Cheryl Mukherji is a visual artist and writer currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography-Bard College, New York. Mukherji has been a recipient of the ICP Director’s Fellowship for the years 2018–2020.
In her current work, Mukherji explores the idea of origin and inheritance, which is embedded in the figure of her mother and her presence in the family album. It deals with memory, personal history, transgenerational trauma, and how they inform identity. Mukherji primarily works with photography, text, and video. She has been the recent recipient of Brooklyn Museum’s #Your2020Portrait award, Firecracker Photography Grant, 2020, and has been nominated for the new Aperture Next Step Award, 2020. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, Museum of Moving Image, NY, International Center of Photography, NY, and Serendipity Arts Festival, India.