Rithika Merchant received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Parsons - The New School of Design, New York (2008). Since graduating, she has exhibited her work extensively, including a number of solo exhibitions in India, Spain, Germany, France and the United States.
Her most recent solo shows include, Festival of the Phoenix Sun at Galerie LJ, Paris (2022); Birth of a New World at TARQ, Mumbai (2021); Mirror of the Mind at Galerie L.J, Paris (2019); Where the Water Takes us at TARQ, Mumbai (2017) and Ancestral Home at Galeria Bien Cuadrado, Barcelona (2017).
Her recent group exhibitions include In Orbit at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2021), Osmosis at TARQ, Mumbai, curated by Shaleen Wadhwana (2019); Spring! A Group Show of Contemporary Drawing at Galerie LJ, Paris (2019) and Chloe Couture at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kieve, Ukraine (2019). Other groups shows include Homo Faber at The Michaelangelo Foundation, Venice ( 2018); Portal at October Gallery, London (2018) and Sensorium / The End Is Only The Beginning, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa (2018).
Moat recently, Rithika Merchant was awarded the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2021 - Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize for her painting “Saudade”. She has also collaborated with Chloé, a French fashion house on multiple collections for which she was awarded the Vogue India Young Achiever of the Year Award at its Women of the Year Awards 2018. She was also named one of Vogue Magazine’s Vogue World 100 Creative Voices.
She currently divides her time between Mumbai and Barcelona.