Jimenez - Colon Collection
Mequitta Ahuja
Perch
Ahuja, Mequitta
Mequitta Ahuja

1976 Born, Grand Rapids, MI
2003 MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
1998 BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2011-2012 MICA, Stewart McMillan Artist-in-Residence, Baltimore, MD
2009-2010 Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist-in-Residence, New York, NY
2008- Pres. Artist Pension Trust, New York Trust, NY
2006-2008 Core Program, Artist-in-Residence, MFAH, Houston, TX
2004- Pres. Blue Sky Project, Program Designer and Director, Dayton, OH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Trois, Obadia Gallery, Paris, France.
2010 Automythography II, Arthouse, Austin, TX
2009 Automythography I BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
2008 Flowback Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2007 Encouners BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
2005 Dancing on the Hide of Shere Khan 12X12, MCA, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 War Baby/Love Child DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL
2012 Portraiture Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
2011 Drawings for the New Century, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Usable Pasts (Artists in Residence Exhibition), Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2010 Body of Work (Women to Watch), National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
2010 Weaving in and Out, No Longer Empty, New York, NY
2010 Until Now: Collecting the New (1960- 2010) Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010 New Works for the Collection, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2009 Undercover Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
2009 Anomalies Rossi and Rossi Gallery, Piccadilly, London
2009 Wonder What The Others Are Up To Gallery OED, Cochin, India
2009 $timulus Artadia Awardees Exhbiition Diverseworks, Houston, TX
2009 The Talented Ten Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
2008 Houston Collects Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
2007 Global Feminisms Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Painters and Poets Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS, traveled to: Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2006 Chimaera Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, NY
2006 New Art Event Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS
2006 Spirit and Psyche:The Figure Transformed Highland Park Art Center, IL
2005 d’Afrique d’Asie Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
2005 Representations Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2004 Baltimore/Chicago Maryland Institute of Art, Curated by Kerry James Marshall, Baltimore, MD

AWARDS
2011 Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, CT, Young Person’s Achievement Award
2009 Joan Mitchell Award
2008 Artadia Award, Houston
2008 Cornelia and Meredith Long Prize, Inaugural Recipient
2003 Chicago Civic Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition, First Place
2002 University of Illinois Diversity Fellowship

SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGS
2009 Rossi and Rossi Gallery, Anomalies Maria Benjamin
2009 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Collects African American Art, Alvia Wardlaw
2007 Brooklyn Museum Global Feminisms, Maura Reilly
2007 Ulrich Museum Poets and Painters, Katie Geha

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS
U.S. State Department, Mumbai, India

MEDIA
2010 The International Review of African American Art, Cherilyn Wright, 23.1
2010 Art Practical, Christine Wong "From New York:" issue 2.1
2010 Thirteen New York Public Media "Sunday Arts News" September 19
2010 The New Yorker, Vince Aletti, "Usable Pasts" August 18
2010 ARTnews, Rachel Wolff "Artists to Watch" February
2010 ArtConcerns, Profile
2010 MW Capacity, Chris Lowrance, Interview
2009 Houston Public Radio, KUHF, Meghan Handley, "The Front Row" Jan 6
2009 Houston Chronicle, Douglas Britt, "Artwork is a Reflection of its Audience" p.E2 Jan 8
2009 Callaloo: Arts and Letters of the African Diaspora, Johns Hopkins University Press, 32.1 Winter
2009 Might be Good, Nicole Caruth, Interview
2009 Saatchi Online Critic’s Choice, Rebecca Wilson, Review
2009 Artforum.com, Rebecca Dimling Cochran, Review
2008 ABC 13 News, Laura Whitley "MFAH Houston Collects" October 15
2007 The New York Times, Holland Cotter "Last Chance"June 1
2007 Art News, Phoebe Hoban "We’re Finally Infiltrating" February
2007 Modern Painters, Carrie Moyer "VIVA" March

ARTIST TALKS
Brooklyn Museum
De Young Museum
Lawndale Art Center
MCA Chicago
Northwestern University
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Studio Museum in Harlem
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