Sandeep Mukherjee

Associate Professor of Art
Prof. Sandeep Mukherjee
  • Expertise


    For over a decade Mukherjee’s work has explored the notion of abstracting as a means to image a particular aspect of flowing matter.  Working in painting, drawing and installation, the work has been process oriented and improvisational.  Following multiple paths of inquiry such as imaging the performing body, subtracting the material body  and folding the architectural body, the work continues to explore the relationship between process, affect and image.
    Mukherjee received an MFA from UCLA, and a BFA from Otis College of Art and
    Design, Los Angeles. Born in Pune, India, he lives and works in Los Angeles.
    His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi and the Jumex Collection, Mexico City. Mukherjee has had solo shows at Brennan & Griffin  (New York), Project 88 (Mumbai), Sister and Cottage Home (Los Angeles), at the Margo Leavin gallery (Los Angeles) and the Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont) among others.

  • Work


    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    “Traces and Tears,” Project 88, Mumbai, India, 13 March – 19 April, 2014.

    “New Work,” Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York, New York, 2012

    “New Work,” Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York, New York, 2010

    “New Work,” Project 88, Mumbai, India, 2011

    Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2009

    “Spell,” Broad Center, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 2008

    “Project 21,” Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, 2004

    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2002

    “Redolence,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2000

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    “Earth Bound,” Project 88, Mumbai, India, 2015

    “A Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House,” Pasadena, CA, 2014

    “In Direct Light,” Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

    "Lineamenta" at the Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, 2012

    “Goldmine,” University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, 2011

    “In Side Out,” Susan Inglett  Gallery, New York, NY, 2010

    “Oz: New Offerings from Angel City,” Regional Museum of Guadalajara, Mexico, 2009

    “A New Cosmopolitanism: Preeminence of place in contemporary art,” Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton, 2008

    “Painting’s Edge,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, 2007

    “Drawing and Drawn,”  Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA, 2006

    “Works on Paper,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2005

    “International Paper,” UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2003

    “LA Post-Cool,” curated by Michael Duncan, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, 2002

    “Still And Otherwise,” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1998

    Artist website:

  • Education


    Master of Science
    University of California, Berkeley

    Master of Fine Arts
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Otis Parsons College of Art & Design

    Bachelor of Science
    Mangalore University (India)

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Directed Problems in Studio Art
    • Figure Painting
    • Painting I
    • Painting II
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, 2015

    California Community Foundation Award, Mid-career Artist Fellowship, 2009