Aparna Sarkar is an artist and teacher in Brooklyn, NY. She uses painting to explore the othered body and hybrid identity. Her figures are imbued with a sense of the mythic and divine, specifically drawing from depictions of Hindu mythology. Aparna earned a BA from Pomona College in 2014, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Studio Art. Her work has been shown at galleries in New York, California, and Washington, D.C., including Field Projects, Abrons Art Center, SVA, and Trestle Gallery. She completed residencies with SVA, Trestle Gallery, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, for which she was awarded the Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Full Fellowship.