Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Mequitta Ahuja


Perch (2010)

Oil on canvas; 84” x 72” 


Bramble (2009) 

Oil on canvas; 84” x 72” 


Ravine (2010)

Oil on canvas;  84” x 72” 


Ahuja creates self-portraits staged in different environments in which history, myth and personal narrative co-exist. She is particularly concerned with the notions of inward and outward gaze, and sees her work as a vehicle for self-invention creating an Amazonian type woman striding through nature and transcending the archetype of “the rescuing prince.”

Courtesy of the Artist.