Ganesh's work often focuses upon mythologies, gender and sexuality politics, and the fantastical possibilities of bodies in excess. Protest Fantasies also uses richly painted canvases that build upon the mixed media works on paper for which the artist is known. The themes that emerge from this new series span the spectrum "from widespread demonstrations against police violence in the United States, to protesting land grabs and mining of ancestral forests, to commemorating garment works’ rights in South Asia, to honoring the Russian punk activists Pussy Riot.”
Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn-based artist of South Asian descent. Her works have been widely exhibited across the United States including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Brooklyn Museum; Davi Art Foundation; and the Saatchi Collection.