Rithika Merchant (b. 1986) received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Parsons - The New School for Design, New York (2008). Since graduating, she has exhibited extensively including a number of solo exhibitions in India, Spain, Germany and the United States. Her most recent solo shows include Encyclopedia Of The Strange at Tiny Griffon Gallery, Nuremberg (2014); Luna Tabulatorum Stephen Romano Gallery, New York (2015); Intersections at Galeria Combustion Espontanea, Madrid (2016) and Ancestral Homes at Galeria Bien Cuadrado, Barcelona(2017).
Her recent group exhibitions include This Burning Land Belongs To You at The Swiss Cottage Gallery, London, U.K. (presented by TARQ for Camden Kala, UK/India Year of Culture 2017); Language of the Birds: Occult and Art at 80WSE Gallery, New York (2016) and a two-person show, Reliquaries: The Remembered Self at TARQ, Mumbai (2015). Her work has also been included in group shows at The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada, (2017), Summerhall, Edinburgh (2015) and The Morbid Anatomy Museum, New York (2015).
Merchant recently collaborated with Chloé, a French fashion house, to create a series of illustrations, which formed the print identity of the brand’s collection at Paris Fashion Week. The artist currently divides her time between Mumbai and Barcelona.