Acclaimed Indian sculptor and artist Mrinalini Mukherjee passed away on 2 February 2015 following a brief illness in New Delhi. She was 65.
She was the daughter of acclaimed artists Benode Behari and Leela Mukherjee. She was best known for her sculptures crafted using knotted hemp ropes and cast bronzes.
• Mrinalini Mukherjee studied painting at M S University in Baroda in 1965 and later she did a post diploma in Mural Design under K G Subramanyan.
• She was the first Indian artist whose work was displayed at the Sydney Biennale in 1986.
• In 1994, her art sculptures were displayed in the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and later she travelled all over United Kingdom.
• In 2012, she was part of a group exhibition Crossings: Time Unfolded (Part II) curated by Roobina Karode at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
• In 2013, her work was included in The Body in Indian Art, an exhibition curated by Naman Ahuja at Bozar in Brussels.