Ruhee Maknojia currently lives and works between Houston, Texas and New York City. Her conceptual practice has developed around what she calls 'tradition as a form'- those forces and capacities at work underneath contemporary value systems. By realigning social and traditional relations her projects often bring forgotten practices into plain view, to raise questions about power, ethics, and values. Maknojia’s engagements translate into installations, paintings, videos, drawings, printmaking, and writing.
Select exhibitions include The Happiness Curriculum, Eastern Connecticut State University Gallery, Connecticut U.S.A. (2019); Harlem Perspectives II, Faction Art Projects Gallery, New York City (2019); Feel That Other Day Running Underneath This One, Time Square Space, New York City (2018), 42/18, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York City (2018)
Maknojia received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in Visual Arts, a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, and a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a resident artist at Box 13 Art Space.