Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik es una artista, escritora y educadora para quien el arte es una estrategia para conectar la memoria, la historia y los grandes desafíos de nuestro tiempo. Su investigación se enfoque en la descolonización, la jerarquía de los sentidos y el impacto de la migración. Nacida en Los Ángeles, pueblo Tongca, con sede en Oakland, pueblo Ohlone, sus raíces son colombo japonesa y de la india. Sita es licenciada en bellas artes de Scripps College, recibió su M.F.A. en el arte interdisciplinario y su M.A. en estudios visuales y críticos de California College of the Arts.

Sita ha expuesto, colaborado, y cocinado en los EE.UU., Holanda, Irlanda, Hong Kong y México. Estas instituciones incluyen: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Jose Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Southern Exposure, 826 Valencia, Stanford University, The Smithsonian APAC, el Future Food House en Rotterdam y MaD Asia.

Comprometida a la equidad y la diversidad en las artes, Sita ha sido editora de arte para la revista Hyphen, y miembro de la junta en Kearny Street Workshop. Sita fue residente en el Lucas Artist Program en Montalvo y Shankill Castle, en Kilkenny, Irlanda.

Sita es co-fundadora del People’s Kitchen Collective en Oakland, California. En colaboración con socios Jocelyn Jackson y Saqib Keval, producen comidas comunitarias que comparten nuestra lucha y nuestra resiliencia. El objetivo del People’s Kithchen Collective no es sólo llenar nuestros estómagos, sino también alimentar nuestras almas, alimentar nuestra mente y alimentar un movimiento. 

Sita recibió un 2018 Art Matters Grant. Ella es facultad de artes en Diversity Studies en California College of the Arts. Su primer libro publicará próximamente por Kaya Press.

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist, writer, and educator who uses art as a strategy to connect memory and history with the urgent social issues of our time. Her work focuses on decolonization, the hierarchy of the senses, and the impact of migration. Raised in Los Angeles, Tongva Land, and based in Oakland, Ohlone Land, she is Indian and Japanese Colombian American. Sita holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary art and an M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. 

Sita has exhibited, collaborated, and cooked in the US, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Mexico. These institutions include: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of California, Southern Exposure, 826 Valencia, Stanford University, The Smithsonian APAC, the Future Food House in Rotterdam and MaD Asia.

Committed to equity and diversity in the arts, Sita has been the art features editor for Hyphen magazine, and a board member at Kearny Street Workshop. She has been a Fellow at the Lucas Artist Program at Montalvo, and an artist in residence at Shankill Castle in Kilkenny, Ireland and Denniston Hill in Upstate New York.

Sita is a founding member of the People's Kitchen Collective in Oakland, California along with Jocelyn Jackson and Saqib Keval. Together, they produce community meals that narrate our shared struggle and resilience. The goal of The People's Kitchen is to not only fill our stomachs but also nourish our souls, feed our minds and fuel a movement. 

A recipient of the 2018 Art Matters Grant, she currently teaches in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts. Her first book with Kaya Press is forthcoming.