Renluka Maharaj

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Interview with Renluka Maharaj by Steven Zych


Bio: Renluka Maharaj grew up in the country of Trinidad and Tobago and moved to New York as a child where spent most of her life. Her Eastern and Western background wrapped with modern sensibilities is evident in her bodies of work. Her interests are centered on gender roles, sexuality, colonialism, mythology, iconography and fetishism. Some of the artists that have influenced her work are Yinka Shonibare and Yasumasa Morimura.

Ms. Maharaj completed her BFA at the University of Colorado Boulder and is currently completing her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received the Barbara De Genevieve scholarship. Her works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Joan Flasch book collection and special collections at the University of Colorado Boulder.