Manjari Chakravarti lives and works in India. She holds a Masters degree in Visual Arts from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, and has produced an unusual range of work utilising skills in acrylics, printmaking, pen and ink, watercolours, papier mache and paper assemblage.
Of her paintings, well-known poet, cultural theorist and art curator Ranjit Hoskote once described her work as “discreet inquiries into the nature of art, into the intricate complicities between image and word, sensation and representation”.
Chakravarti has mounted six solo exhibitions, most recently at Galerie Beatrice Binoche, France (2011). Other major shows include Limitless Futures, curated by Dr New Delhi (2011); Enduring Legacy at Galerie Neumeister, Munich (2011) and the Indian Embassy, Berlin; the International Art Summit on Women’s issues exhibition, Kathmandu (2009); Art Against Terrorism at Akar Prakar, Kolkata (2009); and Emerging India at the Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (2007).
Recently, Chakravarti’s arts practice has extended into one of her earliest interests — book illustration. Her art for renowned Australian author Ken Spillman’s The Circle (2014), The Great Storyteller (2014), and Clumsy! (2016) received great acclaim, and has created considerable interest in her illustration work.