Manjari Sharma (1979, based in LA) was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and her work addresses the issues of memory, identity, multiculturalism, and personal mythology. After moving to New York City, she gained notoriety for "The Shower Series," which was about the relationship between the materiality of water and the inner landscape of the human mind. Manjari's project 'Darshan' (Published by Nazraeli press) is a photographic re-imagining of Hindu deities that garnered her wide critical acclaim. In 2017 the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned Manjari to create a collaborative piece that received international praise and recognition. Manjari's work is published in The New York Times, Vice Magazine, CNN, LA Times, The Huffington Post, and NPR, to name a few. Works from her projects have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and festivals worldwide and can be found in the permanent collection of The MET, MFA, Houston, Carlos Museum, and Birmingham Museum of Art, amongst various private collections.