Drawn to Chitra Ganesh

Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work

July 31, 2023
A woman with long black hair, hand tattoos, rests her left hand under her chin, as a colorful ribbon scrolls around her.

Cover from the comic, "Chitra Ganesh: Brooklyn, Bollywood, and the Rainbow Path." Illustration by Ati Gor

Chitra Ganesh was born in New York to Indian immigrant parents. She draws from Indian mythology, literature, and popular culture to reveal feminist and queer narratives from the past and to imagine new visions of the future.

This comic is part of a series Drawn to Art: Tales of Inspiring Women Artists that illuminates the stories of women artists in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Inspired by graphic novels, these short takes on artists’ lives were each drawn by a student-illustrator from the Ringling College of Art and Design.

We invite you to read the comic and share it with your friends and young people in your life.

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