About the Artist
Washington DC-based artist, Manju Sadarangani brings the wonder, skepticism, and gratitude of an outsider immigrant to her work. Her acrylic, kintsugi, glass, and mixed-media pieces stand at the intersection of science and spirituality, approaching socio-economic experience and political perspective with vulnerability and emotion.
Born in India, Manju’s personal journeys as diplomat, yogini, and grandchild of refugees are woven into her intersectional explorations of resistance, joy, and empowerment.
Manju's use of bright, bold, assertive color protests binaries. In a world that urges neat self-definition in black and white, she uses vibrance to push back.
Manju's work is featured in several national exhibits, including the “Best of Women” show in 2022 and the Department of State's Art in Embassies collection. Her work is part of private collections in Lisbon, London, Dubai, Erbil, and Washington D.C.