Astraea Visual Arts Award (2004); College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship (2001); Roberta Jocelyn Award for Excellence in Art (1996), and Rosalie Colie Award for Outstanding Work in Comparative Literature (1996). She currently lives in Brooklyn.