Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist whose work has been called a “joyous political critique.” She strikes connections and tells stories of migration and belonging through collaborative projects. South Asian and Japanese Latin American, Sita was born and raised in Los Angeles, Tongva Land, and is based in Oakland, Ohlone Land. She 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 where she currently teaches Critical Ethnic Studies. She is also a co-founder of People’s Kitchen Collective, an organization working at the intersection of art, food, and justice. Sita has been the Scholar in Residence at the Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts, and artist in residence at the Lucas Artist Program at Montalvo and Denniston Hill. She has been an Art Matters Fellow, a Fleishhacker Eureka program fellow, and the recipient of a 2021 Creative Capital Award. She has written on art and sensory perception in many publications including Multiple Elementary. Her first book is forthcoming from Kaya Press.