Based in Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 646-236-5409

Manjari Sharma (born and raised in Mumbai),

Manjari Sharma (born and raised in Mumbai, India) makes work that is rooted in portraiture addressing the issues of identity, multiculturalism, and personal mythology. Manjari's work has been recognized, awarded, published and exhibited internationally. Manjari is represented in New York City by ClampArt gallery and Richard Levy Gallery based in New Mexico.  

2004 BFA, Photography, Columbus College Of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
2000 BSC, Visual Communication, S.V.T College, Mumbai, India

Client List (including fine art press and commissions) 
New York Times (Lens), NPR, CNN, LA Times, Huffington Post, PDN, Geo Magazine, Hemispheres Magazine, Grohe, HSBC, One Haven Music, Geo Magazine, Penguin Books, AOL, Times of India, AARP, American Lawyer, American Baby Magazine, Ohio Health Foundation, Better Photography, Ohio State University, Capital University, Ballet Met, India Today, Forbes India, Vogue India, J.W.T, Contract.

Solo Shows
Zindagi, Darshan, Griffin Museum of Photography, MA, October 7 - Nov 27 2016
Darshan, Richard Levy Gallery, New Mexico, March 8 - April 18 2014
The Shower Series, ClampArt, Chelsea Arts District, NYC, September 12 – October 12 2013
Darshan, ClampArt, September,  Chelsea Arts District, NYC, September 12 – October 12 2013
Water, The Shower Series, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, January 8 - February 12 2011
Paani, Richard Levy Gallery, The Shower Series, New Mexico, July 9 - August 20 2010

Three Person Shows
Kunst Museum De Moritzburg, Germany, André Wagner and Berlin-based artist Manfred Paul, July 17-Oct 10, 2017
Asia Society Texas Centre, Houston, Texas, Raja Ravi Varma, Abhishek Singh, May 2 - Sept 14 2014

Group Shows

Ukrainian Museum of Art, Reinterpreting Religion, Curator Lauren Leving, June 2018
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Talking Pictures, Curator Mia Fineman, June 27th - December 17th 2017
Affirmation Arts Berenice Abbott, Amy Arbus, Dawoud Bey, Ted Croner, Harold Edgerton, Pixy Yijun Liao, LewisHine, Gordon Parks, Matthew Pillsbury, Manjari Sharma, Jean Miele, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Weegee, and Geordie Wood. Oct, 2016

Tasveer Journal, The Shower Series, Sua House, Bangalore, India March 17 - 31  2016

Tasveer Journal, The Shower Series, Amethyst, Chennai, India March 01 - April 09 2016

Tasveer Journal, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkatta, India Mar 30 - Apr 13 2016

Darshan, Goa International Photo Festival, Curated by Shantanu Sheorey, Februrary 10-21 2015

Context, Filter Photo Festival, Juried by Curator, Michal Raz Russo, Feb 6 - March 27 2015

Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, July 11 2015

Just Another Photo Festival, New Delhi, September 25 - 30 2015

Tasveer Art Gallery presents 21 artists at Exhibit 320, New Delhi, Oct 28th - Nov 15 2015

Aperture Foundation, Invited by RISC, Sebastian Junger, NYC, Dec 3 2014

International Photo Festival Leiden, 20 emerging American photographers, September 18-28 2014

The Fence at Photoville, Atlanta, The Atlanta Beltline,  July 18 - Nov 2nd  2014

The Fence at Photoville, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, June 18 - Oct 1 2014

Aperture Foundation, Aperture Summer Open, Curated Chris Boot, July 17- Aug 14 2014

Sasha Wolf Gallery, Curated by Sasha Wolf, Romio and Juliet: June 18th-Aug 10 2014

CCA Gallery, Focus on CENTER, Curated by Erin Elder, Santa Fe, June 14-Aug 10 2014

Houston Center of Photography, January 17 - February 10 2014

Jonathan Levine Gallery, New Yorker+Creative Time, Passport to the Arts, NYC May 4 2013

Look3, Festival of the photograph, Darshan, Selected by Melissa Harris of Aperture Magazine and Yolanda Cuomo of Cuomo Design, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 13-June 15 2013

Pulse Art fair, Darshan, New York City, May 3-6 2012

Context Art Miami, Darshan, Miami, December 4-9 2012

Social Order, Curated by Ann Pallesen, Contemporary Women Artists from Iran, India and Afghanistan. Oct 26 – Dec 15 2012

Art Miami, The Shower Series, Florida, Nov 30th - December 4 2011

Houston Fine Art Fair, The Shower Series, Houston, Sept. 16-18 2011

100 Portraits, Curated by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Aug 5 - September 15 2011

About Face, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, July 22 - September 10 2011

Double Consciousness, C street Gallery Curated by Elle Perez, Maryland May 5 - June 18 2011

Pulse Art Fair, NYC, May 8- May 11 2011

Across the Divide, Curated by Todd Hido, Seattle, March 4 2011

Espacio Nudage Art festival, Curated by Jose Luis Carballo, Santander, Spain, January 24-30 2011

PhotoLust, Curator Ann Pallesen, Photographic Centre North West, October 1-20

Youth Photographic Alliance, NYC, October 1-28 2010

SAWCC, The Guild Art Gallery, NYC, October 5th 2010Work Selected for Art Miami 2010

Work Selected San Francisco Fine Art fair 2010

Work Selected San Diego Fine Art Fair, 2010

Art Hampton, Randall Scott gallery

Sultry, Curated by Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, NY, July 9th August 14th, 2009

Elements of Water, Curated by John Paul Caponigro, Center for Fine Art Photography, Oct 2nd - Nov 17th, 2009

Eye on The Strand, CCPS Pratt, Darren Ching and Lesley Martin, NYC,  July 15 2009

Close Up, Curated by Nina Trivedi, New York City, September 18th, 2008

Sneakology, Nike ID Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, Nov 11-14  2007

Awards and Honors

2016 Critical Mass Finalist, Photolucida

2015 Selected for " On Our Radar" Creative Capital Artist Feature

2015 Shortlisted for the final 100 selected artists, Creative Capital Grant

2014 1st Place Curator's choice award,  CENTER, Santa Fe

2014 Dharmic Arts Award by Hindu American Foundation, DC

2014 Nominated, Alumni Award of Excellence, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio

2013 Selected for New York Times Portfolio Review

2012 Honorable Mention Santa Fe Prize 2012, CENTER AWARDS

2011 Selected in American Photography 26

2011 Nominated PDN 30

2011 Chosen as a Critical Mass top 50 by Photolucida

2010 Chosen as Best of ASMP NY

2009 Third Place and Viewers Choice winner Strand Photo Contest

2008 IPA Lucie Awards, Eight Honorable Mentions

2004 ASMP Midwest Chapter, Student Scholarship

2003 Geraldine Warner Scholarship for excellence in photography, Columbus College of Art and Design

2000 Outstanding Achievement award for Academics, extra curricular activities S.V.T. College, Mumbai


Print Publications
2017 The Power of Meaning, Feature on Darshan by Emily Esfahani Smith, January 2017 release

2016 Artworld Magazine, Monkey Issue, Darshan, January 2016 China

2016 Smith Journal, Issue 17, Feature and Interview, Darshan, Australia

2015 Steadfast Magazine, Darshan Feature, Issue 2

2014 Hinduism Today Magazine, Feature Darshan

2014 India Abroad, Field of Vision, News Print Edition, NYC

2014 Sunday Feature LA Times, Interviewed by Barbara Davidson, The Shower Series, August

2014 Featured Fah-Thai Magazine, Thailand Airways, July-August

2014 Featured Houston Chronicle, Reviewing Darshan at AsiaSociety Texas Center

2014 Better Photography, 20 Pathbreaking Women Photographers

2014 Featured Indian Express, Delhi, Interview by Vandana Kalra,

2014 Featured Du Magazine, Zurich, Switzerland by Ute Noll

2014 Featured PhotoNews Magazine, Berlin, Germany

2014 Featured Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Darshan

2014 Turn Magazine Feature, Making Gods, Columbus College of Art and Design

2013 Featured on Front and Back Cover Italian magazine, RVM, Darshan

2013 Featured, Yoke Magazine, Darshan, Australia

2013 Featured, Blink Magazine Issue 29, Darshan

2013 Featured Artist, Deccan Chronicle, New Print, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai

2013 Feautred in Korean based Art magazine Sajin Yesul, Darshan

2013 Featured, Take Magazine, Shower Series, New Delhi

2013 Feature on Darshan, Yoga Journal Magazine, Australia

2012 Cover and Feature on Darshan by Phat Photo Magazine, Japan

2012 Maa Laxmi, Darshan, Cover of Forbes India Flagship issue India's Richlist

2012 Crowdfunding Success story, PDN

2011 Published in Geo Magazine, Conduit Magaine, Canteen Magazine,

2010 Featured Photographer, PDN EDU, Spring Issue;The Shower Series

2009 Published in Picture Magazine, Eye on the Strand contest winner, New York City

2008 Mapping the African Past on New York, Columbia University, New York City, Penguin Books,

2005 The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio

2001 Better Photography Magazine, Mumbai, India

1999 The Bombay Times, The Times of India, Mumbai, India


Selected/Notable Online Publications

2014 World Photo Organization, feature

2014 Timeless Allure of Darshan, Huffington Post, Arts and Culture

2014 Featured LA Times, Framework, Interviewed by Barbara Davidson  

2013 Features New York Times, Lens Blog, Connecting Hindu Gods and Humans

2013 Featured CNN Photos, The Shower Series

2013 Featured Huffington Post Arts and Culture

2013 Review by Lane Nevares, Artlog, Manjari Sharma asks us to Seek and Recieve

2013 Reviewed by curator Loring Knoblauch, Collector Daily

2013 Featured ArtPhotoCollector

2013 Featured Fraction Magazine, Darshan

2013 Featured The American Bazaar, Darshan

2013 Featured on AI-AP Design Arts Daily

2013 Featured Artist on Flavorwire, Darshan

2013 Interviewed by Epson, Fotoflock, India

2013 Featured Dwell Magazine Blog

2013 Featured Fabrk Magazine, LA

2012 New York Times, Lens Blog; The Beauty and Chaos of Gods 2012

2012 Huffington Post Ipad Magazine, Six page feature, ™Recreating the Gods

2013 Interviewed by DNA, India

2012 Feature UK Based Entitle Magazine The Shower Series


Speaking Engagements / Teaching

2016 Invited for an Artist Talk, Massachusetts College of Art

2016 Invited for an Artist Talk, Griffin Museum of Art  

2015-2012 Invited as a critic for School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography thesis students

2015 Invited for an Artist talk, Columbus College of Art and Design

2015 Invited for an artist talk, NY Photo Salon

2014 Invited for an artist talk, AsiaSociety Texas Center, Houston

2014 Invited for an artist talk, Zane Bennett Gallery, CENTER in Santa fe, New Mexico

2014 Invited for an artist talk, Four Sculptors, The School of Museum of Fine Art, Boston

2014 Invited to speak to the photography department, University of Arkansas

2014 Invited for as a panelist on Long Term Story Telling, Flash Forward Festival, Boston

2014 Invited for an artist talk, panelist and reviewer Fotofusion, Palm Beach Photographic center

2013 Invited as a guest speaker for Hindu American Foundation, New York

2013 Invited as a panelist, Photoville September 2013, New York

2012 Invited as a guest speaker at B&H photo on Darshan, New York

2012 Invited Rubin Museum of Art, Teen and college programs, New York

2012 Invited as panelist PDN Photo expo: The Under-representation of Non-Whites & Women in Arts

2011 Invited School of Visual Arts (MFA): i3 Images, Ideas, inspiration lecture series,

2011 Invited by PDN Photo-Expo Panelist The new world of Online magazines and curated websites  


Television / Radio

2014 Invited to participate in StoryCorp.Org

2014 Interviewed by Mary Hynes, Tapestry, CBC Radio, Toronto, Canada

2014 Interview India TV for Hindu American Foundation award

2013 Interviewed on WBAI, The Artsy Fartsy Show, NYC

2013 Featured, DanceFest India, Projection of Darshan, Sacred Vision  

2013 TV Asia, NYC

2012 Pod Cast Interview with Bryan Formhals, LPV Magazine, NYC

2009 CNBC Awaaz Mumbai, feature on Bloggers.