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Sreshta Rit Premnath
updated: 08/17/2014
website: circumscript.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Folding Rulers (at CAM St Louis)
Folding Rulers (at CAM St Louis)
Folding Ruler #3
Folding Ruler #7
The Last Image
The Last Image
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EX / X
EX / X
Green Screen
Storeys End (installation view at Galerie Nordenhake Berlin)
Toners Dyes
Leo (installation view at YBCA, San Francisco)
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Blue Book, Moon Rock
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, collage, collaborative, dreams, historical, identity, information, language, political, race
 
 
Folding Rulers (at CAM St Louis) by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Folding Rulers (at CAM St Louis)
Installation View
2012
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Folding Rulers (at CAM St Louis) by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Folding Rulers (at CAM St Louis)
Installation View
2012
Dimensions variable
Folding Ruler #3 by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Folding Ruler #3
UV Print on Vinyl
2012
37 " x  29 " 
Folding Ruler #7 by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Folding Ruler #7
UV Print on Vinyl
2012
37 " x  29 " 
The Last Image by Sreshta Rit Premnath
The Last Image
Metallic C Print mounted on acrylic
2012
30 " x  45 " 
The Last Image by Sreshta Rit Premnath
The Last Image
Metallic C Print mounted on acrylic
2012
30 " x  45 " 
&&& by Sreshta Rit Premnath
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Lasercut Rubber Sheets
2012
40 " x  100 " 
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Bleached and Scraped Metallic C Prints
2011
30 27 " x  200 45 " 
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Bleached and Scraped Metallic C Prints
2011
24 " x  120 " 
Green Screen by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Green Screen
Chroma Key Green Screen,
2008-2014
8' " x  6' " 
Storeys End (installation view at Galerie Nordenhake Berlin) by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Storeys End (installation view at Galerie Nordenhake Berlin)
Installation
2011
Dimensions variable
Toners Dyes by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Toners Dyes
Inkjet Print; Chroma Key Blue and Green Paints on Mirrored Mylar
2011
72 " x  144 "  x 12 " 
Leo (installation view at YBCA, San Francisco) by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Leo (installation view at YBCA, San Francisco)
Mixed Media
2011
Dimensions variable
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Screenprint on Panel, Chroma Key Paint on Canvas
2010-11
96 " x  108 " 
Blue Book, Moon Rock by Sreshta Rit Premnath
Blue Book, Moon Rock
Multi Media
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Sreshta Rit Premnath investigates systems of representation to understand and challenge the process by which images become icons or events become history. He rigorously explores the backgrounds of subjects as varied as the MGM lion, urban development in the city of Bangalore, India, and the Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, through different mediums including photography, video, and sculpture. By granting these subjects renewed consideration, often in altogether new forms, he also establishes the possibility for alternative interpretations.

Artist Bio / CV

Sreshta Rit Premnath (1979, Bangalore) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York.

He completed his BFA at The Cleveland Institute of Art (2003), his MFA at Bard College (2006), and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program (2008). In 2009 he attended Skowhegan; in 2011 he received the Art Matters Foundation Grant and the Civetella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship; and in 2012 he was awarded the Arthur Levitt Fellowship from Williams College.

Premnath’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions including Folding Rulers, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; The Last Image, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, 2012; Storeys End, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, 2011; Rhizome, Wave Hill, New York, 2011; Leo (procedures in search of an original index), Gallery SKE, Bangalore, 2010; Zero Knot, Art Statements, Art|41|Basel, 2010; as well as numerous group exhibitions, including The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India, YBCA, San Francisco; Before and After, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, 2010; Spectral Evidence, 1A Space, Hong Kong, 2010; Other than Beauty, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, 2010.

He is the founder and co-editor of the magazine Shifter along with Matthew Metzger; has curated On Certainty, Bose Pacia, New York, 2009; and the ongoing Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior in collaboration with Thom Donovan.

Premnath currently teaches in the MFA program at Parsons College and is the Arthur Levitt Fellow at Williams College.